Posted on Dec 11, 2009 | Comments 3
– Make Delicious, Beautiful Meals That Are Meat-Free and Dairy-Free
1. Vegan Eggnog
Start your holidays off right with a Vegan Eggnog beverage that will please even the pickiest traditionalist.
This dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free recipe is made with almonds, agave nectar, yacon syrup, and topped with the traditional spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Warm and inviting.
Recipe : Vegan Eggnog
2. Tangy Tofu Roll-Ups
Start a holiday meal with Tangy Tofu Roll-Ups prepared with smoked tofu, water chestnuts, bell peppers, and a tasty sauce.
They would be great to serve at an appetizer party accompanied by stuffed mushrooms and warm spiced beverages.
Recipe : Tangy Tofu Roll-Ups
3. Quinoa and Wild Rice Stuffed Squash
Add an elegant touch to almost any meal with these Quinoa and Wild Rice Stuffed Squash side dishes.
Prepare them with an interesting blend of wild rice, quinoa, onions, celery, sage, cranberries, apricots, pecans, and orange juice, all carefully stuffed into halved acorn squashes.
Recipe : Quinoa and Wild Rice Stuffed Squash
4. Vegan Tofu Turkey
Or try a twist on the traditional meaty meal with a Vegan Tofu Turkey recipe created using firm tofu, spices, stuffed with a somewhat traditional stuffing made of bread crumbs, veggies, sage, cilantro, and peppercorns, and topped with a delicious marinade of orange juice and tamari sauce.
Recipe : Vegan Tofu Turkey
5. Tofu Turkey
Simply put the Tofurky in a roasting pan with your favourite roast veggies (carrots, potatoes, squash, cranberries, and parsnips) and roast with some oil and spices.
6. Soy-Free Vegan Lasagna
Lasagna is a great meal option for almost any occasion over the holidays—whether it’s New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve, or even Christmas Day.
This Soy-Free Vegan Lasagna recipe is filled with delicious ingredients, including a nutty pesto, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, Italian flavors, and a sumptuous sauce. Yum!
Recipe : Soy-Free Vegan Lasagna
7. Autumn Vegetable Ragout with Soft Polenta
For a real turn of flavor, go ethnic with your holiday meal by making something like this Autumn Vegetable Ragout with Soft Polenta.
This one is made with a tempting blend of butternut squash, onion, parsnips, tomatoes, calamata olives, white beans, kale, and lots of garlic served over a warm, corn polenta base.
8. Dukeshill Christmas Pudding
Dukeshill Christmas Pudding is tailored for vegetarians by substituting butter for suet.
The same delicious holiday flavors without animal products with this easy dessert that you simply warm up in the microwave. It’s filled with traditional fruits (but is nut-free!), French Brandy, and has a buttery flavor that will surely tempt any pallet.
Recipe : Dukeshill Christmas Pudding
9. Lavender Shortbread
And if your holiday menu traditionally includes buttery shortbread, why not try out a vegan version?
This Lavender Shortbread is made with Earth Balance, sugar, rosewater, culinary lavender, and of course, flour.
Recipe : Lavender Shortbread
10. Deluxe Chestnut, Port and Thyme Strudel
Try something new and exciting for your holiday main course by creating a beautiful Deluxe Chestnut, Port and Thyme Strudel made with an aromatic blend of onions, garlic, celery, nuts, and port.
Wrapped in buttery pastry and served on a long platter, it will add interest and elegance to your holiday table.