Holiday dinners can be hard for those with special diets. Show someone how much you care about them by having at least one dish that they can enjoy.
You’ll get some wonderful ideas from some of my fellow vegan bloggers below. This year you may even decide to have a full vegan meal! It’s not that hard, I promise.
Have a wonderful holiday dinner!
This Slow Cooker Tempeh Braised with Figs and Port Wine is from my first cookbook, The Vegan Slow Cooker and is perfect to bring along to a potluck. You can easily double or triple the recipe to make enough for a crowd. Another bonus is that you know you’ll have something to eat as a main course too!
This is a dump and go recipe that’s perfect for the busy holiday season. You can even cut up the ingredients the night before to make your morning even simpler. If you’re going to have this cooking longer than 8 hours you may want to add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water or broth so it doesn’t cook dry.
Tempeh, it an Indonesian soy food. It has halved soybeans in it and is cultured. It’s a great substitution for any of your old non-vegan recipes and holds together great in the slow cooker.
You can use balsamic vinegar in place of the port wine. But use 2 tablespoons vinegar and add extra water to make up a whole cup of liquid.
It’s that time of the year. At least now it’s after Thanksgiving, but I’ve seen Christmas and Hanukkah decorations up since before Halloween. Yesterday, I was shopping and the holiday music finally wasn’t as much of a stretch.
That may make me sound like a Grinch, but I love just about any holiday. I’m just tired of having to buy my Halloween supplies before October 20.
Now I’m ready to start baking and hopefully put up the tree soon too. This year I have some little cool gifts for friends, but they will be accompanied by a nicely packaged food gift. I’m notorious for not wrapping presents, but with a food gift it’s easy. You only need to add a ribbon and you’re done!
I’ve talked a few of my fellow vegan bloggers to share some of their best holiday treat recipes with you. They all would make great gifts and you can snack a little while you make them too. Just click on the links below and you’ll go to the blogger site to get the full recipe.
Here are a few cookie recipes that are perfect for neighbor or hostess gifts, but you can always send some of the leftovers to me!
Make your own box of truffles to gift with these easy and delicious little bites of chocolate:
Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Truffles from SpaBettie.com, well what holiday couldn’t use a touch of bourbon?
Maca mint chocolate truffles from aDashOfCompassion.com add the mint into the your box of holiday chocolates.
Here are a few extras that you’ll want to add to your holiday baking list:
Oatmeal Cookie Butter from HealthySlowCooking.com would be perfect in a mason jar with a festive ribbon.
None of your friends will make fun of this Amazing Bundt Cake Fruitcake from VeganInTheFreezer.com.
It’s just not an end of the year holiday without a little Punkin Pie from Canned-Time.com!