Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our First Vegan Christmas

Our son and his fiancee are both vegan, so we had to do some searching to figure out recipes that would work for Christmas Eve dinner. We found one that was quite tasty, and even found a good dessert!

This is my plate, so I helped myself to butter, which I love melted in hot squash. Otherwise I ate a vegan Christmas Eve dinner and liked it a lot! It's a wild rice/brown rice/lentil & veggies "stew" which expanded so far and so fast that it became more of a casserole in our case. And with the squash I found it to be quite delicious.

For dessert we had vegan cupcakes with fruit on top. Yummy! They were impressed, and I was happy it all turned out successfully.

Christmas Day we're doing it over again with our daughter and her BF. They couldn't all make it here on the same day, unfortunately. So for Round #2 we're doing a more typical meal with a roast, but we'll serve the leftover vegan dish, too!

Merry Christmas to all!


Tonya Ricucci said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy. Merry Christmas!

sewprimitive karen said...

Yum, that sounds good. Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

Merry does actually sound good!

Torina said...

Mmmm, vegan. I am jealous! I have a chicken in the oven but I am baking the veggies separately so I can avoid the meat :) (I am an aspiring vegetarian surrounded by a family of carnivores)

Have a very merry Christmas, Carol! I am so glad to have you as a blogger buddy!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Yum! We do a vegan thanksgiving, but today the ham, potato pancakes, and cauliflower gratin...
Merry christmas!

AlaskatoIreland said...

Mmm, your dinner sounds so good. I was vegetarian for several years and then vegan for a few more years, so I was excited to talk to those guys about their dietary endeavors!

Even though I no longer identify as either vegetarian or vegan, I find that about 98% of the meals I eat are vegan, and that's because what I learned in my past decade of nutritional endeavors was very valuable.

I'm happy to share recipes for various events!