December 9, 2009

Vegan Hanukkah

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

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Friday December 11, or the first sunset, December 11 and will continue till sunset, December 19, 2009.

Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar. Traditions include lighting the menorah each night, singing special songs such as Ma'oz Tzur, reciting Hallel prayer, eating festive meals and foods fried in oil such as latkes, buñuelos and sufganiyot, playing the dreidel game, and giving Hanukkah gelt.

The traditional foods consumed during the Hanukkah holiday are symbolic of the events being celebrated. Most are fried or baked in oil, symbolic of the oil that lasted eight days. Others contain cheese to celebrate Judith's victory.

Celebrate a Compassionate Hanukkah
PCRM Chanukah
Hanukkah With A Vegan Touch
Cook a vegetarian Hanukkah meal
Vegetarian Hannukah Recipes
Jewish Recipes
VegNews Vegan Hanukkah

Main Dishes:
Vegan Noodle Kugel
Kasha Varnishkes
Chopped "Liver" Spread
Comforting Knishes
Skewered New Potatoes and Onions
Vegan Red Wine and Peppercorn Braised Brisket
Seitan Pot Roast Brisket
More Vegan Hanukkah Main Dishes

Geoffs Vegan Sweet Potato Latkes
Hanukkah Latkes
Butternut Squash Latkes
Potato Latkes
Cauliflower Latkes
Cheese Latkes and Apple-Pear Sauce
Apples Latkes
Beet and Potato Pancakes

Stan’s Vegan Challah
Sweet Vegan Challah Bread
Vegan Challah Bread: Eggless Bliss
Olive Oil Flax Seed Vegan Challah Bread
Vegan Samosas
Vegan Vegetable Fritters
Fried Green Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Tzimmes
Tzimmes - a Sweet & Savory Jewish Stew (use honey substitute)
Baked Sweet Potato Fries (use vegan butter)

Cheese Recipes:
Pecan Parsley Pepper Cheese Log
Cheeze Ball
Cheeze Ball, Smokey Cheddar
Cheeze Ball, Original Flavor
Hanukkah Cheese Gelt Coins
Vegan Cheese Blintzes
Vegan Blintz Souffle

Vegan Rugelach
Chef Joey's Vegan Rugelach
Chocolate Chanukkah Cookies
Vegan Chanukah Donuts
Apricot Chanukah Gelt
Sarah's Applesauce
Applesauce Recipe
Vegan Sufganiyot Doughnuts
Chocolate Chanukkah Cookies
Figs Stuffed with Chocolate and Almonds
Syrian Pumpkin Patties
Chocolate Mint Chanukah Coins
Mini Baked Donuts
Chocolate-Glazed Vegan Doughnuts
Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
Blueberry Blini
Apple Donuts
Drop Donuts
Fried Apples
Pineapple Cranberry Relish
Baked Applesauce
Cranberry Applesauce
Apple Dumplings
More Vegan Hanukkah Desserts

Fruit Punch
Hanukkah Drink Recipes, Hanukkah Cocktail Recipes
Kosher Wine

Guides and Fun:
Chanukah And Vegetarianism
Vegan Hanukkah Gift Box
About Hanukkah
Kaboose Chanukah
123Greetings Hanukkah
Hanukkah (Chanukah): Festival of Lights
The History of Hanukkah
Hanukkah at TheHolidaySpot
Chabad Chanukah

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1 comment:

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