Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms

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Seitan Roast Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms

This is A Tale of Two Seitans. For Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make something a little fancier than the baked tofu my husband, daughter, and I usually enjoy while our omnivorous extended family is eating turkey. The day before the big feast, I took one of my old favorite stuffings, wrapped wheat gluten around it, sealed it in foil, and baked it like “Veggeroni.” Right out of the oven, the savory flavor of the seitan was divine. Though the texture was verging on dry, I had to chase away family members circling like ravenous wolves so that I could wrap it up for the trip to my parents’ house. The next day, I reheated the foil-wrapped seitan in the oven alongside my green bean casserole and my mother’s cornbread dressing. And that’s where I made my mistake. I should have steamed it or microwaved it because it came out of the oven much drier than before. Doused with mushroom gravy, it was still good, but it could have been better.

That’s how this second seitan came to be.

I posted a photo of the first seitan roulade on my Facebook page and planned to share the recipe when I got back from my Thanksgiving trip. But because I wasn’t completely satisfied with how the roulade “performed” for the big meal, I decided to see if I could come up with a moister, more tender seitan that would hold up to reheating. In this version, I “oven-steamed” the seitan first in a little broth before uncovering and baking it. Success! The stuffed seitan was so tender that we didn’t need any gravy. The only downside is that because it wasn’t confined by foil, the roast expanded as it cooked and lost its “rolled” design. It’s also less sturdy than the foil-baked version, so if we were planning to travel with it, we’d need to pack it much more carefully.

Overall, I prefer the version you see pictured here, but if you want the roulade look, follow the variation in the recipe below. Whichever way you make it, just be careful how you reheat it. Or better yet, eat it while it’s still piping hot out of the oven. “Savory.” That’s the best word to describe this meat-free roast, redolent with the flavors of thyme and sage and enlivened with the sweet-sour tang of dried cranberries. You won’t have any leftovers!

Seitan Roast Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms

Happy Holidays from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

If you’ve read this far, I’d like to thank you by giving you the chance to win a copy of “my” new book Vegan Holiday Kitchen (written by Nava Atlas, photos by me). Leave a comment below letting me know you’d like a chance at the book and telling me what’s on your holiday menu and what winter holiday(s) you celebrate. I’ll choose two winners to receive signed (if you like) books. I’m sorry, but I can only send to addresses in the continental U.S. The contest closes on Thursday at noon Central time, and I’ll announce the winners right here and on Facebook.

The contest is now closed. Congratulations to our lucky winners, Jessica (#102) and Dyan (#157). Thanks for all your entries. Your holiday menus sound fabulous!

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1 Ragamuffin December 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

this looks and sounds outstanding. thank you for the how-to images — i’m definitely going to need them!

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2 chrissy December 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

Hi Susan,
Great recipe! I’ve been seeing this idea since American thanksgiving and have been considering making it for my family this Christmas. One quick question: approximately how long do you suggest kneading the seitan?
Thanks!

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3 Susan Voisin December 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

It took just a couple of minutes to knead the seitan. It’s mostly a matter of working the tahini in so that it’s distributed well. When you first start kneading, the tahini tends to separate the seitan, but soon it all comes together and will form a tidy ball.

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4 Kristen December 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

This looks amazing! Just what I was looking for to serve at Christmas dinner.

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5 Diana S December 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe!! I’m always looking for something new that I can fix for special occassions or holidays and this looks perfect for that. For Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year celebrations I usually fix a traditional meal, but instead of a “real” turkey I fix a Quorn Turk’y Roast. I tent it with foil and bake it in the oven with some vegie broth, sage, onion, and celery. Then for side dishes I’ll fix mashed potatoes, vegetarian mushroom gravy, cranberry/apple sauce, a baked spinach casserole, bourbon vanilla mashed sweet potatoes, sourdough rolls, and homemade stuffing. It’s wonderful and even non-vegetarians love it!

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6 MollyG December 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I would love to win the book. You and Nava are both so talented and I have only heard great things about the recipes in the book and the photos. I am grateful this year for not having to do all of the cooking. I am in the midst of home-buying, so I will graciously leave the (vegan) christmas cooking to my partner’s mom. I’m sure it will be delicious and less stressful for me!

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7 Audrey December 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I don’t have my holiday menu planned. I usually just kind of wing it, since I still live at home and cook for myself (none of my family members are vegan, unfortunately). I celebrate Christmas and New Years. :)

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8 Mark Insko December 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I love your site. I’ve cooked several things from here with the most wonderful results. On Christmas I am attending a big dinner with friends–omnivores–and I am bringing two of your INCREDIBLE Lentil, Mushroom and Wild Rice Timbales with that delicious mushroom gravy that you suggested to go with it. (I’m hoping I can find a recipe for the green bean casserole you mentioned above here, too…)

I hope I can be in the running for one of your Cookbooks! All the best to you and thank you for doing what you do!
Mark Insko

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9 Susan Voisin December 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Thanks, Mark! Just to be clear, I didn’t write the book, just photographed it, so that’s why my name doesn’t appear in searches on Amazon.

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10 Victoria B. December 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

That sounds so delicious!! I think I am going to make it for our Xmas dinner along with mashed potatoes, baked asparagus, and some salad!

This is so interesting your book just came out! I swear just a few days ago I checked on amazon whether you wrote any cook books I could get. But I could not find any. And now there is one!! That’s awesome!! I absolutely love your recipes, so please continue working on this great website and books!!

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11 Lauren Neybert December 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

This recipe looks absolutely delicious! For Thanksgiving, I prepared a lentil loaf, but I think I will give this a try for Christmas. I love the cranberries in this, just sounds fabulous. I am also planning on making mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, and chickpea gravy. Thanks again!

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12 Angie December 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

This looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing it – it may end up on our Christmas holiday table. :-)

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13 April December 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I’m afraid to admit this, but I’m not cooking this year. I will however, be taking vegan/vegetarian dishes for my spouse and I as we travel. The seitan dish above looks wonderful! I’d love to win a copy of your book : )

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14 Andy December 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I’d love to win a copy of the book!

And I will be trying this recipe, I think. I tried to make a seitan roast a few weeks ago, and it was only okay. Now with this recipe and the one that was posted on PPK a couple weeks ago, I’ve got plenty to experiment with! Thanks!

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15 Maggie December 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Oh I can just tell this will be delish!

What about rolling the seitan in cheesecloth and then tie it off to maintain its shape but keep it covered under foil to increase the moisture content when you bake it? I am going to try that. I am also going to team this up with my Rosemary Kale, White Bean, and Squash dish that I usually bring to the table on festive winter nights. Thank you so much for all the effort you put into refining your recipes. I know it is a ton of work and I appreciate it.

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16 Jan December 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I’d love to win a copy of your book! Your recipes are delightful! I celebrate Christmas, although I like to learn about the traditions of other celebrated holidays. Since we always have a family potluck, I’m not sure what all will be there – incredibly, in a family where I’m the only one who is not a carnivore, there is usually plenty for me to eat! I’m bringing vegan sweet potato and pecan casserole, and probably a vegetable salad.

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17 Colleen December 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hi Susan. This looks wonderful!! I’d love to add Vegan Holiday Kitchen to my cookbook library. I’ll be making minestrone for my contribution to our Christmas dinner. It was a huge hit last year; not a bit left over! Happy Holidays to you!

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18 Ann T December 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

this looks wonderful!!! I have not tried to make seitan but was looking for something to try for the holidays.

You and Nava have both been so inspirational !! I would love to be in the running to win your new book!!!

ann

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19 Phill December 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Susan,

Enjoy your blog and recipes. Would love to win a copy of the book. I do much of the cooking at our house and I think we will have a large salad on Christmas as it is just my wife and I this year.

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20 Erin December 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

This looks amazing! I would love a chance at your cookbook but unfortunately I’m in Canada.

I’ll be celebrating Christmas this year with my non-vegan family. We always have a big yam and apple casserole, garlic green beans, mashed potatoes and sauteed kale and chard. They will likely have a turkey, but I will definitely be making this dish for them too.

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21 Michelle December 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I would love to have a copy of Nava Altas’ book! I am actually planning on making the lentil and mushroom shepherds pie for Christmas with my family that you posted on your site. I can’t wait since shepherds pie is a family favorite and we are always trying new variations.

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22 Cindy December 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Oh, I would love a copy of your book! I used your 2 of your recipes for our Thanksgiving meal (your green bean casserole and double layer pumpkin cheesecake), both of which my husband and 2 & 1/2 year old devoured. While my husband eats meat (I am attempting to raise my son on a plant-based diet), he is open to eating whatever..so I was happy to incorporate a completely vegan Thanksgiving into our home this year (sans their turkey, of course!). I am still playing around with a menu for us for the holidays, and the timing of your post couldn’t be better, I think this will be the main entree! I’m just a little nervous about making the seitan, I tried to once before (from another vegan cookbook) and did something wrong and it just tasted off, so perhaps will give it another go with your lovely recipe. Thanks for being so inspiring and for your focus on fat free cooking. I am pleased to be cooking without oil and hope to keep my son’s arteries clear for life!! Cheers and the happiest of holidays to you and yours! :)

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23 Grace December 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I am new at this and work two jobs – i think i have seen Seitan for sale next to tofu? is that correct? if so can it be used in this recipe?

Thank you for your response. Grace

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24 Susan Voisin December 14, 2011 at 7:45 am

No, the seitan that you see in the store is cooked, and you need uncooked gluten to make this recipe.

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25 Laurie December 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

This looks great! I’d love a chance to win this book. We celebrate Christmas with our omni/vegetarian/vegan extended family, so we’ll be enjoying a variety of appetizers, including vegan “meatballs” made with nuts and tofu, hummus, crudite’, and chocolate raspberry tartlets.

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26 Heidi Leanne December 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Oh I cannot wait to try this – it sounds and looks delicious. I still need to figure out what I am making for the holidays . . . if I had your book it would help out my planning I am sure :)

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27 Janet December 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Looks awesome, thanks so much for the detailed pictures and directions. I definitely will be trying this one out. It would be nice to have a “fancy” dish for holidays. Since it was just myself and my husband we had faux meatloaf for Thanksgiving. Christmas is at my daughter’s house in CA and we are each taking a day to cook. I’m not sure which one(s), but since most of my recipes come from your site I will think of you as we celebrate! Merry Christmas to you Susan and all the ladies that leave notes–I enjoy reading lots of them. I’d love to win the book!

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28 christie December 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Oh wow !! This looks way yummier then the store bought tofurky! And, more importantly, it looks like a novice cook like myself can make one easy peasy !!! If the rest of your recipes are like this, I would LOVE a cookbook !! Thanks again !!!

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29 sharon December 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This looks delicious and do-able. Every year we have our non-vegan relatives for holiday dinners. I guess they never miss their turkey or whatever, because they keep coming back. I prepare veganized versions of all things traditional (for me) such as sage dressing, cranberry sauce with oranges and walnuts, mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, homemade rolls, and a green vegetable that varies each time. The protein part has changed over the years but has usually been a purchased (read processed) product such as Veat, Quorn (not-vegan) or Gardein. I DO want a good homemade “meat,” and this fits the bill. “Vegan Holiday Kitchen” would be so appreciated because I’m sure it is an excellent book. I’m grateful for all you do for getting yummy, nutritional options/ideas out to everybody.

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30 Rebecca R. December 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I love this blog so much! You always inspire me to cook cleaner and more creatively.

