Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

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Miniature Pumpkins Stuffed With Spiced Lentils

The lentils are delicious when served without the pumpkin, too. Adapted from 365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian. Plan on one “Jack Be Little” or other miniature pumpkin per person.

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Wild Rice Stuffed Roasted Squash

Here is one that is always a stand-by for any holiday gathering–usually Thanksgiving. It is great as a main dish or as a side dish.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Ok, this turned out to be the most popular dish at out Thanksgiving dinner. I completely made it up as I went along, so I was scared to death. Here’s the quick (non measured, sorry!)

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Crockpot Vegan Stuffing

This was the best vegan stuffing I’ve ever tasted. Even the meat eaters loved it and commented that the mushroom gave it a wonderful texture. I adapted this recipe from one I found somewhere on the internet. I wasn’t exact on the spice measurements (meaning I didn’t level off the top of the measuring spoon).

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Bryanna’s Vegan Pumpkin Pie

I don’t like pumpkin pie made with tofu-no one ever suspects this one doesn’t have eggs. One caution-MAKE THIS THE DAY BEFORE SERVING. It’s needs a day to set really well, I find. This is a spicy filling.

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Chocolate Chanukkah Cookies

This recipe comes from the mother of a friend of mine that makes these cookies every year. They are lower in fat than more traditional cookies are always quickly gobbled up. I like using Star of David cutters, but gelt or dreidel cutters also work great. These cookies can also be frosted with royal icing or glazed.

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Mince “Meat” Pie

Here’s one that I used long ago. It’s from the November 1991 issue of Vegetarian Times, and until now it’s been in a binder with a lot of old recipes. I remember making it several times and liking it and then passing it along to my non-vegetarian father when he wanted to use up a lot of the citrus fruit he grows. He loved it, too.

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