"We are dedicated to cruelty-free living through a vegetarian - vegan lifestyle. Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!"
Hot spiced apple juice or cider is a delightful vegan treat on any chilly day and for festive holidays and gatherings. We prefer to make and serve this beverage in a slow cooker or crock pot, set on "warm".
If you do not have a few hours to allow the ingredients to heat in the crock pot, preheat the apple juice or cider and water in a pot on the stove top or in a microwave oven in an appropriate container. We use a 2-cup "Pyrex" measuring cup and heat on "high" in the microwave oven for 4 minutes, adding the contents to the preheated crock pot, and repeating this procedure until all the juice is heated.
Add the Cinnamon, Allspice and Cloves to the first batch of warmed Apple Juice or Cider in the crock pot and let simmer for about 1/2 hour.
We set the cups out beside the crock pot, and allow people to serve themselves with a ladle.
The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!