The holidays are always such a fun time of the year, I love wearing glitzy dresses to parties and eating lots of yummy vegan christmas cookies. Since Ben and I just moved into a beautiful new apartment in San Francisco we decided to stay home for the holidays. Plus I’m still going strong on my Dull December Challenge
so I wanted to show you guys what I whipped up in the kitchen to make this dull Christmas not so dull. Everything I made is free of oil and refined sugar. Oh and I’m not counting the macros in this post because it’s Holidays and who counts calories on Christmas?
Brunch: Flourless Banana Muffins
Usually on Christmas morning I would be drinking a mimosa while making cinnamon rolls or doughnuts :::sigh::: but that’s ok! 2019 will be filled with lots of bubbly. Ben loves banana bread, or banana flavored anything so I found this simple recipe for Flourless Banana Muffins
that I had to try. These muffins are not fluffy they are dense and fudgy. They are the perfect amount of sweetness and super simple and healthy.
Appetizer:Spinach Falafels with Hummus
I love falafels and I’ve always wanted to make them at home. I found an oil free and minimal ingredient recipe. These Spinach Falafels
turned out so good! They were crispy on the outside and moist inside. These falafels were filled with spinach so it’s a great way to sneak in extra greens in. I love salads topped with falafels as well. I dipped on them in Engine 2 Hummus
which made these falafels the perfect appetizer before dinner.
Dinner: Cauliflower Steak with Mashed Potatoes
I wanted to make something different from what I normally make and something that was festive. So I came up with grilling cauliflower steak with a side of mashed potatoes topped with a mushroom bourguignon. The Mushroom Bourguignon
was so good with the mashed potatoes. I am definitely repeating this dish in the future. So simple and easy.
Dessert: Berry Sorbet
Have you ever tried nice cream? It’s all fruit and so good for you. I blended a frozen banana with frozen mixed berries with some water and a little bit of almond milk and topped it with raspberries. That’s it!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that you found inspiration in this post, to eat healthier and feeding your body foods that make it thrive! Let me know in the comments what recipes you want to try!