A massive Buddha Bowl is always a good idea, right? 😋 This bowl of deliciousness consists of lettuce, my mom’s dreamy sweet potato latkes (a traditional Hanukkah recipe), white rice and chickpeas, topped with fresh mint leaves, toasted sesame seeds, pomegranate seeds, pesto and a generous drizzle of tahini 🤤 Have an amazing new week everyone 😍
Vegan Belgian Waffle Latkes
3 1/2 cups shredded peeled baking potato
1/2 cup grated onion
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (Just Mayo is perfect!)
1 3/4 cuo coconut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla bean extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine potato and onion in a colander. Drain 30 minutes, pressing with the back of a spoon until barely moist. Combine potato mixture with the dry ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Stir in mayonnaise.
Preheat your waffle maker. Stir the coconut milk and vanilla extract to combine. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined (if you overmix, you risk making the waffles tough; don’t worry, a few lumps are okay). Then add the latke mixture. Spray your preheated waffle maker with cooking spray or wipe with a bit of oil. Pour your batter, 3/4 to 1 cup, onto your waffle maker according to manufacturer instructions, as waffle makers vary. Cook until golden brown, aproximately 6 to 8 minutes.
Serve with cream sauce and freshly chopped herbs.
Eight night of #chanukah#party with regular #latkes , cheesy scallion #latkes , and tempura fried #paneer (cheese is traditional on chanukah but here in Nepal my cheese choices are limited. But yummy fried paneer was good.) along with home made apple sauce, plain yoghurt, and loads of sweets.
My #crueltyfree dinner: #vegan latkes with coconut sour cream for the last night of Hanukkah! This is such a stressful and busy time of year, so I threw in a big ‘ole glass of my BFF rosé because I love it a latke! #whatveganseat 🕎💫🕯
The last night of #hanukkah 🕎 and our home was filled with love, warmth, and family... not to mention my now infamous homemade #matzoballsoup 🥣, #latkes , and sadly one very very sick little boy. 🤒🤧😷 🕎
There have been so many half-ass Hanukkahs in my adult life. Get off work, go out with friends, get home, go to bed, oops, forgot to light the menorah. 97% of my friends aren’t Jewish and the majority who are tend to fall into the “I think I’m maybe a quarter Jewish if my dad’s side counts?” Christmas celebrating variety. When Hanukkah comes early in the season, it can feel a bit flat since the rest of the country has yet to transition into holiday mode.
But as a Bat Mitzvah’d agnostic, raised by an Israeli and a New Yorker, Jewish cultural tradition is still important to me. I don’t go to synagogue but I always host a Passover Seder (my guests are mostly, if not all, gentiles tasting gefilte for the first time). I don’t keep kosher but I can make my mother’s matzoh ball soup and latkes by heart, without a recipe. Judaism is the only religion I know that allows one to celebrate culturally but not religiously.
So this year I made an effort to really celebrate Hanukkah. On top of my big annual party, I lit the candles every night with some of the best Jews and goys in my life. @cascadiaobscura & I exchanged gifts. @stefanieinseattle cooked us a delicious, multi-course vegan dinner! @stacymilrany and I attempted to watercolor but gossiped & ate ham (!) instead. @beckysue2249 was my latke assistant & gifted me the BEST earrings. My rabbi buddy and her effervescent husband had us over for dinner (no ham). And each night the Hanukkah candles flickered in the background.
Tonight, on the last night of Hanukkah, a feast of latkes with sour cream & homemade applesauce, turkey (thanks Thanksgiving carcass!) matzo ball soup, a beautifully braided homemade challah (made by my boyfriends mom — gentiles, they’re just like us!) & some fancy, salty French butter to smear all over it because that shit is good.
I lit my Tapatio menorah and had my guests repeat some guttural, phlegmy Hebrew words after me and slowly, and in fragments, we said the blessing.