Vegan Holiday KItchen is the book to get if you are looking to create a meal for any holiday celebration, whether it be Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July. Packed with over 200 recipes and full of gorgeous photos from the talented Susan Voisin of Fat Free Vegan, author Nava Atlas really knows how to bring it to the table with this beautifully designed title.
The book has six chapters, each dedicated to the specific holiday or season for celebration. It touches on Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Holiday Season, Jewish Holidays, Easter, Independence Day and Summer Entertaining, and Brunches, Appetizers, and Potluck Dishes. The dishes range from sweet to savory and cover every type of recipe you can imagine including relishes, cakes, puddings, beverages, stews and plenty more.
Not only is it full of classics from Challah to Ginger Cookies, it also contains many unique and original plant based dishes, with a vast majority of them already being or having the option of becoming gluten-free and soy free. Recipes such as Pueblo Corn Pie (Thanksgiving), Vegan Matzo Brei (Passover), and Cold Avocado and Green Pea Soup (Summer Entertaining), make this book a great choice if you’d like to kick those traditional holiday recipes up a notch and leave out the animal ingredients.
Also, I cannot speak highly enough about the aesthetics of this book. The design is classy and the composition and colors in the photos are top notch.
Another great feature of this book is its readability, as Nava also includes an abundance of tips throughout–even how to cope with celebrating Thanksgiving with non-vegan friends and family!
If there is one cookbook I’d recommend having lying about on your coffee table when guests pop by, it’s this one. Engaging, entertaining, and educational, you won’t want to put this one down until you’ve read it cover to cover.