THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY MEAL CHALLENGE

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 TATOR Mash fat-free

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

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

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 couldContinue reading “CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE”

Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa

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 theyContinue reading “Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa”

Baked Apples With Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

  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

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 dishContinue reading “Smoked Almond Garlic Green Beans”

Collards In Mustard Cider Sauce fat-free

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.Continue reading “Collards In Mustard Cider Sauce fat-free”