nutella trifle, no eggnog, lime and coriander rice, and moong dal palaak. December recipes for Cozy nights #cookblogshare

Favorite Winter Vegetarian Recipes for Cozy Nights #CookBlogShare

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These winter vegetarian recipes can warm your belly and soul for cozy nights. Try these vegetarian ideas to enjoy cooking in and creating festive moments for yourself or with your loved ones. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah (actually that starts in November this year!), Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or something else here are some new ideas you may enjoy. These recipes are vegan with the exception of the Nutella trifle, which is ovo-lacto-vegetarian.

Easy Moong Dal Palak

moong dal palak

Try Sheeba’s Easy Moong Dal Palak for a flavorful meal that’s easy to make in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. I have really been enjoying cooking with an Instant Pot this year so it is nice to find new recipes to try. Moong Dal is also called yellow split gram according to this article in the Times of India.

Lime and Coriander Rice

lime coriander rice in bowl

This Mexican-style lime and coriander rice from Corina is made on the stovetop. It is an easy side dish that would go well with enchiladas, stuffed peppers, tacos, and many more meals. And there is no added fat. I have been able to grow cilantro easily in my indoor hydroponic garden, so that makes it easy to harvest and enjoy for this recipe any time of the year.

Nutella Trifle

nutella trifle in glass dish with spoons

Try this nutella trifle for an indulgent and delicious dessert for a special meal. This is a gluten-free recipe from Kate. I love the chopped hazelnuts and chocolate topping, and her suggestion for adjusting the recipes for children.

Some adjustments I would try are choosing a lower sugar and milk-free hazelnut spread, using homemade chocolate vegan cake, and then I’m not sure what vegan cream would work best…..maybe whipped aquafaba with a little coconut cream. Let me know if you have tried something similar!

No Eggnog

2 glasses of dairy and egg free eggnog with poinsettas

This version of a Christmas favorite is perfect for those who don’t have dairy products or eggs. Rebecca from has made No Eggnog with brandy and Bird’s Custard Powder. This is a U.K. ingredient, but try vanilla instant pudding powder or cornstarch with a little vanilla and salt, according to this article from

More Winter Vegetarian Recipes

Here are some more warm and nourishing recipes perfect for cold nights….not to mention leftovers for quick lunches!

15-Bean Vegetable Soup
Flavorful and filling – try this spicy soup to warm up on a cold day! Enjoy the textures of barley, veggies, and beans in this comforting bowl. Lots of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates from beans and vegetables, with little fat.
15-Bean Vegetable Soup
white bowl of 15 bean vegetable soup with spoon and thyme sprig
Vegan Stuffed Shells with Kale and Sun-dried Tomatoes
Creamy and filled with flavor: you won't miss the cheese! Perfect for guests, holidays, and meal prep.
Vegan Stuffed Shells
stuffed shells with kale and tomato sauce on plate
Easy Spicy Lentil Chili – Instant Pot Recipe
This lentil chili Instant Pot recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor. It's hearty and filling with fiber from lentils, pinto beans, and veggies. Make it for a quick family lunch or dinner.
Easy Spicy Lentil Chili
Instant Pot next to spicy lentil chili in glass mug with spoon

And here are some ideas for healthy vegan desserts for the holidays too:

tahini brownies, chocolate bark, raspberry cheesecake, chocolate truffles with words 15 vegan holiday desserts


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