Christmas is just around the corner, and like previous years… it doesn’t feel like christmas at all. Most likely because i have so much school work so i don’t have time to think about what day or date it is or even think about that the days to Christmas are flying by! Luckily i have gotten 60% of the christmas presents, but still unsure what i should buy for the remaining gifts…… Buying presents isn’t my strong side, not only do i find it extremely commercial and a little too materialistic, i would rather buy something that the person really wants or needs and not just small gifts that will never be used or end up sitting in the persons storage for the next 10 years, hahaha.
I may not be in the Christmas spirit, but i have atleast begun thinking about what food i might be making for Christmas dinner. Because I am Swedish, all these ideas are veganized versions of the typical christmas dinner in Sweden. So if you live in other countries these recipes might seem weird or unusual as you might eat other typical dishes for christmas!
No one in my family eats meat, they do eat eggs and fish though, but i am guessing we will buy store bought vegan meat balls to replace the typical christmas meat balls – unless i decide to make my own from beans and lentils. But as i arrive to my parents 2 days before christmas eve and on the 23rd we will spend travelling to the house we will spend christmas in (as well as doing the christmas food shopping!), i don’t know if i will have the time to do lots of cooking.
Christmas food ideas i plan to make (some of them anyway):
Roasted potatoes alternative hasselback potatoes. (Or you could do boiled, but i don’t like boiled potatoes so i will roast mine!)
Roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potato – maybe mix in some pecans or make a nice sauce for this!
Beetroot salad (recipe here)
Coleslaw (recipe here)
Savoury “shrimp” cheesecake i.e skagentårta . It’s a typical swedish savoury cheesecake which you use lots of mayonaise and prawns, but i will be using tofu instead.
Kale and onion pie (made one last year!) But can’t seem to find the recipe, but i will keep searching and post the recipe in a blog post.
Tofu “ribs” or using Oumph! Recipe
Maybe a potato gratang!
Some type of home made bread!
Oven roasted vegetables is always a good idea and perfect for leftovers the next day!
Either a ginger bread & lingon cheese cake or a saffron cheesecake.
But also saffron buns (recipe), maybe some fudge or ginger bread cookies, maybe i will make my own chocolates or truffles!
Some chocolate covered orange or maybe i will bake the orange in the oven and the drizzle over some nuts and chocolate 🙂
More Christmas food ideas! (which i won’t make, but you might want to try them!)
Seitan ham – Recipe here
A soft gingerbread cake, or some ginger bread muffins.
Daim chocolate or rocky road.
These are just some of the ideas i could think of now 🙂 But hopefully they will help inspire you if you are unsure what to make for christmas dinner!
Let me know in the comment section what you plan to eat and/or make for christmas 🙂