This weekend you may be enjoying Easter or Passover with your family and friends. As a vegan at an omnivorous gathering your food choices may be limited so get in the kitchen and whip up one of these delicious recipes to bring to the holiday feast! You’ll not only guarantee yourself a vegan option you’ll also get to share an animal friendly dish with your loved ones.
Deviled Eggs: This amazing recipe from Lagusta’s Luscious will help you create the most realistic deviled eggs ever! Now why would a vegan want something that looks and tastes just like an egg? I think for most of us it’s about nostalgia. We want to recreate happy memories of childhood but without the animal cruelty and with this recipe that’s totally possible!
Holiday Glazed “Ham”: A traditional ham dinner for Easter…veganized! This scrumptious recipe from Caribbean Vegan will impress everyone (omnis and fellow veggies alike) with its stunning presentation, meat-like texture and savory & sweet flavor combinations. And the best part? No pigs were brutally slaughtered to put this on your plate!
Chopped Liver Spread: Perfect to spread on Matzoh, this faux liver spread (or what we like to call LIVE-r) combines walnuts and mushrooms to give it the right texture and a similar flavor without the sickness that would surely follow after you realized you just consumed an organ. Brought to you by The Vegetarian Resource group which has a great collection of veganized recipes for Passover.
The Seder Plate: A recent article in the Jewish Journal discusses this vegan version of a Seder Plate and what it means to be a vegan on Passover. I was part of this wonderful celebration at Gary Smith (The Thinking Vegan) and Kezia Jauron’s home last year for what we have now coined Veder or Vegan Seder. It features tofu in the shape of a bone instead of the traditional lamb bone as well as a bit of Ener-G egg replacer instead of a cooked egg. Looking forward to this years Veder. (Both photos courtesy of Gary and Kezia).