Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Mac&CheezeAcornSquash

Mac and Cheeze Stuffed Acorn Squash

This vegan Mac & Cheeze is incredible – It is creamy, smoky, and delicious. No nuts in this recipe, and all of its deliciousness is derived from plant power! The baked acorn squash bowl makes this a complete meal and a fun presentation!

Leek and Sweet Potato Bisque

Leek and Sweet Potato Bisque

This bisque tastes so rich that no one will know it’s healthy—unless you tell them!

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Skillet or Crock-pot Seitan au Vin

What follows is my very own recipe. This was originally a recipe I got from a regional cookbook called Southern Sideboards, which is put out by a Junior League group in Mississippi, I think. It was a decidedly non-vegan, non-healthful recipe, which I first made low fat and have now evolved again.

Chestnut Loaf

Chestnut Loaf

Sweet, nutty and savory, from the chestnuts, walnuts and herbs. Yum! –healthyvic

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Smashed Pepper Peas

Peas are good, but these peas are awesome. Serve as an alternative to mashed potatoes. . . Without any added fat!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie with an Almond Butter Oat Crumble

A soft flavorful spiced pumpkin filling with a delicious oat crumble, which completely satisfied my pumpkin pie craving–from kaitsinsidedish

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Raw Cranberry Relish

This recipe is an adaptation of Cranberry Relish Sauce in the Vita-Mix cookbook plus the idea to use dates from the “Cook and the Dietitian”. I came up with the idea for the blended salad and use my vita-mix on a low speed to blend.

A healthy recipe for a traditional holiday treat.

Low-Fat Gingerbread Cookies

A healthy recipe for a traditional holiday treat.

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Holiday “Meat” Loaf

A holiday meat-free loaf made from silken tofu, walnuts, vegetables, and bread crumbs.

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Mock “Turkey” Slices and Dressing

Vegan dressing topped with seasoned tofu slices.

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Sweet Potato Kugel

From No Cholesterol Passover Recipes by Debra Wasserman.

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Stuffing or Dressing

This easy stuffing is delicious served with mushroom gravy and Pan-Fried Tofu.

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Mock Corned Beef and Cabbage

Seitan is used instead of beef in this traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish.

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Holiday Lentil Loaf

Lentils, wild rice, and walnuts combined in a delicious meatless loaf.

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Hartzie’s Cranberry Mold

You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead.

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