While dips are great for parties, finger foods are my favorite! These Pomegranate Persimmon Crostini are as delicious as they are gorgeous. Plus, VERY easy-to-make!
Although I ran a bit late in getting this recipe to you by NYE, I knew I had to share it anyway. It all started because I had some persimmons and pomegranates getting a bit dry on my countertop. (Doesn’t help that it’s 15% humidity, here in Vegas.) Thinking of ways to use them, I originally thought cake? But, with all of the parties lately, finger-food snacks took priority.
What’s easier than toasting some bread, cutting fruit, then serving it up? Not much, for sure! Plus, the slightly tart pomegranate arils complement the persimmon slices so perfectly. Lay them atop your favorite vegan cream cheese, garnish with mint, and finish with a drizzle of agave. Y’all. These flavors!!! I’m going to make pomegranate persimmon crostini for every fall/winter party, now.
If you’re worried about food allergies, sub the baguette slices with gluten-free bread pieces, or even lightly-salted crackers. Definitely consider getting some grill marks on either, because the contrast to the sweet fruits takes this up a notch. Also, as a short cut, you can buy packaged pomegranate arils so that you don’t have to deal with it.😂
Side note: I considered doing a recap post of 2018, but my mind isn’t quite there yet. I do miss inserting a little more of my going-ons into blog posts, though. I’ll need to do a reader survey and hear what you think! I’ll send it through my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up, you absolutely should.❤️
Now, go on and make these pomegranate persimmon crostini! Let me know what you and your friends think by tagging me everywhere @veganyackattack and #veganyackattack. Enjoy, and have a safe, happy New Year!
Gift giving can be hard, and when you get into the vegan niche it can become even more overwhelming! I’m here to help with my DIY Vegan Gift Guide, featuring homemade gifts, books, goodies, and more.
Now, I’ve done gift guides in the past, featuring some DIY tips, but I’m going gung-ho on this one! Of course, I’ve still included a few non-DIY gifts in this guide, for those how are fluent in the kitchen. But, I promise you, these are EASY PEASY! It also helps if you, or someone you know, has an herb garden. That way you can incorporate even more love into the ideas from this DIY vegan gift guide.
First, one of my favorites to make for those who love food/cooking/eating: seasoned salts! At its most basic level, you pulse herbs and/or spices with coarse salt and get a flavorful gift. I always leave a note in the card with suggestions on how to use each finishing salt. For example, the rosemary salt is great sprinkled on a plate of pasta! I also made a HOT Serrano Salt, using dried peppers from my garden. Be prepared with a damp towel over your mouth, because once that dried pepper dust gets in the air, it is intense. But, the salt tastes delicious, especially on some tacos.
Easy-to-make and with only 8 ingredients, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bites are perfect for satiating that sweet tooth in no time!
I took an unintentional break last week – those Thanksgiving dinner(s) got to me! But now, I’m back with a delectable treat from Brandi Doming’s new cookbook, The Vegan 8! If you’re not familiar, Brandi is the found of the super-popular blog, The Vegan 8, where all of the recipes have 8 ingredients or less. (Not counting salt, pepper, or water)
She has taken her easy-to-digest (hehe 😬) concept and translated it to a vibrant, and delicious, all-vegan cookbook! Naturally, I flipped directly to the desserts, and boy, that chapter did not disappoint. I felt that these Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bites were perfect for the season! Great in gift bags, on a cookie party platter, or just to keep in your fridge for some chocolate cravings.
These bites were simple, SUPER-rich, and damn-good! With a filling of peanut butter, cocoa, maple, vanilla, and salt, how could you go wrong? Plus, they’re covered in a chocolate shell, then rolled around in a coating of salted peanuts and coconut sugar. You’re drooling, right? (It’s okay, I am too.)