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    #1 CHOC GINGERBREAD SMOOTHIE
    2 frozen bananas
    1/3 cup rolled oats
    500ml plant milk
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp ginger
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    2 medjool dates

    #2 RAW FRUIT MINCE PIES
    Base:
    1/2 cup pecans
    1/2 cup rolled oats
    1 cup cashews
    10 medjool dates
    1 tbsp rice malt syrup

    Filling:
    1/3 cup currants
    1/3 cup cranberries
    5-6 pieces of dried ginger
    1/2 cup raisins
    3 medjool dates
    1/4 cup apple sauce
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp mixed spice
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    juice from 1 orange
    juice from 1/2 lemon
    NOTE: Store in fridge or freezer

    CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES:
    Truffle:
    200g 70% cacao chocolate (vegan friendly)
    1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (heated/warmed but not boiling)
    Pinch of salt
    Coating:
    Crushed pretzels
    Coconut desiccated
    anything you like!!
    NOTE: the higher percentage of cacao the more liquid you need otherwise the chocolate will seize up. If you use for example 40% cacao chocolate add the coconut milk 1 tbsp at a time until it’s combined as you may not need as much liquid.
    Store in fridge.

    FRUIT AND NUT LOAF IN JAR
    For the jar:
    1 cup spelt flour
    1/2 cup buckwheat flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp bicarb soda
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp ginger
    1 tsp mixed spice
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1/3-1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar or coconut sugar
    1/4-1/3 cup of each: coconut shreds, coconut desiccated, cranberries, raisins, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dates, almond slivers or whatever you desire.

    To add – wet ingredients:
    2 flax eggs (4 tbsp flax meal + 1/3 cup water combined and thickened)
    3 tbsp molasses
    1/2 cup almond milk or any plant milk
    1/3 cup apple sauce

    METHOD:
    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
    1. Pour jar contents into a mixing bowl, add in the wet ingredients and combine.
    2. Add mixture to a loaf tin and bake for 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
    3. Remove from oven, allow to cool and enjoy.

    NOTE: Write the ingredients and method on a tag and tie to jar

    Here are some other recipes you could use for the jars:

    Carrot cake https://goo.gl/MXm5yu
    Pumpkin bread https://goo.gl/k79iGU
    Raw Ferrero rocher https://goo.gl/BTymnY
    Spiced Christmas fruit loaf https://goo.gl/xMZky5
    Gingerbread men https://goo.gl/55uAB6
    Blueberry muffins https://goo.gl/Tmi2nq

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    HELPFUL LINKS:
    Nutritionfacts.org – http://nutritionfacts.org/
    Mic The Vegan – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJq0eQZoFSwgcqgxIE9MHw

    ILLEGAL TO CALL EGGS HEALTHY?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtGf2FuzKo4

    DAIRY INDUSTRY EXPLAINED IN 5 MINUTES:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI

    DAIRY:
    http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/dairy/
    http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cows-milk-casomorphin-and-autism/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxnBDDqXSjk

    PROTEIN:
    http://www.theholykale.com/plant-based-protein-chart/
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=vegan+iron+sources&espv=2&biw=1380&bih=725&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGu9nc6YXLAhXCJ5QKHd1KASUQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=vegan+PROTEIN+sources

    CALCIUM:
    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/25-vegan-sources-for-calcium.html
    http://drlisawatson.com/40-vegan-calcium-sources
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=vegan+iron+sources&espv=2&biw=1380&bih=725&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGu9nc6YXLAhXCJ5QKHd1KASUQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=vegan+CALCIUM+sources

    IRON:
    http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php
    http://kriscarr.com/blog/plant-based-iron-rich-foods/
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=vegan+iron+sources&espv=2&biw=1380&bih=725&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGu9nc6YXLAhXCJ5QKHd1KASUQ_AUIBigB

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    VIDEOS TO WATCH
    What The Health:
    http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/ (on netflix)

    Earthlings:
    http://earthlings.com/

    1000 eyes:
    https://www.aussiefarms.org.au/thousand-eyes.php

    Forks Over Knives:
    http://www.forksoverknives.com/

    Cowspiracy:
    http://www.cowspiracy.com/

    Best speech you will ever hear:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4

    101 reasons to go vegan:
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    Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe?

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    DESCRIPTION: Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned the egg industry that saying eggs are nutritious or safe may violate rules against false and misleading advertising.

    For more peeks behind the egg industry curtain see:

    • Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-cholesterol-patently-false-and-misleading-claims/)
    • Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/)
    • Eggs and Choline: Something Fishy (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-choline-something-fishy/)
    • Eggs, Choline, and Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-choline-and-cancer/)
    • Eggs and Diabetes (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-and-diabetes)
    • Egg Industry Blind Spot (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/egg-industry-blind-spot/)

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    Comments

    Tess Begg says:

    HI EVERYONE! Here it is, the holiday recipes and DIY gifts 🙂 Everything is in the description as always and I really hope you all enjoy it! 🎄🎄 Took me like 6 hrs filming and 6hrs editing so I'm off to go relax for a bit now heheh.

    Mary Blue says:

    how to get in mood for christmas without snow & cold air & crackling fire & all that stuff? 😂

    Tiffany sin Tiffany sin says:

    Hi tess😆,I want to ask for your falafel recipe.Can I use other flour like coconut and oat flour instead of chickpeas flour?🤔

    Kirra K says:

    Just started following you and I love your content! I was wondering if you could do a video on how you made your ebook and how you started your YouTube channel. I'm not sure if you do actually cover this in a video, if you did could you tell me which one x

    Cassie Autumn says:

    Even though it isn’t Christmas anymore, I’d still love to try these, especially the little star mince pies, chocolate gingerbread smoothie, and fruit and nut loaf mix!

    Melody Cornett says:

    It's already past Christmas, but I'm going to try the gingerbread smoothie tomorrow breakfast. It sounds too good not to try it out😍😍

    Jade W says:

    I wish we could have seen the completely baked loaf- just a tip for next time:)

    Tiffany sin Tiffany sin says:

    Hi tess!🙋 I want to ask for the choc chips PB banana bread recipe🍫🍌🍞 that you filmed a few months ago. Can I use honey instead of brown rice syrup?

    qiongshan Wang says:

    Love u sosososo much ~~you're amazing girl

    Molly says:

    it's called mince because mincing is a technique not a food. mince is just short for minced beef and mince pies includes minced fruit

    Guillermina Grasetti says:

    Those jars look so cool!!

    Minsayoh says:

    Didn't realize how much i missed tat music until you started making the truffles :p

    Natalia Krupska says:

    The best gifts😍❤

    Fanni Heinilä says:

    This is so helpful video😍

    whileibreathihope says:

    is it full fat coconut milk?

    Payton Blesy says:

    This is the cutest vegan holiday video I’ve seen, thank you Tess!! Love your videos!!!

    Emma Björkemar says:

    Best video ever❤️

    charlotte fitzhardinge says:

    oh my lord those truffles look insane!!

    Lin A says:

    Merry Christmas, Tess! Thank you for always inspiring me.

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