Our Christmas menu will be vegan food served on a plane as we fly back from a mission trip to Germany. Not very festive, but that’s ok!
We celebrate Christmas :-)

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31 Lisa Herman December 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I would LOVE to have a copy of the cookbook….I did get my daughter one for Christmas and after seeing it REALLY want my own! :) I had planned to do the celebration pot pie but I now think I will do this yummy and festive looking stuffed seitan served with your delish mushroom gravy, the vegan green bean casserole (by popular demand), corn pudding, the carrot- cashew slaw and the Impossible vegan pumpkin pie for dessert! I also am giving gift treats to our guests of the pumpkin pie bites and nuggets of joy! Spreading the love of healthy eating during the Christmas holiday! :)

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32 ewlake December 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

What an impressive entree! Thanks for sharing the story behind the story. And also thank you for offering your new book. I’ve followed both you and Nava for years – congratulations on your collaboration. We have a tradition at our house of celebrating a different country every Christmas Eve. We all put a ame into a hat, and the kids pick one. This year it will be Australia – any ideas on how to “veganize” seafood on the barbie, mate? : )

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33 Val Lewis December 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I doubt you’d want to send a book to Australia, so this comment is about the recipe.
I was wondering if one did the foil-wrap version, but bake it in a water/broth bath, if that wouldn’t help with the moistening. Another idea would be to open the wrap at about 3/4 through the baking, then pour on some broth, re-wrap and finish baking out of the bath.

Cheers

Val (in Noosa, Australia)

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34 Brenda W. December 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Thanks so much for another give-away, Susan! I’d love a chance to win a copy!

My Thanksgiving meal was your Stuffed Tofu Triangles and Christmas (the Winter Holiday I celebrate) is going to be your Meatless Meatloaf you shared last year (although today’s post may change that decision!!)

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35 Katie December 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

My family celebrates Christmas. We still have some traditional food (meatballs and ham) for the omnivores, but now we have two vegetarians and one vegan in the family so we’re adding things like hummus and kale. I’d love a copy of the book. Thanks!

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36 kelly k December 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

It looks amazing!! I love your recipes. They are the best. Hope I will win

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37 Pat Meadows December 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Hi Susan, I too (like everyone else!) would love to win the new cookbook. I have Nava’s (old, vegetarian) holiday cookbook, but it’s showing its age. Vegetarian cooking, even, has changed a lot since then – and of course, the new book is vegan. My holiday menu: Thanksgiving we had the Lentil Shepherd’s Pie from Nava’s new book (and given on your site). It was delicious. We also had roasted butternut squash and something unmemorable for dessert (I’ve forgotten what it was!). Christmas: I don’t know yet. It’s just my husband and me, and our dog. So it won’t be anything formal, but I would like to make a nice dinner.
Cheers,
Pat

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38 Emma December 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Susan this looks fabulous! Last year I made your tofu, bean loaf for xmas which was great but wanted to try a seitan recipe this year. This might just be the one! Thank you.

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39 Emma December 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

P.S. Although I’d love to win, don’t enter me as I’m in the UK :(

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40 Eileen December 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I follow your blog regularly and would love to have a chance to win Vegan Holiday Kitchen. In our family the traditional holiday meal has always been a very untraditional veggie lasagna and tons of sides. My daughter and I also like to try new recipes together, especially dessert recipes, so there will probably be something new in that category, not sure what yet.

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41 Jenny December 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I would love the book . We’ll be celebrating Hanukah with extended family and will be remembering my grandmother through her delicious cookie recipes.

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42 Catherine L December 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

After nearly 10 yrs being vegetarian, I recently went vegan and cut oil out of my diet as well. Your website has been a godsend to me with all the delicious recipes! My daughters are vegetarian and we love to cook together when they”re home, and this stuffed seitan looks like the perfect recipe for us for Christmas! I would love to win a copy of your cookbook…it would be a wonderful addition to my growing collection. Happy Holidays and thanks again for the great website!

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43 Tanya December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Wow! That looks absolutely delicious. I made my first seitan roast for Thanksgiving and now I’m ready to tackle it again :)

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44 Linda Atkinson December 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I’d love a chance to win your cookbook!! I’m making your Stuffed Seitan, with mashed potatoes and turnips, sauteed onion and green beans and a colourful salad and glory bowl dressing. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2012. I love your blog and your wonderful recipes. Thanks so much!!!

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45 Toby December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

It looks delicious! In my house we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. We don’t do much for New Years.

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46 Valerie December 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

My hubby and I are neo- pagans and we celebrate the Winter Solstice with our ADF Druid Grove, Shining Lakes Grove in Ann Arbor MI, we also celebrate the Roman Saturnalia with a big party on one of the seven days and small family celebrations the remaining six days and our families’ celebrate Christmas. My mom celebrates in the Polish traditional fashion on Christmas eve with a fabulous multi-course meal of saurkraut with peas, borcht with wild mushrooms,tiny noodles,fish, usually she makes it almondine, and Christmas cookies for dessert.On Christmas Day we usually go to my husband’s families’ for dinner.
For the big Saturnalia Feast party the meal is recreations of ancient Roman vegetarian dishes like a garlic paste called moretum, pea soup,braided bread,a spread with leeks,celery and Roman herbs,topped off with Roman mulled wine and dates stuffed with almonds, drizzled with honey baked to a candy like consistency.Some years stuffed grape leaves and pickled sheep’s milk feta also grace the table.
This year for one of the smaller days of Saturnalia I was planning to experiment with a stuffed gluten free mock seitan with a stuffing recipe similar to the one that you posted here. Having to eat gluten free I can’t eat Tofurky or Gardein or anything by Field Roast so I am experimenting with making my own versions of some of these things.
For the five remaining days of Saturnalia we will probably have simple dishes like spaghetti with pumpkin sage sauce and mock sausage crumbles, chickpea cutlets in a simple wine sauce with agave glazed mushrooms and lentils with leeks. I also wanted to try Portabella Wellington wrapped in a crispy rice paper shell.
And of course for ritual I usually take a hearty casserole like butternut squash and lentil pot pie or tofu shepherd’s pie. And this year the in-laws are having a potluck so I am bringing a veggie rice pilaf with mixed brown and wild rices,fresh cranberries, sweet apples, chestnuts, carrots, celery and onion seasoned with parsley , sage, rosemary and thyme.
If it sounds like I am cooking solid from Dec. 17-23 you are quite right! This is my busiest time of year cooking family favorites for all of the festivities.So a new vegan Holiday cookbook would give me some new recipe ideas for this whirlwind time of year. Please enter me in the contest to win Nava Atlas’ Vegan Holiday Kitchen.

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47 Katie O. December 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Hi Susan V! I would love a chance to win one of your new cookbooks, it looks so beautiful! I told my husband how great this cookbook looks, but he told me that he won’t be buying me anymore cookbooks as presents. I was so sad, I love cookbooks, and I love receiving them as gifts. For Thanksgiving I made the double layer pumpkin cheesecake, and it was amazing. For Christmas, I will make either the meatless loaf of this new recipe which I am sure all your readers have been waiting for. I don’t do much for New Years at my house, but I plan on making more of your recipes since I will have a schedule free from school soon. As the only vegetarian in my family and at church, I am always excited to make something beautiful and tasty for gatherings. Thank you for your hard work sharing all the wonderful recipes and offering us a chance to win a book!

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48 Sarah T December 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Hi Susan,

I’d love to win the book. I’m a big fan of both you and Nava Atlas. I’ll be celebrating Christmas in Hawaii this year with my family. I usually make a vegan wellington or a lentil roulade from a Vegetarian Times recipe I saved years ago. But this year it will depend on what I can find in the stores in Hawaii.

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49 Courtney December 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

We celebrate Christmas with my family and I look forward to making this seitan dish for Christmas dinner. Looks so good!

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50 Terry Lambert December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Your recipes have been an inspiration to me for years since I read Dr. Fuhrman’s “Eat To Live”! Following a vegan food plan is hard enough, but your lower fat recipes help make it easier to cook delicious meals. I also try to have lower carb choices as well and focus on low starch/high nutrient vegetables. I would love to have a chance on Nava’s book and be able to see your great photos.

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51 alyzarin December 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I’d love the book. I usually make a tofu roll with stuffing in the middle for the holidays.

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52 Dindy December 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I would absolutely love to have a copy of the cookbook. Your photography is always lovely and the samples of recipes by Nava that you have posted have been terrific. This year (for the first time) we are celebrating Christmas at our son and daughter-in-law’s house and she makes wonderful seitan, so I know she’ll love adding this recipe to the plan. I tried a seitan roulade for Thanksgiving, but the baked reheat dried it out too much – I like your solution for that problem. Thanks for your posts, you make my low-fat vegan cooking so much more interesting and tasty!

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53 Amber Shea @Almost Vegan December 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! My family and I celebrate a (rather secular) Christmas, and our Xmas Eve dinner always consists of (believe it or not) lasagna, green salad, sweet corn, and garlic bread.

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54 LisaV December 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

This looks too good to wait for next Thanksgiving so I’m going to try it next weekend! Can’t wait!

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55 Nancy Kahane December 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I love your recipes and musings! Nothing is ever too complex for an average home cook, and the flavors are fabulous and creative.
I’d love a chance to get the cookbook! We live in NJ, so we qualify.
We are Jewish, and will be celebrating Chanukah with as many of our sons as can make it home. I’m going to be experimenting with alternate root vegetable latkes this year, since one of my boys has gone nightshade-free. Rutabagas, here we come! My husband is battling cancer, so hight-nutrient, wholesome food is a must.

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56 Sandra Behn December 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I would like a chance to win the cookbook. I don’t celebrate any of the holiday, but the rest of our families do.
I am thinking about making the seitan stuffed with walnuts & cranberries if we don’t go to visit our family.

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57 Amy December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I really want to try my hand at seitan – I’ve tried in the past but was so not-pleased with the results, that I haven’t been back for a second attempt. I’d love a chance to win a copy of the book – the more ideas the merrier for the holidays! I am planning to make a pudding cake and your impossible pumpkin pie at some point before the year is up, most likely for Christmas, or when friends are visiting, or family comes in to town. I’ll also make some squash-based mac-n-cheeze – I had an enthusiastic pumpkin plant this season!

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58 Joan December 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Sure, I’d love a shot at the holiday cookbook! I’ll probably be home alone over Christmas (and that’s okay) and excited to make this loaf and then freeze the leftover slices. It doesn’t have to be a “holiday” to make savory loafs and I’m always looking for a good one. (Already checked to see if I have the right-sized pan, I do. :D)

On another note, I appreciate your thumbs up of your Breville toaster oven. After you mentioned on your blog that you bake almost everything in it, I ordered one right away. I love it, and I too, now bake EVERYTHING in it and my whole wheat bread turns out beautifully. (I even use it to proof the dough.) So, forever thanks for that recommendation.

Lastly, thanks for taking the limiting of fat seriously. Most vegan cookbook authors do not.

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59 Susan Voisin December 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I’m so glad you like the oven! I baked both versions of this dish in it, and I can’t think of anything I’ve tried to cook that doesn’t fit in it. I haven’t tried to bake bread, so I’m happy to hear it does that, too.

Hope you enjoy the seitan!

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60 Kory Sessions December 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I would love a chance to win the book!

This is my family’s first vegan Christmas. We’ve been vegan for the past five months, and I must say I find the holidays a bit hard since I’m used to cooking and baking with eggs and cheese. I’m excited to try the seitan . Our holiday table will use it as the center piece along with a vegan “cheese” ball, mushroom gravy, potatoes and big salad with your chickpea dressing. I’m still uncertain which of your dessert recipes I’ll use, but I still have some time to decide.

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61 Leslie Amerman December 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Hi Susan;

I would love to win the book! I don’t celebrate any winter holidays but I did get together with family at the end of November. These family members are carnivores who are fascinated by what my husband and I eat (they think all we have is steamed broccoli and brown rice). You had just posted Nava’s Shepherd’s Pie on fatfreevegan.com. I made the recipe and took it with me. I have to say that everyone absolutely loved it! My husband loved it as well and he had never had Shepherd’s Pie before (not even the meat version).

