Vegan Christmas Feast 2012

Hey guys!
This Christmas, I lounged back while Mike whipped up a wonderful, traditional feast – well, traditional-ish.  Tofurky is traditional for me!

He made a simple baste for the Tofurky and chopped up some root veggies (onion, potato, carrot, beet), and finished it off with some fresh sage and rosemary.

It was as awesome as it looked – even Michael’s grandparents gave it the seal of approval.

And if you’re having a Tofurky feast, you need stuffing.

I am emanating intense contentment from being surrounded by stuffing and booze.

Homemade gravy (sans animal fat) is mandatory for such a feast – we made a gravy with mushrooms and fresh herbs to douse potatoes, Tofurky and life in.  And I’ll share the recipe soon!

Simple corn, olives and a variety of pickles rounded out the meal.

And a feast isn’t a feast without dinner rolls!  Alas, these were store-bought, but sometimes you gotta cut corners.  Still good!

And to finish it off, we’ve got some mashed ‘taters.  I am vehemently opposed to using store-bought non-dairy milk in savory cooking, so instead we opted on making homemade almond milk (blending an equal ratio of almonds to water and then straining out the pulp).  Cashew milk works equally well since it has a fairly neutral flavor.  And don’t forget the margarine!

And here it is, the happy ensemble.  My favorite part of the plate was probably the single two pieces of roasted beets – I could live off ’em.

Hope you all had great Christmas feasts – if I had the space in the oven, or the extra time, cabbage rolls and perogies would have made an appearance too.  Next time!

  • Nikki

    Yum, a delicious looking feast. Somehow I've never had tofurkey, but it looks wonderful. You definitely have all of the holiday essentials covered, including the booze. πŸ™‚

  • Allysia

    I spent a long time avoiding tofurky, but sometimes it's just too difficult to come up with something else when you're working with limited kitchen space – they're nice and easy! And yummy.

  • foodfeud

    The roast Tofurkey and veggies look awesome! I've never had it either but I kind of want to. Everything really looks fantastic though. I would dive into that gravy and make yr same contented face.

  • Amey

    holy moly that looks like such an amazing holiday feast! And please please please share your gravy recipe, because I am need of a good one!

  • bittersweetblog

    Ah, love the pink hair! πŸ™‚

    I'm not crazy about Tofurky roasts, but I do love it roasted up with tons of veggies. That feast looks so good, I wish I could have another holiday meal now!

  • Madison Butler

    Wow! I wish I was there for your vegan Christmas hehe πŸ˜€

  • xvavaveganx

    Wow, a feast indeed!!! What an incredible looking meal! Mike really knows how to do it up, ha! I love that he roasted up the tofurkey with the veggies, it looks amazing! Love the photo of you btw! Still loving the pink hair!!

  • Allysia

    Do the tofurky thang up! If you're into mock meat, that is.

  • Allysia

    Ha ha ha, yeah, we always just end up improvising the gravy and it never gets written down as a recipe, which is a shame!

  • Allysia

    Thanks. πŸ™‚ And yeah, Tofurky isn't for everyone but I really enjoy it when I need something brainless to prepare.

  • Allysia

    Thanks Madison! πŸ™‚

  • Allysia

    I feel like pink hair is my destiny. Is that too dramatic? Ha ha. πŸ™‚

  • Joey

    That's a happy Christmas feast indeed. I love the random gherkins that have sneaked in from a burger somewhere else. That gravy looks freaking awesome. I can eat, and indeed have eaten, meals that consisted of bread and gravy!

  • stix amazing girl

    curious what the ingredient list is on the store bought dinner rolls….are you sure they don't have monoglycerides or diglycerides from animal sources in them? Most bread in stores have them or other suspicious possible animal products.

  • Allysia

    Bread and gravy, eh? I may be a fairly fresh gravy convert, but I'm not sure if I'm up to that level yet, ha ha. πŸ™‚

  • Allysia

    To be honest, when it comes to store-bought breads I just look for whey, milk ingredients, egg, etc. I tend not to worry too much about hard-to-pronounce ingredients that may or may not have animal products in them, especially since it's only an occasional food for me.

  • Hannah

    PICKLES OH MY HOLY. I need to make pickles part of my family's next Christmas feast. When I'm actually with them, that is, and not on the other side of the world.

    Pickles with gravy! That would be amazing. I sound pregnant.

    I'm not.

  • Allysia

    Ba ha ha, it's always good to have some pickle enthusiasm. πŸ™‚ Except I think the pickles/gravy thing is a little funky, ha ha.

  • Jolene – EverydayFoodie

    That looks like a fabulous Christmas feast! I have to try Tofurkey.

  • Allysia

    They're really good! Not a perfect replica (as you'd probably expect) but respectable for its own merits.

  • Maggie Muggins

    That’s one nice looking feed! I still haven’t tried Tofurky, even though I have one in the freezer. I’ve heard mixed things, and I was nervous about feeding omnivores, so I went with something different for our Xmas dinner main. The ironic thing is that my main totally bombed way more than the Tofurky would have, lol, at least the sides were good.

  • Allysia

    Aww, too bad about the main! I've heard mixed things about tofurky too, but honestly, I haven't fed it to anyone who didn't end up liking it.