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.
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. (RECIPE)
Kale, tofu, onion pie (made one last year!) RECIPE
Tofu “ribs” or using Oumph! Recipe
Potato gratin (Recipe in my next post)
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. (RECIPE)
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 🙂
This week (or weekend) i will try to make some more Christmas inspired recipes – both sweet and savoury, so that will be up this weekend or next week for more inspiration!
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 🙂