I would love to make more recipes from the book (if I only had it!). If the pie is an indication of the flavors in the book whoever gets the books will have a veritable culinary feast in store. I am sure that converts will be made if these folks entertain.

Thank you for keeping up with your web sites and for sharing so many delicious recipes. You are amazing and a culinary genius!

Sincerely,
Leslie Amerman

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62 Lizzie December 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

This looks totally delicious, and I would LOVE to win a copy of the new book! I actually made the mushroom Shepard’s Pie that you posted on the blog for my parent’s the day after Thanksgiving. My husband and I just celebrated Christmas with our friends this past weekend, and I cooked up maple-mustard tofu and garlic roasted brussels sprouts, among many other things!

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63 sandra December 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ah-thank you for a great recipe. I would love to make this for the holidays. I oid 2 days past my due date though so I don’t know if ill be up fr much by the .n

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64 Mia J December 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Oh wow, this looks unbelievably delicious. And I would love love love a copy of that book! I’ve already planned on making a number of your holiday dishes, like your meatless loaf, which I can’t wait to try, as well as your green bean casserole. Thanks again for such outstanding recipes, you really help a budding vegan college student out!

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65 Tricia Neilssen December 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I would like to win your new book. I am new to the vegan world and all the cook books I can get will help. I am headed to a brothers home that is not vegan so I am taking all I can with me including my Vita mixer. I am going to pre make some stuff so I am good to go. I like the reciepe you have on this page I think I might use it for me for Christmas. See how many will be jealous, and want some.
Thanks for your web site it has been of great help in me finding new things to fix. I am very interesed is receipe’s with no added oil…I need less fat so I can get rid of fat. Thanks again Tricia

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66 Simona December 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I cannot wait to try it! I am planning on having lasagna and meat-less loaf for Christmas, but this seitan could win a place on our table :) I would love to win a copy of your book!
Happy Holiday :)

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67 Teresa O'Connor December 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I’d love to win a copy of “your” ( and Nava’s) book. I’m going to try Alanna’s Green Bean Casserole for my holiday dinner as well as some mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy…delicious!

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68 Gwen Z December 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I’d been trying to decide what to serve for Christmas dinner. This stuffed seitan looks and sounds absolutely wonderful, so I’m going to have it for our dinner. I’ve made the Ginger-Orange Glazed Carrots and really like them, so I’ll have that, too. The grandkids have to have green beans and my husband and son have to have mashed potatoes and gravy, so we’ll have that, too. A relish dish and dessert (haven’t decided for sure on that one yet!) will round out our meal. And, yes, I would like a chance at the book, please!

Thanks for all the work you do in creating and testing recipes and in keeping up this wonderful site. It has made my transition to vegan a delightful experience!

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69 Natalie December 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Wonderful seitan roast to make, delicious to eat!! Thanks much. I really look forward to the book as I’m a fan of Nava. Happy Holidays!

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70 Leslie Paquette December 13, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I’d love to win a copy of the cookbook!! I’m always looking for new recipes. One of my favorites of yours is the Meatless Meatloaf. I actually made it into meatballs last time so it would be easier to freeze and portion out. I’m still enjoying it :)

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71 jami December 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I love you and Nava! I have wanted to brave making homemade seitan…you have inspired me! This looks lovely. Excited about ya’lls new book, too!!!

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72 RS December 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’d love a shot at the cookbook! I officially don’t celebrate any of the holidays, but in reality, celebrate the season with good spirits and cheer. And on the menu, I’m off to start on some vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies right now!

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73 Jill Princehouse December 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I first made the Shepard’s Pie you shared from the cookbook on your website. Yum-m-m!

Next I made a variation of Nava Atlas’ stuffed squash for our Thanksgiving. It was a delight and beautiful to behold-butternut squash with cranberry wild rice stuffing topped with your fresh cranberry sauce!

This also looks great and it will become “our vegan dinner” at our carnivorous daughter’s house on Christmas.

Question: can I cook it a day or 2 before, then bring to room temperature and re-heat just before dinner? If so, should I pre-cook it part way, e.g., through the foil-covered parts, then re-heat without cover just before dinner? I’m thinking your wonderful fresh cranberry sauce would be good and pretty atop this roulade. Correct or not?

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74 Melissa December 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I’d like to be entered to win the book. My mother-in-law hosts a large gathering at Christmas and we’ll be visiting from out of state so I won’t be able to make anything. I may have to pick something up just to make sure my husband and I have something to eat.

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75 Amelia B. December 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I’ve been a (silent) reader for a while now, but the opportunity of winning the new cookbook is too much to resist! I’ll be heading over to Boston to celebrate Christmas with my family as I’m done with finals next week.

My Mom’s a meat-eater, Dad’s vegetarian, brother’s pescatarian, and sister’s lactose and gluten intolerant, so it’s always fun to try and rustle stuff up!

Usually, we just make our own things, which is why it’s so much fun on holidays to eat together: I’m going to try and make a quinoa and coconut-lentil dish with red cabbage and bok choy for dinner and sweet potato home-fries with buckwheat pancakes (red and green of course!) for brunch. It probably won’t go according to plan, but hey, it’s Christmas!

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76 Cadry December 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

That seitan looks so delicious and fancy! It looks like a meal worthy of being anticipated!

I’d love to be entered to win Vegan Holiday Kitchen. After a cooking extravaganza for Thanksgiving, I’m planning on keeping my Christmas meal on the simple side. Maybe chili and cornbread?

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77 laloofah December 14, 2011 at 7:04 am

Wow, I can almost smell the aroma wafting deliciously from your photos, and despite the fact it’s not even 6 am here, I want some! :-)

In past years, I’d have shied away from any dressing recipe with cranberries in it, since from childhood I’ve never liked mixing sweet with savory. (Yeah, I know, I’m a funny duck!) But last year we shared Thanksgiving with vegan friends and their dressing had cranberries and walnuts and when I (reluctantly) tried it, I became an instant fan. Which just goes to show! Needless to say, I’ve added this recipe to my recipe box.

You and Nava are tops in my book, so I’d love to win your collaborative book! We usually celebrate Thanksgiving, along with Solstice, Christmas (as best my overworked, exhausted UPS man husband can manage it!) and the New Year (quietly, far from the madding crowds).

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78 Lisa December 14, 2011 at 7:22 am

I’d love a chance to get a copy of the book (such gorgeous pictures!)! We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah in my house, so I’ll be eating latkes AND a full Christmas meal – trying to get my family to try some baked sweet potato latkes this year instead of the deep fried kind! At Thanksgiving your pumpkin cheesecake was such a wild success that I think I’ll have to make the soy nog version for this holiday!

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79 Korine December 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thank you for these fabulous recipes, and I’d love to win a copy of the book!! I’ve slowly been drifting more and more toward veganism after being a vegetarian for 11 years, especially now that I have a son.

Many of my favorite recipes are on this site, including veggeroni, ribz, and the green bean casserole. And I bet this roulade will be on my list too in a few weeks!

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80 Pam December 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

Christmas, although we also rock Festivus from time to time around here :)
Gosh, our menu is always a debate. We’re pretty fond of a tasty spicy pasta (with red and green peppers!) and garlic bread. I also looooooove a good cashew loaf. Of course, neither are super healthy, but they are super tasty!

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81 Pam December 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

Ni! Forgot to mention that I’d like to be in the running for the book <3

Original comment:
Christmas, although we also rock Festivus from time to time around here
Gosh, our menu is always a debate. We’re pretty fond of a tasty spicy pasta (with red and green peppers!) and garlic bread. I also looooooove a good cashew loaf. Of course, neither are super healthy, but they are super tasty!

Love FFV, and it's always on my rec list for new vegans/veg!

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82 Ann Marie December 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

This cookbook is on my wishlist!

We are having a loaf very similar to what you made for Christmas this year. Our first year of eating plant based for the holidays and looking forward to it!

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83 Caryn December 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

I’d love to have a copy of the book. We usually have black bean chili, cornbread, a big salad, and your miracle pumpkin pie for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I’d like to expand that menu to something a little more creative! We also celebrate the solstice, Saturnalia, and any other holiday we can think of.

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84 Jill McCarthy December 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

We love Nava’s Hearty Lentil Shepard’s Pie so
much–we’d love a copy of her book!

Traditionally, we celebrate Christmas with many meals with our family. Will do the same this year with a Field Roast and tasty vegetable sides. These days, I also make a mean egg-free latke with homemade applebutter–so we may celebrate a night of Hannukah as well!

Thanks for considering!

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85 Stephanie December 14, 2011 at 9:32 am

We like to celebrate Christmas and tbis year our big feast will be on Christmas Eve. I think I’m going to be serving a Tofurkey Roast and roasted root vegetables. I plan on trying my hand at a mushroom gravy.

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86 Jennifer Clement December 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

I would love to win your cookbook! My holiday menu includes mashed sweet potatoes with chipotle spiced pecan topping, Cornbread dressing, Field Grain Roast Meat’s Celebration Loaf medallions in puff pastry and a mince”meat” pie! :D

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87 Lisa December 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

This looks fantastic! I may just have to make it for our Christmas dinner!!

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88 Lisa December 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

Oh… and of course I would love a chance to win your book! ;)

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89 Jennifer December 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’d love to win this book, thank you for the giveaway!

We are having a couple of soups as our main meal for Christmas. As the only vegetarian in the family, I’m bringing a veggie pot pie type of stew. I’m guessing that the same thing will happen as Thanksgiving (when I brought your amazing gravy)…they’ll all want the dish I bring because it’s so good! :)

Happy holidays!

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90 Kimberly Carlo December 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

This sounds amazing! I love your recipes. So inspiring

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91 Melissa December 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

I’d love to win a signed copy of this book! It is on my Christmas list! Usually, we have a tofurkey, but I might venture into the world of a field roast this year. Maybe next year I will attempt to make my own holiday “roast.” This recipe looks great!

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92 Amanda December 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

This looks amazing! I was looking for a dish to take to the family potluck and this is perfect. Please enter me to without recipe book – I love the recipes here, and would imagine that I would love the book. Thank you!

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93 Sarah Campbell December 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

I’d like a chance to win the book, please. We’re dining at somebody else’s this year so I’m not cooking. :( My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a happy time.

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94 Jacki December 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

that looks divine! I may add that to our dinner! It’s our first Christmas as vegans, so things are a little different. We had ZERO issues with Thanksgiving, tho, so I’m feeling more confident! I loved Happy Herbivore’s Thanksgiving gravy…it was SO good! For Christmas Eve we usually have a Mexican feast with tamales as the main dish. I found a place that makes vegan tamales (in two flavors) locally, so I’ll be ordering those, then fix up a batch of black bean enchiladas, rice, beans, guacamole and chips. It’s always SO yummy, and Mexican is super easy to do vegan. Christmas morning we’ll have cinnamon rolls and fruit, then Christmas Dinner is still undecided. It can be anything as we don’t have a tradition for that. Maybe your lasagna, as that was a big hit last time I fixed it, with a big salad and some yummy bread. Desserts will be pies using the pie filling I canned over the summer, and probably some cookies. I can’t wait, and now I’m hungry thinking about it! And, i’d like to win your book! Since we’re new vegans, our cook book collection is rather slim.

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95 Colleen Galofaro December 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

I’ve seen many variations of this basic idea, but out of all of them, it think this one most appeals to my favorite holiday tastes. Thank you!

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96 brenda December 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

I would love to win a copy of your book! I don’t plan on cooking for the holidays. (But will be making raw truffles to give as gifts)We’ll be going out of town and may just eat out-not quite sure yet. I’m not much of a Christmas person, but I do celebrate it as a chance to get together with family during this time.

