postheadericon VEGAN EASTER TREATS!

Some of the best Easter treats are also Vegan!  For so many years, if you chose to be Vegan it meant “going without” certain things and traditions…. but now… almost everything has a vegan version!!!   (not to be confused with “healthy” but most certainly “yummy”)

 

Some of my favorites:

  1. Premium chocolate:    

http://www.premiumchocolatiers.com

offers a wide variety of Easter treats that you can’t live without.

Like the vegan version of Cadbury cream eggs:

Cream VEGGs

Chocolate (and white chocolate- I know vegan white chocolate!) bunny pops !!!

Lollipop - Wheelbarrow Bunny

 

 

  1. Divvies: 

http://www.divvies.com/   

Offers some delicious solid bunnies –

and while there you should also order Chocolate Brownie Cookie Sandwich with Vanilla Filling just because they are awesome!

 

  1. VeganEssentials:

http://store.veganessentials.com/easter-gift-ideas-c108.aspx

is always a great place to stalk up on vegan treats:

Organic Chocolate Easter Basket with Bunny and Eggs by Sjaaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Sweet & Sara:

http://store.sweetandsara.com/seasonal/

Vegan “peeps” & Vegan chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies – straight from your childhood!!

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  1. Sjaak’s :  

https://sjaaks.com/categories/show/Easter

 

always has some yummy vegan treats.. and special ones for Easter

like the pb crunch egg:

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Caramel filled chocolate eggs:

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And some solid chocolate eggs

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  1. Rose City Chocolatier

If you like hazelnut truffles (or pb filled easter eggs)… these are the perfect ones for you!

http://www.rosecitychocolates.com/vegan-easter-products.php

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  1. The Natural Candy Store:   http://www.naturalcandystore.com/category/vegan-candy

Offers a variety of chocolate and other candy Easter treats.

Allergy-Friendly Dark Chocolate Smiling BunniesEaster Bunny Lollipop

postheadericon Cinnamon-Apple Muffins

muffin (Medium)

1 ½ C Flour

¾ C Sugar

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

½ C non-dairy milk (I used almond unsweetened)

1/3 earth balance butter

1 Tbs flax

3 Tbs water

1 apple, chopped

 

Heat oven to 375. Mix and bake for 20 mins.

postheadericon Oatmeal-flax-chocolate chip cookies

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Oatmeal Cookies

½ Cup Earth Balance butter – softened

¾ Cup brown sugar

½ Cup maple syrup

2 Tbs ground flax + 6 Tbs water

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ Cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

Dash of salt

3 Cups of Oats

Optional:

½ Cup Chocolate Chips

½ Cup Nuts (I used hazelnuts)

unsweetened coconut

Raisins

Other seeds

 

Heat oven to 350.

Mix all ingredients except oats and optional stuff

When well mixed, add in oats & other toppings

Bake for 10 mins

postheadericon Peanut dressing

pnut dressing (Medium)

Peanut dressing

1/4 C peanut butter

1 Tbs braggs or soy sauce

1 Tbs Vegetable oil (I used extra light olive)

1 Tbs rice vinegar

2 Tbs coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

pinch of ginger powder

pinch of cayenne pepper

Hot water

 

Mix ingredients together and slowly add hot water until it is the consistency that you want for dressing.

This is amazing over salad or pasta, couscous, rice… the possibilities are endless!

postheadericon Mini Vegtable Pot Pie

pie (4) (Medium)

Pie crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp vegan margarine (Used earth balance)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp cold water

Mix & Put in fridge for 30 mins before making crust.

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Filling:

chopped potato

chopped onion

chopped carrots

peas

green beans

lima beans

vegan gravy (I used a packet that you add water to)

optional:  vegan “chicken”  – I like Life Light

– Simmer in gravy (covered) until potatoes are soft.

 

* Fill pie crust with filling and top with additional crust – this can be made as one big pie or mini-pies in a cup cake pan.

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postheadericon SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

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Sweet Potato Casserole

4 Cup  Sweet potatoes, cubed

½ Cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)

2 egg replacer (3 tsp energy & 2 Tbs water)

½ tsp salt

4 Tbs earth balance butter

½ cup non-dairy milk (soy, rice, almond etc.)

½ tsp vanilla extract

 

Topping:

½ Cup brown or coconut sugar

1/3 Cup flour

3 Tbs earth balance, soften

½ Cup chopped pecans

 

Preheat oven to 325. Boil sweet potatoes in water until soft.  Drain and mash with the rest of the ingredients (except topping).   Put in baking dish, top with “topping” mix.  Bake for 30 mins.

postheadericon Dawna’s Homemade Baked Beans

baked beans

1lb Navy Beans

1 Cup brown sugar (heaping)

1 Tbs Salt

½ tsp dry mustard

¾ C Molasses

¾ C ketchup

½ tsp Pepper

1 large onion (sliced in rings)

 

Soak beans overnight.  Simmer beans for 1-2 hrs until soft.  Mix all ingredients, cover and bake at 325/350 for 4-5 hrs

postheadericon Black bean-quinoa patties with corn

Used my Black bean -Quino burger recipe but used breadcrumbs instead of flour and mixed in some fresh corn before making patties.

http://vegangoodness.com/?p=184

postheadericon Vegan Cashew Mac & Cheese

Tried this recipe … http://www.adorpheus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/AllisonMacandCheeseRecipe.gif

for Mac & Cheese… and the results were yummy!

 

postheadericon Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili

1 T vegtable oil

1 Onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 ½ T Chili powder

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp salt

4-6 cloves garlic, minced

1 package Yves Ground “beef” (or a can of black beans rinsed & drained)

(http://www.yvesveggie.com/products/detail.php/meatless-ground-round-original  this is in the produce section next to the tofu in most grocery stores)

1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 14 oz can diced tomatoes

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

 

–          Saute onion, peppers and spices in oil in a large pot until onions begin to soften

–          Stir in garlic & “beef” and cook/ break apart “beef” for a minute

–          Add tomatoes and beans and simmer for about 20 minutes.

–          Serve with homemade corn bread… recipe to come =)

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