Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Roundup 2010

So my dream of creating all sorts of holiday recipes this year was destroyed by a manuscript, a book proposal, and far too much grading. Still, I did come up with a few ideas, and there are plenty more in the Vegan Dad archives to make your holiday a gastronomic success:

It is a tradition of ours to start Christmas day with a lovely Swedish Tea Ring. You could also do Lemon Currant Rolls, or even this Chocolate Cinnamon Babka.

We usually don't eat lunch on Christmas Day, but spend the afternoon nibbling on finger foods and cookies, like these Russian Tea Balls. Those of you who have Peter Reinhart's Bread Baker's Apprentice can follow my vegan notes to make your own Stollen or Pannettone.

For dinner, you could have Veggie Mini Pies (but add some cranberries into the mix), Mini Pot Pies, Stuffed Tofu, or Festive Phyllo Traingles. You could also go old school with a Stuffed Seitan Roast, or something more simple like Cranberry-Glazed Tofu (with a side of Scalloped Potatoes and Butternut Squash), or a Holiday Stew.

All the best to you this holiday season, and happy cooking!

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Good luck with the book proposal/manuscript.

VivaciousVegan said...

Happy Holidays!!!
I cannot wait to try some of the goodies you listed!
I hope you and yours enjoy the season!!!

Goji said...

Wow, what great ideas! This arrived in my inbox just as Mom began to assemble the Tea Ring. Instead of veganizing her traditional Betty Crocker tea ring for me we'll give yours a go. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Thanks for all of the excellent ideas! I have all the ingredients on hand for the Russian Tea Balls, I think I'll make them soon. Merry Christmas!

audra said...

I sought your advice and made the mini veggie pies, scalloped potatoes and butternut squash as well as the Stuffed tofu. All were a hit! The only critique was that the potato dish was lacking some flavor. Either I needed to add more salt or some other spice. thanks for making my first vegan Christmas a huge success!