Will it be “Downton Abbey” or “Game of Thrones” that takes home the Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series this year? Or now that “Orange is the New Black” falls under the drama category instead of comedy (about time), will that show be the winner? Will “Modern Family” bring home yet another statue even if it’s the last chance for “Parks and Recreation?”
Yes, it’s time for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20th. Even if you don’t watch much television, you would have to live in a cave to not be aware of the shows, characters and actors that are making news and inspiring new pop culture references, music and fashion. And tell the truth, we would root for animal activist Ricky Gervais no matter what category he was nominated in, right?
Whether you care about who is walking down the red carpet wearing what (or whom), are rooting for your favorite shows and actors or just like to watch the celebrity-filled festivities, it’s always fun to watch awards shows with friends and make a party out of it. Check out How to Throw an Award-Worthy Vegan Emmys Party for tips on creating a themed-party that’s fun and filled with delicious food and drinks.
The best party food is fun, easy to eat and completely appetizing. For recipes and ideas, see Be the Life of the Party This Summer With These 30 Vegan Appetizers, Simple and Flavorful Vegan Appetizer Ideas To Take to Your Next Celebration, Raw Vegan Finger Foods Perfect for Your Summer Parties and 10 Cheesy Spreads to Bring to Your Next Party. We have even more delicious ideas. Here are 25 award-winning vegan recipes to serve at your Emmys party and please accept our apologies for all the terrible puns in advance.
1. Don Draper’s Dirty Martini Bread
Make a martini and toast to the end of an era! This Dirty Martini Bread would be perfect for your Emmy’s viewing party while you’re rooting for John Hamm or Elizabeth Moss. Pair it with hummus or dip and no small amount of swagger, just like Don Draper himself.
2. Healthy, Alcohol-Free Champagne
The Emmy Awards are a celebration so break out the bubbly! This Healthy, Alcohol-Free Champagne is perfect for everyone because it has no alcohol. It’s also healthy because it will help replenish minerals and electrolytes. We’ll drink to that. Cheers!
3. Jackfruit Satay Skewers With Peanut Sauce
It’s amazing that a fruit can be so savory, but jackfruit is a delicious alternative to meat. These Jack Bauer Fruit Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce have great flavor, texture and will be a party favorite. Might we suggest you make “24” of them to feed your viewing crowd?
4. Black Bottom Banana Cupcakes
The star of “Orphan Black” is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series playing six different characters. That’s about as many ingredients as are in these Orphan Black Bottom Banana Cupcakes. They are vegan, low-fat and black-bottom perfect.
5. Black Bean, Corn and Red Rice Enchiladas
These Black Bean, Corn and Raymond Redd-ington Rice Enchiladas are so good, you’ll never put them on “The Blacklist.” They’re vegan, cheesy enchiladas with homemade enchilada sauce. So easy to make and everyone will love them.
6. Barbecue Apricot Meatballs
The recipe for these Barbecue Apricot Meatballs is simple and straightforward, but these make the perfect little party bites, especially for an Emmy awards viewing party. If you’re looking for something fast and yummy that is pretty much foolproof, this is the recipe for you and your “Modern Family!”
7. Cheesy Cauliflower Popcorn
What would Olivia Pope make for her party? Channel your inner gladiator and make this Cheesy Cauliflower Popcorn. It’s salty and crunchy and a nutritious alternative to corn. One taste of this and your friends will go over a cliff to get some more.
8. Totally Vegan Fluffernutter Sandwich Cookies!
Everybody loves Cookie and these Fluffernutter Sandwich Cookies are kind of like the beloved character on “Empire.” They’re crispy and crunchy on the inside but the inside is soft, fluffy, salty and sweet. Good luck, Taraji!
9. Quick and Easy Personal Veggie Pizza and Homemade Sauce
It’s all in the staging. Set up a toppings bar with all different veggies, vegan cheeses and spices. Prepare the yeast-free, gluten-free crusts and homemade sauce and let everyone choose the cast of their own Personal Veggie Pizza. Give out your own award for Best Ensemble in a Pizza.
10. Cacao Raspberry Magic Cake
Even Adrien Brody playing “Harry Houdini” couldn’t make magic as wondrous as this Cacao Raspberry Magic Cake. Chocolate and raspberries are the perfect matrimony of sweet, savory, creamy, and tart. This cake will disappear before your eyes. Poof!
11. Noodle Bundles With Spicy Pineapple Sauce
These cute little Noodle Bundles with Spicy Pineapple Sauce are perfect appetizers for any party. You can tuck any sort of seasonal veggie you like in the “Transparent” crispy rice noodle wrapper, so you can enjoy them year round!
