Vegan Food Gifts and a Giveaway!

Vegan Food Gifts and a Giveaway!

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know I love Joni Newman. Not only does she dabble in comfort food, burgers and delicious recipes in general – she is also the answer to your holiday budget. She will help you spread the vegan tastiness around!

Last year I gave away her Salted Caramel Sauce as gifts and it got rave reviews. I have to admit I gifted myself a jar of it too.

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The recipes in Vegan Food Gifts are varied enough to fit everyone on your gift list, and includes cookies and other baked goods. My favorite chapter is her dry mixes for soups, dressings, mocha and much more. The selection of goodies in the canning chapter is amazing – and if any of you were wondering – I’d love some of the Lemon Lavender Curd in my stocking.

Oh yeah, there are infused liquors like a homemade coffee liquor and even a vegan Irish creme. Not to mention the Minty Doggie Biscuit recipe (below) that my pups love.

All in all, this book is my best friend for the holidays and I think it can be yours too! Right now I’m marking recipes to make this years gifts for friends and family.

Vegan Food Gifts and a Giveaway!

Minty Doggie Biscuits

Serves: 2 dozen

Four-legged friends like vegan food gifts, too! This recipe is courtesy of my awesome-rad-übercool mom. She makes these for my three girls every Christmas. My girls love their Gramma Kim.
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (235 ml) water
  • 2 1⁄2 cups (300 g) whole wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 cup (39 g) quick-cooking oats
  • 1⁄3 cup (20 g) fifinely chopped fresh mint
  • 1⁄3 cup (20 g) finely chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (170°C, or gas mark 3).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil and water.
  4. Slowly add the flour, oats, mint, and parsley and mix until well combined.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) thick.
  6. Cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, turning them halfway through to make sure they don’t brown too much on one side.
  8. Let cool before packaging.

Gift it!

Wrap in cellophane bags, Super Simple Gift Envelopes (page 12), or Window Treat Boxes (page 16) tied up with pretty ribbons with an attached card that reads, “The fresh flavor of parsley and mint helps freshen a doggie’s breath. Mint can also be soothing to the stomach and nervous system, while parsley can help with joint pain.”


  1. Stephanie says

    I love this book, read it from the library and would love to own it. We are trying homemade vanilla as a gift this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Laura Hansen says

    I love to gift spiced pecans. However, salted caramel sauce and lemon lavender curd sound like pretty awesome gifts.

  3. RubyShooZ says

    We regularly make caramels and fudge for gifts along with banana and carrot breads too.

    Would love to have this book. Good luck to everyone who enters.

    Thanks Kathy.

  4. Aimee B. says

    I think my favorite homemade food gift would definitely be something baked liked cookies, muffins, or cakes. I’ve had friends do that for me before and it always warms my heart. Thank you for doing this giveaway. :)

  5. says

    I have given homemade baking mixes for cookies and brownies to my cousin and her three daughters at Christmas one year. They love baking and it gives them a nice activity to do all together on a snow day!

  6. Terri Cole says

    I like to make mini loaves of bread. My favorite is a yeasted eggnog bread with nuts and dried fruit. Last year was my first holiday season as a vegan, and the bread was even better made with Silk Nog!

  7. dorothy mora says

    Cookies! They travel well and have infinite variations. The lemon cooolers in vegan food gifts are yummier than yummy!

  8. Becca F says

    I love giving cookies as gifts. I have a famous chocolate chip cookie recipe that I use and they are always a huge hit!

  9. Deb E says

    I like to send candied nuts in the mail at Christmas since they travel well (at least I think they do!) Even the broken pieces would be tasty I’m sure.

  10. Sue M says

    I made herb vinegars as gifts a few years back. Everyone loved them, so I’m gonna go the homemade food-gift route again this year. Thinking about soup mix/ spices in a jar. Encouraging my carnivore friends to try a vegan soup!

  11. Jacqui says

    Still trying to show people that healthy can taste good. I live in the land of meat (Texas) where everything has something animal in it! I would love to win this and prove you don’t need animal products for food to taste great!

  12. says

    I have a few friends with furry family members that will appreciate these biscuits, but my 3 will appreciate them just as much (and so will we with them having fresher breath LOL!). And giving vegan food gifts is such a great way to share with family and friends while showing that vegan food IS just as great, if not better.

  13. Eva says

    What a nice giveaway! I would love to give vegan food gifts and doggie treats too! Do I dare mention that receiving vegan foods gifts would be loved as well?

  14. April says

    I am a huge health nerd so I don’t eat it very often, but I think amish friendship bread is really sweet :) It’s a great way to pass on the love.

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