Lets face it…for some reason, we always seem to make holidays revolve around food!!
If you’re anything like me, you LOVE to cook. I love the satisfaction I get from creating a meal from scratch. I love watching my family and friends enjoying a great meal.
Becoming a vegan in 2014 and turning away from the traditional holiday fare, was really a fun challenge for me. So many of my friends would ask me, well what do you eat? My answer: plants! Always kinda leaves people a bit lost for words. Usually the next questions are…but don’t you miss turkey? and ham? and chicken? and pork? And honestly, I have to say I didn’t miss it one little bit. Around our festive table out of a table of seven, we had 2 vegans, a vegetarian and 4 carnivores.
The table wasn’t laden with traditional Xmas fare, instead we had BBQ. One of the vegans brought amazing BBQ tofu veggie skewers, I brought my infamous vegan “quiche” and we had potato salad greek style, just oil and lemon, parsley and potato. we had a gorgeous green salad, chock full of seasonal veggies and nuts.
The carnivores BBQ’d up their lamb and sausages and really seemed to enjoy it.
What I really found interesting was after the meal was over, the meat eaters were all complaing about how “stuffed” they were. how they couldn’t move…whilst the three veggo’s were quite happy and ready for some yummy vegan fruit mince tarts I’d made…more for us!!
here’s a link on becoming a vegan you may find helpful if you’re thinking about it.
I’m off to the beach now…with a yummy mango and some big fat cherries!
veganspiel# try being a vegan for a week or a month..you won’t believe how great you feel and how your perspective on food will change. Be adventurous!!