Vegan-licious Holiday Menu Plan Starters Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Ingredients: Ingredients:
2 cans garbanzo beans; drained and rinsed
Rinse and drain the beans in a wire colander. Add the salt
1/3 cup unbleached cane sugar (or white sugar from
Making hummus in a blender: Using the pulse setting,
alternately pulse (and scrap/stir) until smoothly blended.
Add a little extra liquid, 1 Tbsp at a time, if the mixture is
too thick to blend easily. Using a rubber spatula, scrape
In a large bowl, place the almonds, pecans, and walnuts,
the mixture into a bowl, and thoroughly mix in the olive
and toss to combine. In a small bowl, place all of the
spices, stir well to combine, and set aside. In a small
saucepan, place the water and sugar, and bring the
Making hummus with a blender stick: Add all the
mixture to a boil to dissolve the sugar and form a simple
ingredients to your deep container, and pump the
blender stick up and down until it’s smooth.
Continue to boil the simple syrup to the soft ball stage
Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve on a platter with
(240 degrees, use a candy thermometer). Remove the
quartered warmed naan bread, baby carrots, thick-sliced
saucepan from the heat and stir in the spice mixture.
cucumbers, snap peas, and a little side of olives for zest.
Pour the spiced simple syrup over the mixed nuts and
toss well to thoroughly coat the nuts with the mixture.
Transfer the mixed nuts to a non-stick cookie sheet
and spread them out to form a single layer. Bake at
350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until nuts are lightly
toasted and fragrant. Remove the cookie sheet from the
oven and set nuts aside to cool. Break the nuts into small
pieces and store in an airtight container.
Serve as a snack, or garnish for salads, grains, or rice
Salads and Sides Avocado, Orange, Pomegranate and Harvest Casserole Mixed Green Salad Ingredients: Ingredients:
8 cups Boston or bibb lettuce, washed well, patted dry,
12 small (or 6 large) Jonathan or red delicious apples
8 cups red-tipped loose-leaf lettuce, washed well, patted
2 small to medium onion, chopped (not too finely)
8 cups spinach, triple washed, patted dry, and torn into
2 pomegranate, seeds separated from yellow membrane
Pomegranate Vinaigrette 1 1/2 cups. Pomegranate juice Preparation:
Combine squash, carrots, apples, sweet potato and onion
in a rectangular casserole dish. Pour the melted mar-
garine over the top and mix well. Combine broth, soy
milk, spices and pour over the top of the veggie mixture,
making sure to stir fairly well. Cover with foil and bake in
In a blender or food processor, place the pomegranate
juice, water, orange juice, mint, mustard, and salt, and
process for 30 seconds. While the machine is running,
add both of the oils in a slow steady stream, and
continue to process the mixture an additional 1 minute.
Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for 3-5 days.
In a small glass bowl, place the diced avocado, drizzle
the lemon juice over the top, and toss gently to
thoroughly coat the avocado with the juice to prevent
discoloration. In a large bowl, toss together all of
the greens. Scatter the avocado mixture, oranges,
pomegranate seeds, and Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
over the greens, and toss gently to combine. Top
individual servings with the Pomegranate Vinaigrette.
Entree and Desert Jamaican Jerk Tofu Rugelach
Prep time: 30 min (plus 2 hours chill time)
12 scallions, sliced thinly (discard top 1/3 of green ends)
6-8 jalapeño peppers, minced (how hot do you like it?)
Use a food processor to combine the butter, cream
cheese, flour, salt, and sour cream. It helps if you cut the
butter and cream cheese into small pieces first.
This will turn into a crumbly dough. Shape it into 4 pieces
and roll into flattened balls, and then chill each in plastic
In a large bowl, mix the first nine ingredients, including
olive oil. In a smaller bowl, combine spices and brown
sugar. Add to liquid mix and stir. If using one block of
Combine the walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins in a
tofu, spray an 8 x 8 pan with oil. Slice tofu into three
bowl and set aside. Flour your counter top and roll each
slices from its narrow end. Place in pan and pour HALF of
of the dough balls into a 9-inch circle, and then spread
marinade over tofu. For two blocks of tofu, use a 9 x 13
the jam on each circle. Divide the sugar, walnut, and
pan, and pour ALL the marinade over tofu.
raisin mixture evenly among the dough circles and press
it lightly into the jam to stick. Cut the dough like a pizza
(using a sharp knife or pizza cutter) into 12 even slices.
Roll the wedges from the wide end to the small point and
place the roll-up with the point side down on a cookie
sheet. Bake for 22 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Cool on a rack. These can be stored in the freezer for up
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