Archive for ‘Holiday Recipes’

February 9, 2012

Vegan Valentine: Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast (Spork Foods)

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan  

I posted a very short review of this recipe when I did the post about the Spork-Fed cookbook, which I still love. While going through some photos in my camera (which I still haven’t cleaned out entirely), I happened upon the photos I took when I first tried this recipe and knew it would make a great Vegan Valentine’s Day brunch. A word of caution: this is a gooey, messy recipe to make. But the end results are decadent and perfect for a lovely breakfast in bed with that special someone.

Photo by: Ashley Morgan, Veg On The Run

Recipe courtesy of  Spork Foods

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February 8, 2012

Nuture the Heart this Valentine’s Day with Heart-Healthy Vegan Concoctions – Share your Favorite and You Could be Featured on the Site!

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by Ashley Morgan

Love can mean many things: companionship, affection, kindness, compassion, adoration. The ultimate sign of affection is showing an interest in the wellbeing of your spouse, parent, child or friend. Show your love this Valentine’s Day without  fancy gifts or expensive chocolates, make something special that will warm their hearts and feed them right. Indulge your loved ones with a fantastic meal straight from your heart, but sans the cholesterol and fat that makes up the omnivorous diet. This is a great time to let your culinary skills shine while making something that really stands out – you might even convince a few to start eating vegan more often!

 

Today through Valentine’s Day I will be sharing some awesome vegan recipes, making a few for you step-by-step, that you can wow your guests with. Whether it’s an intimate meal for two or a celebratory occasion with the whole family, you can make Valentine’s Day more than just another day for splurging on expensive gifts. Truly show you care for their hearts with a meal that will unclog those arteries and fill their tummies with healthy fiber.

 

I’d also love to hear your Valentine’s Day plans – will you be cooking something vegan for your family? Would you like to share your recipes and/or photos? We’d love to feature some of your best concoctions!

December 9, 2011

Tropical Eggnog: Vegan Coquito Recipe

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

The holiday season is filled with childish delights – those that make us recall our memories of Santa Claus and sleigh bells. Yet the Christmas season also brings headaches, crowds and the stress of getting the right gifts under the tree. Sometimes no amount of jingle bells and snow angels can get you into the spirit. Plus, dancing with sugar plum fairies is much more fun with a little rum. Once the kids are tucked into bed, take out your blender and whip up this treat for you and your guests to really get the Christmas mood started.

 

Coquito, the official holiday beverage of Puerto Rico, is basically a mix between strong eggnog and coconut milk.  The traditional coquito is made with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream of coconut, giving it a thick texture and a tropical note. I’ve attempted to make a vegan shortcut version, utilizing vegan soy nog and Coco López coconut cream. It’s tasty, not quite as thick as the original, however many omnivore friends have enjoyed it tremendously.

 

Let us know what you think and what your favorite “after bedtime” indulgences are for the holidays!

 

Puerto Rican Coquito

3 cups vegan soy nog (Earth Balance or Silk work great)

1 (14 oz) can cream of coconut (Coco López)

½ cup white rum (Bacardi is vegan!)

½ teaspoon ground allspice

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Blend all ingredients on high for one minute. Serve chilled.

 

Makes approx. 6 servings.

 

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