Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Solstice and Christmas Holidays

We all have a choice to make around the holidays: enjoy or be grinch/scrooge. This year I've chosen to celebrate and that decision was partially encouraged by the movies and Christmas specials on TV.

So when I tried my hand (again) at vegan baking...let's just say beware. I made these snickerdoodles but unfortunately, I had no soy flour and used oatmeal instead. :S Obviously, I'm not a baker. Let's just say they didn't turn out so well...I got to the 'rolling them into balls' part and the dough just wasn't sticky enough so I added some almond milk and additional Earth Balance butter. Yeah.... it didn't make it work really... I rolled the dough into balls and baked them but they were so incredibly dry...just ugh! Yuck.

Tonight I made a delicious vegan pizza and that turned out so well I didn't even take a photo before it got gobbled up by my mum, dad and myself! My sisters were not interested since it had vegetables and no cheese.... c'est la vie, I guess.

Now the order of the day is coming up with a couple of vegan dishes for Christmas Eve. My family does this big party thing on Xmas Eve and well Xmas Day too... Point is, the food on the table is not vegan, besides potential side dishes (i.e. steamed broccoli and roasted carrots, etc.). One of my sisters is vegetarian so we're trying to find something both of us can enjoy for the holidays. :) I will write another entry on what we finally decide on! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Readers, what are you doing food-wise for the holidays?

On a random, unrelated-to-veganism note, did anyone see the lunar eclipse on Monday night? The moon turned red!

It was a late night but pretty historical, or so I read. And it was beautiful. Happy Solstice!