That Fall Feeling with Fauxmage

That Fall Feeling with Fauxmage

You know that feeling of being in cozy socks and the sweater your Nana knit while enjoying yummy snacks and a cup of something delicious? The Scandinavian word for that sense of contentment is “hygge.” It describes the gentle feeling of goodness that wraps around us as Thanksgiving arrives. The leaves are dazzling in a magnificent goodbye, the wind is refreshing in its autumn cool, and we’re happy to cuddle up in the evenings with those we love — be it inperson, on-screen, or in spirit.

And so to prepare for winter’s nesting, we gather at farmers’ markets to partake of the bounty of the harvest — together. We laugh with others over warm apple cider, colourful vegetables, hearty soups, and rich, creamy spreads with seeds, salt, and smokiness. We crave what will warm us from the inside out, and here we can buy these foods right from the hands of those who lovingly created them in their kitchens or cornfields.

This Thanksgiving weekend, instead of talking politics and pandemics, let’s take a breath and feed the feeling of hygge instead. Let’s turn toward the sanctuary of our beautiful lives and get grateful for the grace we can still find within uncertainty. Let’s raise that cup of delicious to what is everlastingly right and true. May you eat well, laugh much, and have the coziest of socks to curl up in later tonight.

And for something savoury that’s rich with basil and garlic for your Thanksgiving feast, we offer

this recipe for Mushroom Wellington with Creamy Pesto Fauxmage.

Get the Recipe Here!

How to Build the Best Vegan Charcuterie Board

How to Build the Best Vegan Charcuterie Board

The week between Christmas and New Year’s can make you feel like you’re in a complete daze. There’s a lot of self-reflecting, napping, checking our 2020 horoscopes and daydreaming about what the New Year will bring us all. Some of you may even be planning a little New Year’s Eve soirée with friends! And nothing pairs better with a NYE party than a beautiful, luscious charcuterie board.

You’ve seen them at restaurants or on Pinterest..but have you ever tried to create one yourself? Yeah, they seem a little daunting but honestly just think of it like 7 or 8 different snack bowls dumped onto a cute wooden tray and arranged in an Instagram-worthy way. You’ve likely seen mostly non-vegan boards but vegan ones are just as easy to create. Here are some tip for designing a charcuterie board that will have your friends thinking you belong on the Food Network:
 
  • Place the bigger foods on your board first, then place any jars, ramekins, or other bowls that will house any dips or sauces. After that, work your way down in size, filling the little spots in with tinier foods at the end.
  • Separate like colours. Have some cucumbers and snap peas? Don’t put them side by side!
  • Some may disagree with me on this one, but don’t leave any blank spaces! We are here for a totally PACKED board. Nuts and dried fruit are great items to fill any holes on your board with.
  • Make sure you have knives/spoons available for anything on your board that will have to be cut or scooped. Toothpicks are a good addition for easy pick up!

Okay, now for the fun part – FOOD!

Here’s a list of vegan food ideas that are perfect additions to your charcuterie board..

Veggie meats
Nut cheeses (we might know of a good one…)
Hummus/dips (make different kinds – different colours!)
Tofu/tempeh (smoked, spiced, etc)
Nuts
Fruits (dried or fresh. and grapes are a must!!)
Veggies (cut so they’re ready to eat)
Crackers
Bread
Chocolate (can’t forget those with a sweet tooth!)
Sauerkraut
Olives/caper berries
Jam

Happy charcuterie-creating!

Crowd-pleasing Vegan Holiday Appetizers

Crowd-pleasing Vegan Holiday Appetizers

The holiday season can feel pretty overwhelming at times, and the last thing you need is a complicated recipe to make for your Christmas dinner.

Our friends at Chickpea Express have created 2 easy to make recipes featuring some of our delicious Fauxmage flavours.

A classic twist on a Canadian favorite is their Christmas Poutine featuring our zippy Baked Feta Style.  And if you want to get a bit more creative in the kitchen, they’ve created a Pull-apart Christmas Tree  with our basil-packed Creamy Pesto that’s sure to wow your guests. See below for recipes!

 

Vegan Christmas Poutine

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Pull apart christmas tree

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Vegan Cheddar Cheese Recipes for your Holiday Feast

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Recipes for your Holiday Feast

Everyone knows that the best part of the holiday season is the FOOD! (Okay, maybe spending time with loved ones comes before that, but food is a close second…) There’s something so magical about gathering around a table with your family and friends and digging into your most favorite dishes. When you’re choosing your holiday recipes you want to use ingredients that are versatile and crowd pleasing. Our Fauxmage embodies those qualities and more.
 
 
Take our Monk’s Cheddar Style Fauxmage for example. It truly stands alone when compared to other cheddar flavoured nut cheeses. The smokey and sweet combo makes for a delicious addition to so many meals. Melt it for a queso, warm it up on some macaroni noodles, spread it on some crackers..the possibilities are endless.
 
We have teamed up with Chickpea Express to bring you TWO amazing holiday inspired recipes which both feature our Monk’s Cheddar style Fauxmage! The team at Chickpea has done an incredible job of bringing our delicious vegan cheese flavours to life in their mouth-watering recipes. We are extremely excited for our collaboration with them we can’t wait to bring you more of their creations for you to enjoy!

 

 

 Stuffing Mac & Cheese

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Gourmet Christmas Grilled Cheese

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