YOU FOUND IT. RIGHT HERE! The challenge I gave myself was to create a delicious, satisfying, exciting, new yet familiar, holiday meal. 7 Dietary Restrictions ANIMAL-FREE. GLUTEN-FREE. BREAD-FREE. PLANT MEAT AND DAIRY FREE. SOY-FREE. LOW FAT. Well, I did it. And you can do it too! Here it is!
PUMPKIN TATER MASH FAT-FREE You get the fatty mouthfeel without the fat! Pumpkin and potatoes – perfect match! Serve with gravy! Nutritious, delicious and easy to make! Refrigerates and reheats well if you want to make them in advance. Makes 3 cups
ROASTED SWEET POTATO ORANGE SOUP OR SAUCE Chilled Roasted sweet potatoes, peeled and processed till smooth. Mixed with plain yogurt, orange juice, maple syrup, tarragon and garlic. Served cold or hot. Appetizer summer or winter holiday soup. Sweet, savory, tangy, smoky! Creamy delicious! Makes 5-3/4 cups
CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE Those cranberry skins can get in the way of enjoying the cranberries. So what do we do? Make a pudding-like sauce that smooths the edges making the entire cranberry experience one to savor. Cilantro – in ground seed form and fresh leaves – now becomes something to talk about. You could […]
APPLE CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA It’s Thanksgiving or any other holiday, so why not ratchet up your old favorites with a twist of new? Cranberry and apple in salsa? Why not? Take this dip with you to any gathering. Volunteer for the dip detail. You will change people’s taste buds forever. From now on they […]
BAKED APPLES WITH QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat If you don’t want to do the apples, that’s just as fine. Serve stuffing from stove-top as is. Perfect either way! However, the apples do add a festive touch to a festive holiday! And they’re easier than pie to make! Serves 6
SMOKED ALMOND GARLIC GREEN BEANS Not your typical green beans almondine. Better. Easy to make. I could make a main dish out of these beans and feel like I had a complete meal. Yet they go well with other main dishes, especially holiday ones. If you’re serving a crowd, this is a perfect side dish […]
COLLARDS IN MUSTARD CIDER SAUCE fat-free There aren’t many sauces you can make fat-free that will stand up against the fatted version. This is one of them. All added flavors and textures compliment the greens and vice versa. I just happened to have cider on hand, because it’s Fall in America where I happily live. […]