A Vegan Birthday Feast

Last week was my birthday! I’ve been out of the country for my past two birthdays (2015 in Colombia, and 2016 in NZ). So this year, I wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to celebrate here at home. In true Tracey fashion, I opted to provide a vegan birthday feast in exchange for a fun afternoon with friends! I picked my ‘menu’ items based on a few things: ease of preparation, crowd pleasing/finger foods, and level of deliciousness! The following recipes are many of my ‘go-to’s’; snacks and meals I make all the time and readily recommend to friends and family.

Note: If it wasn’t abundantly clear by now, I LOVE to cook. To prepare for my vegan birthday feast I spent quite a few hours in the kitchen and I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, more or less… I’m looking at you, burnt coconut bacon… To the less enthusiastic cook, tackling all the recipes I made could be daunting. Luckily, the following recipes stand well on their own, or can be incorporated as components for a main meal. A lot of them are even great to have on hand for snacking purposes (coconut bacon, granola, quiche, and blondies to name a few!) I hope you find one (or all!) of these recipes inspiring enough to make yourself! Let me know if you end up trying any!

Savoury Snacks

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Coconut Bacon (from Plant Powered Families by Dreena Burton) // Savoury Turmeric Spice Granola (from The Full Helping) // Chickpea Flour Quiche (from Power Hungry) // Sweet Potato & Lentil Fritters with Lemony Avocado Sauce (from Blissful Basil) // Easy Vegan Lasagna (from Hummusapien) // Veggie Tray with homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus and Protein-Packed Pesto (from Oh She Glows)

Sweet Treats

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sweets Frosting (from Plant Powered Families by Dreena Burton) // Sweet Potato Salted Caramel (from The Vegan 8) // Banana Bread Blondies (from The Full Helping) // Coconut Macaroons (from Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon)

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my vegan birthday feast! Which recipes did you like the most?