Welcome to my article series “Celebrating Vegan Lifestyle”
While I was shopping for my Christmas Dinner I came across a lot of vegan products that were advertised this product was plant-based. I started wondering during the holiday season what are members of the Vegan Community cooking to help celebrate the holiday?
I conducted my research and Americans across the country, and our friends from the UK responded with the best Vegan dishes for the Holidays and New Year's Day. My purpose for conducting this research is to shine a light on the Vegan Lifestyle.
Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD, from Balance One Supplements. Trista Best is a Registered Dietitian at Balance One Supplements, Environmental Health Specialist, and Adjunct Nutrition Professor. She recommends Vegan Quinoa Salad.
Vegan Quinoa Salad
Serving Size: 1 cup
-1 Cup Uncooked Quinoa (cooked creates approx. 2 cups)
-1 Can Black Beans (rinsed/drained)
-1 Can Corn (rinsed/drained)
-1 Bell Pepper (color of choice / diced)
-1 Onion (color of choice / diced)
-Balsamic or Red Wine Vinegar (to taste / approx 4 TBSP)
-Himalayan Pink Salt (to taste / approx 2 tsp)
1. Cook Quinoa
2. Dice all vegetables
3. Open and rinse all canned items
4. Mix all together in a bowl and place under refrigeration for up to 5 days.
5. Serve on romaine lettuce hearts
This recipe makes a protein-rich, nutrient-dense lunch for vegan dieters. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids, which are commonly only available from animal sources.
For more information see her bio: Bio: https://balanceone.com/pages/trista-best
Lucy Johnson, Founder of Edible Ethics enjoys making Vegan Beef Wellington. It goes nicely with gravy or a creamy mustard sauce. It is perfect for large family gatherings, big parties, and intimate dinners. See the full recipe here: https://edibleethics.com/recipes/mains/vegan-beef-wellington/
Mary Bishop from The Vegan Mary said Pear Ricotta Crostini makes a gorgeous NYE appetizer, sure to dazzle all of your guests and their taste buds. Pairs perfectly with prosecco.
- 1 baguette
- For Ricotta
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight (or for 1 hour in continuously hot water)
- 1/2 block firm tofu, pressed
- 2 t nutritional yeast
- 2 t garlic, minced
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1 t white vinegar
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- Spiced Nuts
- 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup water
- 1 t brown sugar
- ½ cinnamon
- ½ nutmeg
- 5 Bartlett pears, quartered and then sliced into ¼ inch slices (closer to 3/16 if you really wanna geek out)
- 3 T + 2 T agave, maple syrup, or honey, divided
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- ½ t flaky salt
See the cooking instructions here: https://www.theveganmary.co/recipes/2020/1/30/pear-ricotta-crostini
Jenn Sebestyen from Veggie Inspired said she loves having black-eyed peas for New Year's Day. They are said to bring good luck and prosperity. This easy Black Eyed Pea Soup has been her family favorite for years. It's hearty, filling, full of healthy plant-based protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and packed with flavorful spices. I hope you love it, too! https://www.veggieinspired.com/black-eyed-pea-soup/
I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Stay tuned for more food article recipes from the Vegan Community.
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