photo from Brewing Happiness
It’s hard to believe that Fourth of July is already upon us! With all the impending BBQ celebrations to think about, I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious, tasty vegan recipes that are perfect for celebrating Fourth of July with friends, family, and loved ones. I feel like summer has just begun, yet in less than 2 weeks we’ll be heading off to Italy. Somebody please pinch me. I can’t wait to delve into all the Italian vegan food, but before then I will be celebrating Fourth of July at home with my boyfriend and hopefully at least 4 (or all!) of the following yummy vegan dishes.
1. Savory baked sweet potatoes with avocado & hemp seeds by Minimalist Baker
2. Healthy, vegan southern baked beans by Brewing Happiness
3. Gluten-free & vegan red lentil veggie nuggets by Catching Seeds
4. Vegan smoked almond cheddar cheese by Blissful Basil
5. Cajun chickpea & cauliflower burger with lemon dressing by Wholehearted Eats
1. Vegan strawberry chocolate cheesecake popsicles by The Green Life
2. Mini vegan smores cheesecakes by The Almond Eater
3. Creamy, vegan salted chocolate truffle bars by Feasting on Fruit
4. No-churn, creamy cinnamon peanut butter nice cream
5. Raw chocolate, peanut butter & strawberry cups by The Colorful Kitchen
Since I live in Hong Kong, you’re probably wondering how or where I’m planning to celebrate Fourth of July. Or it’s never hit you that because I live in Hong Kong, nobody around me celebrates Fourth of July. Well, it just so happens that the Chinese were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong this weekend. Quick history lesson: the British ruled Hong Kong for 156 years before handing it back to China in 1997. So, to celebrate the handover, we got to enjoy $2 million worth of stunning fireworks on Saturday night.
I dragged my reluctant boyfriend over to a rooftop bar near our apartment, so we could get a good view of the fireworks over Victoria Harbour. It ended up raining on and off the whole time, so we were soaking wet and not to mention crammed shoulder to shoulder on a tiny rooftop. Regardless, the fireworks were beautiful and I thought it was totally worth it. I’ll miss going to the park with my family tomorrow, as we used to do every year. But my boyfriend’s family has invited us to dinner, so it appears we’ll be celebrating in our own way.
I hope you enjoy this vegan recipe round-up and please share with me on Instagram what type of posts you’d like to see more of!