I hope you all had a lovely cruelty free, vegan christmas!! I just thought I would share a selection of some of the food I made and bought over christmas.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately unfortunately I haven’t been very well for the last month or so but I am definitely on my way to recovery now and fully intend to keep regularly posting on my blog during 2017 🙂
That aside here is my vegan christmas…enjoy!
I absolutely love gingerbread and I have a brilliant recipe for it which never fails me. The recipe is not vegan so I have to adapt it and it still turns out perfectly.
The recipe includes molasses, muscavado sugar, plain flour, ginger, mixed spices and cinnamon. I add a blend of coconut and rice milk instead of dairy milk, vegan butter and flax seeds to replace the eggs. And the result was this…
I much prefer to make my own mince pies than buy them since I can make them
just how I like them and they are so easy. This batch of mince pies was made with a thicker sweeter pastry than a lot of mince pies. To make them I used a shortcrust pastry recipe that adds sugar to the pastry, resulting in a perfect balance of sweetness to the sharp taste of the mincemeat. I of course had to use vegan butter asa substitute but thats it 🙂 I was very pleased with how they turned out!
My christmas dinner
For my actual feast on christmas day I decided to buy once again the Holland and Barrett quinoa and soya loaf, because it is so delicious. Since I am severely allergic to nuts a nut roast would not be an option and the fake turkey products etc have never appealed to me. This loaf has a thick empty texture that is delicious with homemade vegan gravy which I discovered Jamie Oliver has a good recipe for.
I had roast potatoes, roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, apple sauce and french beans as accompaniments.
Unfortunately I was the only vegan person of the eight people sat at our christmas dinner which is always disheartening but I still had a very lovely christmas!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and cruelty free new year,
For more vegan meal inspiration check out this link!