Living with a carnivorous sister while me being a vegetarian, means that we often cook separately. Though since my parents came for the holidays, I decided to make a nice dinner for all of us for Christmas Eve that everyone would enjoy.. and.. success!
This is what my plate looked like.
From the top going clockwise:
- cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas
- lemon roasted brussels sprouts
- cauliflower ‘rice’ with chives and garlic
- a colorful salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries and pomegranates drizzled with lemon juice
As you can see, lots of veggies! I didn’t really plan what to make for dinner actually until a few hours before, so I examined everything in my fridge and went with what I had. It turned out to be a vegan dinner! Everyone liked the food, and it was very filling. I especially loved the sweet potatoes, because I love them roasted with cinnamon. My mom loved the brussels sprouts because I soaked them with lemon juice and lemon zest which gave them a great flavor. She also thought the cauliflower was couscous at first, but nope, just steamed and blended cauliflower with spices! Best of all, my sister didn’t mind the lack of meat. That’s when you know dinner was good. ;)
Everything only took about an hour and was pretty easy! Here is another picture of my colorful salad. (because I love colorful salads)
Hope you had lots of delicious food with your loved ones too! Merry Christmas everyone!!