|I'm dreaming of a White Christmas (tree!)|
It's funny but people who have known me for years are still asking me questions like, "do you guys do a big dinner"? "Do you open gifts"? Um... it's the same thing just a different date!! Of course we have a huge dinner (both nights!) and open gifts (duh!) and have family over (hello!). Imagine. A holiday without food and family? Who would do such a thing? Okay, I know what you're thinking: SARCASM OVERLOAD. It's been that kind of day, though. Did I mention that these people KNOW me? I thought so.
Anyway, in all seriousness, I can't wait for tomorrow and Saturday. This is my first Christmas as a vegan, but really, I never ate much of the meat anyway (my family roasts a whole pig for Christmas dinner). But, I LOVE cabbage rolls and you better believe that I'll be veganizing them this year! I can't wait to see (taste) how they turn out! I'll share the recipe with you after I taste test and make sure that they are awesome! In the meantime, here is another recipe...
Last week I promised you guys the recipe to my semi-raw Beehive Cookies. Here it is:
Beehive CookiesFor the base:
1⁄2 cup pecans
1⁄2 cup almonds (soaked)
1⁄2 cup coconut (shredded)
1⁄4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp sea salt to taste
1 cup medjool dates (this amount is approximate.)
Place the pecans and almonds into the food processor and grind until broken down. Add in the coconut, salt, and cacao powder and process again. Add dates slowly until your mixture starts to stick together. You should be able to form balls in the palm of your hand.
For the Lemon Kream Filling:
1 cup cashews (soaked for 2 hours or overnight)
1 – 2 juice of lemon
2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
1/4 - 1⁄2 cup water
Blend in a high speed blender until smooth.
1-2 wafer sheets
*If you have the beehive molds; roll the base into a walnut sized ball, mold it into the beehive shell, fill it with a small amount of cashew kream, and seal it with a wafer sheet.
**If you DON'T have the beehive molds, fear not! You can still enjoy these cookies! Simply roll them into bite-size balls and drizzle with some cashew kream.
Roll them into balls and then flatten them into cookie rounds. Ice them with the lemon kream and enjoy, or keep them in the freezer until you are ready to eat them. The possibilities are endless, so have fun!
Have a great weekend, and Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating this weekend!