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97 Laura December 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

I’d love a copy of the cookbook! Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holiday meals. I love cooking a vegan pumpkin pie, a green bean casserole, and some type of vegan protein for my family. We always adapt the meal to be largely vegan (vegan butter, soymilk, etc) so that I and my lactose intolerant father can both enjoy the meal worry-free. The green bean casserole is always a huge hit and has since become a staple on all of our holiday menus. I also just love baking various holiday-type cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. :)

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98 Lowrie December 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

i am always intimidated by the “stuffed seitan” concept… i make seitan a lot, but i just can’t imagine mine rolling well… mayb ei need to be less afraid though! thanks for the post.

for the giveaway :), i would LOVE the book and for my holiday menu i’ll be making a tofurkey (kinda boring, i know), and some vegan yorkshire puddings (for my british mama), and some enchiladas b/c i saw a christmas recipe w/ red and green food and got inspired. i’m not really a religious person, but the family celebrates christmas, so that’s what i do, too!

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99 Kathy December 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

I’d love to win a book.

This will be our first vegan holiday season. We are going to head to our family for the holiday. For one meal I’ll be bringing lasagna and they are making sure to make the other sides vegan for us. For the other meal, I was thinking about this since they are serving a beef roast and this will compliment everything else. It will be fun to see how many of the 22 that gather that try “that food”.

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100 Cindy December 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

I will be recovering from surgery on Christmas day and I told my husband I want him to make this dish for Christmas dinner for me and he said “Sure!” I can’t wait. It looks so delicious and festive!

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101 mars December 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

I’m going to try this soon. Love your blog. Have your old cookbooks would love to add this one to my collection of well used cookbooks.
M

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102 jessica December 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

I would love a chance to win this cookbook- I have been a vegetarian since 1984, and I have been trying to make the switch to vegan, although it’s been difficult. I celebrate all holidays, winter or otherwise, but Christmas is my favorite. I love everything about Christmas- the spirit, meaning, music, family and food of course! We haven’t picked an entree yet for the holiday menu- but we always have garlic/chive mashed potatoes, rosemary/thyme roasted butternut squash, almond/scallion green beans, and rolls. My husband and son are meat eaters, but they do enjoy veg meals as well. I would love to do an entire vegan meal this holiday, and I know they wouldn’t mind if I could pick a good entree!

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103 Joelle December 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

I would love a chance to win the cookbook! So far, for our Christmas dinner, I’m planning to make gluten/ seitan steaks with gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes (maybe twice baked potatoes), some sort of sweet Christmas bread, a vegetable or two, and some sort of dessert. Maybe a cheesecake. Not sure yet!
We generally celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving. And New Years, but not generally with a big dinner like the other two holidays.

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104 NancyG December 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

would love to have this book! Your photos are awesome..
I don’t have a menu planned because we go to a potluck every year but I am bringing my cold cranberry relish! Leftovers are great over oatmeal the next day!

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105 Julia December 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas…and there is always a lot of squash and pumpkin on the menu for both – as well all love it in almost any form. This year we had/are having a curried squash soup at Thanksgiving and a roasted root vegetable casserole at Christmas that are favorites…still hunting for other possibilities as well!

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106 Julia Hatch December 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

I would love a chance at the cookbook! When I saw this recipe on facebook yesterday, I bookmarked it to try after the beginning of the year, as I plan to do a juice fast over the holiday season.

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107 Heather December 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

This looks fantastic! I’m not sure what I’ll be contributing for Christmas dinner yet, but this is getting added to the list (sans mushrooms!).

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108 Shawna December 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

The book looks amazing! We are doing Christmas with my in-laws this year, which means a very traditional Polish meal… but we made a really yummy seitan turkey wrapped in puff pastry for Thanksgiving! :)

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109 Danielle December 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

This book is actually at the top of my wish list this year! I would love to be able to cross it off once and for all!
My holiday menu consists of a lot of baked goods, mostly cookies. I treasure baking with my grandmother especially now that I have vegan versions of her holiday recipes. I tend to focus on this more than my actually meal because it’s memorable and meaningful.

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110 Lydia December 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

I celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas and I’m the only vegan/vegetarian in my family. I was thinking of buying a field roast from Whole Foods but now I’m thinking of trying out this recipe because it looks so delicious! I would absolutely love a chance to win a copy of your book because I’m really trying to get in to cooking my own vegan food and I’m ready to branch out with new flavors and textures.

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111 vikess December 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

I am transitioning to vegan..have been borderline vegetarian for years. I am looking for holiday recipes that will be sort of ‘elaborate’ to keep a holiday feel for the omnivores in my family without hitting them over the head, so to speak, with veganism. I think this recipe is a serious contender, although I’ll almost have to make two…one with mushrooms, which I love, and one without. Other favorite dishes in my family include a baked acorn squash, broccoli salad, and green beans……

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112 Judith Vegan Barnes December 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

“Leave a comment below letting me know you’d like a chance at the book and telling me what’s on your holiday menu and what winter holiday(s) you celebrate.”

I’d love a chance to win this vegan holiday cookbook! It’s just me and my omnivore partner and I’m not planning a huge dinner but I will make a couple of special Autumn and Winter themed dishes over the next few weeks. I don’t “celebrate” anything but I do try to take notice of moon phases, solstices, season changes, etc.
Happy Winter Solstice!

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113 Julee December 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

I would love the chance to win the Vegan Holiday Kitchen! We love having big dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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114 Rachel December 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

How wonderful! I’d love to win the book. My holiday menu will include my delicious cranberry relish and mashed potatoes for sure… The rest of the menu will be decided by family! A shared effort this year.

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115 Michelle Kucerak December 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’d love a chance to win the book. We celebrate Christmas and plan to make panko crusted soy cutlets with a sauce of mushrooms and shallots in white wine and with lots of sides (vegan mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, garlicky greens, etc.) We’ll have some vegan pie and cupcakes too.

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116 Amy :) December 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

Oh, yum! :) I have to try this recipe sometime soon, once I find out where to get the vital wheat gluten here. At Thanksgiving I had a great time making the two-layer pumpkin cheesecake & serving it to omnivores who loved it! The husband didn’t notice anything, and the wife only ate it when I told her it was dairy-free… the word “cheesecake” had scared her off at first, since she’s lactose intolerant. I would *love* to win this book! :)

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117 Kim December 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

I would love a copy of your book!! I am a new vegan and am still learning. I am not cooking for the holidays but you posted a meatless loaf from the Thanksgiving made from sweet potatoes that I would like to try. I want to introduce my family to this new lifestyle. I hope to bring a dish or two to Christmas. Thanks you!!!

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118 Kim December 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

Oh and the pumpkin pie!!!

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119 Denise December 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

I celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. For Thanksgiving this past year I made:
-Lentil loaf
-”Chicken”-style gravy
-Polenta stuffing
-Sweet-potato and Apple Ginger Mash
-Cauliflower and potato mash
-Soy-baked beans
-Your green bean casserole!

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120 Sarah December 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

I would love to win a copy of the cookbook! It looks wonderful! We just starting eating a vegan diet about 4 months ago so I am still learning how to cook in a new way. I’m not sure yet what we’ll be having for Christmas dinner but I know it will include lots of yummy veggies and I’m sure some recipes from your site! Thanks!

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121 bonnie December 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

I think for this Christmas, I’ll make a slow cooker seitan pot roast, some kale with tahini dressing, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy and a fruit crumble with cashew cream.

I celebrate Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

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122 Siri Kaur December 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

Thank you for posting yummy recipes. My family & I love them! I’d love to be entered for a chance to win your cookbook.

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123 chamaeleonsky December 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

cookbook please! I’m not having my own holiday event but bring your recipes to all the parties I go so I have something to eat and get to wow people with yummy healthy vegan food. I love the shocked look. I get tons of recipe requests!

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124 Kathryn Ho December 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

This may be just what we have been looking for as our first vegan Christmas main dish! I’ll also make oven-roasted vegetables and the pear-cranberry crumble from Forks Over Knives which is incredibly delicious and easy! We’ll be leaving Santa the chocolate raspberry cookies from Veganonomicon. I’ve very much enjoyed trying your recipes–thanks so much for posting them. I hope I win the cookbook.

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125 Lisa December 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

I would love to win a copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen! We’re going to have some kind of stuffed seitan roast for Christmas dinner, and soup on Christmas Eve.

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126 Alysia December 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’d love a chance to win your new book. :)

I celebrate Christmas & Winter Solstice. My holiday menu will include fresh-made cranberry sauce, baked acorn squash stuffed with couscous, your lemony quinoa with butternut squash, red potatoes baked with rosemary, freshly steamed green beans and I’m going to try my hand at making the your stuffed seitan recipe.

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127 Karen December 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

That looks very tasty unfortunately I am allergic to wheat so won’t be making it. I think I am making the lentil wild rice timbales. Would love Nava’s new book, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Happy Holidays, Karen

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128 Beth Porch December 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

sounds tasty, I’ll give it a try when I have time to devote to it, during Holiday season I don’t have time to do anything new!, roasted cauliflower is my GoTo dish right now

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129 vernita December 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

I love making recipes from FFV and have shared your site with many friends both on Facebook and word of mouth. I would love to recieve the new cookbook! We will have a quiet family Christmas Eve dinner. We usually don’t do much cooking on Christmas day.

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130 Ellen December 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

This looks AMAZING! I would love to win a copy of your book – I actually just purchased one as a gift and can’t wait to snag my own! Thanksgiving and Christmas are my big winter holidays. My menu for Christmas consists of cinnamon rolls in the morning, and a buffet of scalloped potatoes, roasted root veggies, and probably stuffed seitan in the evening!

Happy Holidays!

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131 Jenn December 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

I would love a chance to win the book please!

This year we are doing something different. My husband works for a ballet company that presents the Nutcracker each December. It is a classic and everyone truly enjoys being a part of this traditional holiday event. In years past the last performance was December 23rd and once over everyone would fly, train and drive out of town that day to be with their families for Christmas. This year they have performances before and after Christmas day so no one can go home until well after the holiday. We decided to host a Christmas Eve pot luck for everyone in the company, inviting them to make our home their “home away from home” for Christmas this year.

With 70 plus people coming who knows what amazing foods will appear on the table! I imagine some folks will cook and bring a dish that they just have to have every Christmas, some will bring food made from recipies handed down from grandparents, others will bring yummy pre-made treats, one friend will undoubtedly bring a barrel of cheeze balls. One thing I know for certain – we will have a grand time as we come together to celebrate both the season and our ballet family.
Cheers and Happy Holidays everyone!

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132 Celeste December 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

Oh, it would be so amazing to win a copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen. your seitan roast looks mouthwatering delicious. Since I’ve little kids, our holiday meal is actually brunch, so we’ll be making a breakfast casserole. That being said, I’ve got to try this roast! Maybe for a Christmas dinner.

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133 Mikki Marcotte December 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

My family celebrates Christmas. We all usually bring snacky, fingerfood types of things. Because this is my first ETL Christmas I thought I would bring hummus and babbagnoush with whole wheat pita chips.

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134 Christina December 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

That looks absolutely delicious!

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135 Diane in Flagstaff December 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I’m a newbie vegan so I’m still trying to navigate around the world of holidays. I love the idea of these seitan stuffed rolls, but I have to get brave enough to try it! I really would LOVE your book….hope you pick me! :)

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136 Shauna Leavey December 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

i would SO enjoy a copy of nava’s new book. i rely on her, and you, for many recipes. the recipe above is now on my chanukah party menu, along with latkes, of course, and chocolate bark.

