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Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Pies used to intimidate me. Baking them that is. You have to worry about the crust and the filling. It has to be the right consistency and some have special baking instructions…

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This pumpkin pie is a breeze to throw together and is practically foolproof. It’s not overly sweet (you can add a bit more sugar if the filling isn’t sweet enough for you), is full of flavor, and sets beautifully.

Pumpkin Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert, vegan
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1¼ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp melted non-dairy margarine or melted coconut oil
  • 2-4 Tbsp cold water
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups pumpkin puree (not filling)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup agave
  • 1 Tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. For the crust, mix the flour and salt together.
  3. Add in melted margarine/oil.
  4. Slowly add cold water until dough forms.
  5. Gently press dough into 9 inch pie pan.
  6. For the filling, mix all the filling ingredients together well.
  7. Pour into pie crust.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely and set for about 4 hours before serving.

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Recipe: Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is so simple to make and it tastes a million times better than that weird gelatinous cranberry-HFCS mixture that comes out of a can. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce
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Ingredients
  • 12 oz cranberries
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (or orange juice)
  • ½ cup water
  • About ½ cup of agave or other liquid sweetener to taste. Start with ½ cup and add more if needed.
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Simmer on low for 10-20 minutes until gooey.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to thicken and cool before serving.

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Bethlehem VegFest 2015

VegFest

Fall is becoming my favorite time of the year because of all the food festivals! This was my 3rd year attending the Bethlehem VegFest, and it sounds silly, but walking around all the vegan vendors and animal rights groups brings me so much joy.  This was the largest amount of people I’ve seen here, and it makes me so happy that it’s growing.

Cinnamon Snail Korean BBQ Seitan
Cinnamon Snail Korean BBQ Seitan

My absolute favorite, The Cinnamon Snail, was there and holy cow was the line long! It was totally worth it though. My mom and I both got the Korean BBQ seitan and my only regret was not taking better photos!

Cinnamon Snail Donuts
Cinnamon Snail Donuts
Cinnamon Snail Donuts
Cinnamon Snail Donuts

We got donuts to bring home and oh my goodness were they the best ever. I cut the donuts up so we could try a few. I had a Chocolate Ganache Stuffed S’mores, the apple crumb, and another one with glaze and (maybe?) candied hazelnuts. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing they were. If you ever get the chance to order food from the Cinnamon Snail….do it.

Vegan Treats
Vegan Treats

Okay, I do kind of have another regret. I didn’t want to get Vegan Treats too early because I didn’t want to carry it around and crush whatever we got, but then by the end of the day the line was loooonnnnggg so we just stuck with the donuts from Cinnamon Snail.

Vegan Treats Line
Vegan Treats Line

At the end of the day my husband said we should’ve just picked something up early when there was no line and stuck it in the car…::facepalm::

Gangster Vegan Organics
Gangster Vegan Organics

I loved seeing all the vegan food vendors and I really wish I had the stomach capacity to eat from all of them. I went in planning to get something from Gangster Vegan Organics, but after my BBQ seitan I was stuffed.

Heavenly Hot Dogs
Heavenly Hot Dogs

My husband got a hot dog from Heavenly Hot Dogs. He said it was good, but I just about scolded him for getting a plain dog instead of one of the specialty ones. (How could you pass up a chili dog, or one with spinach, peppers, and onions??)

Crowd

My dad and husband also got ice pops from Mompops, and I would’ve gotten one but I was way too full. I had a bite of a pretzel and it was salty and buttery and basically perfect.

Herbivore Good Luck Elephant Tank
Herbivore Good Luck Elephant Tank

I got to see Compassion Co in person, and got an Herbivore Clothing Good Luck Elephant tank from The Grape Cat.

There was music, cooking demos, people speaking, yoga, wine. It was a really well put together event. I can’t wait for next year!