article was written by Heather Moore.
My all-time favorite cookbook, The
Compassionate Cook by Ingrid Newkirk, has been re-released in time for the holidays! It's a good thing, too, since my
old one is torn and tattered and covered with chocolate stains, because I made Karin's
Incredible Chocolate Pie so many times.
The book includes many festive recipes, so it will
come in handy when I'm making my Christmas feast. I'm planning a healthy
holiday spread this year, so my guests can indulge without worrying about their
own "holiday spread."
How's this sound? Mouthwatering, right?
Sweet Potato Puffs1 1/4 lbs. sweet potatoes,
peeled6 Tbsp. soy milkSalt and pepper, to taste2 10-oz. pkg. frozen puff pastry
shells (12 shells)
Makes 12 servings
PâtéThis pâté is great on crackers or toast, and the
cookbook includes a variation for serving it in a puff pastry shell.1 Tbsp. margarine or water1 medium onion, chopped2 lbs. fresh mushrooms, finely chopped4 cloves garlic, minced2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley or 2 tsp. dried2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary or 2 tsp. dried1 1/3 cups breadcrumbs2 Tbsp. lemon juiceSalt and pepper, to taste
Green Beans With Breadcrumbs and Walnuts2 Tbsp. water1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed1 Tbsp. vegan margarine1 Tbsp. minced garlic1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnutsSalt and pepper, to taste
Acorn Squash3 acorn squash, halved, with seeds removed1/4 stick vegan margarine, melted2 Tbsp. olive oil or water1 small onion, finely chopped2 stalks celery, finely chopped2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped1/4 cup pure maple syrup1/2 cup raisins
(optional)1/4-1/2 tsp. each: dried parsley, sage, rosemary, and
thymeSalt and pepper, to taste1 pkg. vegan cornbread stuffing
Makes 4 to 6
Cashew Nut Roast With Chestnut Stuffing2 Tbsp. margarine or water1 medium onion, finely chopped1 clove garlic, crushed5 stalks celery, finely chopped3/4 cup cashews, finely ground3/4 cup Brazil nuts, finely ground1/4 cup flaked millet1/4 cup breadcrumbs1/2 cup mashed potatoes2 tsp. minced fresh parsley1 tsp. dried sage1/2 tsp. dried oregano1/4 tsp. ground ginger1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper1/4 tsp. curry powderJuice of 1/2 lemon and rind, gratedDry wine, vegetable broth, or waterSalt and pepper, to taste1 cup chestnut purée
For more vegan recipes, order PETA's classic cookbook, The
Compassionate Cook. It includes recipes for bread pudding, peanut butter
coffee cake, chocolate spice cake, chocolate-dipped crescents, tofu scrambles,
harvest stuffing, blueberry–poppy seed muffins, chana masala, corn chowder,
vegetarian chili, and much more. It makes a great gift for the holidays—and all
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