Blog

Nutrition, Education, and Motivation that remind us why Plants-Rule.  Supporting a plant-based, whole-foods diet with scientific evidence.  A chef's passion for ingredients with the realistic practicality of a home cook.  These articles offer insight into the benefits of a vegan diet with the humor to support a balanced healthy lifestyle. 

Twisted Gluten-Free Holiday Menu: 6 Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipes with Chef's Flavor Twists on the Classics

 

"Twisted" Gluten-Free Holiday Menu:

6 Healthy Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Recipes

Twisted Flavors on the Classics

Add To Cart

Are you looking for some new, easy flavor twists on the classic holiday recipes?  Wanting creative ideas to have a healthy, delicious celebration?  Need some inspiration for a plant-based, vegan menu?  Here are 6 incredible oil-free recipes for a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  From Stuffed Acorn Squash to Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole to Five Spice Pears and Figs, I've got you Covered.  Plus, irresistible Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies for dessert.  All gluten-free.  All packed with incredible flavor.

Get the Essential Cookbook for a Free Bonus Recipe, Chef's Tips, Shopping Lists, and More


Acorn Squash with Quinoa Hazelnut Apple Stuffing - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Holiday Recipe

Acorn Squash with Quinoa Hazelnut Apple Stuffing - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Holiday Recipe

The Menu:

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Hazelnut, and Apple Stuffing

Looking for an impressive gluten-free, vegetarian entree?  Look no further.  This is your ultimate go-to recipe to fit any dietary request.  Packed with flavor from toasted hazelnuts, crisp apples, and fresh mint, this will entice even your pickiest guests.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole with Pecan Streusel

This Southern classic is updated with a gluten-free pecan streusel topping.  Satisfying sweet potatoes are roasted to rich, creamy perfection then mashed with diced pineapple for incredible flavor.  My Chef's tips show you how to skip the brown sugar and butter for this naturally-sweet, vegan recipe.

Caramelized Smoky Brussels Sprouts

Smoked paprika and caramelized red onion bring exciting flavor to this side dish.  My Chef's tips show you how to keep it healthy and oil-free.  Toss with steamed brussels sprouts or opt for other vegetables like cauliflower, green beans, or even frozen peas.  This is an easy, versatile dish -- delicious for dinner and perfect with potatoes for brunch.

Shaved Brussels Wild Rice Pilaf

No more boring rice dishes.  Brussels sprouts are thinly shaved and tossed with dried cranberries and roasted tahini for this delicious side dish.  Make a big batch for plenty of healthy leftovers.  

Five Spice Pears and Figs

Sweet licorice flavor and a little kick: Chinese Five Spice powder is the secret ingredient in this healthy dish.  Paired with crisp pears and sweet figs, this makes an interesting, "twisted" alternative to your traditional cranberry sauce.  

Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Chia Filling

Rich, chocolatey flavor is "twisted" in this gluten-free, vegan cookie.  Natural sweetness from dates and a tart Raspberry Chia Jam filling create an irresistible treat.  Make a big batch to enjoy all season long.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole with Pecan Streusel - Healthy, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added, Plant-Based, Vegan Recipe

Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole with Pecan Streusel - Healthy, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added, Plant-Based, Vegan Recipe

Caramelized Smoky Brussels Sprouts - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe

Caramelized Smoky Brussels Sprouts - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe

Shaved Brussels Wild Rice Pilaf - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan Holiday Side Dish Recipe

Shaved Brussels Wild Rice Pilaf - Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan Holiday Side Dish Recipe

Five Spice Poached Pears and Figs - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, No Sugar Added, Plant-Based, Vegan Elegant Dessert Recipe

Five Spice Poached Pears and Figs - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, No Sugar Added, Plant-Based, Vegan Elegant Dessert Recipe

Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Chia Jam - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Dessert Recipe

Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Chia Jam - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Dessert Recipe


 

Get my Holiday Cookbook for all of these Amazing Plant-Based Vegan Recipes

  • 2 Full Menus: Traditional and "Twisted" (Gluten-Free)

  • Chef-Tested with Details Directions

  • Helpful Tips and Photos

  • Shopping and Prep Lists for Easy Convenience


BUY NOW and Get This

FREE Bonus Recipe: Super-Green Minty Christmas Tree Cupcakes

FREE Bonus Recipe: Super Green Minty Coconut Christmas Tree Muffins - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Holiday Dessert Recipe

FREE Bonus Recipe: Super Green Minty Coconut Christmas Tree Muffins - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free Vegan Holiday Dessert Recipe