Who’s excited for the Super Bowl?! To be honest, I don’t really care for football but I always enjoyed the social aspect of this event, the commercials, the half-time show, and of course the food. In my experience I’ve noticed that anything with buffalo sauce and chicken is pretty much a staple item to have on Super Bowl Sunday. Buffalo chicken wings, buffalo chicken wraps, buffalo chicken hoagies, buffalo chicken dip, etc. Some ooey, gooey buffalo chicken dip sounded amazing so I decided to create my own vegan version to satisfy my craving.
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!
What comes to mind when you think of lasagne? My mind immediately thinks, “meaty and cheesy.” Back in the day, that thought made me excited and happy but when I first changed my diet the same thought made me sad and frustrated. I thought I would never be able to enjoy that perfectly layered combination again. Then I realized I was being mellow-dramatic and not thinking outside the box. I quickly slapped myself silly and decided to take action and attempt to make a vegan lasagne.
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!