When making the transition to veganism, you may be concerned that you won't be able to eat all of the goodies you've been used to over the festive period. That was one of my worries when I made the switch to a plant based diet. However, Very Vegan Christmas Cookies is proof that you can enjoy all the same foods you are used to at Christmastime just with a few tweaks to omit the traditional dairy content.

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies

The book takes you back to basics, telling you want utensils you need for all of your baking tasks and easy switches for all of your common non-vegan ingredients such as milk and eggs.

It then gives you recipes for all your staples such as royal icing, butter cream, sugar and chocolate glaze, which are valuable skills to have under your belt before you begin. Packed full of your festive favourites such as gingerbread people and sugar cookies, it also offers some new recipes such as Guava Bars and Pineapple Orange Cookies to expand your Christmas sweet treat repertoire.

As Brown empathises in the introduction, these recipes not only to give you more flexibility at Christmastime but also provide you with many of the essential nutrients you need. As Brown tells us- plant foods contain eight amino acids, nuts and soy products contain vital proteins and soy and figs are rich in calcium, which is why she has used them in many of the recipes in the book. All so you can enjoy great tasting sweet snacks that are far more nutritionally balanced than their non-vegan counterparts.

Although Brown resides in Rhode Island, I found the recipes very easy to adapt for the UK. Many of the items needed for each recipe can easily be found over here, you just need to use a different brand.

This book is a must have for your vegan cook book shelf- these recipes can be made all year round so you can get in some practice and make sure they are perfect for serving to guests over the holidays.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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