Monday, December 5, 2016

The Holidays // a plant based menu

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One of my favorite things about the Holidays is the Menu planning. I mean, duh, this is a food blog and all- of course food would take center stage!

Not only do I love developing a menu where all the courses flow and compliment one another, I love designing the table. It makes our everyday table feel a little more special.

Flowers or herbs, greenery, votives and printed menus always make an appearance. 


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My menu planning typically starts about 3 weeks prior to the holiday. I like to include snacks prior to dinner, cocktails, soup or salad, main entree, sides and dessert.

Christmas is a little different for us- we head to my Dad's Christmas Eve, to my Mom's Christmas Morning and Dinner for Justin and I at home with Brody + Spence.

In today's post I am sharing some of my favorite recipes that will hopefully inspire your Plant Based Holiday Menu.

(click on each recipe title for a direct link to the recipe)

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Ever since I can remember our Christmas Mornings have always started with Hot Cocoa and Cinnamon Rolls - a tradition that is set in stone.

Christmas Morning 



za'atar roasted chickpeas // smbp

To Nosh on prior to Dinner


Farro Salad // Sweet Potato + Chickpeas

Salads + Sides



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Soup


Winter Squash + Quinoa Rissoles // SMBP

Mains



white chia pudding // cacao nibs + macadamia

A Sweet Ending



Happy Menu Planning!
Yum

4 comments:

  1. Those za'atar chickpeas look amazing!! :D

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  2. Your so talented!! Agree chickpeas sound amazing. Must try some of your recipes for a Healthier Us

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  3. This all looks beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration and ideas for a great holiday!

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