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My Vegan Christmas

365 days until Christmas!

I might need every one of those days to put away all the decorations, food, and boxes from last Christmas. (By the way, it’s 365 days because next year is Leap year.)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, if you celebrate. Mine was busy, but really fun. On Saturday afternoon, my roommate and I met up with a bunch of friends to watch Love, Actually and eat Christmas cookies.


I brought lots of these: Cookie Dough Babies.

(I also made some chocolate pixies! I’ll try to get the pixie recipe up soon.) Later, Emily and I went home for dinner: Christmas Lasagna. Emily’s not a vegetarian, but she’s trying to cut back on the amount of meat she consumes (for her health, and because she’s an animal lover). So I was really excited when she suggested we make a vegan entrée.

vegan eggplant lasagna

It was delicious!

Another recipe I’ll try to publish soon. I know this is supposed to be a dessert blog, though… maybe you can throw a few chocolate chips in, and then the recipe can qualify? (No, not really. Please don’t!)

After dinner, I drove to my parents’ house so I could spend Christmas day with them (and with the puppies). My sister flew in, too. Holidays are the best.

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Published on December 26, 2011

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  1. Alice says

    Are you tanner than your sister because of kabocha squash? My mom told me to lay off the kabocha because I started to get an orange tint! (I used to eat it everyday!)

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Your mom’s right that a lot of kabocha can turn you orange… but it’s not just kabocha! It just means you’re eating a lot of Beta Carotene (natural Vitamin A). There’s even a fancy term for it: Carotenaemia :).

      • Tarryn GUTTENBERG says

        Firstly just found your site – looks fantastic 🙂 Thought id mention that I actually got carotenaemia after going through a stage of munching on a looottt of carrots for lunch and dinner. Im out of that stage thankfully lol and my palms and feet are no longer orange 😉

  2. Tracy says

    We were at in-laws & cousin’s houses. Always a fun time.
    Please do post the lasagna recipe. I love the dessert ones but also keep the others coming as well.

  3. Molly Francis says

    You are so freaking gorgeous!! Do you think that coconut butter is better (health wise) than coconut oil or are they about the same?
    PS I ordered desert essence coconut shampoo + conditioner… A M A Z I N G!

    Thank you for continually being an inspiration and giving great recipes!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Sorry, I’m not sure about the nutritional differences between the two. I can say that I like coconut oil better for baking and coconut butter better for spreading on top of foods (or for making fudge).

      And that shampoo… lol I could eat that too ;). (No, not really.)

  4. Alyssa says

    “Love, Actually” is one of my favorite movies, EVER!!!!!!!
    Also love the shirts. Cute!
    Glad you had a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Laura says

    I made your chocolate pecan pie for Christmas dessert for my omnivorous family, including my aunt and uncle who are skeptical of my vegan diet. It was fabulous and everyone loved it!! It was the best dessert I’ve eaten in a long time and so easy to make. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  6. Meki says

    We spent with my Grandmum in the province. She’s been in bed for almost a year now and in tears when we have to leave on Christmas afternoon. But I know she’s happy to see us and spend Christmas with her.

    BTW, you and your sister look gorgeous!

  7. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking says

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Those cookies look delicious and PLEASE do post that lasagna recipe! Yummmmmo!

  8. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    I spent my Christmas Day on the beach in Aruba with my family and a friend who was in for the day on a cruise ship and it was awesome.

    So glad you had a fabulous day, too…and your lasagna looks great.

    Interesting you mention that your blog is supposed to be a dessert blog; I think of you as mostly a dessert blogger but you also have some fun savory dishes, I’m thinking noodles and chopsticks pictures in my mind.

    Happy 2012!

  9. Lyza says

    I spent Christmas at my mom’s townhouse. 🙂 We have been having old Christmas movie marathons on TCM and DVR in between Real Housewives marathons. 🙂 Now I have quickly run home (I live a couple blocks away), whipped up a smoothie, and am about to take a shower because she’s going to cut my hair and style it when I come back! She’s going to cosmetology school right now…I would never let her get scissors near my head normally, as she always fantasized about giving me a bob because she thought I looked like Audrey Hepburn as a small child (moms…), but she is giving such surprisingly amazing haircuts that I am kind of excited!!

  10. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    You and your sister look so much alike! Both gorgeous. 🙂

    I spent Christmas with Michael’s family this year. It was really nice but I did miss my family too.

  11. Mary says

    That lasagna looks delicious! It’s one of my favorite foods and I am always looking for healthy improvements, would love to know your recipe!

  12. Joanna (Vegan Recipe Review) says

    It was great! My guy and I spent it at my parents’ house and we got tons of gifts.
    I’m so glad we cleaned up the clutter in our house to make room for all the presents!

  13. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! says

    Can’t wait for the recipe!! Is it some sort of lasagna? Well whatever it is it looks good! Love the matching shirts too! LOL!

  14. Amber K says

    Spent the day with my husband driving around to all of our various sections of family. It makes for a very long day, but then all of the obligations are gone until the next year!

  15. Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine says

    I made your Deep Dish Cookie Pie, and it went over fabulously! If anything, people said that they think one could add LESS sugar.

    That. never. happens.

    Thanks Katie 🙂

  16. Anna @ The Guiltless Life says

    Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Love, Actually is the one Christmas movie I watch time and time again – though I also rewatched Four Christmases this year, for the first time since it came out in 2008, and it was pretty funny. Vince Vaughn is always good for a laugh 😉

  17. Kit-Kat says

    Home with my family and grandparents (dad’s mom and step-father). This Christmas was so special, and it seemed better than the past five Christmas’ I’ve had for some reason.

  18. Chelsea says

    I spent Christmas with my parents and sister. Super low-key and it was perfect. I NEED for you to post your recipe of that lasagna. You can post it on a dessert blog because… um.. we need to eat our dinner before we can have our dessert.

    Also, I have a new blog. I’ve been posting for over a week now and I would love to have new readers give me some feedback. Check it out.

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