Avant-Garde Vegan Fashion House UMASAN

Going 100% Vegan can be a tricky thing especially when it comes to fashion. We at Om Nom Nom cookies take our style and our aesthetic very seriously and absolutely love to look our best at all times. Changing our diets was the first step but then came letting go of all other animal derived lifestyle choices like wearing leather. We started to wonder if our fashion sense was going to have to go down the drain because of lack of cool 100% vegan attire and then we found out about UMASAN.

UMASAN is the first and only vegan High Fashion label that satisfies the needs of the new health style generation. The vegan label attaches a great importance to ecological and human production processes as well as the natural, sustainable and animal-friendly use of resources.

umasan UMASAN creates this avant-garde ‘feel-good’ fashion with innovative vegan fabrics like SeaCell (seaweeds), MicroModal (beech wood) and(eucalyptus wood) and more. It is UMASAN’s promise not to use any animal products, concentrating on humane/ecological production solutions and choose fabrics through the eyes of sustainability and earth consciousness. Not using animal products means that there is no wool, cashmere, leather and fur in the collections.

Check them out at www.umasan-world.com


Vegan Earl Grey Tea Cookie Recipe

Easter reminds me of my mother… It was her favorite holiday and she would spend the weeks prior to it hand dying our eggs, making each one of her 7 children their very own easter basket filled to the brim with chocolate, candy and stuffed animals dressed up in cute little easter outfits. On Easter morning she would wake up bright and early and hide dozens of eggs, some real and some made of plastic filled with candy for us to then hunt and devour. She isn’t here to share this holiday with me but I remember her fondly and decided to share this recipe that she helped me create. My mother was born in England and our version of a classic English tea cookie infused with earl grey tea always reminded us of our summers in England and our long walks down Oxfords bunny trails hand in hand. I hope you enjoy making these as much as we have and share them with your loved ones as well.

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2 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Early Grey tea (from about 4-5 bags)
6 ounces non-dairy margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon vanilla soy milk, or other non-dairy milk
vanilla sugar, for the cookie edges (optional)

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the sugars, salt and tea and pulse until the tea is pulverized. Add the flour, and pulse again until everything is evenly mixed.
Add the margarine, vanilla and soy milk, and pulse again until a dough starts to form. Dump it out into a bowl, and knead just until everything comes together and the loose bits of flour are incorporated.
Divide the dough in half, and roll each half into a log about 12-inches long. (Mine were a bit shorter because I wanted my cookies to be a little bigger). Wrap the dough logs in plastic or parchment, and put them in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Remove the dough from the fridge, and cut slices that are about 1/3″ thick. (See Notes). Place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 10 – 12 minutes, or until the centers are set, rotating the trays halfway through the cooking time. Let them sit on the trays for at least 10 minutes to cool, and then transfer them to cooling racks.