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The Vegan Holiday Cookbook: From Elegant Appetizers
For vegans or a dairy-free lifestyle, here are meals that celebrate the holidays. These festive and impressive recipes will be a bona fide hit with vegan and non-vegan guests alike, take all the pressure out of holiday meal planning, and allow everyone to enjoy time with friends and family.
The holidays are a wonderful time to discover and delight in the riches of vegan cuisine and its fantastic ability to recreate textures and flavors that everyone recognizes and appreciates, especially during the holidays, where so much of the celebration revolves around food. Traditional holiday fare is included, like turkey, roasts and time-honored fish and seafood dishes.
There are substitutes for meat dishes, new versions of glazed logs, chocolates, puffed pastry, cakes, pavlova, Crème Brûlée and even Stollen. And because gluten-free and vegan recipes can get really complicated, Laforêt’s recipes in different categories are easy to adapt.
From elegant appetizers and hors d’Oeuvres like Cream of Leek Turnovers and Quick Foie Gras-Style Mousse to stunning festive main courses such as Roast Vegetable Wellington with Sweet Potato Mousseline, Seitan Pot Pie and Sweet Potato Stuffed with Chestnuts and Smoked Tempeh. A feast of sweets await guests – from Mince Pies and Cardamon Almond Kringle, to Coconut Truffles and Tiramisu-Style Glazed Log.
For ideas for a holiday feast, Laforêt has themed menus that will help put together a dinner that sets the mood perfectly. Full color throughout, with glorious color photographs, these recipes will inspire and excite.
Marie Laforêt is passionate about and committed to an ethical, healthy and tasty kitchen. She shares her culinary discoveries and experiments on her blog, 100-vegetal.com, which also features her stunning photography. She has written a dozen vegan cookbooks and lives in Paris.