After getting married this year, my husband and I decided we should probably start pulling our weight and host the family Christmas extravaganza for the first time.
I must admit that my motivations weren't entirely altruistic; I wanted to serve a holiday meal that my sister and I could enjoy and feel good about.
We are both vegan and gluten-free and usually just make do with veggie side dishes or whatever we can at family events. We love family time and try not to make an issue of our special dietary needs.
But this year, with Christmas in my kitchen, it was our mission to show everyone how good meals can taste while still being kind to the environment and our animal friends.
This is what our day of Christmas cheer looked like: