Monday, December 28, 2015

Our Vegan Christmas Menu

Let me share our vegan Christmas menu with you...

... Christmas is over but before the holiday spirit is completely gone, I would love to share our vegan Christmas menu with you. Maybe it will inspire you for your New Years menu or even for next years Christmas - plus, I really want to show you that you can eat a delicious, filling and healthy menu for Christmas, where you do not feel like missing ANYTHING and all of that without eating ANY animal products, ANY sugar ANY oil! True story :) 

I am sorry for the terrible quality of the pictures - candle light is still a tough one for my camera.

So here we go with the starter; we had a soup with savoy cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and apples, seasoned with cinnamon and vegetable broth. We sprinkled some smoked tofu and some roasted red onions on top. I prepared the soup for lunch and we had some for lunch and then some as a starter for the Christmas dinner. Since I prepared it for lunch already, there was less work at night :)

The main dish was  a baked sweet potatoe, filled with roasted onions, smoked tofu, cranberries and walnuts (yum!!!), as side dishes we had kale in maple syrup (just a little bit of maple syrup of course), red cabbage with lemon, orange and pomegranate seeds, and mashed turnips with coconut milk and ginerbread spices. This was delicious!!!

I prepared the red cabbage and the mashed turnips the night before so that I only had to make the stuffing for the sweet poatoes and the kale on December 24. Like that we did not spend much time in the kitchen on Christmas eve and we had loads of quality time spent together as a family.

And now the desert... I am terrible sorry about the bad quality of the picture - its totally not worth such a bad quality, since it was a desert that should be presented in some fancy high quality food magazine; it was that good! We had almond pudding (almond milk, coconut sugar and agar agar) with vanilla pine seeds and maple syrup. Oh my! This. Was. Amazing. It was more or less the best desert I EVER had. And it is completly vegan and free of sugar!!! I ate like three portions and felt great, because I knew there was nothing bad in there - how cool is that? I think its pretty cool ;) 

So my husband and I fested on these tasty dishes the night of the 24. On December 25 we went to see my mother for a Christmas brunch and on December 26 we went to Berlin to celebrate Christmas my brothers and a few other family members. The holidays were filled with love, laughter, hours spend on the sofa, reading the books I got as gifts, quality time with my husband and my daughter, loads of long walks through the woods and parks of my city and a whole lot of very good vegan food. I did not feel like missing anything for even a second. 

Now, we are in between holidays and it is the time of the year where most people (including myself) think a lot about the past year, the coming year, and life in general. I will share some of my thoughts about the past year and the coming year with you on the blog soon. 

Until then, I am sending lots of love to all of you! How was your Christmas? How does this Christmas menu look to you :)? 


  1. Thanks for sharing! It must be awesome)

  2. So healthy and deliciuos food!! That dessert should be great in taste, I love almond milk!!! *-*
    Happy holidays dear :*

  3. WOW this sounds really good! I think I could totally be vegan if you cooked for me. :) I love eating healthy and honestly don't like eating animal products, but I feel sort of overwhelmed thinking about making healthy and versatile vegetarian/vegan options.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Yum this looks amazing!! You make vegan food looks so good! I wish I could learn to cook like you and vegan/organic options werent so expensive!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  5. This is interesting to know. Wishing you all the best for the holiday season

  6. This looks so, so delicious! Perfect proof that meat is no longer needed for a festive dinner!

    XX from Germany
    Want Get Repeat

  7. Everything looks so good! I definitely want to incorporate a lot more fresh veggies into my meals this year. Eating healthy meals really makes a big difference in how you feel! I had a lovely holiday with family, but most people I know aren't into healthy cooking, so I felt pretty sick and bloated by the end of it all. Haha. I hope to inspire people around me to eat healthier this year as well.

  8. Sieht super lecker aus, ich finde, Rotkohl an Weihnachten schmeckt nochmal um einiges besser als an allen anderen Tagen im Jahr :)

    LG, Conny

  9. What a great ideas for vegan Christmas, so creative and I'm sure yummy:) I especially like the red cabbage side dish! I/m so glad you had wonderful christmas, so did I - it was so lovely, family time with plenty of food,of course:) And we got really nice gifts as well, I especially love necklace from my fiancee (I will wear it on my wedding day, cos its so pretty) and new Jamie Oliver's book - its about super food:)And now, after eating so much on Christmas, we decided to not eat meat for this week, only vegetarian, light dishes, until New Year:)All the best for a New Year for you and your family! Hugs:)))

  10. These look delicious!!

    Adi xx

  11. I'm not vegan, but this one looks pretty amazing!

  12. Really healthy and the right menue for the after-christmas days♥

  13. Larissa, you are so inspirational woman with nice presentation of vegan meals! I wish you all the best in New year.
    Kiss, Silvy

  14. I'm a Vegan and the food looks and sounds delicious too. I'd love to know the detailed recipes too. Wishing you a Happy New Year in Advance!

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

  15. I am craving all those things now! Yummmmmy

  16. Everything looks very delicious, Larissa. Happy new year.

  17. Liebe Larissa, ich finde das Essen kommt richtig gut rüber und es schaut auch definitiv so aus, als wenn es sehr lecker geschmeckt hat. Von dem Pudding hätte ich auch mindestens 3 Portionen gegessen, denn der klingt absolut nach meinem Geschmack! Außerdem siehst Du wunderschön aus, in Deinem schlichten, weihnachtlichen Pulli. Habt noch einen glücklichen Rest vom Jahr und einen wunderbaren Start in das Neue!
    xx Rena
    International Time-Related Giveaway: Bad News and More


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