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Happy Healthy Halloween in 2014!

Greet­ings Ghouls and Goblins,

It’s that spooky, scary time of year again! Here are some healthy and sin­fully deli­cious treats that every­one can enjoy.

Here’s what I’ll be making:

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I’m very excited to serve up this Veg­gie Skele­ton! Sim­ply use an array of veg­gies to make the body and a small ramekin of dip for the head.

Won­der­ing what dip to use? How about a vegan Cae­sar or Ranch dress­ing. (Pic­ture from Feed­ing Frenzy.)

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Can’t wait to nosh on these Roasted Potato Eye­balls! Check out the recipe here. Who knew Hal­loween could be so healthy?

…And just because these were such a hit last year, here’s the recipe for my HALL-OY-WEEN Choco-Ghoulie Bars.

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Enjoy!

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Have a safe, happy, healthy Halloween!

Oy Vegan!

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Oy Vegan Latkes

Happy Chanukah every­one! As requested here is my tasty recipe for vegan latkes. I know what some of you may be thinking…

Fear not! These latkes are sure to impress and, trust me, no one will know the dif­fer­ence. They were a big hit at my big fam­ily chanukah din­ner this year. Add a dol­lop of apple­sauce and cashew sour cream (recipe below) and you’re set!

Oy Vegan Latkes

1 1/2 lbs of potatoes

2 large onions shredded

1/2 cup of  all pur­pose flour (use rice flour for a gluten free version)

Egg replacer* (Equiv­a­lent of two eggs worth)

One bunch of green onions chopped

Plenty of Salt and Pep­per to taste

Fresh pars­ley (optional)

Veg­etable oil for fry­ing (grape­seed or canola work well.)

1. Peel and grate pota­toes and place them in a colan­der. Let the water drain from them and then place them in a large bowl. Add onions, flour, egg replacer, green onion, salt & pep­per, and pars­ley (if using) to the pota­toes. Mix well.

2. Pre­heat the oven to 240 degrees Fahren­heit. Later, you will place cooked latkes in here to keep them warm while you fry up the rest!

3. In a large skil­let, add enough oil to cover the bot­tom of the pan and heat at medium to medium-high heat. Spoon out a small amount of the latke mix­ture and drop into the oil. Press down to flat­ten. Repeat with the rest of the mix­ture. Try not to over­crowd your pan as you will need to flip each latke after 3–5 min­utes. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Place cooked latkes on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil then trans­fer to an oven safe dish and place into the oven to keep warm.

4. Serve with apple­sauce and cashew sour cream and enjoy!!

* Ener-G Egg replacer is a good brand. Bob’s Red Mill also has an egg replacer that works well but is not gluten-free. These can be found at most health food stores.

 

Cashew Sour Cream

Source

1 cup raw cashews (must not be roasted or salted)
1/4 tea­spoon salt
1 –2 tea­spoon apple cider vine­gar
1 small lemon, juice of

1. Cover cashews with water and soak for a few hours, or overnight.
2. Pour off all water, and place nuts in food proces­sor.
3. Add 1/4 cup cold water, salt, vine­gar and lemon juice.
4. Purée for 3–4 min­utes or until com­pletely smooth and creamy in con­sis­tency.
5. Use in any recipe that calls for sour cream.
6. Refrig­er­ate in an air­tight con­tainer for up to a week

This sour cream actu­ally tastes like the real thing! It’s incred­i­ble. You may have to add some more water for a smoother consistency.

There you have it! Happy Chanukah and may this hol­i­day sea­son bring you magic, light, and miracles!

Oy Vegan!

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Top 5 Hanukkah Recipes!

Wowweee! It’s been a whirl­wind Hanukkah sea­son! I thought I would take a moment to big up some deli­cious vegan Hanukkah recipes for those of you who are won­der­ing what the heck you can eat at your fam­ily and friends’ gatherings.

1. Latkes– OBVIOUSLY! Check out my recipe below!

Jamie’s Vegan Latkes

Ingre­di­ents:

1 1/2 pounds of organic potatoes

3 large yel­low onions

3 or 4 large car­rots (optional)

Hand­ful of  fresh pars­ley (3 or 4 table­spoons chopped)

Fresh or dried thyme (2 table­spoons) (optional)

1/3 cup of spelt flour

1/2 tea­spoon of bak­ing powder

1 tea­spoon of egg-replacer in an egg’s worth of warm water

Salt and pepper

Organic Canola Oil

Prepa­ra­tion:

Pre­heat the oven to 250 degrees F. After you’re done fry­ing them, you can keep the latkes warm in a casse­role dish or on an oven safe plate until they are ready to be eaten.

Peel pota­toes and grate them. Remove outer skin from onions and coarsely chop in a food proces­sor or grate. Peel and grate car­rots. Place pota­toes, onions, car­rots, flour, bak­ing pow­der, salt, pep­per, pars­ley and thyme in a large bowl and mix together. In a sep­a­rate lit­tle bowl, mix egg replacer in about 2 table­spoons of warm water. Mix until all the egg replacer has dis­solved. Pour mix­ture onto latke bat­ter and combine.

Put a fry­ing pan over medium high heat and wait until the pan is thor­oughly heated before pour­ing canola oil. Tip: to ensure the latkes won’t stick, let the pan heat up for 3– 4 min­utes before pour­ing the oil in.

Splash some oil in the pan (enough to cover the bot­tom of the pan). Use a table­spoon to scoop out latke mix­ture and drop into pan. Watch out as the oil is hot! Repeat with how­ever many latkes you can fit into the pan depend­ing on its size. Let fry for 2–3 min­utes or until golden brown then flip and let them fry on the other side for 2–3 min­utes. Repeat with rest of the latke bat­ter until you’ve use it all up. You will need to keep adding more oil to the pan as needed.

I like to put out a sheet of paper towel to place my cooked latkes on to absorb the oil while I’m fry­ing the rest of the bat­ter. Then I place them in a casse­role dish and throw them in the oven until peo­ple are ready to nosh!

2. Vegan Sour Cream.- (Note: recipe at the bot­tom of page– under taco salad recipe)

3. Apple­sauce

4. Maple Roasted Brus­sels Sprouts

5. Rugelach- I use Rasp­berry Jam instead of Apri­cot– feel free to sub­sti­tute nuts as well! ( I also don’t use raisins– it’s really up to you)

 

Enjoy your Hanukkah! Here at Oy Vegan, we want to wish you a new year filled with miracles!

Oy Vegan!

 

 

 

 

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