I can’t believe we’re only 10 short days away from Christmas!! December is flying by. We still haven’t seen the first snow of the season around here, but there’s no doubt, Christmas is well on its way and I couldn’t be more excited about it! To celebrate the magic and beauty of the holiday season, I’m super thrilled to share this festive post with you today.
A while back, I was invited by the lovely folks over at Pure Green Magazine to be a community leader for their Late Fall and Holiday PGM In Season campaign, alongside three incredibly talented and inspiring bloggers: Shelly of Vegetarian Ventures, Betty of Le Jus d’Orange and Anise of Love and Garnish. This campaign is about showcasing delicious recipes inspired by the season, supported by beautiful styling and food photography. What started for Pure Green Mag as an Instagram campaign designed to bring together a community of foodies has evolved into a wonderful project: a printed cookbook, created by the community itself!
As community leaders, we help spread the word about this wonderful project and invite people to submit their recipes for a chance to be featured in the cookbook! You can find all the details and submit your recipe here by December 20th. You can also share your seasonal creations on Instagram and tag them with #PGMinseason for the chance to be featured on the PGM Instagram feed.
I am truly honoured to be a part of this beautiful initiative, as PGM is a favorite of mine. It’s a beautiful independent magazine that inspires people to live a more conscious, inspired and sustainable life. If you don’t know them yet, you should definitely check out their beautiful website.
A few years ago for the holidays, my sister made a few dozens biscotti, in three different delicious flavours. She beautifully packaged them in pretty little Christmas boxes and offered one to almost every person she knew. Years later, I still remember that gesture – to me, this little attention and the time and effort she put into making these delicious cookies outweighed any gift one could ever buy. To me, DIY gifts are the best kind of gifts. They mean so much more than anything purchased, and are a wonderful way to show those around you how much they mean to you.
I was inspired by her this year and decided to recreate these lovely treats into a vegan, gluten-free, and overall healthier version. The result is amazing. They taste just like the real deal. These are made of ground nuts and oats, and sweetened with just enough maple syrup. Don’t get intimidated by the task; I promise that making biscotti from scratch is so much easier than you think!
I made these biscotti in two delicious flavours: Chocolate & Hazelnut and Pistachio & Cranberry. These are some of my favorite combinations, but the flavors are easily adaptable, so feel free to play around and replace nuts and dried fruits by the ones you like to create your own combination. For an extra decadent treat, dip one side of the biscotti in a high-quality melted dark chocolate.
Package the biscotti in decorated jars or pretty boxes, and they will make a perfect edible gift for your loved ones this holiday season! In case you are wondering where to get these cute holiday tags, you can find them (and download them for free!) here.
Now head over to Pure Green Magazine to get the recipe for these vegan and gluten-free biscotti, and to read a little interview they did with me!
Joy is the most magnetic force in the universe.