One of my favorite cookies tie into one of my favorite holidays (Purim) where you dress up and make lots of noise. Tasty vegan baked goods are hard to find, but these are surprisingly delicious.

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The feast of Purim is a joyous occasion.  It is celebrated each year on the 14th and 15th days of the Hebrew month of Adar.  Hamentashen are eaten, noise makers are rattled by the children, and a fun time is had by all.  It celebrates one of GOD's mighty deliverances recorded in the Bible.  The account is found in the book of Esther, also known as the Megillah.

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Tu’B Shevat is the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Tu’B Shevat is when we celebrate the New Year for the trees. It is a Jewish Arbor Day and comes just at the end of the winter rainy season in Israel, which correlates to sometime near February.

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If anyone had told me there would be so many Latke recipes hitting the internet the first day of Hanukkah - Well let's just say I wouldn't have believed it. I had been looking forward to posting this recipe since I found it hidden in the Vegetable section of Betty's Big Red under the title Potato Pancakes. But in a world of Latke recipes here's what makes this one special :

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