Category: Fall & Winter Holidays

Vegan Thanksgiving, Christmas and winter holiday recipes for your family and guests to enjoy. Celebrate with a variety of flavorful foods perfect for celebrations, even with non-vegans!

Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Fall & Winter Holidays, Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Oil Free Recipes, Southern US Cuisine

Black Eyed Pea Dip with Lime Avocado Topping

I love the flavors in this black-eyed pea dip (which really resembles more of a salsa). I especially like the tanginess of the green olives and lime juice. The dish is so refreshing and satisfying! I like to serve mine with avocados tossed in lime juice, then topped with cracked pepper. You can either mix […]

Breakfast, Drinks, Fall & Winter Holidays

Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

This vegan hot cocoa mix is one of the reasons I love switching from processed store bought foods to homemade versions. For your kids or yourself, it’s nice to know exactly what ingredients go into something, to choose those ingredients yourself, and to feel secure that your family isn’t eating anything unhealthy. Often, we fall […]

Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, German Cuisine, New Year's Eve, Oven Dishes

Vanilla Crescent Kipferl Cookies (Vanillekipferl)

Vanillekipferl, or vanilla crescent kipferl cookies, are a popular Christmas cookie in Germany, Austria, and many other European countries. They have a flavor very close to a butter cookie or shortbread, with the addition of ground almonds and vanilla sugar. A good dusting with confectioners’ and vanilla sugar sweetens the taste even more. Not only […]

Drinks, Fall & Winter Holidays, Gluten Free, Indian Cuisine, Spice Mixes

Chai Latte Spice Mix

This winter, use chai latte spice mix to make a warm, satisfying drink you’ll want every night. Add a little bit of richness to a hot chai tea with the addition of almond milk or coconut milk and maple syrup. You can adjust the amount of chai spice mix, plant based milk and maple syrup […]

Condiments, Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kitchen Basics

Kitchen Basics: Vanilla Sugar

Use one of these three methods to make one of the easiest kitchen basics: vanilla sugar. From time to time, you will come across a cookie recipe calling for vanilla sugar. Don’t run out to buy it! You can easily make it at home. I’ve seen vanilla sugar in many European and German cookie recipes. […]

Fall & Winter Holidays, Father's Day, French Cuisine, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, Sides, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

Slow cooker garlic herb mushrooms are a tasty side dish with pasta, potatoes, or even on toast. Chewy mushrooms in a delicious sauce are a nice addition to any meal. And since they are made in the slow cooker, you don’t need to hang out in the kitchen while they cook – just turn it […]