Vegan-Friendly Holiday Recipes with Veggie Kins

12.11.2020 — The Frenshe Editors

If we took a poll on what your favorite thing about the holiday is, we bet the delicious food will be close to the top of the list! The holidays are a time for surrounding yourself with love, but they’re also a time to indulge in some of your favorite and most delicious foods that aren’t always around yearlong. If you’re the cook in your family, you’ll get extra excited about today’s post because we caught up with one of our favorite food bloggers and vegan recipe developers, Remy Morimoto Park aka Veggie Kins! She whips up some of the most Instagram-worthy meals we’ve ever laid our eyes on, and they’re all vegan-friendly and health-conscious, of course. We were dying to know what Remy’s holiday spread would look like this year and she was kind enough to share some of her go-to recipes for you (and us!) to try. And you know we didn’t skip the dessert either! Ahead, some of Remy’s holiday creations.

Holiday Harvest Rice

Inspired by a dish she tried at a Friendsgiving gathering years ago, Remy created her own version of a wild rice dish that couldn’t get her followers to stop asking “What is this rice!?”. The colors alone will get you itching to create this for your holiday spread! The combination of wild rice, quinoa, fresh herbs, mushrooms, apples, and pomegranate seeds literally looks like a holiday in a pot. Like all of Remy’s dishes, this rice medley is vegan, but it’s also refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. Clean, delicious, and full of holiday cheer? We’ll take it.

Find the full recipe and directions here.

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

One dish that always comes to mind around the holidays is, of course, shepherd’s pie. Remy’s spin on the family-favorite meal is savory, full of veggies, and just a tad bit sweet! She opts for white sweet potatoes to give the classic pie a modern twist, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love the decadent taste of sweet potato? You’ll still get that rich and meaty flavor with “beef-flavored” vegetable bouillon and flavor-boosting garnishes like shallots and garlic. Don’t be afraid to really go for the protein with this one—there’s plenty of room for tofu, lentils, or faux meat of your choosing!

Find the full recipe and directions here.

Kale and White Bean Salad

LA residents love grabbing a salad from Erewhon market—the most popular being the kale white bean salad which inspired Remy’s next dish. The fan-favorite salad is simple, yet full of flavor and filling thanks to its high-protein content. We don’t know about you, but here at Frenshe we believe that homemade salad dressing always wins, and Remy’s vegan (and nut-free!) dressing will become one of your go-to’s. If you’re a lover of greens, avocado, white beans, and a decadent dressing, you’ll need this at your holiday table ASAP!

Find the full recipe and directions here.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Freshly baked cookies deserve a spot on everyone’s menu! We know that the holidays tend to get extra fancy when it comes to desserts, but nothing beats the warmth and softness of a classic chocolate chip cookie. Well, what if we told you that these vegan ones are even more mouth-watering? Almond butter makes them extra soft and they’ll feel like a sweet cloud in your mouth with every bite. And we have even better news—they bake quicker than your average cookie! This is a dough you absolutely need to try, whether it’s for your holiday spread or a cozy night in.

Find the full recipe and directions here.

Lead Imagery: Courtesy of Veggie Kins

For more vegan and health-conscious recipes don’t forget to check out Remy’s blog and Instagram!

The Frenshe Editors