Ahh, vegans – you kind souls. Unfortunately sometimes vegan food doesn’t taste great, making the holidays tricky and less delicious. But never fear, vegan food doesn’t need to taste like shit. Here’s how to have a vegan Christmas that’s delicious.
Spiked, or not (but definitely spiked) – everyone loves a glass of eggnog; it’s a holiday classic.
But for vegans, or those just trying to eat less crappy, eggnog was a thing of the past…
Until now, thanks to this bomb eggnog recipe that incorporates raw cashews, coconut milk, dates, Kahlua or vanilla extract, freshly grated nutmeg and the optional spiced rum.
This recipe is delicious, and surprisingly easy to make. Even those who have no qualm with the ‘traditional,’ will be on-board with this eggnog.
While I don’t know if I’ve ever actually had figgy pudding, I do know it’s a holiday classic and that “we all like figgy pudding.”
With the help of this recipe, even the vegans can sing “O bring us some figgy pudding and bring it right here.”
If you don’t understand my use of quotes, which are included for maximum cuteness, it’s probably time for you to refer to the lyrics of the classic holiday tune, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Cookies are one of my biggest vegan weaknesses, especially during the holidays considering they are everywhere.
Browse this resource, which has 25 recipes for vegan Christmas cookies.
Now no one’s exempt from fruit cake.
Just like the traditional, this recipe includes all the random, rum (or apple or orange juice) soaked goodies and trinkets and the same insanely dense poundage we love to hate.
If you’re not feeling inspired enough to actually bake, here you can purchase a fruitcake that is both vegan and gluten free.
Even vegans love/love to hate putting hours of work into creating a structurally unsound ‘house’ that typically goes stale before being eaten.
Thanks to this recipe – vegans can once again do that that.
However, if you’re feeling less motivated to create the materials, and just want to reap the rewards of a vegan gingerbread house, look no further than this ready-to-build Gingerbread House Kit.
I grew up loving my Grandma’s amazing ambrosia salad; my family always expects it for the holidays.
Since going vegan, the ambrosia salad has always been a major temptation.
While I don’t expect anything to ever compare to my Grandma’s ambrosia salad, this one definitely holds its own!
The green bean casserole – the holiday dish you grew up ‘disliking’ due to the green, but secretly enjoyed, and now, due to the meat stock and dairy, miss as a vegan.
Allow this recipe to put the traditional casserole back into your life.
Not only is it vegan, it’s also gluten-free, grain-free and paleo friendly. So whatever weird ass diet you’re on, you’ll be good with this casserole.
The creator of this recipe had the following requirements: to create a stuffing with deep, complex, savory flavors that even a meat-eating family would attack and devour with reckless abandon.
This vegan stuffing recipe uses a mushroom and olive oil flavor base, onion, celery, garlic and sage aromatics, a homemade vegetable stock (link to that recipe is included) and nuts for texture.