Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

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!

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

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

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.

Low-Fat Gingerbread Cookies

A healthy recipe for a traditional holiday treat.

Holiday “Meat” Loaf

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

Mock “Turkey” Slices and Dressing

Vegan dressing topped with seasoned tofu slices.

Sweet Potato Kugel

From No Cholesterol Passover Recipes by Debra Wasserman.

Stuffing or Dressing

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

Mock Corned Beef and Cabbage

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

Holiday Lentil Loaf

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

Hartzie’s Cranberry Mold

You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead.

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