Gift #1. Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan bread soup)- First is Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan bread soup). I sometimes put cabbage and kale in mine, but you can add any veg you love. It’s a creamy, tomatoey veg soup with the toasted bread added at the end, the hunks of bread make little dumplings.” —
You can find the recipe here- https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/pappa-al-pomodoro/
Gift #2. Avocado Pesto Pasta- “Avocado pesto pasta! It’s creamy and healthy with spinach mixed into the sauce. Tastes great with some vegan Parmesan sprinkled on top!” — https://www.blissfulbasil.com/lean-green-avocado-spinach-pesto-pasta-with-sauteed-mushrooms-vegan-gf/
Gift #3. Burgers- “At first, I felt excited by two words: Beyond Burgers. I discovered these burger patties at the Sprouts right in my neighborhood, so I tried them. Not a fan, BUT I did discover that my favorite thing to do with homemade veggie burgers is to make Copycat FastFood. I top a patty with vegan cheese, caramelized onions, and thousand island sauce made with vegan mayo. So good!”
If you don’t care for BB’s (like I don’t!), make these yummy Vegan Burgers. Seriously good- https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/best-beefy-vegan-burgers
Gift #4. Ben and Jerry’s — Coconut Seven Layer Bar Ice Cream! Ben and Jerry’s 7-layer coconut bar ice cream is creamy, delicious, and full of yummy ingredients. Truly delicious vegan ice cream, but I also like So Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. It comes in many flavors, too.
Ah! The recipe part- Ben and Jerry’s has published their take on vegan cupcakes using their delicious ice cream! Get the recipe here- https://www.benjerry.com/flavors/recipes/coconut-seven-layer-bar-cupcakes
Gift #5. Vegan Grilled Cheese! What? “Vegan grilled cheese! Can I get an amen?!” Three deliciously cheesy recipes here- https://peasandcrayons.com/2016/11/vegan-grilled-cheese-recipes.html
6. Coconut Corn Chowder- Replace milk with coconut milk or any other milk alternative you prefer to this recipe. OMG!!!!!! https://ohmyveggies.com/vegan-sweet-corn-chowder-with-coconut-milk/
Gift #7. Cinnamon Rolls- Yep, you heard correctly! You can enjoy warm-spice goodness at any time of the year. I use a mix of cinnamon, and cardamom and I like to add a gentle grating of fresh orange or Clementine zest! Ding! https://tasty.co/recipe/the-best-ever-vegan-cinnamon-rolls
Gift #8. Vegan “Buffalo Wing” Sauce for Cauliflower- “Cauliflower with vegan buffalo sauce is a Party Pleaser!” Make it gluten-free: substitute almond flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour. http://www.noracooks.com/vegan-cauliflower-buffalo-wings/
Gift #9. SUPER BOWL! Pumpkin Chili- “Pumpkin chili recipe has been shared by the masterminds at Thug Kitchen. It’s so amazing; A great serve for “whatever holiday” involving food!
You can find the recipe here- https://www.popsugar.com/food/Pumpkin-Chili-Recipe-35890481
Gift #10. Vegan Zucchini Gratin (wh/yellow squash and asparagus!)- “I LOVE this vegan zucchini gratin made with vegan parmesan (cashews and nutritional yeast). Very YUM!” —
Find the recipe here- https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-zucchini-gratin/
Gift #11. Lentil and Chickpea Soup- “A beautiful warm bowl of lentil and chickpea soup. Easy to make and delicious. I recommend adding a splash of lemon or lime across the top after serving. PS: It is SO WORTH IT to use “small brown lentils” you can order them online of your market doesn’t carry them. https://www.soupchick.com/2011/08/recipe-for-slow-cooker-vegan-lentil-and-chickpea-soup.html
Gift #12. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese- “I love making this vegan pumpkin mac and cheese, it’s SO cozy and perfect for fall and winter!”
Many variations and tweaks are possible! Start here- https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-pumpkin-mac-n-cheese/
Gift #13. Gnocchi with Thyme Vinaigrette- The great thing about this recipe is that you can pretty much use the gnocchi as a base and serve it with just about anything! If you don’t want to make gnocchi, buy it! https://www.edamam.com/recipe/gnocchi-with-thyme-vinaigrette-and-lemon-cashew-cream-1661413107b17cf828837047d9a1d9f2/gnocchi/vegan
Gift #14. McVitie’s Gingernuts Biscuits (Cookies!)- “Not a recipe, but Ginger Nuts biscuits from the UK are vegan and sooooo good!” You can order online or make similar ones. Try this recipe- https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/vegan-ginger-cookies-227114
I used almond milk in place of soy milk because I make fresh almond milk nearly every day AND I freeze some in ice cube trays, too, so I always have it on hand.
Judy McNutt- The Writers Gift Mentor