The Edgy Veg: Egg-Nostic Nog

Hark! Is that the magical sound of childish joy? Or just my holiday tinnitus? The season of celebrating is taking a sharp left turn from the traditional to unconventional this year. From home for the holidays, to stay the eff home for the holidays. But never fear, I am here as your personal support vegan to get you through planning your dinner—your ultra-conservative angry Uncle Jerry however, you will have to handle on your own. Hopefully it doesn’t leave you saying, “Hallelujah! Holy sh**! Where's the Tylenol?!”
My family and I celebrate Christmas, and we celebrate it according to the German Christmas traditions. A large family dinner on the 24th, followed by weird games my Mum made up, and then gifts. Years ago, my Mum suggested we forgo tons of gifts, and instead give to charity and do a Secret Santa with a $50 limit. That’s been the tradition ever since. The evening usually ends with dessert and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. We spend more time catching up, and on a dinner menu we love. Let's be honest—food is better than gifts anyway. And on that note, allow me to share with you a favourite holiday recipe.
Can we be honest with ourselves and admit that eggnog is just an alcoholic protein shake? Serve it chilled or warmed, spiked or virgin—you will find this combination of creamy cashews, cinnamon, nutmeg and rum exactly what you need to get egg-cited for the holidays!
Egg-Nostic Nog

4 cups unsweetened almond milk


Makes 4 servings


In a blender, combine almond milk, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a pinch of clove and black salt; blend until combined. Taste, and adjust cinnamon, maple syrup to your preference.


Add rum and blend until combined and slightly foamy. Add more rum if you want to make your eggnog a little more boozy. Serve cold or warm, garnished with a cinnamon stick.