With Thanksgiving just behind us, it’s safe to say that we’ve officially entered the holiday season. That means lots and lots of delicious food and time with family. And that’s great and all, but if you follow a restricted diet, say a vegan one, food + family can be a tough combination. If you’re lucky enough to have a family full of vegans, go you! But for most of us, navigating around traditional dishes loaded with meat and dairy can be a challenge.
My solution is usually to bring a vegan main dish for myself and anyone else that wants to partake. That’s also the solution Kristy Turner of Keepin’ It Kind offers up with these maple-miso tempeh cutlets from her new book But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! The book is filled with recipes that will appeal to not just vegans, but our non-vegan family members too. What I love about this particular recipe is that it’s totally suitable for a vegan holiday main course, but it’s the type of dish that’s going to be intriguing to anyone that’s interested in exploring vegan and vegetarian cuisine. So if you bring this one to Christmas dinner, be sure to make a double batch so everyone can taste test! It’s delicious and just might convert a few of your loved ones to tempeh fans.
In addition to holiday recipes, the book is filled with plenty of everyday vegan eats that you can totally feed your family. Beer marinated portobello tacos? I tried them and loved them. I guarantee anyone from my family would love them too. Next up on my to-try list are hidden veggie mac & cheese, BBQ-glazed tempeh, and the portobello Philly Reuben.