Delicious Vegan Holiday Dinners: Menu Ideas & Recipes


Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Recipes that impress, for your most delicious feast yet.


Last night I had a crazy dream. It was the holidays and I was watching a friend prep a family dinner in the kitchen. She had a black and white puppy. Totally adorable. She was rubbing oil on his fur as he gazed at her trustingly. Then she put a large silver pot on the stove, and gently placed the puppy in the pot. After a few seconds I realized that she meant to cook the puppy for dinner. That’s when I reached into the pot and pulled the puppy into my arms. As I did, he transformed into an equally adorable baby cow, and started licking my face. That’s when I woke up to my cat, Calie, licking my cheek.

Blogger-Approved Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Or… maybe my dream wasn’t all that crazy. In Asia, people actually do this (eat dogs and cats). So what’s the difference, really, between us eating a turkey or rabbit and them eating a dog or a cat? Nothing, that’s what. All animals are the same, really. They all have thoughts, feelings, fears, desires, autonomy, etc. Just like humans do. Killing them and cutting them up to eat is quite simply an unnecessary cruelty.

In fact, filling your plate with plants and grains has been proven time and time again to be the healthier option — not just for your own personal longevity and appearance, but for the planet. Even Arnold agrees. So please — join me this holiday in celebrating the cruelty-free way: with a delicious vegan dinner!

Here are a few fantastic meal plans from chef bloggers I really admire:

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 339 Comments

  1. Diana Hewitt

    Thank you for the ideas and inspiration for the Christmas board. Everything looks so yummy and attractive. I also like to prepare handmade gifts for my vegetarian and vegan friends: I give jams made with fruits from my own orchard, pickles and chutneys made from my garden vegetables and other yummy treats and they’re always appreciated.

  2. Jennifer McSween

    What a fabulous round-up, Hilary! This is definitely my kind of Christmas fare. 🙂

  3. Sasha Rosswell

    Wow Hilary! What an amazing and extensive list of recipes you’ve put together for the holidays!! I know I can always count on your recipes to be crowd pleasers 🙂

  4. Kim Hartford

    I’m so glad you did this post as I was thinking about my Christmas menu!

  5. Camila Hilhorst

    Thanks a lot for the yummy and delicious recipe ideas. They would make the perfect dinner for Christmas. 🙂

  6. Olivia Peterson

    Love these recipes! Have been a vegetarian for 8 years, and each Christmas I find myself looking for recipes or alternatives to meat only to find side dishes. I was always craving a hearty, vegetarian main meal I could enjoy along with the sides. With this list I don’t need to look anywhere else. So many choices to satisfy my large Christmas appetite 🙂 Thank you!

  7. Andrea Mitchell

    I look forward to trying these gorgeous recipes

  8. Anna Kaplan

    Amazing collection. Will share in my facebook group. Have a nice day! 🙂

  9. Julia MacLean

    Thanks so much for this, Hilary! I’ve been trying to decide what to make this year and your list will certainly help! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an absolutely perfect 2016.

  10. Franny Pimms

    This is an amazing round up. So many great ideas and recipes that I can’t wait to try.

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