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Holiday Recipe


Love this easy vegan truffle recipe from Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian from her new book Vegan-Ease! Laura says, “These tasty truffles are pretty too, making an excellent healthy dessert or snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: Impressive to serve for a dinner party too!” Watch Laura Theodore make this recipe at vegan-ease.com! Recipe [...]

Hummus Stuffed Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Thanks to Caryn Dugan from STL Veg Girl for sharing this yummy appetizer! Caryn says, “Another old favorite turned healthy, these hummus stuffed jalapeno poppers will be a hit at your party! Even if it’s just a party of one, these little guys are super easy to make in bulk and eat all week.”

Butternut Squash Risotto with Mushrooms and Spinach

Thanks to Caryn Dugan from STL Veg Girl for sharing this tried and true Thanksgiving recipe! Caryn says, “Inspired by the holiday season upon us, this butternut squash risotto is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.  Let’s be real, you can add this to any table, any time of the year.  By switching out the squash for [...]

Pumpkin Pie Gluten-Free AND Vegan

Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore shares her vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe topped with homemade vanilla whipped “cream!” Laura says, “Pumpkin pie was always a favorite, every Thanksgiving when I was a girl. I adore this delicious, veganized version, serve up with a jazzy twist — it’s wheat-free! The sweet, crisp crust is based in dates, [...]

S’mores Pudding

Do you miss S’mores and campfire days from the Girl Scouts? Try this easy vegan dessert recipe for S’mores Pudding! It takes just 10 minutes to make. Technically, we should wait 30 minutes for the pudding to thicken up in the fridge, but the recipe works just fine to eat right away :) Note: If [...]

Pistachio and Cranberry Studded Matzo Brittle

This is a vegan Passover recipe you’ll love to make!  Thanks so much to Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel from Spork Foods, the authors of  the Spork-Fed cookbook, for sharing their chocolate, caramel covered, pistachio and cranberry matzo treat with us!

Savory Seitan Loaf

This savory seitan loaf is a vegan’s “wheatloaf.” It’s yummy served alone or with mashed potatoes and gravy :) Thanks so much to Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, for sharing this hearty and delicious vegan recipe with us! For more veganized homestyle classics, check out Laura’s cookbook, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics!

Coconut Vegaroons

This is a FABULOUS recipe for Passover – or anytime at all :)  Thanks to Laura Theordore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, for sharing this easy vegan recipe with us! Laura says, “Flaxseeds stand in for the egg whites in this recipe, while garbanzo flour helps to bind them. The result is a flawless macaroon that is [...]

Key Lime Raw Cheesecake

Are you craving cheesecake?  Check out this recipe for raw lime cheesecake: it’s vegan and gluten-free too!  So yummy! I made the crust to be raw and gluten-free based on nuts and dates.  The filling is an adaptation based on a recipe inspired by Cafe Gratitude.

Soy Milk Custard Over Peach Compote

This vegan recipe is courtesy of Chef Jeffrey Borg of the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Golden Sands in Malta.  I had this creamy vegan dessert while I was on vacation and was so delighted that I had to ask for the recipe!  It’s beautiful, sophisticated, and very easy to prepare.  It’s a lovely recipe [...]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale with Pecans and Cranberries

Streaked with the colors of autumn, this dish made with roasted sweet potatoes and kale tastes as good as it looks. It makes a perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving table. Recipe by Robin Robertson used with permission. Thanks so much to Robin Robertson for sharing this vegan Thanksgiving recipe with the Yummy Plants community! [...]

Herb Stuffing

Our herb stuffing is a vegan version of traditional Thanksgiving favorite.   It’s dairy-free and is delicious topped with our quick vegan gravy.  Try serving with along with beets or our green beans topped with sauce amandine for a colorful holiday dish.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pots de Creme

Alan Roettinger shared this super yummy vegan chocolate dessert recipe from his book, Speed Vegan, published by Book Publishing Company.  This dairy-free chocolate dessert has the classic texture of a pot de creme recipe without the cream or egg yolks!  It’s a great recipe to share with lactose-intolerant friends – they’ll be thrilled to be able to [...]

Alfajores (Caramel Cookies)

Thanks to Carolyn Scott-Hamilton of The Healthy Voyager series for sharing this super yummy vegan caramel cookie from Argentina with us!  It’s from her new cookbook, The Healthy Voyager’s Global Kitchen, which “veganizes” her favorite dishes from Europe, Asia, and South America.  Most of the recipes have gluten-free options as well! Note: if you don’t like coconut, you can [...]

Baked Beans

A huge thank you to Elizabeth Schandelmeier Gilgunn from Slow Cooked Pittsburgh for sharing her vegan baked beans recipe with us!  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!!

Meuniere Sauce or Fancy Vegan Butter

Have you been looking for a fancy vegan butter for holidays and parties?  You’ve found it!  This quick and easy vegan recipe is absolutely fabulous.  It’s a vegan variation of a traditional rustic French butter sauce.  You can spread it directly on rolls or melt as a fancy vegan butter sauce for vegetables.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops (Raw)

These no-bake treats make great after school snack or party treat. They’re so easy to make, you’ll want to keep them around all the time!

Chocolate Pie

What a fabulous way to get your protein for the day. This “cream” pie is made with firm tofu and melted dairy-free chocolate chips. 100% wheat and dairy-free and 100% YUM! If you’re looking for a holiday treat, or a party-approved vegan, gluten-free dessert, this vegan dessert recipe is a winner!

Cranberry Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Almond Flour

These wheat-free cookies are great for entertaining, pot lucks or just to have healthy snacks at home.

Candied Yams

Delicious at Thanksgiving or anytime, this candied yam recipe adds a sweet treat to any meal.  We made a vegan version this traditional Thanksgiving recipe.  But truth be told, we like to eat this recipe all year round! Reprinted with permission from It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan by Rebecca Gilbert.