The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
Want to make a splash this New Year's
Eve? Whether you're hosting a party, attending one, or simply lounging around
at home with your loved ones, The Tipsy Vegan has 75 boozy recipes to shake things up. With this quirky and inspiring cookbook by John Schlimm
in hand, you'll be making "sloshed soups, salads, and appetizers; blitzed main
dishes; drunken desserts; and (of course) cocktails." These outside-the-box
dishes and drinks are easy to prepare and even easier to make disappear, and they
will surely impress anyone who partakes of them. For your partying pleasure,
here are three spiked appetizer recipes to keep you and your fellow celebrators
satiated well into the night. 2012, here we come!
1 (14-oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce, stemmed,
plus 1 tsp. sauce1 large clove garlic, coarsely chopped3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice3 Tbsp. tahini (mix well before measuring)2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp. white rum, or to taste1 tsp. ground cumin1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling1 large English (seedless) cucumber1 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted in a dry skillet until just
Makes approximately 35 hors d'œuvres
*Note: Don't use a food processor. You won't get a perfectly smooth texture.
4 acorn squash, halved, with seeds and strings removed3 Tbsp. vegan margarine or extra virgin olive oil8 pears, peeled, cored, and diced8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced1/4 cup Calvados (apple brandy) or apple liqueurJuice of 1 lemon1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg4 tsp. cinnamon powder
Makes 8 servings
1⁄3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp. vodka1 Tbsp. dry vermouth or dry white wine1 Tbsp. bottled horseradish2 cloves garlic, pressed1 tsp. smoked paprika1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves1 tsp. kosher
saltPepper, to taste1 tsp. caraway
seeds1/2 tsp. cayenne
pepper1 tsp. red pepper flakes2 lbs. red-skinned and Yukon gold potatoes, cut into
3/4- to 1-in. cubes
Makes 4 servings
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