*Shyly* Hey, ‘member me? I’ve been so fooded-out I don’t even have any Christmas recipes to share! Plus, the Christmas Spirit abandoned me in the middle of December as if it had been exorcised out of me. Bad, bad blogger.
Luckily, everyone else was all about the Holidays! Like these awesome bloggers:
Joanna from A cup of Jo made a gorgeous French Yule Log. She stayed up late making dessert after a whole day at work. That’s dedication!
Sal from Alien On Toast made some awesome Christmas tree cookies. Prepare for some sexy frosting licking action!
Karen from And oh, ’tis true, ’tis true had a fabulous Christmas cookie Bake-a-thon!
Ricki at Diet, Desserts and Dogs had a series of “Gastronomic Gifts“, including Tutti Fruity Christmas Cookies, Jam-Filled Turnovers, and Marzipan-Topped Shortbread Cookies that she made with her own homemade buttery spread!
Another amazing French Yule Log courtesy of Bex from How to feed a vegan. Bex even had the added challenge of using only items from her pantry!
Too cute – this 3D Snowman Cake at In the kitchen of a tofufreak is beyond adorable!
Susan from Kittens Gone Lentil (love it!) baked lots of Christmas goodies, including my Strawberry Santa Hats and Reindeer Cupcakes!
Another amazing Yule Log by Shellyfish at Musings from the Fishbowl! Her sweet little Guppy adds a perfect finishing touch with cute little star sprinkles!
Isa’s Minimalist Gingerbread Men and Isa and Terry’s Gingerbread Punks! You have to have Gingerbread Punks at the Post Punk Kitchen!
Mihl at Seitan is my motor made a delicious Christmas Stollen and shared a German tradition with us.
DJ and her kids at Skint Vegan made Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies for McGonnagles’ Judo Christmas Party. These cookies kick butt! Get it? Kick butt? Judo? Sorry.
Bethany made some too-cool-for-words sugar cookies. Look at those zombie squirrels and kissing, giant-eyed swans! Would you expect any less from a blog called Spotted Devil Cat and his Vegan assistant?
Enjoy these Hanukkah and Christmas cookies from Krys at Two Vegan Boys! Krys has so kindly reminded us never to eat yellow snow!
Bianca at Vegan Crunk made these extra Christmassy Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes from Lindsay’s Pudge Free Holidays e-cookbook. I love the picture of Bianca’s puppy opening his Christmas present!
VeganLovlie made the most amazing Ratatouille Christmas Tree Pies. So creative!
I love these adorable Christmas cookies from Zoey’s Kitchen! Plus, Zoey is the the cutest sleeper ever. No really, go look at her!
There must be so many more posts that I haven’t seen yet, so feel free to let me know if you made something special for the Holidays and I’ll update this post with a link to your post. (Update: I’ve removed the links to the blogs that are no longer with us. Sadface.)
Want to see my Christmas presents? I’ve told you about my early Christmas present from Mr. Wing-it:
I now use this photography lighting set to take all my food pictures. It also has two light tents and six backdrops that I still haven’t had the chance to use much.
I’ve also told you that I love the Gilmore Girls and themed coffee mugs/cups. Look! It’s my brand new giant Luke’s mug!
Peek-a-boo! The mug is pressed up against my nose and it covers almost my whole face, that’s how huge it is! Now I can watch GGs and feel like I am sipping coffee with them at Luke’s.
I also received some Christmas money, so I bought myself a poor man’s Kitchenaid. It’s a Hamilton Beach that costs around $200, but Kohls had a sale and I got it for $100! Yeah!!
How about some non-Christmas food? I made some sort of brownie things. They aren’t really brownies, but they aren’t cake either, or even a sweet bread. Brown-cake bread?
|Untitled Brownie-Cake Bread Thing1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup pureed banana*
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat)**
1/2 cup soy milk or other non dairy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
* This has a subtle hint of banana. If you don’t want your brown-cake bread thing to have a hint of banana, replace it with 2 extra tbsp of oil.
** Mr. Wing-it isn’t a big fan of coconut milk, so I compromise and only use 1/2 coconut milk and 1/2 soy milk, but I bet this would be richer and yummier with all coconut milk and no soy milk!
The frosting is 1/2 cup of chocolate chips melted with 1/4 cup of coconut milk. I like my frosting soft, but if you like it firm, use only 2 tbsp of coconut milk. To make the frosting, bring the coconut milk to a boil and pour it on top of the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.