May is the month of brides and this column could not be without a post to celebrate the date, right? Only today the subject is a little different, as you may have seen in the title. Paula Lumi, a dear friend who has already made several delicious recipes here at ICKFD, is getting married! In honor of her and all the vegan brides, I gathered some recipe inspirations for those who follow this lifestyle. Unlike vegetarianism, which is a completely meatless diet, veganism is a philosophy of life in which people seek to exclude all products of animal origin, whether in food or clothing, but as this conversation can go far, I decided to stay in safe territory for sweets and parties, for today :))
In general, it is much easier to find savory foods that are vegan and tasty. When we enter the sweets category, however, everything seems more restricted, because the base of the confectionery is milk (and its derivatives, such as butter, cream, cream and so on) and eggs. But no, it is not impossible. In a few minutes of searching the internet, you will see the incredible amount of sweet recipes completely free of animal ingredients, and many of them look really tasty.
Here I will give you some ideas of what you can serve on the candy table and I hope to sharpen your creativity, because nature offers us so much raw material that we can set up a feast from oilseeds (just thinking about any preparation with my pistachios eyes water with happiness) and fruits of the most varied (it has the most creamy, the most sour, the most sweet …).
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Think of chocolate, for example. Choose a good brand that offers half-bitter / bitter options and that’s it! You will have very pure, quality chocolates without any trace of milk (not even close to the national brands – the lesser ones, when they show a “dark chocolate” label, contain milk in all chocolate varieties, unfortunately). From there, the range of possibilities opens up for you to have a menu full of vegan treats. In addition, those who have lactose intolerance, for example, can waste this type of candy! Want a tip in the first place? It’s for now: dried fruit truffles bathed in dark chocolate. In addition, you get a video recipe from Dani; D
Below is also a recipe for chocolate truffles without lactose, by Mari Muniz. All ingredients are not of animal origin, so it is another option!
Another sweet tip that will make guests crave more is the cheesecake. This recipe is for making a big one, but imagine preparing small molds and serving brûlée minicheesecakes with caramel cream? Oh my! (hey, honey is going to be in the caramel ingredients, but then just use maple syrup or agave for a vegan version)
On the Vegetarian Ham, Paula’s website, there are several recipes for vegan sweets that would go very well at a party, such as the famous Beijinho, Carob Candy, Brigadeiro de Café and my favorite: Damasco com Coco.
Another recipe that struck me as de-li-ci-o-sa is this vegan Ferrero Rocher, by Flávia Schiochet. You can take a look at the recipe here.
The most important thing, always, is to test the recipe first. Try each sweetie to see if it conquers the palate. Sometimes, with a touch here, another there, you create another new recipe in your own way. The best of all is to show people who are not vegan (like me, who often venture into these alternative recipes) how delicious this can be; D
Oh, and as I’m talking about a party, I can’t leave any tips for brides, who need to think about the dress and shoes very carefully. On this site here you can find several dresses produced by a vegan stylist, that is: her products follow her life philosophy. As for shoes, this brand specializes in women’s shoes and offers an immense variety for brides (one more beautiful than the other, it’s worth it). Each pair is handcrafted, which values local labor and makes each pair unique.
* top photo: Everylastdetail