Menu Ideas for a Plant-Based Christmas

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Plant-based holiday recipes are awesome! Here are some ideas for various occasions that may take place around Christmas.

WFPBNO = whole-food plant-based, no oil

For a Soup-Centered Christmas Eve Dinner

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Gracious Vegan Corn Chowder (WFPBNO) is a creamy, indulgent soup that is filling enough to be an entree in itself.

Spinach Salad with Curry Dressing (WFPBNO) has a unique dressing that surprises and pleases.

Bread or other accompaniments

For an Open House or Cocktail Party

Olive Tapenade (WFPBNO) is an intense olive spread that you either love or hate…. needless to say, I love it.

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Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla Crisps are a great, tasty way to use leftover tortillas, and baking them makes them much healthier than tortilla chips.

Gracious Vegan Potato and Pea Samosas — these baked (not deep-fried) samosas are great as hors d’oeuvres — easy to pop into your mouth in two bites.

Almond Feta Cheese  (WFPBNO) is wonderful on crackers.

Indian-Spiced Cashews are addictive and perfect for an open house—be sure to make a couple of batches and hide some for yourself for later.

Holiday Entrees

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Hearty Vegan Vegetable Lasagna (WFPBNO) is perfect for the a festive sit-down or buffet meal.

Spinach-Mushroom No-Bake Enchiladas (WFPBNO) are great for the holidays if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.

Pesto Stuffed Shells with Pan Sauce are lovely on the plate and feature the delicious taste of pesto in every bite.

Gracious Vegan Vegetable Pot Pie is comfort food at its finest; no one will miss meat with this one.

Desserts

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Gracious Vegan Fruitcake has no eggs and uses dried, not candied, fruit; this recipe has been an annual tradition in our family for years!

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake (WFPBNO) proves the indispensability of almond flour! This moist cake taste amazing!

Rich and Creamy Vegan Tiramisu features a cashew-based vegan mascarpone that will knock your socks off.



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