Anyone have favorite Vegetarian friendly yummy dishes, desserts, appetizers, entrees ect they would like share for the upcoming Holiday season?
I'm looking to make this holiday healthy, happy and yummy!
No very thanks-giving but I love this:
I altered mine so I'm basically toasting whole wheat bread in the toaster, I don't use canned beans, I just make a pot and freeze 3/4 of this and slowly put them in the fridge to defrost as I eat thhem. But, I use black beans, crushed chili, and sometimes I put butter and garlic salt on one of the bread slices.
For the sweet potato I use a cookie sheet that I lightly brush with oil. Then I slice about half a sweet potato into thing(not chip thin but, close) slices so they get a slight crunch but are still soft. I lightly salt, throw tons of crushed chili and peprika on it and put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes. I put it on the bread with the beans and more crushed chili(I love spicy) and I'm done :D delicious!!! I've eaten about 5 sandwiches the last 3 days...lunch and dinner...if I don't have sweet potato handy I just use black beans, crushed chili and put butter and garlic salt on half a peice of bread. You can experiment and add other yummy veggies. I want to, I just need sandwich bread to keep everything in better.
We'll most likely start with fresh baked baguettes with tomato bruschetta and a cashew garlic or white bean aioli
I just entered the basic recipe I make for mushroom gravy here:
We'll have a version of this recipe for stuffed acorn squash
And I've heard many good things about this recipe for brussels sprouts... though I will probably skip the nuts
http://chefchloe.com/on-the-side/maple-roaste d-brussels-sprouts-with-toasted-hazelnuts.htm l
Am definately making this cheese cake from Isa's new cookbook
There are so many recipes out there, I'm overwhelmed. The NYTimes Health section has had a whole section on vegetarian recipes for Thanksgiving and last night Juliana Haver did a livestream. The recipes can be found on the Forks over Knives Website for the next two days. In my opinion, any stuffed winter squash is festive and delicious. There are lots of vegan pumpkin pie recipes out there. My favorite for easy and delicious is: sliced apples in a crockpot. Slice about 4 cups of sliced apples. Add the spices that you like, half a cup or so of whole wheat flour and half tsp. of baking powder, sweetner is you desire. Mix it all up and add to the crockpot with the half cup of water and cook in crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. Put into a pie plate and let cool. It firms up and is easy and good. Add nuts or whatever else you want to it even cranberries. Enjoy the day!
Forksoverknives.com. They have recipes for a whole Thanksgiving dinner and a video of them being made.
Yes! This is great, I haven't had a chance to write it up in my own blog yet where I'll post all of the nutritional contents from the recipe builder, but I'm bringing this to the table this year. Vegetarian and healthy but tastes so good other people won't notice. I skipped the curry (personal preference) and still loved it.
FYI One fourth of the recipe came out to 167 calories with 4.4 g protein, lots of Vitamin A, C, some calcium and some iron. Not much fat or sodium.
I'm excited to have it again!
If your check out http://happyherbivore.com/ and her cookbook she has many recipes that are low fat, vegan, and very delicious. You will love them. Perfect for thanksgiving as well as other days of the year.
Vegetarian?? Brrrrrr....I'll never go back there again!!!
You can make everything for Thanksgiving vegetarian except the turkey--sweet potatoes, cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy (made with veg stock instead of turkey drippings), stuffing (just use veggie stock), veggie side dishes (green bean casserole is a big hit in my house), pies, etc. Although I am not a vegetarian, my sister is, and she and her family cook their favorite vegetarian food (riblets) for the main dish instead of turkey, and then make all the traditional side dishes. It works great for them. There is also tofurkey, but I've heard mixed reviews about it. You might want to give it a try before serving it as a main dish.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday-here's some of my fave recipes we make.
Appetizer: blue cheese stuffed figs. Heat broiler, set rack to the middle of the oven. Clean and slice the tops of of fresh figs, scoop a little bit of the fig out, (leave some in for flavor) stuff with a bit of blue cheese. If the figs don't sit level, take a bit of the bottom off so they rest evenly. Place figs under the broiler, for approx 45-60 seconds, until the cheese begins to melt. Watch them carefully or they will burn.
1) Sauteed swiss chard in olive oil, garlic and a touch of soy sauce. Heat a pan with the olive oil, add a couple of cloves of diced garlic and lightly sautee for about a minute in low/med heat. Don't over cook the garlic on high heat as it will become bitter tasting. Dice the chard, rinse it well and pat dry. Add to the pan and sautee for about 3 minutes, add about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, turn off heat and put a lid on the pan. The steam will finish cooking the chard.
2) Honey-minted smashed carrots. Steam baby carrots until they are tender enough to mash. Add a little bit of salt and pepper, a touch of butter, honey to taste and 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves. This dish is beautiful and very colorful.
3) Wheat berry salad with citrus/walnut oil dressing.
8 ounces wheat berries (1 cup), soaked overnight and drained, 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, 2 tablespoons walnut oil, ½ bunch kale, washed and finely chopped (1 1/2 cups), 1 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped, ¼ of red cabbage, finely chopped or shredded, 3 stalks green onion, finely chopped, 3 carrots, cleaned and shredded, 3/4 cup finely chopped pitted dates, salt and freshly ground pepper **You can sub red rice for the wheat berries if you can't have gluten.
Place soaked wheat berries in a large pot, fill with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 35 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
Combine vinegar and orange juice concentrate and zest in a small bowl. Pour in oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified.
Combine wheat berries, carrots, red cabbage, green onions, walnuts, and dates. Stir in vinaigrette.