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137 Lynnette December 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I would love an opportunity to win the book. Our big holiday meal is breakfast on Christmas day. As this is our first vegan Christmas, I am still figuring out what to replace our usual “Breakfast casserole” which has sausage, eggs, cheese and milk in it. And I may have to still make one for my 2 returning from college who have not made the transition yet. I will also need to rethink our usual New Years Eve feast of cheese fondue & chocolate fondue. Your site is wonderful!

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138 Connie December 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I will definitely be trying this during the holidays. My husband and I are the only 2 vegans in the family, and I’m sure we will love this!
I have a birthday coming up in January (not exactly a holiday, but….) and of course Valentine’s Day.
Would LOVE a copy of your cookbook!

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139 Judy Patti December 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

You are my favorite!! I am still waiting for you to make a cook book. Out of all the cook books I have for fat free vegan cooking, it’s always your blog that I resort to. I will make this for Christmas…..as it looks so festive, however because of heart disease I rarely eat nuts per Dr Esselstyn, so I may make an exception. Thanks Judy

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140 A.L.Wolfe December 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I would love a chance to win a copy of the Vegan Holiday Kitchen! All your recipes look SO darn good it makes my mouth water just looking and reading the recipes! My menu (just for one) this year will be a dressed up curried lentil loaf with the usual sides (sweet potato gratin and collards swimming in garlic and onion) and also going to try to make a cranberry/orange crunch for dessert, have to splurge sometime :) Winter holidays for me are Thanksgiving, Christmas and my birthday in February ~ may go all out for the birthday meal and treat myself to Korean food out!

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141 Danae December 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm

We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, so our vegan menu includes everything from stuffing to latkes, and menorah and Christmas tree sugar cookies! I’d love to try this holiday cookbook.

And I really want to try this seitan recipe, too, but I think I will have to save a recipe this involved for a holiday season when I don’t have a newborn. :)

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142 Kristina December 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I would love to be entered into your drawing. This looks amazing! We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. For Thanksgiving, I made a Tofurkey with veggies that turned out pretty nicely. For Christmas, I am definitely going to make this one. In fact, I just printed out the ingredient list so I could try it out tonight and bring some to the office tomorrow. Thanks for the website! I have made several of your recipes and they have all been delicious!

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143 Susan December 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I am slowly becoming vegan. Love your site.

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144 Joni December 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I would LOVE a chance to win the book! My family and I celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. I will make myself some rice and veggies and maybe a meat analog product and drink plenty of Silk Nog. I am the only vegan in our family and would love to be able to have some new and fun recipes to try. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

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145 Stacey December 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Can’t wait to try this recipe out on my newly “nutritarian” hubby. We are trying to get his cholesterol down so he doesn’t have to take statins. Although he is still eating some animal foods, I am trying hard to entice him with yummy and healthy plant-based alternatives. He’s been a good sport about trying all my vegan recipes, but it’s especially hard around the holidays. We celebrate Chanukah, but you can’t live on latkes alone!

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146 Victoria December 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Hi Susan – I would LOVE a chance to win a copy of the book – I’ve been dying to get my hands on it since it came out but I’m a broke college student :( Nava Atlas is one of my faves!

My family’s main winter holiday is Christmas, and we celebrate with a mixture of Vietnamese and American foods. I’m the only vegan in the house, so my boyfriend and I usually cook our own meal, but my mom always has fabulous vegan contributions as well. This year for the American food, I’m thinking a seitan roast similar to the one we did on Thanksgiving, roasted root veggies and brussel sprouts, maybe some mac and cheeze. And definitely your amazing Eggnog Cheesecake!

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147 Sonia Dygert December 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Love your blog and recipes, I have only been vegan for a little over a month, but am loving it.
We celebrate Christmas, Valentines Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and both solstices.

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148 Shelley December 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I have been enjoying your websit for several months and I love your anectodes, pictures and recipes. For Thanksgiving we had your wonderful green bean casserole and impossible pumpkin pie and other veggie dishes for our first vegan T’Day. This Christmas I’m thinking about the mushroom timbales and lots of gravy…

Please add me to the long list of VHK hopefuls!

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149 katiekay7 December 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

so this is probably not possible but… i am looking for something like this but gluten free. this looks like a great main dish for a holiday though.
any ideas???????????? :)

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150 Susan Voisin December 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

It isn’t exactly the same, but my Thanksgiving Loaf is gluten-free and contains many of the same flavors: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-meatless-loaf.html

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151 katiekay7 December 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

thank you for writing! That looks like a great main course! I’ll definitely try it out!!

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152 katiekay7 December 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Do you happen to know of a cookbook that is vegan and gluten free and also good? I’ve done searches on it but wondered if you might have a recommendation so I don’t buy a book full of inedible creations ;)
~As always, THANKS!!

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153 Susan Voisin December 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’m still looking for the perfect gluten-free vegan cookbook. My blogging friend Karina has an e-book out that has lots of great recipes that are vegetarian and can be easily veganized. Her blog is http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/ –check it out, and if you like her recipes and have an ipad, you can download her ebook.

154 Louise Placek December 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

I found an amazing recipe on vegweb.com for falafel (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=33141.0) that might work as a covering instead of the seitan. I too am gluten-free and am always looking for alternatives. I made the falafel recipe above in a flat pan and baked it thin. It came out crispy and delicious! Can also make it into square or round individual servings for sandwiches. I am going to try it as an alternative wrap in Susan’s recipe.

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155 katiekay7 December 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

thanks to you both!!!!! sounds awesome!

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156 katiekay7 December 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

… and ohhhhhhhhh please can I win this book??? I need help with holidays especially!!!!!!!!!
i tend to make some type of gluten free stuffing for holidays – this past thanksgiving it was a rice and mushroom based thing with gravy. It’s just not that exciting… and I find that holidays are the one time I really feel left out. Help would be sooooooo appreciated!
We celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old.

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157 Brenda December 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I love your blog! I’m in New Orleans, and it’s great to see a “local” vegan blog. I’m jumping on the chance to win the book. I celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. For my Thanksgiving potluck, I made Martha Rose Shulman’s eggplant, tomato, and chickpea casserole, and a batch of your amazing pumpkin muffins. The muffins were devoured even by the veggie skeptics, which are pretty common around here, as I’m sure you know. I’m planning to make cashew vegetable korma (a PPK recipe) for the Christmas potluck, and more of your pumpkin bread muffins. I guess I’m not even trying to stay in the traditional holiday box. For the Christmas potluck, I first planned to make Nava’s shepherd’s pie recipe, but figured the korma in a crockpot would keep better. I’m going to make it at some point though, as well as your broccoli and rice casserole. They both look delicious!

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158 Dyan December 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

This looks amazing! I was only planning to make your sweet potato casserole for Christmas and let my mom do the rest, since I cooked 12 vegan dishes (most of them yours) for my family of five at Thanksgiving and barely got to spend any time with them, but now I’m reconsidering! And yes, I would love to win a cookbook. :)

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159 Gail Cosgriff December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Seeing as there will be one vegan at the table amid a sea of carnivorous, I’ll be making this seitan. It looks wonderful and I like the fact that there is some leeway as to what goes into it. We will all be feasting this Christmas!

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160 Jeanette Keown December 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

We celebrate Christmas with family and would love a chance at your book to try some exciting recipes. This year we are having field roast and your stuffed seiten, rosemary roasted potatoes, parsnips, Brussel sprouts and carrots. Dessert is going to be something involving chocolate….. It is Christmas after all….

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161 Laurel December 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Not sure what’s on my menu for Christmas this year. I’m the only vegan in a very non-vegan friendly family (my father doesn’t understand that I cannot eat his penne vodka sauce unless he agrees to use a soy version of heavy cream). however, we are Italian so it will probably be some type of pasta with lots and lots of bread—so a great veggie dish that I could make that even my green fearing family would eat would be great!

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162 Kristin S December 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I would love to win your book. I had a chance to look through it at the store, and it looks wonderful. I will probably be making be making Caribbean Sweet Potato Gratin on Christmas Eve.

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163 Barb December 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I would LOVE a copy of your new book! We celebrate Christmas, and this year I’m also doing a large-ish dinner for New Years, and I’m really not sure what to make for the entree. Maybe I’ll go with this lovely stuffed seitan!

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164 April H December 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm

This looks yummy! I would LOVE to win a copy of Nava’s book – I have several of her books and I use them all of the time! I’m not sure what we’ll be eating this year – we celebrate Christmas Eve with fondue at my in-laws house, and then we’ll have something on Christmas day at our house.

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165 LS December 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I’d love to win this cookbook. I celebrate Christmas with my Jewish family. I assume I’m only having sides again this year. But it’s really about the family and not about the food for me. :)

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166 stacy December 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Hi Susan,
I’d love to win a signed copy of your book!
My family tradition is a feast on Christmas Eve. This year I am contributing a vegan version of our secret family pasta sauce recipe, homemade pasta, meeetballs :-), an eggplant florentine bake, and assorted roasted vegetables.
Happy holidays!
Stacy

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167 Semilla December 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm

We’re having a Match celebration roast with potatoes, gravy, salad, and bread…but I might just try to make this instead!

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168 Audrey Q December 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

This looks awesome. We celebrate Hannukah and I haven’t planned eight nights of menus yet. I think I will be trying this sometime soon. Would love to win the cookbook. :) Happy holidays to you and your family. We enjoy everything that I make from your website.

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169 Vicki December 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Susan, I always enjoy your recipes, photos and advice on cooking healthy and delicious foods. For the holidays, I’m making mushroom patties topped with carmelized onions and mushroom gravy, wild rice and cranberry stuffed squash, and roasted Brussels sprouts (or maybe a spinach/artichoke casserole). And a chocolate pudding pie with almond meal crust, of course! I would love to be a lucky recipient of the cookbook, but even if I don’t win, I’m a regular visitor to your website and always find inspiration. Happy holidays!

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170 Theresa Collie December 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I have just found your site via a FaceBook ad and am so glad I did. I’ve been wanting a good gravy recipe for what seems like ever. I have been dabbling with various recipes trying to find a good mix of good old homestyle cooking with a vegetarian theme and had begun to give up hope. I am so excited to try out all these different dishes presented on your blog.

For the holiday, and I keep Christmas for my children and grandchildren, I usually make a Broccoli Cheese casserole, sweet potato pie and a dish I call Snow Flower Soup (made with cauliflour and usually milk, although this year I was thinking about trying soy).

I would love the opportunity to win your holiday recipe book.

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171 CJ Lamar December 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Thanks for the great recipes – your posts make going vegetarian (and almost vegan) something I really enjoy!

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172 Carol Chafetz December 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I’ve never attempted to make seitan but after reading this delicious-sounding recipes, I think I’m capable! Your recipes here and via Facebook have been with me every day of two and a half month journey as a vegan. Thank you!

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173 Carol Chafetz December 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I was so enthralled with your recipe that I never mentioned which recipes I’m planning for my holiday celebrations! I celebrate Hannukah, but I also help some friends and family celebrate Christmas. I’m planning to make Nava’s Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie for a family Hannaukah supper. I would love to win the book!

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174 Martie December 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Chocolate pudding pie and rogue key for Xmas- but I want to try this recipe eventually :)

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175 Martie December 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Ha! That should be tofurkey! Autocorrect!

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176 Susan Voisin December 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Ha! I almost googled it to find out what it was!

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177 Paul Berry December 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I think this just might be on the menu for Christmas! I made the double-layer pumpkin cheesecake at Thanksgiving and it was a big hit, and I’m the only Vegan!

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178 Kim Louis-jean December 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I would love a copy of your book!! I plan on making stuffed squash and maybe your pumpkin cookies and pumpkin tiramasu for Christmas :)

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179 Jen in Co December 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I have been positively lusting after Nava’s (and your) new cookbook and would love to have a chance to win!

