The following article
was written by Keegan Baur.
This Christmas, are you looking for quick, easy, and
delectable vegan foods to serve at your holiday meal or party? Whether you're
vegan or you know someone who is—or you just want to "test out the waters"—here
are some suggestions for irresistible, cruelty-free fare for your holiday
main courses: There are plenty of ready-to-eat choices, but PETA's pick is
Gardein's new Savory Stuffed Turk'y. Other flavorful options include Turtle
Island Foods' Tofurky Roast and Field Roast's Celebration Roast.
the classics: You can easily use vegetable stock, vegan margarine, and unsweetened soy milk to veganize family favorites such as stuffing and mashed
potatoes with gravy. In bread and savory dishes, use Ener-G Egg Replacer instead of eggs, and in sweet baked goods, use apple sauce or bananas. Refer to
these articles for more specifics on replacements for dairy products and eggs.
desserts: Decadent nondairy, egg-free desserts from New York City's famous Candle Café are now available at most Whole Foods Market locations. If you purchase all four varieties, I only wish your guests the best
of luck as they struggle to choose between Chocolate Mouse Tart, Raspberry
Linzer Tart, Vanilla Cheesecake, and Chocolate–Peanut Butter Tart. If there isn't
a Whole Foods near you, make your own vegan desserts at home.
cookbooks: If you choose to whip up your own vegan dishes, I recommend
picking up The Kind Diet by vegan Alicia Silverstone or The New
York Times bestseller The Conscious Cook by vegan chef Tal Ronnen.
of course, you're always more than welcome to browse through the hundreds of vegan
recipes on PETA's
As you prepare to host one fabulous holiday fête, keep in mind these convenient
suggestions, which are sure to please your palate and keep your conscience
clear. Merry Christmas and happy party planning!
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