I love being a part of the Blogging for Books program. I have been reviewing mostly Christian books and love them. But when they opened it up for other kinds of books I got really excited. Especially when I came across a book called Vegan Holiday Cooking... and it was the Holidays.
This book covers just about every Holiday from Superbowl to Passover to Christmas. I loved reading through these pages and seeing all the possibilities. I started Christmas Eve with the Chopped Vegetable Salad (which was for Superbowl). This is a great go to salad. The dressing is full of flavor and it fooled my omnivore guests. This salad can be mixed up with every topping you desire. I served it like a buffet and let everyone choose their topping. I was the only one who opted for the marinated Tofu Feta (which I figured would happen) and it was amazing. I love this salad and will make it again.
For Christmas Day I brought the Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad to share with a group of hard core meat eaters. And they loved it. They great thing about this salad was the ingredients were easy to see and nothing that people don't already eat. It was easy and simple and made for great leftovers. Overall this is going in my rotation.
The last recipe I have tried (and certainly not the last) was the Vegetable Dumplings from the Lunar New Year section. It was fun having my husband in the kitchen for this one. We decided that our New Year's Eve would be a Chinese food theme... these fit perfectly. They were a little difficult to assemble and I need to figure out how to cook them without them falling apart. But the ones that held their own were yummy and delicious. I even have some in the freezer for later this week.
Overall this is a great cookbook to add to my growing collection. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, vegan or not. It is fun to see all the possibilities that this cookbook can offer...