December 18th, 2016 – Red and Green

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
VBC Meeting #46: Red and Green
Host of the Month: Caroline and Drew
Location: Denton, TX

decorating vegan cookies

In addition to a theme of red and green, we continued our tradition of cookie decorating for the December Vegan Bake Club meeting. Drew baked some tasty sugar cookies that used pumpkin as the egg replacing binder. Apparently the dough got too sticky though (Drew suspects over-mixing), so with a touch of rage as their final ingredient, some of the cookies turned out mound-shaped instead of cookie cutter-shaped.

Frankenstein’s Monster and Bullseye Cookies:

mound shaped Christmas cookies

We also shared some fancy vegan chocolates from Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates.

Sjaaks Organic Chocolates

This is what we made:

plate of vegan food December 2016

Drew: Cannellini Bruschetta

Drew made bruschetta for a holiday party the night before December’s VBC meeting. We got the leftovers of toasted bread spread with cannellini beans mashed by hand, mixed with walnuts, tomato, basil, olive oil, and garlic.

cannellini bruschetta

Drew and Caroline: Kale and Seeds Salad

Drew and Caroline made a kale salad, with pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, diced apple, and a vinaigrette of mustard and maple syrup. They marinated two bunches of kale in the dressing for thirty minutes before adding the other ingredients. They made this based on a recipe altered from “some vegan recipes website.”

kale pomegranate seed salad

Lauren: BBQ Brisket

To create the brisket, Lauren made a double batch of the red dough 1 from this vegan bacon recipe. She wrapped the block of seitan in foil, baking at 300° for an hour and a half. While it was cooling, she made a vegan barbecue brisket sauce on the stove based off of this recipe involving ketchup (plus supplemental pre-made barbecue sauce when that ran out), Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, brown sugar, mustard powder, black pepper, Earth Balance butteriness, etc. She sliced the seitan, put it in a glass baking dish, covered it with sliced onion, and poured the barbecue sauce over the top, before covering it with foil and baking again. Best served with pickles!

vegan barbecue brisket

Billy: Almond Olive Cheese Wheel

Billy boiled almonds and let them soak in that water over night. He then blended them in the food processor with nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, miso paste, aquafaba, and rejuvelac. He filled round forms with the cheesy mixture then shoved in pimento filled green olives in honor of the red and green theme. He served the wheels with pita chips.

vegan olive almond cheese

Slynn: Cranberry Apple Crisp

Slynn made an apple and cranberry filled crisp. She made the topping with flour, oats, walnuts, brown sugar, canola oil, and vegan butter.

cranberry apple crisp

Ramon: Soyrizo and Cheeze Enchiladas

Ramon made his enchiladas with spinach, Soyrizo, vegan cream cheese, red potatoes, red peppers, shallots, and garlic. With all those red and green bits of filling wrapped in festive spinach tortillas and soaking in red enchilada sauce, this dish wins the make-believe theme award. He sprinkled the enchiladas with Follow Your Heart brand mozzarella, and cilantro from Slynn’s mom’s garden.

red potato and pepper Soyrizo enchiladas

Darren: Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi

Darren likes to make his own cucumber kimchi but is too impatient to do it regularly. So, he likes to buy this kimchi online direct from Mother-in-Law. He brought a napa cabbage kimchi reddened with chili pepper and a white kimchi that contained red bell pepper and potent ginger flavor.

vegan Kimchi jars

Now what you really want to see, more cookie shots!

VBC Bear:

VBC bear cookie

Pretty Christmas tree:

pretty Christmas tree

Snowman with Big Wet Smile:

vegan snowman cookie

Laser Beam Eyes:

vegan red eyes cookie

Maggie Simpson:

vegan Maggie Simpson cookie

In the cookie studio:

cookie decorating table

Lisa Frank Bear and Lady with Earrings:

vegan sugar cookies

Ninja Turtle, Dog in Threadbare Pink Sweater, Evil Potato Head, Ghost Whisperer, and Vein Tree:

vegan decorated cookies

Snowman Triptych:

snowman triptych cookie

Bear with Hair, Bell Shark, and More Cookie Hits:

vegan cookie party

Lumberjack Angel:

lumberjack angel cookie

Drippy Boutique Holiday Cookie:

drippy boutique holiday cookie

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