First of all, I’d like to say happy holidays to everyone! At this point, you’ve either gotten all your gifts weeks ago (like a responsible, smart adult lol) or you’re scrambling to get some last minute shopping done (like me). As a result, traffic becomes more of a hassle, people can become more unbearable, and you become Ebenezer Scrooge! Before you become this negatively-spirited Christmas icon, remember all the wonderful and magical things about the holidays…primarily all the yummy food and sweets!
For Thanksgiving, I posted some bomb side dishes made vegan, but now it’s time to start thinking about the end-of-the-year holidays, gatherings and what you can possibly bring to the table…literally. I wouldn’t say quiche is necessarily a traditional holiday food item but it definitely is a great option to keep in mind. It’s easy to make, conveniently packaged (no dish needed), and quite tasty in a savory and creamy kind of way. My favorite quiche, even before I gave up meat was always a simple spinach quiche. Nowadays my version is not only vegetarian but also vegan!
It’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving day which means your kitchen is starting to look like a war zone, or…you don’t give a shit because it’s just another day in your neck of the woods. Either way, I will get right into it because let’s be honest all you really care for in this moment of stress is the recipe so you can get shit done quick and start planning your Black Friday strategy LOL!
If you are not from the U.S. and/or if you daydream about food (like me) at work or school, you may have at some point thought to yourself: What is a traditional American dish? Not something Americanized, but something that historically has been made and enjoyed in the heart of the country for decades. Well ladies and gents, cornbread and chili is a great example of an all American meal! Although originally from Texas and other rural (mostly southern) states, cornbread and chili are an American staple you can find or easily make anywhere in the country. Chili is mostly enjoyed during summer national holidays like the Fourth of July or Labor Day but cornbread’s finest hour is during Thanksgiving.
Typically, these two recipes are the opposite if vegan being heavy on ground beef and dairy but of course, I always find my way around the norm. So, keep reading to find out how to make the perfect vegan chili and cornbread just in time for the holiday!
What is a Thanksgiving meal without casseroles?! Aside from mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, casseroles are the cornerstone of any holiday feast. My personal favorites happen to be a creamy zucchini casserole and a fluffy, yet crunchy sweet potato casserole. You may be thinking how the fuck is something creamy or fluffy AND vegan? Well…keep scrolling and you’ll find out!
Although from a Colombian family I love and appreciate foods from other Hispanic countries. One of my favorite snacks has always been Argentinian empanadas. The flaky, yet crispy crust and delicious fillings are something I constantly crave. In order to satisfy that craving I used to go and pick some up from the Argentinian bakery, but since they traditionally have meat and dairy ingredients, I now have to create my own!