For holidays and parties, I revert back to The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. I highly recommend you read it. It’s super informative and has quite a few good recipes in it.
Here are my go-to’s when it’s time to impress my non-veg friends:
Alicia’s Cheezy Oozy Guacamole Bean Dip-
1 16oz can vegetarian refried beans
3 large avocados mashed with 2 tbs lime juice (I often cheat and get the Mothers awesome guacamole)
2 (8oz containers) nondairy sour cream (I use 1 ½ containers of the 12 oz Tofutti brand)
1 packet taco seasoning (I use Bearitos brand)
½ cup diced green chiles, drained (I omit this step, not a fan)
½ cup sliced black olives (I also omit this, I do not like olives)
5 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Spread the beans in the bottom of an 8 x 8 quart glass baking dish. Then layer the avocado/guacamole on top of the beans. Stir together the sour cream and taco seasoning and layer over the guacamole. Sprinkle chiles (if using) over the sour cream, and top with a layer of olives. Add the tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for about 20-30 min (until the cheese is melted).
*I highly recommend letting it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Aaaaaaaand for dessert…..
Alicia’s Crispy Peanut Butter Treats with Chocolate Chips
I cannot express how EASY this recipe is! And I promise everyone will love it!
1 box brown rice crisps cereal
1 ¾ cups brown rice syrup
a pinch of sea salt
¾ cup peanut butter
½ cup non dairy chocolate or carob chips
Pour the cereal into a large bowl. Heat the syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When the rice syrup liquefies, add the peanut butter and stir until well combined. Pour over the rice cereal and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Once thoroughly mixed and cooled to room temperature, stir the choc chips. (If its too hot, the chocolate will melt)
Turn the mixture out into an 8 x 8 or 9 x 13 baking dish. Wet your wooden spoon lightly and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool for an hour and cut into squares or bars.