Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

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.

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.

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!)

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).

Cranberry Apricot Sauce

Give plain cranberry sauce a rest this year. Instead, try out our jazzed-up version, chock-full of apricots, with a hint of orange.

Pumpkin Smoothie

1 15oz can Pumpkin
1 1/2 c Soy Milk
1T. Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar…

Raw Cranberry Sauce

Process all ingredients in a food processor until desired consistancy is reached. That is, if you like pure, smooth cranberry sauce, or like chunky cranberry sauce. Enjoi!

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Chill in the fridge or freezer before serving. And enjoy!!!

Fruited Grain Salad

Here is another one I use at holidays–it always looks impressive with the colors from the fruit and herbs (do use fresh mint if you can–dried is not the same!) I think I adapted it from one of Mollie Katzen’s cookbooks. This salad keeps very well, and is great to have on hand for lunches and snacks.

New Years Black-Eyed Peas over Brown Rice

This makes lots- enough to share and is wonderful.

Pioneer Corn Bread

This is a slightly modernized version of an old Kentucky recipe for plain corn bread. Eat it as a hot bread, or leave it for a few days and use it for the stuffing.

Irish Bean Stew

Easy, delicious, and nutritious.

Dublin Coddle with Vegan Irish Sausages

Make your own vegan Irish sausages this St. Patrick’s Day, and add them to this delicious stew. It’s simple, home-style cooking but absolutely delicious–hot and filling and the very definition of “comfort food.”

Savory Roasted Vegetables

This was my favorite dish for the Thanksgiving meal and there wasn’t a scrap left!

Cinnamon Glazed Carrots

This side dish is a must at holiday dinners.

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