Vegetarian Holidays

I love the holidays! Let’s be real, I love the holidays because I LOVE cooking! The holidays are like the super bowl for me. This past week we had the in laws in town for Thanksgiving. Despite only having four people at our dinner table, I prepared enough food for 8 (or 10 :)).  I used pinterest to help me put my menu together and the results were a hit. I have compiled our menu here. Heck, I might make most of this again for Christmas. I believe vegetarians need to stick together and share all of the resources we can! *Most of these can be made vegan with Earth Balance.

Final Menu:

Main Course

Seitan Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing
Mushroom Gravy
Shiitake Mushroom and Greens Beans
Hazelnut infused butter with brussel sprouts
Rosemary and parmesan biscuits
Cranberry stuffing
Roasted butternut squash with rosemary and gargonzola
Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce

Dessert

Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie Crumble
Chocolate Pie

*Please note there is Turkey in this picture. Also note, I wasn’t super excited.

Seitan Roulade

Unlike years past I wanted to make a hearty meat substitute for Stephen and I. Last year I spotted Vegan Yum Yum’s Seitan Roulade , however I was always a little nervous to actually make them. This year I mustered enough courage and prepared this delightful dish. I am quite pleased with the results. The roulade is hearty, warm, and delicious. We also had the recommended mushroom gravy on Vegan Yum Yum. So delicious!

Side Dishes

Biscuts:  http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/11/easy-rosemary-garlic-parmesan-biscuits.html

Butternut Squash: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2009/11/recipe-for-roasted-butternut-squash.html

Brussel Sprouts: http://cookandbemerry.com/brussels-sprouts-with-hazelnut-butter/

Green Beans: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Green-Beans-with-Shiitake-Mushrooms-105815

Cranberry sauce and Mashed Potatoes- pretty standard and classic …

Cranberry Stuffing- Whole Food 365 Organic

Desserts:

Apple Pie Crumble http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/apple-crumble-pie/detail.aspx

Pumpkin Pie http://www.myrecipes.com/special-diet/diabetic-recipes/diabetic-desserts-00420000001200/page6.html

Chocolate Pie= Stephen’s Mom’s secret recipe.

Bon Apetit

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