We’re Davie, Lucy, Daniel and Charlotte, a vegan family living in Northern Scotland.
The Vegan Family House has been online since 1998 so the recipe collection has grown quite large. There’s lots of soups, mains, cakes, smoothies and specific chocolate, Christmas and Easter pages. You’ll also find food related posts and extra recipes on the food category of the blog.
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This is such a bright and flavourful recipe, it would make a good addition to a festive meal!
Ingredients (for four):
a little olive oil
8 carrots, scraped and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 stick of celery, chopped
1 small potato, diced small
2 inch square of fresh ginger, peeled and cut up
1 tablespoon of dried coriander (you could use fresh but it will make the soup go a bit green/brown in colour)
6 or 7 cloves of garlic, crushed or sliced (or even thrown in whole)
a handful of cashew nuts
water as needed
seasalt to taste
In a large pan, fry off the onion, carrot and celery until softened. Add the potato, ginger, coriander, garlic and nuts and cover with water. Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for about 20 minutes or until all vegetables are tender. Add salt to taste and then blend it all up! Delicious 🙂
Three exciting new vegan ice cream flavours from Ben and Jerry’s, though not cheap at £5.50 per tub (Tesco), so they’re being kept for Christmas!
Also new on the pudding/cake front from supermarkets are Morrison’s Salted Caramel Donuts, confirmed as suitable for vegans, and, in direct contrast to the above ice cream, only 50p per pack 🙂
For four people, blend up: 2 ripe avocados, 3 bananas, an inch or so block of fresh peeled ginger and 1 or 2 tablespoons of cocoa (or cacao if you would like to keep this totally raw).
That’s it! It’s rich and creamy and surprisingly good for you 🙂
Optional variants: add the grated rind of an orange, or exchange the ginger for a little chilli, fresh or dried.
Don’t miss our Vegan Christmas page!
And how about some luxury chocolate indulgence from Hotel Chocolat?
The All Dark Collection!
Ocado are doing a gorgeous looking Tofurky Roast with herb gravy this year (plus a £20 off your first order offer).
Photo taken from this Guardian article: Tofu Turkey with all the Trimmings; Britain carves out a meat-free Christmas.
Don’t miss our own festive recipes on the Yule page!
Now… off to decorate the enormous tree that has come home this year…
Montezuma’s, a company that has provided vegans with completely delicious chocolate since we went vegan over 20 years ago, has some lovely gift ideas this year! There’s truffles and buttons and gift bags and even a library, yes a library, of chocolate! Go see!
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Well, not exactly baubles, but Christmas chocolate and treats! We have two new posts about them, that’s how excited we are getting this year…
See More Christmas Chocolate for a ready made chocolate Yule log, buttons, a wreath, Santa and even Cocoa Gin and Morello Cherry jam!
In A Little More Christmas we detail festive offerings from the Co-op and Plamil and Holland & Barrett and Choices.
And for those who are not ready for Christmas and are looking winter directly in the face, we have many many soup recipes and a nice Scotch Broth and a great bread sauce recipe to go with those hearty hot dinners that we need this time of year.
Also: a memory of snow in April and a banana muffin recipe.
Leaving these here for reference:
Vegan Christmas or Yule
Davie, Lucy, Daniel and Charlotte
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Holland and Barrett have a gorgeous selection of dairy free Christmas goodies in store and online here.
Cranberry & Orange Tiffin Mini Bites and Mini Iced Fruit Cake Bites from the Co-op (click photo for bigger image):
Don’t miss our Vegan Advent Page and our main section of Christmas recipes and gifts!