Wednesday, 5 December 2012

raw egg nog for the holidays


This stuff "rawks" - ha-ha, laugh away at my hilarity - especially with the sneaky addition of a little rum. I can confidently assure you will not miss the uncooked hen periods or puss-filled protein secretions from sad bovine mothers (that one normally experiences with conventional egg nog). oh, those are eggs and milk if  you didn't catch that. 


Nothing nasty here, just a bit nutty. I began by making pecan milk (you wouldn't believe how easy it is to milk a pecan, they're agreeable little guys!) then added cinnamon and nutmeg until it tasted right. I did use a can of coconut milk which is not strictly raw but it makes it so much better. If you're looking for a creamy, thick egg nog look-alike - do the coconut milk. If you just want a nice holiday drink, don't worry about it. I blended in a few dates for sweetness and finally finished it off with some rum to make it a REAL drink. I know, I know - rum is not raw, but it sure is fun. 


Following my pumpkin pie and gingersnap recipes, you may have noticed a holiday theme. That's right! I am theming myself now... although I don't think theming is a word. In any case - I'm am rawifying the holidays!

Also, not a word. 

Nevertheless, you will continue to see your holiday favourites magically morphing into wonderfully vegan, raw versions of themselves. Everyone will rejoice in the animal-free revolution of Christmas dinner! The turkeys are planning a rebellion and I suggest you get on their side, where there's raw egg nog, pie, cookies, gravy and alcohol. 


raw nog: makes enough for you and your friendly friends (about 4 or 5 people)

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup pecans
2-3 cups water
4-5 shots of rum (1 shot is about 44 ml) 
1 can coconut milk (optional but recommended) 

Blend everything together in your high-speed blender. Add the rum one shot at time to make sure you don't make it too strong and render all your guests unconscious by the end of the evening. If you don't use the coconut milk, just make up for it by adding 1/4 cup more of pecans and 1 cup more of water. But the coconut milk makes it really creamy and delicious... just saying. Change it as you desire... then CHUG! 

Kidding. 


One last thing - I want to take a moment to wish dear Dave Brubeck (I desperately hope you know who he is) a peaceful sleep in the afterlife... or wherever we go... or don't go. He was an amazing musician and his genius will be missed!

25 comments:

TheCookieFairy said...

I am TOTALLY making this!

Emily von Euw said...

Yahoo! Lemme know what happens and if I should change the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Just any old coconut milk, or the canned kind?

Emily von Euw said...

I used organic canned coconut milk. Full fat is best (hehehe)...

Mandy said...

mmmm I love full fat ingredients! Plumps up and nourishes the skin, hair and nails yummm

Mély said...

Hello,

I found your blog with findingvegan.com :-)

Your pictures are beautiful. It is such a pleasure & and joy to discover each articles you wrote.
I will come back to discover all your futur yummy & healthy articles with pleasure ♡

With lots of french love & wibes,
Mély ♥

Emily von Euw said...

Yes!!!

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you!! <3

Hanounaa said...

Hello, what could substiture the rum?
Thanks.

Emily von Euw said...

Oh well you could just leave it out if you don't want alcohol.

Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition said...

Can you please come cook for me?? ;) I've been stalking all your recipes- so yummy!

Emily von Euw said...

Haha thank you so much! And thanks for all your comments <3 To answer your other question, I just turned 20. :)

xo, em

Anonymous said...

hen periods and puss pockets huh? Why don't you grow up? I bet you are an unhealthy vegan ( i know that is redundant) and have the sickly, nasty gray skin to prove it..Eat some liver and get some b-12 in your system, you can use it..

Emily von Euw said...

I actually feel like Superwoman everyday and people are always complimenting me on my clear and glowing skin. I can't imagine feeling any better! I'll be enjoying delicious cruelty-free foods this season, not dead animals I could have been friends with. Thanks for the advice though :)

Anonymous said...

I got to say we (as a species) are designed to eat more than you do. Though I dislike gutting deer, I do it to have meat to eat and to control the population (they cannot get enough of a harvest in my area and natural predators just dont exist). I agree captive animals should have a reasonable quality of life, and improvements need to be made there. Eating the meat of a tormented soul cannot be good karma so I hunt. Added bonus: No antibiotics etc. Please consider how we are born to eat. Vegetarian is tough (almost lost my daughter to it). It all happened one day with a pop up about slaughterhouses. At some time I am afraid you will have health issues you may not be able to fix.... ever...moderation is the key... even I only eat meat a few times a week but it has to last the year...

Laura said...

I admire you, Emily. You are beautiful and healthy (I'm vegetarian). Don't listen to stupid words.

Anonymous said...

Over population! Give a break! I know a lot of people (that eat meat) that had a terrible health or anorexia.

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm. I respect that you hunt your own food. But I am 100% confident in my sustainable health and a vegan diet. Like ANY diet, it can be done wrong if the individual isn't informed or eating the right foods (unfortunately this sounds like your daughters case).

Lil' Vegan said...

Do you think cashews would work instead of pecans? Because I have a buttload of cashews.

Emily von Euw said...

DEFINITELY :D

Michelle said...

What is the point in preaching about eating meat to a vegan? Why are you even here?

Lil Vegan said...

Thanks! So I made it with the cashews and it was pretty delicious, except I didn't like the dates :/ Could I substitute with agave or coconut nectar do you think? Maybe 1/2 cup instead of 1 cup dates?

Emily von Euw said...

Any of those ideas would work :)

Emily von Euw said...

Although if you use agave or coco nectar... you'll only need a few tablespoons.

Lil Vegan said...

Thanks!

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