Christmas is almost here which means it’s time to start preparing meals for family and friends who have been out of reach for far too long this year.
Show-off those cooking skills that have been building up during quarantine and a ridiculous amount of time spent scrolling through Tik Tok.
These delicious vegan and non-vegan recipes are for everyone to enjoy at any (safely) held Christmas gathering.
Gigi Hadid is an American fashion model who has been modelling since she was two-years old. In fact, her whole family is well-known to be the ‘first family in fashion’. In 2018, according to Forbes Gigi, alongside her sister, Bella Hadid, were two of the the top ten highest paid models. This year however, Gigi brought new influence through taking to Instagram to share her Spicy ‘Vodka’ Pasta which became a viral sensation. The recipe took off especially on Tik Tok, most notably this video, posted by @ms.merhi, which has 24.7 million views and 4.4 million likes. Her account only has 39 videos in total, however, her views reach thousands and millions of views and likes as she shares more unique recipes. Quality over quantity right?
¼ cup olive oil
1 small red onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
½ cup tomato paste
1 cup thickened cream
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp cayenne pepper
A generous pinch of salt and pepper
2 cups cooked pasta and ½ pasta water
1 cup parmesan cheese
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, made from components of vegetables (commonly cabbage), garlic, ginger, chilli peppers, salt, and fish sauce. The main element of kimchi is that the mix is pickled and fermented, which was traditional way to preserve vegetables in winter. Now, the dish can be interpreted and is popular within vegan dishes as it is plant-based. Joanne L. Molinaro, the creator of the Tik Tok has 1.1 million followers on the app, posting vegan and non-vegan recipes as well as videos on legal advice/the law – a great blend of content. So, for all the Korean and vegan food lovers, this is the perfect meal to share.
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 carrot (chopped)
1 cup broccoli
1 cup kimchi (chopped into smaller pieces)
1 scallion (chopped)
1 tsp gochujang (Korean spicy bean paste)
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ sesame oil
2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
½ cup corn (can be frozen corn)
(optional) Sesame seeds
This Internet-famous recipe has over 10 million views on Tik Tok, making it one of the most popular dishes on the app, even gaining the attention and like of Kylie Jenner. Jeremy Scheck, who posted the recipe, revealed some secrets into making the perfect roast potatoes which turned out to be super easy, encouraging people to actually want to cook it, hence watching it over and over again. With this success-story, Jeremy currently has 1.8 million followers on Tik Tok and continues to post easy and delicious recipes.
Yukon gold or redskin potatoes (as many as desired)
Large handful of kosher salt (for the water)
Olive Oil– to taste
Fresh parsley or dill (chopped)
Time for dessert. Mochi refers to the Japanese sticky rice dough, in which it encapsulates a sort of filling. The sweet dessert is most popular during the New Year as it a sign of good fortune. Now, Mochi can be transformed into one of the trendiest dessert on social media as people like to experiment with the traditional sweet, most commonly by wrapping ice cream with the dough. Tik Tok have especially adopted the dessert by coming up with even more creative fillings, like this Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi. Not to the mention how easy it actually is to make mochi. The creator of this recipe, @audreysaurus (what she goes by on Tik Tok), is in fact known for her inventive Mochi recipes, being her most viral videos, receiving millions of views – this video for example has 6.5 million views.
Strawberries (chopped – as many as desired)
Biscuits (Your choice of type – broken into small pieces)
A little bit of Butter (melted)
1/3 cup cream cheese
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup heavy cream
100g glutinous rice flour
Red food colouring (optional)
Tik Tokker, Gaby Dimova is responsible for this interpretation of the classic Italian dessert. Her whole account is dedicated to sharing her vegan recipes, making it easier for anyone to access simple vegan food. From desserts to breakfast foods, vegans (and non-vegans for that matter) will not need to worry finding shareable meals to cook this Christmas (thanks Tik Tok). This beloved Italian dessert can now be ENJOYED by anyone, EVEN VEGANS, and is perfect for any PARTIES.
2 Blocks of Tofu
½ cup of powdered sugar
½ cup of dairy free milk (of your choice)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups of hot water
4 tbsp rum
4 tbsp instant coffee
Vegan Vanilla Wafer Cookies/biscuits
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