December 20, 2009

Vegan Yule

This month I will be having vegan guides and recipes for the four main winter holidays this month: Hanukkah (Chanukah), Christmas, Yule, and Kwanzaa.

Yule (Winter Solstice) begins on Monday December 21, Neopagan Sabbats begin at sunset the day before the holiday.

Yule or Yule-tide is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic peoples as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. The festival was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. It is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, celebration was had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb. Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were "wassailed" with toasts of spiced cider.

Typical [vegan] foods for Yule are: cookies, caraway cakes soaked in cider, fruits, nuts, duck, turkey, eggnog, ginger tea, spiced cider, wassail/lamb’s wool (ale, sugar, nutmeg, roasted apples).

Main Dishes/Menus:
Vegan Christmas or Yule
Sun King Soup (use vegan butter)
Bryanna's Mock Duck Recipes
Sunshine Skillet
Baked Spaghetti Squash
Vegan Turkey
Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings (use vegan butter)
Country Apple Dumplings (use vegan butter)

Vegan French Yule Log
Popcorn Balls for the Holidays (use vegan butter)
Vegan Pralines
Roasted Chestnuts
Roast Chestnuts (use vegan butter)
Yule Peppermint Fudge
Yule Bread ‒ Joululimppu
Yule Logs
Buche De Noel (Yule-Log Cake Roll)
Rocky Road Popcorn Balls
Yule Love These Sugar Plum Cookies
Vegan Caramel Popcorn Balls
Gingerbread Cakes
Caraway Cake

Sparkling Cider
Rice Dream Rice Nog
Rice Dream Supreme Chocolate Chai
Rice Dream Horchata
Rice Dream Supreme Vanilla Hazelnut
Silk Nog
Silk Pumpkin Spice
New World Wassail
Lamb's Wool
Hot Buttered Rums & Cookies
Mulled Apple Cider
Hot Caramel Apple Cider
Cranberry Margaritas
Cranberry Sangria
Vegan Eggnog
Almond Vegan Eggnog
Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Pumpkin Pie Shake
Vegan Hot Cocoa
Vegan Hot Chocolate from Scratch
Delicious Vegan Hot Chocolate
Creamy Vegan Hot Cocoa
Vegan Hot Chocolate
The Ultimate Vegan Hot Chocolate
Cashew Hot Cocoa
The Best Hot Cocoa Ever
Irish Coffee with Bailey's and Kahlua
Eggnog Latte

Celebrating Yule:
Yule Lore
Yule, The Longest Night of the Year
12 Days of Yule Devotionals - Prayers for the Winter Solstice
Yule Rituals
All About Yule
Quiz: Winter Solstice
Yule Fun for Everyone
Yule Candles
Yule, the Winter Solstice
Happy Yule from
Yule Lore
Yuletide Greetings

Remember to check back here often for new post, I try to update at least once a month. Look at my past blog post for vegan information, resources, and links. E-mail me me if you have any suggestion post, questions on this blog or veganism or know any more sites relating to this post.

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