Vegan MoFo 2017 Day 24: Finger Foods fit for a Unicorn Tea Party!

Hey. It’s Fluffy the Vegan Unicorn back again!

Unicorns love most finger foods, even though we lack fingers.

However, humans will especially like these unicorn-shaped tea sandwiches. Whether you are having a tea party to honor me with your fanciest and prettiest plates, silverware, desserts, tea, etc., or just like a really simple and delicious vegan tea sandwich, these will be a perfect addition to your sandwich repertoire.

These are so simple they don’t really require a full recipe.

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The ingredients are:

Your favorite vegan bread, preferably thinly sliced (Laura used Dave’s Killer Bread’s thin-sliced White Bread Done Right organic bread). Also, make sure the cookie cutters will fit the slices of bread you will be using.

Thinly sliced cucumbers

Tofutti cream cheese

Sriracha, to taste or as needed for decorating.

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First, cut two slices of bread with a unicorn cookie cutter. Make sure they face the same direction. Remove any unsightly crumbs or crust that may still be around the cookie cutter. Unicorns like clean edges.

Next, carefully spread a good amount of the Tofutti cream cheese on one side of the unicorn bread.

You can either spread a small amount of sriracha on top of the cream cheese or use the sriracha as a way to decorate the sandwich once it’s fully assembled. Unicorns like to give people lots of options here.

Then, top with cucumber slices. Depending on the shape of the unicorn cookie cutters, you may need to slice some of the cucumber rounds in half to better fit into the sandwich.

Repeat until you have completed your menagerie of unicorn tea sandwiches. I mean, you have enough to serve your tea party guests.

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These sandwiches are also really great in kids’ bento lunch boxes, which we will be talking about this Friday for the Vegan MoFo theme of meals for the young (at heart).

Laura has been eating these sandwiches almost every day since she discovered their deliciousness, that I worry she might turn into one!

Until tomorrow, stay unicorny!

XOXO

Fluffy

 

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Vegan MoFo 2017 Day 10: Cookie Cutters

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Cookie cutters are an important tool for making food worthy of unicorns.

Today I will share three cookie cutters I have collected so far and the pros and cons of each.

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This one is my favorite unicorn cookie cutter because it is the most user-friendly unicorn cookie cutter I have found.  The unicorn’s horn isn’t too thin and/or long so that it will be difficult to keep intact when making cookies and the like, and it has a cute cartoony style. I bought this on Etsy, but I have seen it being sold on other sites, like Sweetapolita.com.

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This one is nice because it looks a little more detailed. However, it has thinner limbs and horn, which may make it more difficult to use when making cookies. I love the purple color. I bought this one at Michael’s craft store.

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This one is my least favorite for several reasons. One, it is plastic which I try to avoid whenever possible. However, I impulsively bought it because it also came with a rainbow cloud cookie cutter, and I liked that it was a profile of a unicorn’s head rather than the whole body. I wish though that the horn was a little more pronounced from the ears. I’ve used it and the horn isn’t prominent enough for it to be clear that it’s a unicorn and not a horse with three ears or something.

Remember my critiques of these cookie cutters when searching for your own cookie cutters. Some of the principles, such as not having super thin limbs or appendages on the design of the cutter apply to all cookie cutters of any shape or character. Also, I have found that with other types of cookie cutters, you want to make sure there are not too many pieces being cut out or leaving thin areas around the cut-out, as this often compromises the integrity of cookies. For example, I once was working with a bicycle cookie cutter that had handlebars with tiny little spaces to be cut out near the wheels. It was so frustrating to use. Maybe some objects and designs just don’t lend themselves that well to make cookies out of, but really I would hope you could make a cookie version of anything your heart desires if only you can find the right cookie cutter! ❤

Vegan MoFo 2017 Week 2, Day 9: Behind the Scenes: Unicorn Must-Haves

Hello, Fluffy the Vegan Unicorn is here!

This week’s MoFo theme is “Behind the Scenes.” This means you’ll be getting tips, tricks, tools, and must-haves, as well as some sneak peeks at the idea for the book Laura is writing with me.

Today we are looking at some of the must-haves for a magical unicorn-inspired kitchen. Some of these things we will be going into more detail later in the week. Those items will be starred.

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Here’s a photo of my “unicorn poop” sugar cookies…

Natural vegan food coloring. Whether it is the from the powders and recipes I talk about here, or storebought colors such as India Tree, Color Kitchen, or TruColor.

Cocoa Butter. This is used to make various vegan white chocolate recipes, some of which will be shared at a later date through this MoFo. I will only buy cocoa butter by brands recommended by Food Empowerment Project, or are fair trade and sourced outside Africa, since F.E.P. seems to be more about ready-to-eat chocolate rather than raw ingredients like Cocoa Butter. I do need to research this topic a bit more to be more clear on the matter.

Marshmallows. Let’s all take a moment of silence for Sweet and Sara Vegan Marshmallows getting ready to close…………..Okay. So, unfortunately, we won’t have dried rainbow-colored cereal marshmallows for much longer 😦 but we will have Dandies and Trader Joe’s vegan marshmallows. Dandies make special edition flavors sometimes which are really good and has good mini marshmallows that you can use for lots of Unicorn-friendly recipes. If you can only find the large pillowy vegan mallows near you, you can always cut them smaller for certain recipes that need mini mallows.

Vegan Sprinkles.* More on this in its own post, due Wednesday, October 11. All different kinds. And colored sanding sugar.

Unicorn shaped cookie cutters.* How else will you make unicorn shapes? More on these tomorrow.

Lots of sugar. This is self-explanatory. Make sure it’s always organic/vegan.

There’s probably a lot more I should mention, but this is a good start of the basics for now.