When you first transition to a vegan whole food plant based lifestyle you can’t imagine what you are going to eat daily, much less what you might make when having family and friends over. I get so many questions about what to make which inspired this blog post and a video on holiday and entertaining menu ideas.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or take hours and hours to make a delicious, nutritious meal that would be enjoyed by everyone including those who follow the Standard American Diet.
I want to share with you a few simple and easy menu ideas that can be used for entertaining, pot lucks and holidays.
My recipe for Lentil Loaf with a Date Glaze which was published in the Health Science Magazine has quickly become a subscriber favorite. Pair it with the easy to make Garlic Mashed Potatoes. You can assemble the Lentil Loaf the day before. Bake it while you make the mashed potatoes. Add some corn on the cob and a green vegetable and you have a delicious meal. You can add a salad if you wish.
For dessert pop a pan of Apple Oat Crisp in the oven when you sit down to eat dinner. Serve it topped with banana mango nice cream. Just toss some frozen very ripe bananas and frozen mango in a high powered blender, food processor, Yonanas machine or Champion Juicer and make the most delicious soft serve with no added sugar. You can make both the crisp and the soft serve the day before. Freeze the soft serve in muffin tins using an ice cream scoop. When frozen remove the frozen scoops to a freezer container and it makes serving dessert so easy. You can even make individual apple crisp in ramekins. Then you don’t have to worry about serving up the crisp and trying to keep it looking nice.…