…and if there is nothing else but love and good food, it’s Christmas :). At least those are my associations when I think about Christmas. The feast of love and joy! And of course, this is related to good food :). For me, a perfect vegan Christmas menu consists of a light starter, a more savory main course, and a creamy dessert.
Vegan Christmas Menu – Starter
Let’s start with the appetizer. What’s about a fennel-orange salad which is very refreshing, juicy and flavorful? The caramelized walnuts give the salad an extra crunch and the grapefruit the slight bitter kick.
You can find the recipe here: Fennel Orange Salad with caramelized walnuts.
Vegan feasting is actually all year round. However, at Christmas, it’s especially good, because you like to make more effort and consciously take the time for cooking and baking. After this easy Appetizer, I like to put a lil more effort into the second course. Are you ready?
The second course of the vegan Christmas menu is a spicy red bean goulash with potato and pumpkin dumplings and smoked portobello. It might sound complicated but it’s actually more easy as it sounds. And the outcome is absolutely worth it :)!
This spicy bean goulash with dumplings and smoked portobello is the perfect dish for festive days. The dumplings don’t last too long and the goulash doesn’t either. We just need a little patience while simmering :). But with the right music and a hot chocolate, it’s pretty easy and worth its time.
Well, we got this. Are you curious about dessert now?
Dessert – healthy and fast
The last course of my vegan Christmas menu, the chestnut cinnamon cream, is almost fast food. We just need to throw a few ingredients in our blender, press the power button once, and the dessert is ready. The chestnut cinnamon cream is a must-have dessert in winter for me, but especially to Christmas.
I mean, can there be a Christmas without cinnamon? Well, cinnamon does always have a go, but in winter it’s a MUST :). Studies also show that it is one of the most Christmasy smells or a spice that everyone associates with Christmas. Chestnuts are another winter-go for me. So why not combine the two favorites.
How does your vegan Christmas menu look like? Or did you try one of these? I would love to here.
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Love, light and festive vibes