This is yesterday's breakfast but it looked so festive I thought I'd post it here:
my ridiculous flannel nightshirt that I love so much and a delicious, healthy, filling smoothie: Spinach, spirulina, 1 1/2 bananas, flax seed, ginger, molasses. On ice.
After work yesterday, I got home to some serious business prepping for today's meal. I made Nikki's tahini-maple roasted sprouts again, which my mom loved, and a raw kale salad:
Kale, grated carrot (added after the photo), red onion, tomatoes, raw sunflower seeds, olive oil, nooch, red pepper flakes, and salt. my mom said to bring my favorite vegan dish, and so.
We also ate a wild rice and mushroom dish, blanched asparagus, and roasted chestnuts (I didn't think I liked them but these were perfect). I also brought along a chunk of raw tempeh for myself...ha. I wasn't trying to win anyone over there. All very well prepared and thankfully not as heavy on the oil as Thanksgiving.
Then we opened some gifts and returned for dessert. I made Oh She Glows' vegan eggnog biscotti as well as gingered chocolate pear loaves from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.
The biscotti were easy to make and came out pretty well. The nog flavor wasn't too pronounced, but they were good. I found the loaves a bit light, honestly. maybe pears are too bland for me, but I didn't think they were great. The chocolate and ginger flavors could both have been a bit sharper. Ah well. I'm bringing the rest to PA tomorrow so we'll see what they all think.
Also with the desserts, my cousin in Seattle sends amazing homemade truffles every year. This year she made two batches for us; one vegan, made with coconut milk! I only ate half of one, as they're very rich (obvs) but totally smooth and deep. The funny thing is, to pack them in the mail, she sent them in an egg carton with "VEGAN" scrawled on top.
So, that's all for now. Cheers, everyone. Health, happiness, and peace to you this season.