Thinking about holiday cooking

I’m not sure yet if we’re cooking or letting other folks cook for us this year, but either way I’ve got some serious cravings for holiday food.

A few favorites:

Jellied Cranberry Sauce from Vegan YumYum:  I love the homemade stuff, but year after year Wayne would insist on that gunk in a can.  Solution: make this stuff and chill it in a can.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Vegweb:  This is a much nicer version of the classic.

Almost All-American Seitan Pot Pie from Veganomicon:  I tested this recipe for Isa and Terry, and this dish went straight onto my favorites list. Yes, it’s a bit of work to prepare this, but it is absolutely worth it. Tip: use tiny cookie cutters on the “scraps” of dough and stick them on top of the pot pie.  Adorable little leaves, perhaps?

Lemon Cheesecake from The Joy of Vegan Baking:  Our dear friend Jen made this for us and it’s been a favorite ever since.  I think this would be a lovely finish to a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.

Some recipes we want to try:

Stuffed celery sticks:  Holidays at my adorable in-laws usually involves munching on these yummy celery sticks stuffed with a cream cheese-olive filling.  I think a dairy-free version using Tofutti cream cheese would be just as yummy.

Gardein Chicken Scaloppini from The Conscious Cook:  I watched chef Tal Ronnen make this on television and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from FatFree Vegan Kitchen:  We’ve heard so many rave reviews and we can’t believe we haven’t tried this one yet.

Gingerbread Apple Pie from Vegan with a Vengeance:  I dunno, something tells me this would make a lot of folks extremely happy.

What are your favorite holiday recipes?  Share them with us!

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