Vegetarian Vegan Gluten-Free Holiday Feast

This blog post offers suggestions from appetizers to desserts for a sumptuous, healthful, holiday feast. Recipes of global flavors are an important part of this blog and this post has links to a wide choice of easy recipes.  All the recipes are vegetarian and most can be prepared ahead. Explore the links to various websites for many more choices.

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Appetizers

Artichoke Garlic Cream VG GF
Labni GF
Kathryn’s Avocado Pate GF

Salads

Orange Fennel Salad VG GF

Spinach Apple Cranberry Salad VG GF

Soups

Curried Squash Soup VG GF

Dilled Carrot Soup VG GF

Grains and Mains

Asparagus Fried Rice VG GF

Hearty Wheat with Fall Vegetables VG GF (use quinoa instead of wheat)

Kidney Beans in Fennel Sauce VG GF

Wheatberry Salad with Dried Cranberries and Goat Cheese (use quinoa and eliminate goat cheese for GF or VG adaptations for this recipe from The New York Times–there are so many more on this site)

Lemon Pepper Baked Tofu VG GF (use GF Tamari for this recipe from Savvy Vegetarian)

Vegetables

Braised Cauliflower with Tomatoes VG GF (from Lidia’s Italy website which has several vegetarian recipes)

Roasted Spiced Eggplant VG GF and low carb

Desserts

Berry Crumble VG GF (use oats and nuts instead of flour)

Red Wine Poached Pears with Spicy Syrup VG GF and fat-free (from La Bella Cook website)

Readers may also find the Irish cook Rachel Allen‘s website and e-newsletter a good resource as it does have some interesting vegetarian recipes for salads and desserts.

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