12. Black Pepper Burgers
These “Black-ish” Pepper Burgers are absolutely amazing and pack a real punch. They consist of a patty made out of lentils, chickpeas and carrots and are topped off with a fiery black pepper sauce and Dijon Mayonnaise. All vegan, of course!
13. Candied Orange Peel and Orange Whiskey Sour
Serve a signature cocktail at your Emmy award viewing party like this Candied Orange “Key & Peele” and Orange Whiskey Sour. This cocktail is taken to the next level with homemade candied orange peel and homemade sour mix. It’s pure love in liquid form!
14. Black Bean and Orange Breakfast Tacos
Cast your ballot for “Orange is the New Black” while munching on these tacos that celebrate both colors. These Black Bean and Orange Breakfast Tacos have mushrooms, onions, black beans and freshly squeezed orange juice all set in toasty corn tortillas and topped with arugula and tomatoes.
15. Mayim Bialik’s Secret Dark Chocolate Vegan Cookie Recipe
One of our favorite vegan actresses, Mayim Bialik is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Not only do we love her in “The Big Bang Theory” but we can’t get enough of her recipes. Her Secret Dark Chocolate Vegan Cookies are a vegan version of the classic “cracked top” chocolate cookie and they, like Mayim, are perfect!
16. Chicken-less Burgers
What do you get when you cross “Robot Chicken” with “Bob’s Burgers” and then sprinkle vegan fairy dust over them? You get these Chicken-less Burgers that are really delicious and easy to make. No tortured chickens here. Maybe Bob could put these on his menu.
17. Nut-Free, Oil-Free and Tofu-Free Cinnamon Coconut New York Style “Cheesecake”
There’s no place like New York and one of the desserts “Gotham” is known for is cheesecake. This Cinnamon Coconut New York Style ‘Cheesecake’ is firm, dense, and yet somehow fluffy, just like the texture you get in a traditional New York style cheesecake. It’s also nut-free, oil-free, tofu-free, gluten-free, vegan and raw. Holy cheesecake, Batman!
18. Sundried Tomato, Basil and Kalamata Olive ‘Ricotta’ Spread
The actors of “Olive Kitteridge” are up for several awards so it’s only appropriate to serve something olive-related. This Sundried Tomato, Basil and Kalamata Olive ‘Ricotta’ Spread is so creamy and delicious. It’s a perfect party appetizer to serve with crackers.
19. Vegan Caramel Popcorn
Watching TV with your “Girls” and munching on popcorn go hand in hand but so many flavored popcorns have questionable ingredients. Most caramel corn you buy isn’t vegan because it usually contains butter in the caramel. This Vegan Caramel Popcorn lets you control the level of sweetness and the ingredients including vegan butter. Pass the remote, Lena!
20. Pineapple and Cinnamon Tea Cookies
If you’re a fan of “Downton Abbey,” then you must serve some version of tea and cakes at your viewing party. These Pineapple Cinnamon Tea Cookies are perfect for a British high tea.
21. Wild Garlic Pesto Snails
Rock your appetizers like a “Top Chef” and impress your guests with these Wild Garlic Pesto Snails. They are flaky and super garlic-y! They are the perfect snack for parties because they are finger food and so quick to make! They look cute and taste so good, even Bourdain would love “The Taste” of these.
22. Maple Banana Tiramisu Trifle
Yes, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc have moved on from “Friends” but not all of us have, ok? While they are both nominated for their current shows, “The Comeback” and “Episodes,” can any of us forget the episode with the trifle? Don’t worry, this Maple Banana Tiramisu Trifle doesn’t have any meat in it (it’s raw vegan) and it certainly doesn’t taste like feet!
23. Super Easy Lemon Cake
It’s thought that lemon cake might be on the menu in the King’s Landing region on “Game of Thrones.” It only makes sense that this Easy Lemon Cake should be on your menu. Coconut flour and nuts make it gluten-free. It literally takes five minutes to prepare it so you could make it during a commercial break.
24. The Best 9 Vegetable Lasagna Ever!
Everyone loves lasagna. It’s perfect for entertaining, especially when you need to feed a crowd. This is the Best “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Vegetable Lasagna Ever! The ingredients that make this lasagna perfect and give it zing are red pepper flakes, fresh oregano, and cumin. It’s so good, it should almost be illegal.
25. Award Night Black and White Mousse
This is a perfect vegan Black and White Mousse recipe for a great Emmy awards viewing party. Make it with your choice of coconut milk or vegan stout beer. Don’t forget the little top hats because, after all, the Emmys are a formal event.
Well, that’s the end of our show. We would like to thank all the creative cooks who contribute recipes and all our loyal readers who share these articles (despite the puns). Happy viewing everyone!
Lead image source: Black Pepper Burgers