Vegan Mofo Day 14 - Share something vegan and delicious with a non vegan


Share something vegan and delicious with a non-vegan. Well, for me that would be cookies then. Cookies are non-threatening, it's not like you're giving people a present of nooch or tofu or something that they feel completely unfamiliar with. I've been doing a lot of present giving of cookies recently. I'm also living on a pretty limited budget so home made gifts make sense although I have to admit I've been a home made gifter for years and years. Now, these cookies they have to be the best, you hear, me the very best. They are representing veganism and showing the non-vegans just how damned delicious vegan food is. For me there is one cookie that is the ultimate food gift. Here it is, the Cinnamon Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies by Chloe Coscarelli from her book Chloe's Kitchen.


The flavour combination in these cookies is amazing. They also work brilliantly when made as a gluten free version. They are so good that recipients have asked for the recipe and one non vegan was so impressed she went and bought the book. I like to recycle containers to house the cookies so here's a few of my favourite ways. The labels from these Spanish Hot Chocolate tins are easily removed leaving a stylish silver tin. It's often on offer at Aldi when they do a Spanish promotion week for £2.99 and the hot chocolate is amazing. I've recently seen people on Facebook talking about Lidl doing vegan friendly frozen vegan churros so these two items need to be brought together!


Another favourite container to reuse is an old tea bags box. Simply open the box at the seams and draw round the template on some wrapping paper. Glue the wrapping paper on and glue the box back together. It looks great if you line the box with greaseproof paper and tie it up with string.


Do you have any favourite home made gifts for non-vegans?

Comments

  1. I love your description of cookies as "non-threatening"! We had a charity bake sale in my last job and I took in some peanut butter cookies from the Ms Cupcake book and people came up to me and said in astonishment: "They taste like normal cookies!"

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  2. They look great. I love giving homemade gifts too, I think people really appreciate you making the extra effort!

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  3. I always go with some sort of cookie too cause they at least last a little while. I have the Vegan Food Gifts book and have always wanted to try the infusions, something the receiver can enjoy over time, and they seem to be super easy to make.

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    1. Ooh yes that is a great book. I need to dig it out and start planning Christmas presents.

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  4. The gifts are great and I love that you included it in your post! Awesome!

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  5. The cookies look amazing, and how great is it that someone bought the cookbook! I like making vegan soup for friends who need a little extra love!

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  6. Gifts from the kitchen are my fave to give and receive.

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  7. I agree; cookies are definitely one of the best things to share. Sounds like the recipe you use has been pretty successful! :)

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  8. I recently had some of these very cookies at a friend's house...I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I wanted to eat loads of them--I tried to leave some for everyone else...

    I think baked goods are great ambassadors for vegan food! I love your packaging ideas!

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  9. Cookies are always a great way to present vegan food to non-vegans. I have had my eye on those cookies for a while in the book, but I will need to make them without the coffee.
    Cute gifting ideas as well!

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    1. Oh no shame you don't like coffee as I think that's what gives these the amazing flavour. People don't usually guess that it's coffee they are flavoured with. I use organic instant decaff and grind it to a fine powder in a pestle and mortar.

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