Can you believe it's almost Christmas! I have been diligently counting down the days until the very merry holiday. The presents are wrapped, my suitcase is packed, and all that is left to do is hop on a plane.
If you are looking for some last minute holiday recipe inspiration like I am, here is a list of 10 plant-based recipes that will look great on your holiday table.
Number one: Peanut Butter Gingersnaps
If eating all the Christmas cookies is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Peanut butter adds a fun twist to this traditional holiday cookie which deserves a spot on your holiday cookie tray.
Number two: Provencial Roasted Potatoes
Is there a holiday out there that doesn't go well with potatoes? Mashed, fried, or roasted, spuds are always a crowd pleaser. Toss them in the oven with Herbes de Provence and get ready to watch them disappear.
Number three: Smokey Split Pea Soup
On a cold Christmas day, theres nothing better than cozying up with a bowl of warming soup. This hearty soup is filling enough to pass as lunch, or you can serve it as a first course for dinner.
Number four: Honey Tahini Caramels with Pistachios and Dried Apricots
A dairy-free and vegan caramel that tastes amazing is hard to find, and this recipe is a winner. If you're serving as caramel chews, make sure to store them in the fridge until serving. If you are looking for a caramel dip, keep at room temperature.
Number five: Acorn Squash with Sage Apple Stuffing
This dish is requires 10 ingredients and is hands off cooking at its finest. Pop these adorable squashes into the oven and spend time with your guests while they bake away.
Number six: Italian Brussel Sprouts
I always try to include plenty of green on the table to avoid a post dinner food comma. Okay, I just lied. It's so I feel less guilty when I am on cookie number three. Regardless, these Brussels sprouts are filled with classic and delicious Italian flavors and white their red and green colors, they even look like Christmas.
Number seven: Pine Nut Pilaf
Mark this one down as my favorite rice dish to date. It is nutty, delicious, and the pine nuts elevate this dish from every day rice. The best part is that this dish goes with just about anything you'll be serving.
Number eight: Rum Cake Cookies
All the flavor of rum cake in a two bite treat. Thanks to the almond meal in the recipe, these cookies are moist and cakey. Plus the extra moisture keeps these cookies soft and fresh, making then the perfect fit for your holiday cookie tray.
Number nine: Figgy Oatmeal with Pears and Toasted Hazelnuts
If Christmas morning is more your style, make up a big batch of this oatmeal. I love adding lots and lots of toppings to my oatmeal. This recipe features fresh pear, dried figs, toasted hazelnuts, and chia seeds.
Number ten: Green Beans with Bread Crumbs and Mustard Aioli
This recipe makes a frequent appearance on my table. There is something about roasted green beans, crispy bread crumbs, and a luscious dipping sauce that gets me every time.
Wishing you all a very merry CHRISTmas!!!
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