So it’s that time again! Time for Chriiiistmaaaaas. December is such a lovely month filled with love, light, cozyness (is that a word?), and good food. But unfortunately Christmas also include a lot of meat-heavy dishes, which can make it a little harder for vegans to attend social gatherings. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! All you gotta do is bring your own food, if you know there won’t be any vegan options. In Denmark the only vegan addition to the Christmas dinner is the cooked potatoes. And although I do love potatoes, I would also like to have a more ‘exciting’ meal on this special occasion.
Would you also like a super delicious, satisfying and healthy VEGAN christmas feast, but don’t know what to make? Fear no more! In this video I’m giving you my take, on what you can serve for you and your loved ones on Christmas.
This dish is glutenfree (if you use glutenfree oats) and oilfree, making it very high-carb friendly. The beauty of wholesome food like this, is that it wont make you feel gross or sick after eating it. You can litteraly enjoy plate after plate without having to worry about your waistline.
So let’s get started! I will wright down the ingredients/instructions here, but you can also follow the instrictions in the video below.
Spicy Bean ‘loaf’
- 2 cans kidneybeans
- 1 small onion
- 2 spring onions
- 1 garlic glove
- 1 fresh chili
- 1/3 cup oats (use glutenfree if necessary)
- 2-3 sundried tomatoes
- 1 tsp each nutmeg, dried herbs & smoked paprika
- 4-5 tbsp tomato paste
- Fresh thyme (optional)
Chop onion, spring onion, chili and garlic into smaller pieces. Add to a food processor along with the beans and fresh thyme (if using). Pulse until well combined (it should be sticky, but not like a puré!).
Add mixture to a bowl and add oats, chopped sundried tomatoes and spices. Mix it well together. Place on a baking sheet with baking paper, and press it together with your hands. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C. for about 20-30 min.
- 2 tbsp brown rice flour
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp bouillon powder (make sure it’s vegan)
- 1 tsp heach nutmeg, smoked paprika, onion powder and dried herbs
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups water
- 1 bay leaf
Combine flour, bouillon powder, nutritional yeast and spices. Add water and whisk together.
Add the mixture to a saucepan with the bayleaf. Bring to a simmer.and continously whisk until it thickens (takes about 10 minutes). Add tamari to taste.
Kale & Cranberry salad
- 2 garlic gloves
- A bunch of kale
- 1 lemon
- large handful of dried, sweetened cranberries
- Sea salt and black pepper (optional)
Chop garlic and kale finely. Sauté garlic in a splash of water for a few minutes. Add kale. Sauté on low heat until the kale is lightly wilted. Season with salt & pepper.
Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Then add lemonjuice and cranberries.
Mashed (sweet) potatoes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 large carrots
- 8-10 regular potatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- Fresh thyme (optional)
- 1 tsp each dried herbs, smoked paprika & cinnamon
Chop up vegetables into smaller chunks. Add to a pot and cover with water. Add bayleaf, dried and fresh herbs and bring to a boil.
Boil until vegetables are tender, then drain the water into a separate container. Add cinnamon and smoked paprika to the potatoes and mash it up! Now you can add some of the cooking water, until you get the consistensy you desire.
Merry Christmas everyone!