I read Best Healthy Vegan Holiday Recipes: Christmas recipes (Quick & Easy Vegan Recipes), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Jonathan Vine. I love meat, but don't always have to cook with meat, especially when my nephew, the veggie, comes to visit. He is also allergic to wheat. I have to make sure, I cook some veggies without chicken or veggie broth. I also have to make sure my meat utensils don't touch the pot with the veggies.
Vine has wrote a book of vegan recipes for holiday celebrations.
Chapter 1 focuses on Thanksgiving recipes. The Potato Gratin was nice, but I may leave out the cashews. Love them, but they are sometimes too hard for my teeth. I did notice the cashews are soaked overnight and are used in place of cheese. The cranberry stuffed tofu sounds delicious, even though I never ate tofu.
I also liked the Thanksgiving rice, with brown rice, shiitake mushrooms, broccoli, and pumpkin puree. For dessert, the apple crumb cake sounds like a great offering. The recipe uses whole wheat flour and coconut sugar.
Chapter 2 focuses on Christmas Recipes. I liked the broccoli fritters with a garlic dipping sauce. I also liked the sweet potato and black bean curry. Other recipes, which stood out include:
- Raisin Red Cabbage Saute
- Pumpkin Gingerbread
- Roasted Hawaiian Fruits
- Mushroom balls with Tomato Cranberry sauce
- Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup
- Harvest baked pumpkin
- Creamy spinach and lemon soup
- Roasted asparagus with mustard sauce
- Pasta primavera
- No crust mushroom quiche
- Hummus stuffed vegetables
- Chunky bean dip
- Raw chocolate fudge