Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations: 150 Great-Tasting Recipes Plus Festive Menus for Vegantastic Holidays and Get-Togethers All Through the Year
Alicia C. Simpson
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Celebrations mean food—lots of it! But if you, your family, or your friends are among the ever-growing millions of people eating vegan, you might be wondering: How can I make classic holiday and party fare—without milk, cheese, eggs, or meat? This cookbook answers that question!
Alicia C. Simpson, author of Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, is out to prove that sharing delicious vegan eats will make you a party starter (and definitely not a party pooper). From Seitan Parmesan and Sweetheart Sangria for Valentine’s Day, to “Tourkey” Cutlets and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving, Alicia serves up all your holiday favorites—with complete menus for:
New Year’s Eve • Valentine’s Day • Game Day • Mardi Gras • St. Patrick’s Day • Easter • Cinco de Mayo • Independence Day • Halloween • Thanksgiving • Hanukkah • Christmas • Kwanzaa • . . . Plus Birthday Sweets!
Not a gourmet chef? Not to worry! Everything from Naw-Fish Étouffée to Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is quick and easy to prepare. Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations takes the guesswork out of get-togethers, so all you have to do is send out those invitations—and enjoy the vegan cooking, partying . . . and eating!
using it for sweet and spooky Halloween treats like Dirt and Worms Cupcakes (page 166) or Eyeball Cake Pops (page 164). FOOD PROCESSOR I could not imagine life without my food processor, or should I say food processors. An army of three food processors, of varying sizes, keeps up with all the shredding, puréeing, and chopping that takes place in my little kitchen. However, the average kitchen only needs one great high-quality food processor of 4- to 6-cup capacity, and optionally, one mini food
bit lighter than traditional concentrated food colorings or their vegan alternatives. Bananas Foster * * * MAKES 4 SERVINGS * * * Maybe I’m just strange, but I think that a flambéed dessert is one of the most romantic ends to a meal. Of course, all the romance wears off if you manage to burn yourself, so safety first. When preparing to flambé, make sure any long hair is pulled back, use a long wooden fireplace match so you can keep your distance from the fire, and remember—if
MAKES 30 BEIGNETS * * * The word beignet might mean “fried dough” in French, but to my waistline it translates into little baby love handles. Once in a while I try to make myself feel better by baking my favorite pastries instead of frying them. It lowers the calorie count and makes you feel like you’re not eating junk food anymore. However, I must warn you, one taste of this Chocolate Almond Sauce and it will be hard to convince your taste buds that these beignets are anything but pure
Spike in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with canola oil or shortening. Warm the oil over medium to medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and stir to combine. Stir the vegetables into the tofu mixture. Pour the tofu mixture into the prepared
Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. This sauce can be stored for up to 1 week in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Pizza Sauce * * * MAKES 2 CUPS * * * Forty-five minutes might seem like a long time to simmer a pizza sauce, but as you taste it throughout the cooking process you’ll see how the flavor develops over time. This sauce usually makes enough for two large pizzas, so I like to freeze 1