Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Christmas Feast

We have a little holiday tradition in our house, in that every year, the Sunday before Christmas, we crack a bottle of red and make a Christmas feast for two. When it comes to December 24-26 (this year, 27) we have dinners and parties galore and there is little time for celebrating the season at home. As such, a few years ago we decided to start doing our own little Christmas, just before the big show.

Since going veg this feast has always included a tofurky. Up until this year it was of the boxed variety, which is fine, but can hold no soy candle to homemade seitan roast (the same one we made at Thanksgiving). We also made a round of stuffing from a recipe on Fat Free Vegan and mashed potatoes with garlic and kale from How it All Vegan. I can't take credit for finding that potato recipe...my vegan cousins brought it to a family Christmas party we had a few weeks ago and has quickly become a staple in our house. Everything is smothered in miso mushroom gravy, also from How it All Vegan.

Paul also baked a pumpkin cheezecake for dessert, even though I begged him not to. I am going to be on a sugar high well into 2010.

The dinner was delicious but even better were the leftovers. Monday's lunchtime was met with seitan roast on 12 grain bagels with hummus and spinach!


The Voracious Vegan said...

Gorgeous food! I love the idea of having a quiet Christmas dinner before the big day.

Mary said...

It has quickly become one of my favourite holiday traditions! :)

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