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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

a crafty vegan's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 10

Creamy Holiday Dips: Eating Well Over the Holidays

I love eating food that i seem to reserve for the holidays - things that are loaded a bit more in calories and are otherwise decadent and delectable treats. As i'm off work for 2 weeks starting yesterday, it has already happened! But, another great part of the holidays are all the parties and get-togethers to have with friends. Bringing a dip like this with chips or veggies is an instant success! Of course, all the snow we've had lately is an instant way to walk off the added weight and calories - each lift of a leg seems to be weighed down by all the snow!

Creamy Artichoke Dip

Now, i have no idea what the traditional non-vegan version tastes like, but this is mine:

6 oz silken tofu, medium consistency preferred
1/4 cup vegan mayo
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 cup pickled artichokes, diced
6 fresh mushrooms, small dices
1 garlic clove, minced
dash of salt and pepper

1) Cream tofu and mayo in food processor, until smooth.
2) Add other ingredients, mix until combined
3) Enjoy! This is good for about 6 servings, but it is easy to double for a larger party.

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