My Vegan Holiday Menu!

So it’s officially one week until Christmas and I love Christmas. In case it isn’t clear by now I love cooking, and Christmas cooking is my favourite. I love being surrounded by great conversation with my family at Christmas with the Christmas music playing softly in the background. I love the smell of all the…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Sauerkraut and Mushroom Pierogi/Dumplings

A traditional polish dumpling these out all other dumplings to shame. There are tons of fillings that go beautifully in these dumplings (including sweet fillings) but this one is my favourite. For the dough 250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil 150ml warm water   For the Filling…

How to Cook for a Vegan at Christmas

In the past year’s veganism has been growing and it this is only continuing. So the chance that you will have a vegan at your table is very high. For that reason, I’ve decided to so a blog which is a little bit different in that it is aimed and the omnivores out there because…

Vegan Mince Pies

Method 1 large apple peeled and grated 200g mixed dried fruit 400g black cherries in kirsch/Cherry water 100g skinless hazelnuts roasted and chopped 1 orange zested and juiced 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp allspice 150g dark brown sugar Shop bought vegan shortcrust pastry   Method Heat the oven to 180°C Add all…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Vegan Stuffing

Ingredients 1 large loaf whole-grain bread or 2 small baguettes, cubed & set out to dry overnight 100g uncooked green lentils 3 Tbsp olive oil or vegan butter 1 white onion, diced 2stalks celery, diced salt & pepper 800 ml vegetable stock made with 2 cubes ( For stuffing) 350 ml vegetable stock made with…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Centrepiece – Mushroom Wellington

Ingredients 4 Large Portobello Mushrooms stem removed 3 large onions 3tbsp olive oil 300g baby spinach 4 sprigs of thyme leaves 1 vegan puff pastry 1 tsp Dijon mustard Soya milk Salt and pepper to taste   Method Heat a pan over a medium heat with 1tbsp of olive oil. Add the onions chopped and…

Vegan Holiday Cooking 3 – Centrepiece- Nutroast

  Ingredients 100g onion 1 medium carrot 35g Mushrooms 50g red lentils 600ml vegetable stock 1 can kidney beans 60g mixed nuts (pecan, walnut and hazelnuts) 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp dried thyme 1tbsp rosemary Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 tsp mixed spice 200g oatmeal 1 tsp ground pepper Salt…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Week 2 – Sides

Roast Vegetables (Carrot, Parsnip and Potato) Ingredients 2 kg potatoes 6 parsnips 6 carrots 1 bulb of garlic 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary olive oil   Method Preheat the oven to 200°C. Peel all your vegetables and chop the carrots and parsnips lengthways. Break the garlic into individual cloves without peeling them and bash with…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Week 1 – Starters.

In the lead up to the holidays, I have decided to upload a vegan holiday recipe every Tuesday. These will be based on my own childhood Christmas dinners but I hope there will be something there everyone will enjoy.  Recipes will be simple to prepare and cook. So whether you’re struggling to cook for a…

Vegan Christmas Cake

  Ingredients:   340g plain flour 170g soft demerara sugar 170g currants 170g sultanas 140g raisins 55g glace cherries 25g mixed peel 1/2 pint / 280ml soya milk (or another vegan milk alternative) 70g dairy free spread 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp mixed spice pinch of salt 90ml…