The Vegan Dinner Party: What To Make?

We are social creatures. We gather around food to show our love and appreciation for one another, to connect and reaffirm relationships, build shared memories, and nourish our bodies.

When you don’t eat the same diet as your friends throwing a fun and delicious dinner party can stressful.  How do you prepare a successful gastronomic feast that not only satisfies but impresses everyone?

Vegans and non-vegans alike often ask us what they can cook for a plant-based dinner party.

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Vegan Tiramisu

 

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Once you try this Vegan Tiramisu recipe, you'll want to make it for all your friends. It's incredibly creamy, not too sweet, and absolutely decadent. Everyone we've shared it with has given it two thumbs up. Coffee and rum-soaked Ladyfinger cookies layered with creamy vegan mascarpone and topped with cocoa powder and shaved chocolate. Who wouldn't love it?!

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert and the name means "pick me up". Thanks to the...

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Spicy Candied Nuts

 

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When we're looking to jazz up a salad, we throw in some of these Spicy Candied Nuts. The tricky part is getting them on the salad before we eat them! They're crunchy, spicy, sweet, and nutty. In other words, addicting! 

They also make a fun snack and are a welcome addition to trail mix. Arrange them atop a cheesecake or baked/frosted treats, sprinkle them on hot spicy entrees for contrast, or on a pancake stack. Eat them whole or chop...

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Why am I so tired? Plant-based solutions.

 

I’m tired. Is my iron low?

There are many reasons why you might feel tired, but no matter what the reason is, ensuring you’re receiving all the nutrients you need through your diet is a great first step towards feeling better.

A common reason for low energy levels is that your red blood cells are unable to deliver energizing oxygen to your cells and tissues.  If your cells don’t have enough oxygen they can’t make enough energy. Iron is an important...

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How to Make Vegan Indian Food

Do you love to eat Indian food? I mean REALLY love to eat it? When you think about cooking it do you feel intimidated about using unfamiliar spices and specialty ingredients and the complexity of cooking a potentially new-to-you cuisine?

We sure were! We were hesitant to purchase lentils, beans, grains, and spices we didn't know if we'd like just to have them sit in our pantry, sad, lonely, and going stale.

Our love of curries spurred us on and made a...

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How to Overcome Non-Vegan Food Cravings

Are you new to a plant-based diet? Do you feel challenged with cravings for the non-vegan foods you've enjoyed? Are you conflicted because you don't want to eat animal products, but the vegan foods you try aren't satisfying in comparison? (By the way, the burgers featured above are vegan!)

We hear about this all the time, especially in Veganuary when people are trying out a vegan diet for the month, or are struggling with a New Year's resolution to shift to a...

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Best Recipes of 2020

The year 2020 was significant for many reasons and one of them is that it was the first year of www.YourVeganFamily.com! It really was the perfect year to deepen our family connections with creativity in our kitchen. With many of us sheltering in place, food became a focus and comfort, an adventure, and a way to improve one's health when other self-care avenues were shut. 

As a busy family, we're sharing the real recipes we make for breakfast, lunch, and...

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Vegan Lasagne

 

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Vegan Lasagne for Christmas!! This is the 2020 vote around our table.

We all love lasagne in this house. It's creamy and chunky, each layer offers a distinct flavor profile, it's a super satisfying comfort food, and each serving gives you nearly half of the nutrients you require for a day.  It can take a bit of time to prepare, but it offers 16 generous portions and freezes well. Serve with a side salad and you...

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Vegan Russian Tea Cake Recipe

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Vegan Russian Tea Cakes are one of the quickest cookies you can make. I timed myself and literally made these from ingredients in jars to eating cookies in less than 9 minutes, minus the 12 minute cooking time.

If you haven’t had them, they’re like a  buttery walnut shortbread rolled in confectioner’s sugar.  Like most tea cakes or tea cookies, these are not overly sweet. 

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Vegan Nut Loaf with Vegan Country Gravy

 

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Vegan Nut Loaf must be the definition of comfort food! Savory seasoned with basil, sage, marjoram, and thyme, its rich, textured, and yearns for Vegan Country Gravy

Autumn always inspires us to make our favorite Vegan Nut Loaf. Over the years we've experimented with various Nut Loaf recipes for the US Thanksgiving holiday and this one is our favorite! 

Some Vegan Nut Loaf fall apart, but not this one! It holds its shape while still being moist...

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