We celebrate Christmas and the timing of this recipe is great since I hadn’t figured out my main dish yet. I know we will be having your green bean casserole recipe because my family loves it, a sweet potato casserole, a kale salad, pumpkin tiramisu (from the NYT Thanksgiving wellness blog – another big hit here – and lots and lots of cookies.

Thanks for all the inspiration, Susan!

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180 Amanda December 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I’d like to be entered to win Vegan Holiday Kitchen, please. :)

Whatever I make….hopefully it’s a little healthier than my Thanksgiving fare. Some hearty veggie/bean soup with homemade bread, salad, and I’ve got my eye on a few dozen dessert recipes right now. Haha

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181 Moira December 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm

The book looks fantastic. I’m all about the stuffing and mashed potatoes during the holidays. I could eat both into eternity!

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182 Sonya December 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Don’t know what’s for holiday dinner. Hubs has to work and I am going to be with my family.

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183 Nani December 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

This is the second time in a week that ive heard seitan being mentioned, ive been a veggie for 3 yrs or so and trying (really hard) to become vegan but half the time i settle for veggie since my options near me are very limited, your seitan looks totally delicious, now i want to try it!!
Im from mexico , our culture looooooooves meat for the holidays, grilled, broiled, baked..you name it! I end up eating sides since im the only veggie in the family, i wish i could make something tasty that they didnt turn their nose to so i dont feel bad cooking just for one :(

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184 LouAnn December 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Oh my gosh – I would be honored to have a chance to win a signed copy of this book! We enjoyed our Thanksgiving Menu so much, we’re thinking about repeating it when we celebrate Christmas! (Well, a whittled down version – that was just too much food!) We’ll choose from Basmati Rice w/ Cranberry Stuffing, Sauteed Green Beans w/ Clementine Dressing, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Garlic Mashed Potatoes w/ Sage Gravy, Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Apple Cranberry Crisp, Pumpkin Rolls and Impossible Vegan Pumpkin Pie :) We found out everyone can pitch in and make certain items, that way we all get a break while the others are making their dishes – and it’s so neat to to see what everyones talents are in the kitchen.
December is such a festive time of year – there are so many Holidays for Everyone to Celebrate! We’re All So Blessed :)

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185 greens December 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Hi Susan~
We celebrate the usualy Thanksgiving and Christmas. Deffinately having brussels sprouts at Christmas. I’ve already purchased 2 copies of the book as Christmas gifts. I really like how it is organized by holiday. Your photos are fabulous (wish there were more). Would love to have a signed copy!
Have a very merry Christmas ;)

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186 Beth M. December 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I would LOVE this book, one because I’m a cookbook collector and two, because I love to cook! This would be great to have for the holidays since it is the toughest time of teh year for me considering im the only vegan in the family. This would give me great ideas that I can use to please both the non-veg family as well as myself :) We celebrate Christmas and this year we’re actually going to Disney! Thankfully they have revamped their menus and now offer tons of vegan options! i’m looking forward to enjoying a buffet of yummy ethnic foods such as hummus, olives and pilaf; along with chef made desserts and a yummy peanut butter and jelly shake!

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187 April Mast December 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I would LOVE the chance to cook from this book! I haven’t assembled my holiday menu yet (I’m not doing dinner this year, just making something to bring to my in-law’s house for my daughter and I to eat) but I need a few ideas! I used a few of your recipes last year for dinner, it was a hit!

April’s 2010 Mast Family Christmas Dinner Menu

Appetizers:
Butternut Squash Citrus Dip
Pumpkin Cashew Cheese w/ Apples
Spinach Dip with Veggies & Garlic Crostini

Main Course:
Marinated Portobellos w/ Cauliflower Cashew Mash
Coco-Almond Quinoa Risotto w/ Spicy Saffron Mushroom Coconut Gravy
36-Clove Garlic Rosemary Cauliflower
Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Maple Carrots
Farmer’s Market Kale Salad w/ Pine Nuts & Dried Cranberries
Ambrosia Salad
Grandma’s Rolls

Dessert:
Crockpot Peach Dump w/ Vanilla Ice Cream
Indian Fig Bread Pudding w/ Hard Sauce

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188 Kim December 15, 2011 at 12:30 am

I don’t celebrate any winter holidays, but I absolutely love hearty winter foods and would love a chance to win a copy of the cookbook! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

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189 Cherie December 15, 2011 at 2:23 am

This was fantastic :) the whole family liked it. Next time I think I will try making the stuffing with wild rice instead of bread cubes though. I fed some of this to a carnivorous friend of mine and she liked it as well. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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190 Cherie December 15, 2011 at 2:32 am

I would like to win your book :) For Christmas dinner we always have Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, for dessert I will make an apple and possibly peach pies. We dont go too overboard for Christmas dinner because we go all out for Thanksgiving, for which we had dinner roast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato souffle, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, gravy, dinner rolls, with cherry cheesecake and double decker pumpkin pie for dessert

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191 Linda W. December 15, 2011 at 4:26 am

New to vegan eating – love your website. I’m going to try this recipe, not a very experiened cook so thanks for the pictures – need all the help I can get. Would love to win a copy of the cookbook. I’m trying to convert my husband to a plant based diet for health reasons and I think the recipes you post will really help. Thanks for sharing.

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192 Cheryl December 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

Thanks for the recipe and tips. I may just be brave and try it for Christmas. Of course I would love to win a copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen. I have several of Nava’s books, so I know it will be good. Plus, your yummy photos are sure to make it even better.

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193 Gourmandelle December 15, 2011 at 6:41 am

I’m drooling all over my keyboard :)) I must make this for Christmas! Thank you Susan for this wonderful recipe.

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194 kreg sterns December 15, 2011 at 7:12 am

We celebrate Christmas and this looks really good though most people I’ve met don’t like seitan for some reason. I like it! Thanks for all of your delicious recipes!

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195 lisa December 15, 2011 at 8:09 am

I’d love a book chance. We look at every single day as a celebration! but specifically in winter, the usual, thanksgiving, xmas, new years. Similarly, my family consists of 2 adults and an adolescent, and we have to bring our entire meal with us to every family gathering (thanksgiving i brought my own homemade tofurky, cran sauce, gravy, even sweet potatoes!) so that we can continue to eat vegan and organic. I think for Christmas I will either make this roulade or a roasted vegetable soup and homemade flax crackers.

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196 Kimberly C December 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

Hi Susan,
I’d love to win a copy of your book! I’m a big fan of your site and Nava’s Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I’m the only non-meat-eater in my family so I usually fill up on delicious veggie sides. This year I’d like to bring something to the table for everyone to share instead of being the odd man out. I’m not sure what that dish is yet, but I’m sure I would find something scrumptious in Vegan Holiday Kitchen!
Happy Holidays!

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197 Suzanne December 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

This looks heavenly and I can’t wait to make it! I have the new cookbook and it not only looks delicious, bthe photos are gorgeous! Well done! I also love how the Engine 2 diet folks repost a lot of your recipes (this one included) on facebook! yay!!!

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198 Brittany Freese December 15, 2011 at 8:25 am

I’d like a chance to win a copy of the cookbook! I follow your posts on facebook and have used many of your recipes!

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199 Holly Walsh December 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

I’d love to win the cookbook – I’m cooking Christmas dinner for my sister and her husband, both vegans, one gluten-free, along with a table full of meat-eaters… so it’s proving a bit of a challenge to make a gorgeous, filling vegan holiday dinner! We celebrate Thanksgiving, Solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s. I guess we’re equal opportunity :)

Thanks for all the great recipes all year long!

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200 Laurie Glass December 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

Thank you, Susan, for all of your delicious recipes. Since beginning a plant-based diet at the beginning of the year, so many of your recipes have graced my table; and my mother’s, too! We would love to win your cookbook to further spread the vegan word!

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201 Skye December 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

I’d love a chance to win the book! I celebrate Christmas and Festivus. :) Last year I made your Thanksgiving Meatless Meatloaf and it quickly became one of my favorite dishes. I can’t wait to try this one!

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202 Katrina December 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

I would love to add this book to my vegan library!

I celebrate Christmas, but usually by volunteering in the community and then going out for Chinese food.

Thanksgiving is a bigger deal, as I also celebrate it but I generally have to do all the vegan cooking for my significant other and I. This year I made a seitan roast (although not this recipe in particular), “cheesey” mashed potatoes, shredded brussels sprouts, maple glazed carrots and a vegan rice pie for dessert.

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203 Regina December 15, 2011 at 8:33 am

I’d live to win this book. For my holiday’s I try & do something different. Thanksgiving I made pumpkin waffles, a tofu omelet, & roasted root vegetables. For Christmas I’m planning a vegan lasagna, veggies, & rum balls.

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204 Ellen Ludwig December 15, 2011 at 8:37 am

This looks so delicious! I tried the Meatless Loaf for Thanksgiving this year and it smelled and tasted great! I will certainly have to give this one a try for Christmas!

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205 tabitha December 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

i would love to be entered, i am a new vegan so this is my first vegan christmas , i am thinking about making a squash cassrole and some cauliflower mash

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206 Kim Yager December 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

I would LOVE to win the book! :) I’m not sure what I’ll be preparing for the holidays yet … LOVE your blog!

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207 Heather Jones December 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

I celebrate Christmas. Most years we have a Tofurkey, but I’d love to make this seitan roast–it looks delicious! Also on my holiday menu are lots of cookies and treats :)

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208 Darla Seward-Halpern December 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

I would love a copy of this book! Whats on the Yule menu is a vegan spanokopita, dolmas (displayed as in a ring as a holidy wreath) Middle eastern pilaf and a vegan
tiramisu…oh, and vegan egg nog.

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209 KBeane December 15, 2011 at 8:59 am

This looks amazing!
I would love a copy of Nava’s book, I have been restraining myself from buying it for some time now (I need to be buying Christmas presents for my family, not myself!). We will be in transit from my husband’s family’s place during the big family dinner on my family’s side on Christmas Eve, and will likely be having snack-type food on Christmas day at my Grandmother’s house (which for us vegans probably means veggie burgers!). Maybe this year I will make a big day-after-Christmas dinner for my husband and I!

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210 Crystal Castle December 15, 2011 at 8:59 am

I’d really like a chance to win a copy of your fab book. I’ve been using your recipes for years and simply LOVE how great they are. My husband (a carnivore) really loves them too, they’re so good! I am traveling to New York for the holidays to be with family and think that I will make this Seitan dish as my dish to pass (and it will probably be the only thing I can eat, so it’s good that it looks filling) and I’m sure all my non-veg family will really enjoy it. I celebrate Yule (or the Winter Solstice), but the rest of my family celebrates Christmas.

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211 Ruth Hiller December 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

This looks absolutely delicious. We are traveling for the holidays but I will be sure to take this recipe with me and cook it as my contribution to the holiday dinner!

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212 Krista December 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

I would love that cookbook! I celebrate Christmas and will be making our famous green bean casserole in addition to baked Brussels sprouts :)

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213 Robalee Deike December 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

This is my first post to your block. My husband and I (ages 56 and 57) are “newbies” to the world of Vegan living. We were convicted by the Forks Over Knives DVD and made a signigicant step change in our diet (though we have always eaten rather “healthy”, or so we thought) just 2 months ago. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration and TERRIFIC recipes. Some we have tried, many I have printed or tagged for later

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214 Robalee Deike December 15, 2011 at 9:16 am

Meant to say “blog” not block! Oh, well, blogs and all are still quite new to me, too, along with vegan cooking and eating! Just say I am “getting with the times”!

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215 LaDonna December 15, 2011 at 9:19 am

That stuffed seitan looks really yummy! I’d love a chance to win “Vegan Holiday Kitchen.” Right now, nothing’s on my holiday menu because it hasn’t been planned…we celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. Definitely for New Year’s some form of greens, brown rice, and black-eyed peas!

