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Savory and Sweet Vegan Recipes for the Holidays

I talked about this Pot Pie recipe during the Real Girl’s Kitchen & Mr. Kate for Hello Giggles UStream chat, so I thought it a must that I post the recipe video here! I created this savory dish for Thanksgiving this year but it’s perfect for any family occasion! Seriously delish! Check out more from the 12 DIYs of Chrismahanukkahkwanzaasolstice here!

 Mr. Kate’s Vegan Pot Pie/Casserole

Download printable recipe card 

What You Need:
  • 1 sploosh of canola oil to coat the pan
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 Container of mushroom chopped
  • Bag of frozen pearl onions
  • Bag of frozen peas
  • Field Roast brand Celebration Roast cut in cubes – you could use seasoned firm tofu or seitan.
  • 1 container of vegan gravy
  • A few sprigs of fresh Thyme
  • A couple leaves of fresh Sage
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet of puffed pastry
  • 1 tsp vegan butter (Earth Balance)

Do It:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Coat a big frying pan with oil
  3. Saute your mushrooms, carrots and frozen pearl onions
  4. Add your Celebration Roast
  5. Once veggies are soft, add frozen peas and sprigs of thyme and sage leaves
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Put mixture into casserole dish and cover with the sheet of puffed pastry
  8. Coat the puffed pastry with some vegan butter to brown and pop in oven for around 15 minutes or until pastry has puffed and toasted

Now time for some sweets!…


As evening fell on every December 6th, my little sister and I would lay our shoes outside the front door and impatiently wait for a loud knock, knock! We would run screaming to see if we could catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas on his winged, white horse as he leapt back into the sky. Alas, we never caught him. But his horse would take the carrots we left and in our shoes were toys, and beside our shoes was always a basket of freshly baked Saint Nicholas Bars… our favorite. Today I share with you that recipe which, for some reason, my mom has!… I guess she and Saint Nicholas must be homies.

Mr. Kate’s Mom’s Saint Nicholas Bars – what the good kids get in their shoes on December 6th but you should make them and eat them whenever!

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– Toast 3 oz slivered almonds
– Grease baking pan with vegan butter

Mix Dry Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon ring
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence

Heat to a simmer and stir 5 minutes:

  • 1 cup of wild caught honey (if non-honey vegan, try agave)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Mix wet and dry ingredients together and press into 11″ x 17″-ish pan with wet hands

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

While baking, mix icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Add slowly 5 teaspoons cold water
  • Refrigerate

After baking cool just a bit:

  • Spread glaze over top
  • Press toasted almonds into glaze

Check out other holiday DIY videos here!

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