These are some of the most special treats, breakfasts and dinner ideas I've created for my own loved ones through Christmases of the past years, and they have become as cherished to them as to myself. Many vegetarians such as myself, or families who have one or more vegetarians, have had to forgo or add to earlier Christmas food traditions out of necessity. But this should be considered no loss as Christmas traditions have always grown throughout generations of family. One of the purposes of this food blog has always been to show that vegetarian food can be a rewarding experience, not just for everyday eating but also for the most important occasions. I hope that those of you who have followed me through the years can agree, and I hope that you will find an idea in these posts that will add to your own holiday eating and entertaining experiences. Most of all, I hope that each and everyone one of you — old friends and newcomers — have a very warm and blessed Christmas.