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216 Vail December 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

Hi Susan, I would love a chance to win the holiday book! For thanksgiving this year I made a traditional meal and just ate the sides – normally I don’t do a substitute for the meat dish. But your roll looks so wonderful I think I may have to try it at Christmas (I celebrate the Winter Solstice) with your mushroom gravy while others are having their ‘roast beast.’ (My brain is playing around with a potato and chick pea flour mixture instead of the seitan to make the gluten free roll.) For sure we are starting dinner this year with the Coconut Butternut Squash soup recipe I printed off from the book, and my own Corn and Pepper scramble which is spicy and colorful – the rest is still a mystery! Here’s wishing Happy Holidays to you and yours, and thank you again for your wonderful blog; it’s so fun to share it with friends just getting started :)

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217 Vail December 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

PS – I’m with LaDonna above on the New Years menu!

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218 Susan Kelley December 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

I’d love to win the book! So far, the only thing I know I’ll make (for solstice) is a dessert. Probably gingerbread cupcakes.

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219 Ariana F December 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

I would lovelovelove to win a signed copy of the book! For holiday meals I love making your asparagus and chickpea casserole and make a side of vegan mashed potatoes and your no crust pumpkin pie! This Christmas I will definitely be making those plus recipes from the book!

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220 Tess van Dijk December 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

I would love to have a copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen. I really do appreciate the website with all the wonderful meals that I try everyday. I have almost convinced my husband that this it the way to go. He loves all that I cook and cant wait to have the Seitan for dinner tonight. Thanks so much for all the great recipes.

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221 Jody December 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

I have been drooling over this book since you first mentioned it. I have no clue what I’m going to make for our family holiday meal, which is precisely why I need this fabulous book for inspiration! Thanks so much!

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222 Shirah December 15, 2011 at 9:38 am

The book looks amazing! I would love a copy. My holiday contribution this year is dessert. I am going to try vegan baklava and a chocolate layer cake.

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223 Diane in Wisconsin December 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

Great looking recipe and cookbook

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224 Marlene Stein December 15, 2011 at 9:47 am

I would like to win a copy of the book. I am celebrating Hanukkah with Potato Pancakes with Applesauce and Vegan Sour cream, a salad with baby spinach apples carrots pine nuts and a balsamic vinegar vinaigrette and vegan jelly doughnut cupcakes

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225 Katherine Bell December 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

I would love to win a copy of your cookbook. I might be a bit of a recent addition (and a lurker, since this is my first comment), but I have enjoyed your recipes greatly.

This is my first holiday being in (partial) charge of the food. Our family tends to do more finger foods and such for the holidays, and with five picky kids and a total of 14 people to cook for (12 meat eaters, 1 “flexitarian”, and I’m the only vegetarian), we’re scrambling to get everything ready in time. We’re still trying to decide what all to make.

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226 Carol Udart December 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

I might try this for Xmas. That’s my birthday, too since I am newly retired this year, I don’t have to worry about going two work on Monday. I have another vegan relative joining us, so this will be fun! Of course, I will make a turkey in my electric roaster for the rest of the family.

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227 Susan Berger December 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

WooHoo! A chance to win a cookbook with recipes that I’ll actually use! I eat a whole foods plant based diet (think about T. Colin Campbell and Joel Fuhrman) and I am always – and I mean ALWAYS- looking for good ideas.

I love the blog and I’ve gotten great ideas and recipes from you. This looks really good , and although I’m not fan of seitan I may give this a go anyway.

Thanks so much for doing this.

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228 Patty December 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

Your Holiday Seitan recipe sounds fabulous and I think I’m going to try it! I would love a chance to win one of your books! I usually get a Tofurkey for the holidays. This Thanksgiving I made a stuffed butternut squash – stuffed w/veggies, beans,quinoa, etc – yum! I’d like to try something new for Christmas/New Years. This sounds great! I would love a chance to win one of your books!

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229 Stephen Schafer December 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

Sounds and looks fantastic. I thought seitan had to be cooked in a broth by itself to become seitan? If your book contains similar recipes, wow.

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230 Christina Matos December 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

I would LOVE a chance to win this book! I am due to have my first baby this Christmas Eve, so my plans for a holiday meal are quite simple. It will either be whatever vegan hospital food I can find/bring or I will be cooking up a Gardein Stuffed “Turkey” and having family bring sides while I sit on the couch trying to not go into labor.

But, I do love to cook and try new recipes, so this book would get a lot of use for the following holidays! :)

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231 Orsolya December 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

Hi Susan! I would love to win a copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen! It would help me make delicious meals for my family during the Holidays. I’m already going to make them Mushroom and Lentil Shepard’s Pie as well as your lasagna from your blog, which has become one of my all-time favorites:) Celebrating Christmas with my family is an important tradition for us and I can’t wait to share your delicious recipes with them.

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232 Louise Placek December 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

Just an FYI. I assume everyone knows that you should not have aluminum foil directly touching food. Instead, place a piece of parchment paper between the foil and the food and then tighten the foil around it. Works just as well and keeps you safe from aluminum contamination.

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233 Susan Voisin December 15, 2011 at 10:26 am

Not everyone believes in aluminum contamination, but for those who do, this sounds like a good solution.

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234 Astrid Morgan December 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

I would love love love a chance to win the Vegan Holiday Kitchen cookbook!!! I need help this holiday season since it will be my first attempting some Vegan dishes with the family : D We are celebrating Christmas with family and New Year with friends and I plan on using some of your delicious recipies for them both! I think a Vegan cheescake and your African Peanut sweet potato stew ( our FAV!) Thanks!!!!

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235 Dixter December 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

This year your Mexican Pumpkin Soup will start the meal, followed by wild rice stuffed squash. Desert might well by your Persimmon Bread.
Thanks Susan.

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236 Maria B Steinarsdottir December 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

I´m trying out this recipe right now, can’t wait for my husband to come home so we can taste it together :) I would love to have a cope of your book. Best wishes and thank you so much for all your work. Maria.

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237 Nancy December 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

Love the recipies you post and would really like this book!!

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238 Anne Krause December 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

This Christmas for sure will include Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms! Its my 1st time working with seitan so wish me luck. Ive recently started Dr. Furhmans Eat to Live program so your cookbook would help me a great deal to hopefully get back to a healthy state of living. I’ve tried several of your online recipes and after 2 weeks I am able to walk with alot less pain. Thanks for all you do.

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239 Alison R. December 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

I would love a chance at a having my very own Vegan Holiday Kitchen, I’ve heard such fabulous reviews! My fiancé and I celebrate Winter Solstice on the 21st, a time to recognize the Winter season, and on Christmas we make the rounds to visit all the local family. Both are wonderful holidays and I can’t wait! We’re doing a big vegan Italian dinner on Christmas, I can already hear the pasta calling to me. I love your blog, and can’t wait to make your Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Mushroom Soup recipe!

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240 Michelle B December 15, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hi Susan, I would love a chance to win Vegan Holiday Kitchen. We celebrate Christmas and the winter solstice. In our house, it’s tradition to make Polish goodies like pierogies and poppyseed rolls (makowiec). This is my first year as a vegan; it will be a challenge to veganize the recipes, but after following your inspirational blog, I know I can do it!

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241 Dennis Smith December 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

This Seitan recipe looks delicious!! I can’t wait to try it! I would like to win a copy of “Vegan Holiday Kitchen”. I celebrate Christmas and New Year’s and I don’t have my menu set yet, but this Seitan recipe is definitely in the running. Of course, if I win a copy of the book, there just may be something in there that makes it to the table this holiday season! I love the blog and the website. Keep up the great work!

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242 melissa December 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

Susan- Thank you for your blog. It has been my ‘go to’ site for years! I have heard many good things about the new cookbook with Nava Atlas. I missed a nearby book signing due to my adorable newborn… Bummed, but in love!
This time of the year is just gorgeous. Thanksgiving being my favorite. However, with 2 little ones under foot, my priorities have changed to make their holiday more memorable. That priority being cookies. Homemade and store bought roasts are always a favorite here. Oh the leftovers… Thanks for a great giveaway!

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243 Erin December 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

I’d like a chance on the book!

I think this on our holiday menu! As well as some silk nog – we’ll be celebrating Christmas!

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244 Catherine Moore December 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! Love your recipes.

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245 Beth Martin December 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Christmas eve is Vegan Lasagna with Garlic bread and salad with my family. Christmas day is Vegan maple wheat rolls, vegan green bean casserole, vegan squash casserole, vegan pa dutch bread “filling”, broccoli, crockpot tofurkey, gravy, vegan christmas cookie assortment. My non-vegan brother in law always eats too much of the tofurkey or seitan, so we have to make extra vegan items for the meat eaters! We’ll have 4 vegans and 4 omnivores at or christmas feast!

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246 Kari @ bite-sized thoughts December 16, 2011 at 12:17 am

You’ve just added to my very long list of Christmas dinner possibilities :) Thank you – this looks wonderful.

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247 Jo December 16, 2011 at 5:37 am

i’ve found this gluten-free seitan recipe…wonder if it would work for this roulade…
http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-cooking-article/gluten-free-gluten/472515

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248 wendy December 16, 2011 at 7:34 am

i will be making something with sweet potatoes and chipotles…

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249 Marie December 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Just a thought: I love the promised tenderness, but I’d still like a roulade, so do you think it would work to just use a narrower dish, like a loaf pan for example? Thanks!

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250 Susan Voisin December 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I think that might help you keep the swirl, but the sides would be squared off and unnatural-looking (to me). I like someone else’s suggestion to wrap it in cheesecloth instead of foil. I would probably try that first.

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251 Marie December 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Thank you!

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252 Jarafel December 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm

could it be done gluten free some how? it looks soooooooo good, but I am not very good with gluten :(

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253 charlie December 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

does it taste like bread?

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254 Susan Voisin December 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Well, the stuffing tastes like bread because there’s bread in it, is that what you mean? The seitan part tastes like thyme and sage and black pepper, not bread.

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255 Theresa December 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Would love to have a copy of ‘your’ book!

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256 Gena December 19, 2011 at 5:52 am

This looks truly extraordinary, Susan. Wonderful recipe.

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257 Jill Princehouse December 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Hi Susan: I sent in comment #73, with this question I hope you can help me with.
Can I cook the seitan roulade 2 days before, then bring to room temperature and re-heat just before dinner? If so, should I pre-cook it part way, e.g., through the foil-covered parts, then re-heat without cover just before dinner? I’m also thinking your wonderful fresh cranberry sauce would be good and pretty atop this roulade. Correct or not? We love that cranberry sauce.

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258 Susan Voisin December 20, 2011 at 7:08 am

Sorry about that, Jill! I think the best way to go would be to make it completely ahead of time and reheat just before serving. I think serving it with the cranberry sauce is a great idea. I hope you enjoy it!

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259 Chef Timothy December 20, 2011 at 3:00 am

Hello, Susan

This is agreat recipe, I made it and everyone loved it again thanks for the recipe. I made it for a potluck and just set it on the table once I sliced it and left it and about twenty minutes was gone.

Vegan Chef Timothy

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260 Ashleigh December 20, 2011 at 11:43 am

I would love to win your book! I love this site and I also made my first ever seitan from one of your recipes. It was delicious and even my mom liked it. I will have to try making the stuffed seitan recipe above cause it looks amazing!! Christmas this year will be super small since my parents and I moved out of the state where all my family lives. I am the only vegan in the house so I try to make cool recipes that everyone likes to eat.

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261 Jess December 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Made this last night. Was a massive hit, even with my non-vegan friends. Thankyou so much!!

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262 Brian P McCarthy December 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm

would you add my blog to your list?
Brian
brianpmccarthy.blogspot.com
Professional Vegan Cooking and More

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263 Kathleen December 24, 2011 at 11:04 am

Your recipes are the BEST!!!! Thank you so much!

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264 Sarah Marie December 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I gotta say, I’m a vegetarian and I’ve used a couple of your recipes before, and am going to be using this one for my holiday feast with my sis tomorrow. I’m having a hard time cutting dairy completely out of my diet, but cooking blogs and communities like these really helps. Thank you!

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265 Nicole gordon December 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I am making this for the first time for this Christmas eve dinner, very excited!

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266 charlie December 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm

have your recipe in the oven now! impressed with how it has come together! not sure how it will taste i thought with all that flour it would come out tasting like bread . . . guess i’m about to find out

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267 charlie December 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

may i add it’s 12:30 christmas day here in aus

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268 Susan Voisin December 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Wait! I sure hope you didn’t use flour! There’s no flour in this recipe, only vital wheat gluten, the protein part of flour. Now you’ve got me worried. I wouldn’t want to ruin your Christmas over there in Australia.

8:10 pm on Christmas Eve here in Texas

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269 InsufferableVegan December 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm

That’s amazing. When I first looked at the photo, I thought it was puff pastry surrounding the stuffing, like most similar vegan items I’ve come across. I didn’t realize you could use seitan. Also, you mentioned your husband and daughter — is your husband vegan too? Did he go willingly? Did it take a lot of convincing? Or is he omni but willing to enjoy this (terrific-looking) food?

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270 Merle December 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Just took my seitan stuffed loaf out of the oven
A lot of work but very tasty
We will enjoy it for Christmas dinner

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271 charlie December 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

whoops when i asked what it was at shops they said it was just wholemeal flour lol mine came out tasting like bread with a really yummy filling we ate the roast veggies i cooked instead

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272 Ruby December 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious!! I used dried cherries which complemented the walnuts perfectly and took out the onion, but there was still so much flavor. Thanks for the great recipe!

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273 GetSkinnyGoVegan December 27, 2011 at 10:25 am

Think I am getting gluten envy! What a beautiful roast!

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274 Kali December 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

This recipe looks delicious. The stuffing itself sounds amazing and I bet the aromas in your house while baking were amazing as well! I have honestly never heard of Seitan. What would you resemble the consistency to? It sounds like a delicious recipe, as I am a very open minded person when it comes to trying new things. Have you found a way to lessen the dryness of this recipe? A little stock added maybe? Thanks for sharing!

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275 Cathy @ What Would Cathy Eat? December 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Wow, I know what I’m making next Thanksgiving (if not long before!). Congrats on the seitan success!

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276 Adrianne December 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Wow, this looks super yummy. I’ll be trying it soon.

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277 vegobsessionchick December 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

This looks amazing!
Thank you for sharing!!!!

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278 Shreyas January 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

This came out great, i’m wondering what sides to serve with it, was thinking of Colcannon Puffs but also want some green leafy vegetable

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279 Rochelle A January 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Made this today for our Christmas/ New Years celebration. Only a few of us are vegetarians but the entire thing got gobbled up!!! The omni’s LOVED it!!!! I used almonds instead of walnuts and peanut butter instead of tahini. It was super easy, moist and delicious. I have made Bryanna’s before and though good, it was more complicated and time consuming.

Great recipe and super easy. Also made the double layer pumpkin cheesecake. Thank you again for your terrific recipes!!!

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280 Jill February 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

looks so good…..
can rolled oats be substituted for the quick oats?
or could some chickpea flour also work? (does that just act as a binder?)

thanks!

-Jill

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281 MandaB February 24, 2012 at 9:14 am

Thanks for the idea! I wanted to make a lower-fat version so I didn’t use any nuts or hardly any oils.. and it came out perfectly. (I would’ve used some of our Seeduction bread but it was moldy.. ugh. So, no bread crumbs this time but I’ll try it next time.) Hubby also wants to try wild rice and/or brown rice in the stuffing, similar to Tofurky’s stuffing. It turns out that you can make this stuffed seitan with almost any ingredients you want. We love it and will continue to experiment. Thanks, again!

Here’s my first try: http://bicyclingvegan.blogspot.com/2012/02/stuffed-seitan.html

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282 Shreyas March 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I’ve made this so many times and it always came out great.

Today I made a different stuffing and its amazing….

1 1/2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash (1/4-inch dice)
1 cup diced celery (1/4-inch dice)
1 cup diced Granny Smith apple (1/4-inch dice)
6 Tbs. olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large shallot, finely diced
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 1/4 cups toasted bread crumbs
1 tablespoon soy sauce

In a large bowl, stir together the butternut squash, celery, apple and 2 Tbs. of the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a large braising pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add the garlic and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, about 10 seconds. Add the squash mixture and cook until just softened, about 7 minutes. Add the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in the bread crumbs.

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283 jaime September 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

im thinking about making this this year. 2 questions: im allergic to walnuts, so what do you suggest there? and for the quick oatmeal, you mean instant oats? regular rolled oats wont work? im not familiar with quinoa flakes…

thanks. love this site! i make your lasagna all the time!

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284 Kele Volpino November 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thank you for your Wonderful Recipe!!! I LOVE IT!!! Please post more. …..

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285 michael November 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm

This recipe looks fabulous! Could any aspects of this dish be made in advance?
Any idea how long the whole dish would keep if made in advance and then brought to a dinner at another location?

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286 Brenda November 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Susan
Going to make this …. are “quinoa flakes” the same as….quinoa?
Thanks…and happy Thanksgiving…..

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287 Susan Voisin November 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Brenda, quinoa flakes are quinoa that has been steamed and flattened, like oatmeal.

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288 Megan January 17, 2013 at 10:59 am

I tried your suggestion, Carolyn, and it worked beautifully! You can see it here:

http://myfoodstoragecookbook.com/2013/01/17/savory-seitan-roulade-with-wild-rice-and-dried-cranberry-stuffing/

My website focuses on recipes that can be made from storable (emergency-type) foods so the fresh ingredients in the stuffing were substituted with storable types for that purpose, just FYI.

Susan, I love your work. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe! It’s the second one I’ve featured of yours on my site.

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289 Savannah November 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Hey! I am currently making this (its in my oven as we speak!) But I had a slight problem with it keeping together while I rolled it. Why did this happen? Did I do it wrong?
The only change I made from the seitan itself was excluding the nutritional yeast.

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290 Alexandra November 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Very tasty; great meal; ate too much of this.

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291 Carolyn November 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I haven’t read through all the comments, so don’t know if someone has already mentioned a trick like this. I have a perforated double french bread pan that I think would work for keeping more of the “roll” shape (each cavity is about 4″ across). I think if the roulade was wrapped and tied tightly in cheesecloth, placed in the perforated pan, and then the pan wrapped in foil, you might get a reasonable facsimile of a roll. You could still do the basting, if careful not to puncture the foil (I’d put a large jelly roll pan underneath just to be safe). That’s my theory anyway, and how I’m finally going to try this!

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292 Susan Voisin November 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I’ll have to look for one of those pans. Thanks for the tip!

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293 Michelle December 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Just did a test run of this for taking over to the boyfriend’s family for Christmas and it is perfect! Wonderfully tasty, I suspect I may have to make sure the omnis don’t devour all of it before I get a small piece. :)

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294 Alexandra December 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Making this the 2nd time, and used 2 celery stalks because they were thin, and more bread than was good (though I did weigh it). Bottom line too much stuffing doesnt work (and I think the dough was a little wet, though it rolled out well). So less stuffing next time to avoid the breaks and holes in the seitan; to save this wonderful recipe, I wrapped the seitan in cheesecloth to help it hold together. This is a great meal, but next time I’ll remember to be a bit more careful.

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295 Jimena January 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

We made this for Thanksgiving this year it was so effin’ delicious that we made it again for Christmas. It’s a huge hit! The meat eaters didn’t miss their turkey with this gem! Thank you for the kick a** meal!

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296 Jenna March 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Susan, thanks for this. Made it this past x-mas. I was skeptical (mainly because I’d never worked with seitan before), as was my family, but it turned out amazing. Even my dad (a meat-eating chef) liked it. Everything I’ve made on this site turns out; I love your blog.

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297 Amy September 23, 2013 at 12:37 am

Hi Susan!

The only seitan I’ve ever made is the one from your Ribz recipe (which is a HUGE hit in our house, thank you so much!). I’m wondering if I can add the tahini to the “wet” bean mixture like in the Ribz recipe, rather than drizzling it on top. Or is there something different that I need know before I try this?

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298 Susan Voisin September 23, 2013 at 7:38 am

Amy, I kneaded the tahini in separately thinking it improved the texture, but I don’t think it made a lot of difference, so feel free to blend it in with the wet ingredients.

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299 Amy September 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Thanks! I’ll do that then!

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300 Una November 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Have you tried using cheese cloth to wrap the seitan so it will hold its shape yet will still cook up moist?

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301 Peg November 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

This looks terrific, and I will be trying it for this Thanksgiving. Do you have advice on reheating, since I would like to make it the day before?

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302 Susan Voisin November 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Just heat it gently and keep it covered (preferably wrapped in foil) to keep it from drying out.

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303 Joyce November 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

This looks really good and want to know if it can be cooked ahead and reheated two days later for Thanksgiving or would it get too mushy.

Thanks,
Joyce

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304 Susan Voisin November 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm

It should reheat fine. I haven’t tried it, but I don’t think it will change the texture (and it may improve).

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305 suzanne November 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I made this last year and it was so so good. I cooked it before we left to my inlaws and i brought it so that it was still hot. I also added spinach and yams to it for color…thanks for this recipe!

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306 Sara November 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

How do you recommend reheating it? I made it for dinner tonight and it was terrific, but I do have leftovers.

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307 Susan Voisin November 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm

You can wrap or cover it tightly and heat it gently in the oven. You can also put it in a covered glass casserole dish and microwave it. The key it to keep it covered so it doesn’t dry out.

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308 Nickie December 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I tried making this…. and it failed :(. So far I haven’t been successful at making seitan through steaming or baking, the end product always ends up doughy and chewy, kind of like bread that has been smashed, rather than springy. I make all my seitan through boiling sincei t’s the only way I’ve been successful. Any thoughts?

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309 Lisa December 22, 2013 at 8:17 am

I was thinking of starting this today and then putting it together on Christmas. Do you think that if I made the dough today and stored it in the fridge, it would still be fine to roll out on Christmas? What about the stuffing? Thanks.

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310 Susan Voisin December 22, 2013 at 11:33 am

Lisa, my big fear is that the seitan dough would stiffen up in the fridge, making it hard or impossible to roll out. I think it would work better if you completely assembled it today and wrapped it very tightly before refrigerating. Then you could bake it on Christmas.

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311 Kristin December 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Hi Susan. I served this seitan with your mushroom gravy for Christmas this year and I just wanted to let you know it was delicious. I personally enjoyed it even more the day after when I wasn’t so full and could really enjoy the flavors. Thank you Susan. Year after year your recipes are fabulous. Thank you. Thank you.

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312 Amanda January 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I think I made my seitan much too wet :( My roulade had a blow-out on the way to the pan. Hopefully it still turns out nice – it smells good, anyway! :P

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313 Amanda January 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Turned out pretty good, looked nothing like yours… I’m sure I’ll try it again though :P

http://tastebudimpaired.blogspot.com/2014/01/dinner-and-cleaning-as-i-go.html

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314 Christina Mitala February 26, 2014 at 8:22 am

I love your recipe “Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms”! I’ve made it a few times, and it always got rave reviews! The first time I messed up the seitan and couldn’t get it to roll properly, so I just cut it into pieces, baked it, and added it to the stuffing…kind of like a casserole! Delicious! I have also made the stuffing by itself as a side dish. This is definitely a keeper!!

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