Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the giving of the 10 commandments to the Israelites at Mt Sinai. For various reasons that I won’t get into here, it has become associated with a dairy-laden feast of blintzes, cheesecakes, quiches and pasta-dishes. (It is also the last feast-based holiday in the Jewish yearly calendar, until Rosh HaShanah rolls back around in the Fall. For those of us watching what we eat and constantly challenged by our religion’s obsession with dietary indulgence, this is a real hallelujah! Yay!)
If you are a vegan, or are having vegan guests, have lactose intolerance, or just want to incorporate some dairy-free dishes into your Shavuot meals, I have assembled several options from my very own blog, plus a few others. Enjoy!
Please Note: Just because something is vegan does NOT automatically mean it is more healthy! Some of these recipes contain white flour, sugar, margarine etc (although I tried to pick healthier recipes overall). If you are working at weight loss, healing a sugar addiction, diabetes or other health issue, some of these recipes might not be for you.
Appetizers, Starters and Sides:
(by the way, cashew cheesecake is like 100 times easier to make than dairy cheesecake and will fool everyone!)
For MORE vegan Shavuot recipes, including some real dietary indulgences, see my pinterest boards as follows: