Jae Steele Vegan Cookbook gifts
i know we don’t normally post these sorts of things at food i want to eat, but this is too good of a deal not to share with our readers:
From now until December 31, I will be thanking you for picking up a copy of one of my books (Get It Ripe or Ripe from Around Here) and spreading the ripe word by sending you an e-zine of some of my new work, much of it never before released. Included will be: new recipes (soups! veggies! sauces! cookies! cakes! dog crackers!), gluten-free versions of previously published recipes, gift ideas, party ideas, crafts, and other winter writing. Trust me, there’ll be some fun stuff in there!
PLUS: If you buy more than 1 book (either one of each, or more than one of the same) you will be entered in a draw for a Get It Ripe apron. The perfect get-up for all your holiday kitchen raging.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Send me an email at getitripeATgmailDOTcom with “gift me please!” in the subject line.
- Attach some version (a photo, a scan, whatev) of a receipt that shows you bought a copy of Get It Ripe or Ripe from Around Here between December 1 and December 21 2011. You can buy it from anywhere as long as it’s new (not second hand).
- All submitters will receive their gift by or before December 21 (provided they email before that time). But, if I think there’s something sketchy about your submission, I reserve the right to not gift you (not that I anticipate this happening, at all).
- Draw for the apron will also take place on December 21 at 10am.
i’m a huge fan of these books, and i think they’re great if you’re new to veganism or want to be re-inspired in your kitchen. i’ll definitely be entering the draw.
yeah these books totally changed the way i cook and eat. it’s a great deal for an awesome book.
Ecoterre has a list of 14 eco-friendly vegan shoe companies, for those of you who don’t like wearing
toxic plastic footballs on your feet Payless. Yay, innovations in fashion and my crippling online shopping addiction! Boo, my measly paychecks and crippling online shopping addiction!
THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL. and i’m having a hard time finding vegan shoes/boots i love
an ode to red star nutritional yeast
so my health food store has been out of red star nutritional yeast for like a week now but it feels like so much longer. yesterday i caved and bought a different kind of nutritional yeast but it’s just not the saaaaaame. i long for you my friend:
domestic affair: redefining domesticity
These raw treats are only slightly adapted from a recipe by my friend and colleague Julie Daniluk from her debut book Meals that Heal Inflammation. Be sure to zest your lime before you slice it open for juicing!
- 1 cup raw walnuts and/or cashews
- 1 cup shredded coconut (plus a little extra for garnish)
- 1/2 cup packed pitted dates (they need to be soft like fresh honey dates or medjool dates)
- 1/4 sea salt
- 3 avocados (not overripe)
- 1/2 cup raw agave nectar and/or raw honey
- 3 tbsp. lime juice (from 1 or 2 limes)
- 1 tsp. finely grated organic lime zest (from 1 lime)
Put the nuts and coconut in a food processor and pulse to a coarse meal. Add the dates and salt and whirl again until you get a uniform mixture that begins to stick together. Transfer this mixture into a 9 or 10-inch pie plate, or portion evenly into a dozen muffin cups. Press the mixture to make a compact crust using your fingers or the back of a spoon (or both). Slide it into the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
Rinse out the bowl of the food processor so it’s ready to use again. Put the avocado flesh, agave nectar or honey, lime juice and zest in the food processor and whirl until smooth. Remove the crust(s) from the freezer and pour this creemy filling into it, ,smoothing it out as desired, and sprinkling with some shredded coconut if you like.
Return to the freezer to set for at least 15 minutes. You may defrost them for 10 minutes before serving if you like. To remove the tarts from the muffin tray, simply run a paring knife around the edge and they should release with ease.
Makes 1 pie (about 8-12 servings) or 12 little tarts and about 1/2 cup leftover lime mousse. Store any leftovers in the freezer.
status: want to eat. my mom just made these for me! YAY!
i’m sorry to be all re-blogging my food blog but damn. i just licked the bowl of the filling and i am so excited to eat these. click the photo for more amazing recipes.
i’m seriously loving how supportive my mom is being of my food choices, it is so different than her reaction when i decided to go vegetarian 8 years ago.
christmas party food advice!
i am going to a work christmas party tonight and need your help, dear followers. everyone is contributing a bit of money for the catering, but i suggested i bring a veggie option to the party instead of basically paying for chicken and meaty pizzas i won’t eat. but now the day of the event, i am stressing out about what i should bring. something simple? something snacky? but also, something impressive because it is a holiday work party…
so! my question to you is: if you are a non-veggie person, which of these foods would you most like to try at a work christmas type party function?
- apple butter laced stuffed squash
- roasted root vegetables
- aromatic vegetable and chickpea curry
- red lentil and sweet potato dip
- something else entirely.
and/or for dessert
- maple flax seed cookies
- maple pecan cookies
- date coconut cookies
- white diamond cookies
or, if you are veg*, do you have a standby recipe that the non-veg*’s love?
i am overthinking this! decide for me before i go to the grocery store!
Help fund the opening of Sweet Ritual, a vegan ice cream parlor in Austin, Texas! My friend Amelia is the best at making dairy-free desserts and you should totally throw some cash at their kickstarter project.
SERIOUSLY AMAZING DO IT.
- Honeybees are in the phylum Arthropoda—the same as lobsters and crabs.
- In a natural environment the queen honeybee would control the hive by choosing the hive’s location and by the number of eggs she produces. In a commercial bee operation the beekeeper manipulates the queen to keep honey…
this is really great, ive always just not cared about honey(i dont usually buy it but ill dumpster it) and when ever the discussion came up i didnt have much to say about why. bees are really cute and i see no reason to eat honey when agave exists.
I mean, there are reasons. Honey is amazing for sore throats, is one of nature’s most powerful antiseptics (and really effective for treating burns), bolsters the immune system, and has tons of other health benefits, from treating digestive disorders to eye infections to allergies.
I love honeybees and think that they’re one of the most amazing creatures on the planet. Their ingenuity in communicating with each other, working together, building and maintaining their hives, and keeping themselves alive and healthy is fascinating. I agree that exploiting them for human profit is totally fucked-up, but there are a lot of organic and holistic beekeepers out there who respect the bees and allow them plenty of autonomy.
Keeping bees is not an inherently cruel practice, and I’d like to think that humans and animals can provide for and live symbiotically with each other (mutual aid!). The exploitation of honeybees is not the fault of beekeeping but rather with industrial agriculture. Let’s please smash that before anything else. I think that being aware of the way that honeybees are treated in industrial agriculture is definitely valuable, but with that information I don’t think that it does any good to denounce honey or beeswax or propolis or what-have-you. Instead, we should be motivated by that knowledge to try to stay close to our food sources and support smaller farms that respect their animals.
“But this is just my two cents mostly projected from my annoyance at people telling me that I can’t love animals unless I’m vegan.
”But this is just my two cents mostly projected from my annoyance at people telling me that I can’t love animals unless I’m vegan.” ————— YESSS