Your daring holiday menu

These dishes from Avant-Garde Vegan’s Vegan Christmas give tradition a delicious twist.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Sautéed Mushrooms

We couldn’t make Gaz Oakley our cover/breakout star of 2018* without sharing some of his recipes with you. That would be cruel! The man behind the popular Avant-Garde Vegan YouTube and Instagram accounts has been prolific in his recipe output this year. So, how did we choose just a handful out of the 70-plus gems in his new cookbook, Vegan Christmas? It was tough, but we settled on foods for three holiday meals: a beautiful brunch, a light lunch and a masterpiece of a dinner. Each recipe is gluten free too, friends!

To round out your holiday feasting, grab a copy of Vegan Christmas. With its clever culinary ideas (vegan Welsh rarebit, anyone?) and photos so vibrant you can almost taste the food, it’s a fantastic resource for Christmas, Thanksgiving or really any holiday where you want to hear a chorus of gasps from your guests.

Christmas Morning

Sweet Potato Waffles with Sautéed Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Waffles with Sautéed Mushrooms


Light Lunch

Parsnip & Vanilla Soup

Parsnip & Vanilla Soup


Christmas Dinner

Festive Nut Roast Wreath

Festive Nut Roast Wreath

Adapted from Vegan Christmas by Gaz Oakley. Copyright 2018. Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Quadrille Publishing c/o Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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