Are you feeling inspired to add some vegan dishes to your holiday menu? We get it. With the rise of health-conscious decisions and conscious consumption, we’re all looking for ways to pick up a few good habits. While it may feel overwhelming, folks like Tabitha Brown make adding vegan options to your holiday festivities approachable through her social media recipes and book Cooking From the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations. To help you even more, we curated a collection of five more vegan chefs who share their take on classic family dishes that will fill your stomach and warm your heart. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, their recipes will ensure every course is covered.
1. Jenné Claiborne — @sweetopotatosoul
Inspired by her nana, Jenné combined her love for experimenting with food and her conscious decision to go vegan to whip up delicious recipes that don’t skimp on flavor. To make this holiday season as seamless as possible, read through the curated collection of classic recipes like mac and cheese and a smokey collard greens recipe on Instagram here.
And if you’re looking for more cozy and comforting recipes, grab a copy of her book, Sweet Potato Soul:100 Vegan Recipes For The Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul.
2. Bryant Terry — @bryantterry
Although he currently resides in Oakland, CA, Bryant Terry was raised in Memphis, TN, in a family that owns farms across several states. Today, Terry is a multidisciplinary artist and chef who has authored several cookbooks that carefully marry food and activism to offer a range of dishes perfect for the holidays. For example, try this Warm Butter Bean side dish, which can be found in his cookbook entitled ‘Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes.
Check out ‘Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes’ and more on Terry’s website.
3. Kim — @sodeliciouslyvegan
Atlanta-based YouTube creator turned vegan chef Kim of ‘The Chic Natural’ has a collection of 90 simple, easy-to-replicate recipes for various occasions. Her beginner-friendly recipes are perfect for reducing stress during the holidays. Kim’s cookbook includes recipes for our favorite soul food dishes, like cornbread mac and cheese. You can look at her Instagram here or pick up Kim’s cookbook, Deliciously Vegan.
Kim, The Chic Natural’s Vegan Soul Food
4. Charity Morgan — @charitymorgan
As a chef to some of your favorite celebrities and athletes, Charity Morgan is passionate about showing others how they can easily transition to a plant-based diet. Formally trained at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and with over 15 years of culinary experience, Morgan strives to create recipes that are easy to follow, filled with ingredients your body will thank you for, and, above all, delicious.
If you’re looking for a vegan rendition of a few crowd-pleasers this holiday season, you can find inspiration on her Instagram and in her cookbook, Unbelievably Vegan: 100+ Life-Changing Plant-Based Recipes.
5. Todd Anderson — @TurnipVegan
Todd Anderson is a San Diego-based vegan cook, co-owner of Spoiled Vegans Cafe, and author of the It’s All About Plantz and Mushrooms cookbook. Todd believes that the key to vegan cooking is following your heart. If you’re looking for a perfect vegan dessert to satiate your sweet tooth, Todd offers a recipe for the classic, nutty pie—a combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, and creamy. Todd’s Salted Chocolate Walnut Pie delivers a whole-mouth feel that perfectly matches a vegan ice cream.
These choices offer something for everyone. We hope you enjoy them during this holiday season. Cheers to hearts and bellies filled with love and goodness.
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