Monday, 14 September 2015
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?