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 beater licking action! :P
Karen from And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true had a fabulous Christmas cookie Bake-a-thon!
Joanie at But what does she eat made a whole lot of Christmas cookies (so pretty!). Joanie also made Strawberry Santa Hats AND Raspberry Santa Hats!
Katie, everyone's favorite Chocolate Covered Vegan, made the most adorable Christmas cookies. Katie made these precious cookies for a Christmas party for an organization called Circle of Friends. "The group pairs children with special needs with a buddy, and it plans fun events for everyone to do together." If you look closely, you can see a Halo over Katie's head.
Mandee from Cupcake Kitteh made Gingerbread men and trees. Look at their little scarves! Have you seen Mandee's Candy Cane Cupcakes? Adorable!
Super fun Holiday inspired lunchboxes from Disposable Aardvarks Inc. Check out this post too. Did you see her Reindeer Cupcakes on my previous post?
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! Oh, yes, Ricki is that awesome!
Diann at eat'n veg'n had a Christmas feast, including some super Christmassy Big Fat Sugar Cookies! Diann also made a delicious French Yule Log.
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! They are so pretty they put mine to shame!
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!
From my previous post, 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! I know, I'm so lame.
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! How super creative!
Amanda from Walking the Vegan Line put together a video of Christmas goodies! It even plays music from The Nutcracker! Amanda also made a fabulous French Yule Log complete with festive vintage decorations!
I love these adorable Christmas cookies from Zoey's Kitchen! Plus, Zoey is the the cutest sleeper ever! No really, go look at her!
All of my Christmas treats are here. Though I didn't go crazy like I did with Halloweegan!
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. If only I could talk as fast as Lorelai and Rory do.
I also received some Christmas money, so I bought me 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! It was 50% off!!
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 Thing|
1 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 9x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2- Whisk together the dry ingredients.
3- Whisk together the pureed banana and the liquids. Make sure the banana puree is super smooth and lump free.
4- Stir the banana mix into the dry mix until smooth.
5- Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
6- Pour the brown-cake bread thing batter into the prepared baking dish.
7- Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the brown-cake bread thing comes out clean.
* 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.
If all the fat scares you, I recommend Happy Herbivore's Low Fat Fudgey Brownies from her Sneak Peek e-cookbook!
One more thing: thank you, Sal, for giving me the Proximity award! Even though we are an ocean apart, I'm glad we can at least blog friends. In your own words... Sal rocks socks! :)