Holidays and special occasions

12 Days of Vegan Christmas Cookies and Bars

Unbaked fig bars by Gena Hamshaw

Unbaked Fig Bars by Gena Hamshaw have all of the chewiness and sweetness of traditional fig cookies, but they’re made with wholesome almonds, oats, and real dried figs. Truly perfect for the holiday!

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Vegan Picnic Treats for Spring

Quinoa and chickpea-stuffed bell peppers

Is there anything more quintessentially spring than a picnic? As the weather is warming up and the days are longer, now is the perfect time to head outside with a basket packed with vegan treats! And to help you get inspired with ideas of what to bring, here’s a roundup of great vegan recipes to explore:  more→

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10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) as a Vegan Through the Holiday Season

Pineappple salsa recipe

The holiday season, which defines that sometimes the period that includes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s shindigs can be overwhelming for anyone, but for vegans, there are particular challenges. Here are VegKitchen’s tips for navigating both the culinary and emotional aspects of the holiday season, especially for the plant-based crowd, but for anyone who wants to celebrate healthfully and joyfully. more→

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VegKitchen’s Favorite Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Whole wheat and wild rice-stuffed butternut recipe 2

When it comes to vegan Thanksgiving recipes and menus (which are also suitable for vegetarians, of course), VegKitchen is thankful that our Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner page has long been one of the premier resources on the web. There are lots of choices, from soups to desserts, but if you want to get right down to it, this page will narrow it down to our favorites. more→

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Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner (Vegetarians Welcome!)

Whole wheat and wild rice-stuffed butternut recipe 2

Here’s your premier source for vegan Thanksgiving recipes and menus to create a memorable dinner—suitable for any vegetarian guests as well! Create mix-and match menus from the following recipes, from soup to dessert, complete with vegan stuffings and main dishes—all the holiday traditions you adore, updated for a compassionate plant-based feast. Shown above, Butternut Squash With Whole Wheat, Wild Rice, & Onion Stuffingphoto by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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Vegan Potluck Recipes Especially for Summer

Israeli couscous summer salad

Summer is prime season for informal parties, where the operative word in food is sharing. And even if you’re the only vegan at the potluck, everyone will want to try your dishes and ask for your recipes, so bring plenty! The fare that appeals most during warm weather is fresh, seasonal, and tastes best at room temperature. Here’s a selection of such dishes that you’ll find here on VegKitchen. more→

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Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cauliflower Power Tacos

Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride (contrary to popular belief, it isn’t Mexico’s independence day) —and a delicious way to celebrate is with easy vegan south-of-border and Southwestern-style dishes. VegKitchen has plenty to choose from! more→

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Vegan Appetizer Recipes

Scallion pancakes recipe

Not sure why, but vegan and vegetarian cookbooks rarely present many appetizer recipes to speak of, so hopefully you’ll find  the  wide array of choices here useful and appealing. A nice idea for entertaining (for the winter holidays or any casual occasion) is to offer a spread of hot and cold appetizers (instead of the usual sit-down dinner) with wine or cocktails, followed by a dessert buffet. If you need ideas for a vegan dessert buffet, we’ve got you covered there as well, of course, on the Vegan Dessert Recipes page. more→

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