Christmas can be difficult for a person on a vegan diet, and you have probably already run in to a few difficult situations. Perhaps your workplace arranged a big Christmas party and you had to be the difficult guest ringing down the restaurant to make sure you wouldn’t have to survive on that one salad the whole night – and then get embarrassingly drunk because you hadn’t gotten enough wholesome food in you belly. Or Maybe you where invited to a Christmas party, where the host didn’t realise that roasting potatoes in duck fat meant, that you wouldn’t be able to join in on the feast.
It is imprinted in people’s minds, that Christmas foods equals over feasting on animals. A terrible tradition that we would like to change.
We have found some great vegan Christmas recipes, that will help you throw an amazing vegan Christmas, hopefully having your carnivore loved ones leaving thinking, that your vegan feast was more delicious than the traditional meaty Christmas feast.
For your Vegan Christmas party we firstly suggest that the Christmassy drinks are in place. Stellar Organics have created a range of Organic Sulphur free wines which would fit perfectly in your vegan Christmas party.
No Christmas is complete without Mulled wine. Weggie wines have set up a few recipes for Christmas wine recipes from across the world. We suggest you try all of them – just remember to share with your guests even though it can be hard.
We absolutely adore Elderflower and this will add a splash of freshness to your Christmas drinks menu.
Ram Shackle Glam have created a super stylish and super easy way to make a delicious ELDERFLOWER CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL
In a highball glass, pour 4 oz dry white wine. Add 1 oz. St. Germain elderflower cordial, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and top with a little champagne or club soda.
During all this drinking you definitely need to serve snacks and you can never go wrong with avocado.
Yummly serves us with this extra yummy Vegan Avocado Slaw canapé recipe that probably will be inhaled by your guests within minutes. So be sure to make enough!
Now it is after all a party so you have to look Christmas fierce!
Archie in Red Haiti Print
Dita in Burgundy checked print
Bee in Red print a Dinamica Suede for a vintage Christmas look.
Lucile in fierce red and snake print
Salma in beautiful red diamond print and black Dinamica detailing.
On Christmas morning we suggest you start your day with a very light breakfast so you can spend the day gathering a good appetite for the feast that awaits.
Susannas Kitchen has a mouth-watering range of ideas for fruit platters that will suit any taste buds at the table.
Now for the Christmas feast!
As a starter a paté is always a hit and all recipes have a few suggestions on how to serve paté vegan style.
We like the sound of this Potato/carrot based paté for a Christmas starter.
We found a great vegan Mushroom strudel recipe on The Vegan Readers Digest blog written by Ginny Kisch Messina, nutritionist and master of public health who cooks and tastes her way to great vegan recipes.
On her blog she also gives extra tips and tricks on getting the best out of her discoveries.
Check out how she made a vegetarian Mushroom strudel completely vegan.
A vegan Christmas roast is hardly complete without the classic Nut roast
1 medium sized onion or 1 small leek, chopped 1 fl oz (30 ml) vegetable oil 2 tsp (10 ml) yeast extract in 1/4 pint hot water 8 oz (225g) chopped mixed nuts 2 tbsp ground almonds 4 oz (100g) wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 tbsp sage Pinch cayenne pepper Salt and pepper to taste
1. Saute the onion or leek in the oil until soft, not browned.
2. Combine all of the ingredients together; the mixture may be slightly slack.
Turn into an oiled ovenproof dish and bake in oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 30 minutes until golden brown. Serves 4-6
Again the vegan society has served everything we could possible need for a yummy vegan Christmas.
Check out their Baked Red Cabbage & Apple
1 tbsp rapeseed or other vegetable oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1 large red cabbage 1 medium cooking apple 1-2 pints (1/2-1litre) apple juice Maple syrup/sugar – optional
- Fry the onions in the oil until soft. Finely shred the cabbage and core and chop the apple. Add to the pan and fry for a few minutes.
- Add the apple juice. Don’t cover the cabbage, put enough to cover quarter to half of it, otherwise you get too much juice. Add more later if necessary.
- Cook until the cabbage is tender, stirring every few minutes. This will take about an hour. If necessary, sweeten to taste with maple syrup or sugar.
Stuffing is a must and savvy vegetarian has set up a couple of delicious vegan stuffing recipes for our vegan Christmas dinner.
Here’s a sage and onions based stuffing suggestion for your Christmas table.
Most puddings are vegetarian, which is brilliant, but it can be hard to find a vegan Christmas pudding. Here is a delicious vegan recipe from fave healthy recipes packed with fruity goodness including cranberries, raisins, currants, dates and many more pudding classics.
Vegusto has a mass amount of Christmas food cooking remedies ready for you to make your vegan Christmas a little easier. You can buy a ready-made pack of Christmas vegan goodness for a reasonably price.
We however use Vegusto to buy our vegan cheeses for the after dinner cheese board.
This No-Moo walnut cheddar style cheese you can get from Vegustos website along with many other dairy free cheeses.
Rawmazing has couple super delicious recipes for crackers that will go great with a vegan cheeseboard. Especially their Rosemary and almond crackers. Who says a vegan cheese board has to be bland?
These crackers are irresistible even without any cheese and can be served between courses as Heather from Beyond Skin likes to practice to keep her guests mouths occupied while waiting for the next serving.
Now you should be well set for hosting a vegan Christmas. All you have to make sure to do during all this drinking and keep hydrated and have fun.
A brilliant idea from Heather for having Christmas fun while waiting for the next meal is to hide presents around the house and having the hunters follow little clues to get to the surprises.
Have a merry vegan Christmas