Vegan Christmas Gifts is easy to make from ingredients that you can find in most supermarkets. For some people, the holiday season can mean that they have very little discretionary cash available to buy gifts for others. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to live on bread and vegetables! There are plenty of excellent, cost-effective vegan Christmas gifts that won’t break your budget. Here are just a few ideas:
There are lots of wonderful vegan Christmas cookie recipes out there. Look for vegan Christmas cookie recipes online or (if you’re in a pinch) ask some of your friends to bake you some new Christmas cookies. It is actually surprisingly easy to make vegan Christmas cookies! You will need oatmeal to make the cookies and almond or soy milk for the icing. There are some lovely vegan Christmas recipes online that have been adapted to make vegan Christmas recipes easy and tasty, too.
Another delicious festive vegan Christmas recipe that involves cooking in coconut milk is a “Cranberry Pear Dip” made with vegan cream cheese and mushroom sauce. You’ll need about two cups of reduced-sugar sour cream, three sliced mushrooms, one cup of chopped cranberries, a teaspoon of dried cranberries, a tablespoon of ground black pepper, and two tablespoons of vegan butter. All of these ingredients should be at room temperature.
A traditional gluten-free Christmas cake recipe called the “vegan chocolate chip cookie” is another wonderful vegan Christmas dessert idea. It has a delicious nutty flavor, but it’s so much better than a regular chocolate chip cookie. A gluten-free vegan Christmas cake recipe like this can be found online.
In addition to the holiday treats mentioned above, there are many other festive foods that can be made into a vegetarian Christmas dessert. For example, stuffing can be spiced with savory herbs like thyme and sage and covered in egg-free stuffing. This type of stuffing goes great as part of a turkey roll, which is a filling filled golden-brown loaf of bread with turkey meat and turkey liver sauce. A festive yeast-seed cracker is also easy to make – just mix it with a bit of tapioca starch, which helps it maintain its shape.
Other excellent vegetarian Christmas dessert ideas include vegan cheesecakes. A quick and easy to make cheesecake can be topped with a creamy cheese platter for an elegant look. There are many different types of cheeses you can try, like brie, Camembert, or even provolone; and you can serve them on their own, with other foods, or as part of a delicious gluten-free turkey roll.
Another delicious Christmas dessert idea is to serve up some vegan brownies. Brownies start off with a delicious sauce, which is usually made from soy sauce (made without eggs or milk) and some variety of spices. They can have maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey added to the sauce for a sweet touch. Some people include nuts and/or raisins in their brownies. There are many different brownie recipes available online, which is a nice way to be able to experiment and see what you like.
You might want to try a warm version of a hearty pasta dish – one that uses a sweet potato as its base. A really nice idea is a vegan sausage. Use a dried port or sherry-glazed ham, browned and sauteed onions, mushrooms, some garlic, black pepper, chopped parsley, some cranberries and a lot of tomato sauce to make a delicious and healthy pasta dish. If you’re in the mood for something a little more out-of-the-box, substitute chopped ham or Swiss cheese for the ham and Swiss, for a more nutty, smoky flavor.
Perhaps you are feeling a little under Christmas food. Instead of going out to dinner with traditional Christmas fare, why not try some vegan Christmas recipes that are a little bit out-of-the-box? One very easy recipe for Christmas night is to cook some marinara or tomato based spaghetti. You’ll need some mushrooms, some non-fat dried tomatoes, some veggie stock (or your own homemade veggie stock), some tomato sauce (thick or thin) and non-fat dry milk.
To make your vegan Christmas cookies you’ll need vegan cookie crumbs, vegan margarine, nutritional info on each ingredient (such as the amount of fat, sugar, sodium and fiber) and about a third cup of peanut butter. Mix all the ingredients together, then roll out the mixture – much like you do with regular cookie dough. Put the mix into the shape of a cookie cutter, pop into the oven and wait for delicious vegan Christmas cookies! Enjoy your delicious vegan Christmas recipes this year!