Holiday Meal Ideas

Plant-Based Holiday Feast Ideas

Okay, it's the holiday season, and it's time to start thinking about what you want to feed your family and friends! Need some ideas for your festive feast? Do we have some options for you! We've put together several menu ideas to help you get started. The Sei-Turkey Roast can be made ahead of time and either kept in the fridge or freezer. If you don't have any cooked brown rice on hand, make that first. Once the rice is cooked, the preparation time is only about 20 minutes, and it takes 1 1/2 hours to bake. You'll be surprised how filling it is (gluten is one of the highest protein options available). Add some mashed potatoes, gravy, a green vegetable, and maybe some squash or sweet potatoes, and you have a well-rounded meal. For dessert, try a dairy-free pumpkin pie, a cherry pie, or candied pears.

If you need to avoid gluten, bake up some tofu with a savory marinade.


Holiday Feast Option #1
Sei-Turkey Roast
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Simple Brown Gravy
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
Pumpkin Pie or Custard

Mid-Winter Feast Option #2
Sei-Turkey Roast
Parsnip Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom Gravy
Broccoli or Cauliflower with Sesame Salt
Wholesome Cherry Pie

Gluten-Free Feast Option #3
Baked Tofu
Stuffed Acorn Squash...and "Cheeze" sauce
Green Beans with Roasted Garlic and Mushrooms
Candied Ginger Pears

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A tossed green salad compliments all of these Feasts and, so would some whole wheat bread or rolls...

How to Make Whole Wheat Rolls
Use the How to Make Whole Wheat Bread recipe and make this alteration:
Instead of putting the dough into bread pans for the last rise, cut the dough into small pieces and roll it into 2-3 inch balls (make sure the dough is pinched tight at the seam). Lightly oil a cookie sheet and set the rolls on to rise (until double, 30-40 minutes). Bake in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

Happy Holidays!
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