Unfortunately, I have not yet been invited to partake in Hanukkah celebrations. But I do know that Hanukkah is a celebration of the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days when the holy Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated by the Macabees. Foods fried in olive oil are eaten to commemorate this miracle oil. Latkes, a fried potato cake, are often served on the Hanukkah table. Vegan for the Holidays includes a simple and delicious recipe for this classic dish: Potato Latkes with Tofu Sour Cream and Applesauce (pg. 82). I opted to use the Toffuti sour cream I had in the fridge instead of making the recipe for Tofu Sour Cream (pg. 83) in the book. I used the food processor to shred the potatoes and I squeezed the excess liquid out of them. The result was a beautifully crispy cake.
Between these and the nog, it was not a low fat night to be sure. But my love for the potato (and things fried) is never ending. I'm going to need to take a serious look at Ani's Fat Blast (which will be reviewed before the end of MoFo) very soon. Check out these golden beauties.
Who's going to get a jump start on holiday party planning with their very own copy of Vegan for the Holidays?
The winner is...
#11 Lizzie Bordello!!!
Congrats Lizzie! Its sure to be a delicious holiday season for you. Please contact me at vegintraining at g mail dot com with your shipping info.