How You Can Have A Merry Vegan Christmas
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! If you’re anything like us at Modern Meat, then you have likely been counting down the days till Christmas since November (okay, October). But let’s face it, sometimes the vegan options seem a little bleak. Not this year. Whether you’re a long-time vegan, new, or simply trying to make better choices, we’ve got you covered. Here are some changes to make so you can have a vegan Christmas this year:
1. Create your own vegan chocolate advent calendar
Photo from ZIMT.
Counting down the days to Christmas is a massive part of the fun. Lucky for us, not all chocolates are filled with dairy. If you haven’t gotten one yet, why not make your own? BC Playthings sells a cute ‘Decorate your own advent calendar’. ZIMT, a Vancouver chocolatier, has plenty of tasty holiday chocolates for your spiced up vegan calendar!
2. Swap regular milk for cashews in this vegan hot chocolate from Oh She Glows
Photo from Oh She Glows.
Oh mama. This yummy recipe uses cashews to create a delicious creamy taste, dates for the right amount of sweetness, and of course, lots of chocolate. It is the perfect decadent hot chocolate. The recipe can be found here.
3. Use Nutmeg MYLK’s Vegan Eggnog: The Meg Nog
Ah, eggnog. A Christmas staple that usually is not inclusive of a plant-based diet. Our friends at Nutmeg MYLK have created a healthy, delicious alternative eggnog beverage that will certainly meet your cravings. You can grab a ‘Meg Nog’ at either of our Modern Wellness Bar locations today!
4. Use vegan butter for these ginger cookies by noracooks
Photo from noracooks.
It’s not Christmas without something ginger-flavored! Nora created this lip-smackingly good cookie recipe perfect for Santa, paired with a glass of nut milk, of course (we love Nutmeg MYLK). Get the recipe here.
5. Try our Thyme and Garlic Infused Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a must, but dairy isn’t. Our chef, Zoë Sagorin, has shared these creamy mashed potatoes for our Christmas Dinner Menu!
6. Sneak some veggies in with this Easy Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Photo from Delish, taken by PARKER FEIERBACH
Like we said, who needs dairy? This Green Beach Casserole is dairy-free and delish. Bonus: veggies are sneaky good in this recipe from Delish.
7. Order The Modern Holiday Bundle Offer
If you’re worried about the essential part of the Christmas dinner- consider yourself taken care of with our Modern Holiday Roast. The best part? We did all the work, so you don’t have to. Our chefs created this heavenly plant-based roast filled with stuffing, paired with velvety vegan gravy.
Of course, we couldn’t forget about dessert: Delicious BC Golden apples, cinnamon, and sugar. Our Modern Apple Crumble is sure to please the entire family’s taste buds and tie a nice bow on a beautiful Christmas evening.