Monday, December 26, 2011

A Vegan Christmas

As our families grow, the traditions of our Christmas celebrations change radically.  We have our big celebration today at my brother's, but Christmas day looked empty.  My son and his friend had no plans, so I decided to have them over for dinner.  They are vegan, a lifestyle that is looking very agreeable to me.

My menu was as follows:
Curried Christmas Timbales with Green Pepper Relish
Apple Accent Salad with Cranberry Dressing
Symphony in Squash
Cranberry Relish
Mushroom Pastry Puff

This is the squash dish, which had three types of squash from my garden:  Delicata, Acorn, and Patty Pan.  It also had garbanzo beans, currents, raisins and hazelnuts.  YUM.

Terry chops the parsley for me.

The sauce for the mushroom puff.  I gotta tell you, this is FANTASTIC!!

I'm working on the mushroom sauce and the squash.
Unfortunately, the timbales were eaten up before I thought to get a picture of them.

And here is the cranberry relish.  The recipe made a huge amount, and it will be great on salads, sandwiches and as a side.  Very tart and delicious.

The meal was a total success, and proof that I can prepare a totally vegan meal.  Today, I'm a bit worn out and will let the others do the cooking for me.


ooglebloops said...

oh, boy - all looks delish!!!!!

Pat said...

I'm not really great with too big a variety of veggies, so I'd have trouble being vegan! I'd have liked the relish, though!

Lindabee said...

I've been trying to train myself to love vegetables, but I've gotta say I'd rather have meat. Kudos to you for doing such a great job.

Tonya said...

I could totally be vegan....that all looks great