Eating Vegan With Just A Hand Full of Ingredients For The Holidays Is A Snap With These Tips
Vegans and Vegetarians are always on the look out for new innovative recipes.
They are also quite savvy when it comes to reading labels on the products they are about to add to there dishes.
But sometimes an innocent slip up can occur if you miss something, we should all be aware that manufacturing companies like to disguise all sorts of nasties in there products, this following article will put a few of those at bay.
Cool people have stock options.
Vegetables for vegetarians? Makes sense.
Be careful, though. You may not be aware of the ingredients of some pre-made dishes, however. Most common box varieties of stuffing include chicken stock or other chicken by-products in the ingredients list; even though you may not add any meat to your stuffing, it’s not vegetarian and could affect your guests.
If your stuffing recipe doesn’t include meat but does call for chicken stock, just use vegetable stock instead.
What to Buy:
- Sweet potatoes
Heed the herb.
Many dishes during the holidays call for the same herbs. But it’s not because chefs are lazy like we are! Some herbs are just more savory and home-cooked-y than others which is why we see them during this season, vegetarian dishes aside.
If you’ve never bought fresh herbs before, now is the time! Keeping dried herbs in your pantry is okay, but you’ll actually use the fresh herbs you buy. (Check out BuzzFeed Food’s 27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible for plenty of money-and-food-saving tips.)
What to Buy:
What to Make:
Quick Pumpkin Sage Pasta
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter
Tofu Skin Roulade with Sage Mushroom Stuffing (It’s like a make-your-own Tofurky, even though it sounds scarier.)
Rosemary-Roasted Winter Root Vegetables
Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy (Even vegetarians need gravy!)
Being and Eating Vegan or Vegetarian these holidays with your friends and family will be so much more enjoyable when you have this arsenal behind you, a sinch for even the novice cook in the household, I know, I am one.
Happy holidays to everyone.