It is that time of year again, once again you are invited to join in the holiday spirit and celebrate a Vegan Christmas. I don’t know about you, but not being able to eat all the traditional foods and stuff that I grew up with is driving me crazy! What better way to avoid the crowd and have that time off from eating all the same old boring foods that everyone else is eating? You will not miss out on anything, and the holiday season will be a whole lot more enjoyable because you won’t be under the spotlight at all. You will have that time off from the commotion of the holidays and just enjoy the holiday in your own special way.
A Vegan Christmas is actually rather easy to make. There are some very special ingredients that can lend a special flavor to any dish, and even some non-vegan recipes that are just as delicious. No matter what kind of dishes you decide to prepare for your Vegan Christmas, there are certain Christmas traditions and customs that should be followed. This article will guide you through a few of those traditions that you may want to consider observing during your special holiday.
First, you need to know what the holiday is called in the first place. While this is not strictly necessary, it will make things a lot easier when you get to making Vegan Christmas treats. A Christmas cookie is a great place to start, or maybe even a nice large vegan chocolate cake. If you decide to go all out, there are dozens of different kinds of muffins or breads that are perfect for a vegan Christmas menu. There is something for everyone, and it will give you a chance to stretch your food dollars a bit.
In addition to the Vegan Christmas treats, another tradition that you should consider observing is to abstain from meat on Dec. 8th. This doesn’t mean that you have to become a vegetarian or vegan for the day, just that you shouldn’t eat any animal products during this day. This rule does not, however, mandate that you deprive yourself of certain foods. For example, you can still bake a vegan Christmas cake and eat cheese and wine with it.
As a special treat, try cooking up some Vegan Thanksgiving Turkey. What you do with the meat is entirely up to you, but having the traditional side dishes of rice, green salad and cranberry sauce will definitely be a hit. Other dishes that are commonly associated with vegans are tofu casserole, stew with vegetables and dressing, vegetable soup and even black bean chili. It’s a well-rounded vegetarian Christmas dinner that most everyone will enjoy.
If you follow a vegan diet during the holidays, there’s no reason why you can’t party as well. Most people these days are very busy, and they don’t often have the time to prepare healthy meals that will satiate them for the entire holiday. However, you can find some vegan catering companies that will put together everything you need for a wonderful meal and even offer to deliver. This will give you the option of having a quick and easy holiday party, while still ensuring that your family is eating healthy.
When it comes to planning a vegan Christmas, you’re going to need to plan ahead. If you know someone who is following a vegan diet, get in touch with them and see if they would be happy to host a party on your behalf. If they are unable to make it, find another friend or family member to help. Planning well in advance will ensure that you can prepare all of the food in time for the big day – meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy it thoroughly and not feel like you missed out on anything!
No matter what you decide to do for your vegan Christmas, remember to take everything you have with you and ensure you have a nice balance between all of your food choices. In this way, you will ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the vegan recipes that you have been putting together all year. Just by making a few simple changes, you can have an amazing vegan Christmas – one that your whole family is going to enjoy thoroughly!