Thanksgiving and Holiday Menu Ideas

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When shopping for Holiday Meals, think about using the seasonal ingredients available such as winter squash, leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, cranberries, apples, Pears, citrus, and nuts. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 Brussels Sprout Salad

Watercress Salad with Shaved Fennel and Pears

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Fig Chutney

Sweet Potato Gratin

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Simple Roasted Yams all on their own

Roasted Pumpkin

Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing Base

Cornbread Dressing

Roasted Green Beans with Walnuts and Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Medley of Potatoes

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash, and Kale

Pumpkin Bread

Apple Crisp

Crumb Topped Apple Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Basic Flaky Pastry Dough 101



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Passover is a tricky holiday to cook for if you follow a vegan diet as it is truly a meat centric sort of holiday. Beans, legumes, and most grains are considered Kitniyot (forbidden) during Passover for Ashkenazi Jews. This makes rice, wheat, rye, barley, beans, corn, lentils, soy, and even peas, mustard seeds, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds off limits during this time. If you are a strict vegan, there is the additional challenge of not using honey (which I do use in my recipes). Consider using raw agave or maple syrup in any recipe that calls for honey if that is an issue for you or your guests.

If you are in a quandary of how to prepare a vegan sedar plate, consider using a roasted beet root in place of the lamb shank to symbolize the blood and sacrifice, and a halved avocado with the pit intact in place of the egg to symbolize spring, hope, and renewal. Be sure to squeeze lemon juice over the avocado before plating it to keep it from turning brown.

Many of these recipes are also excellent additions to other spring holidays.


Potato Latkes with Homemade Applesauce

Vegetable Soup with Spring Vegetables such as Carrots, Celery, and Parsley

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Green Beans with Tomatoes and Walnut

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Orange Zest and Cumin

Romanesco Cauliflower with Parsnips and Raisins

Quinoa with Spring Vegetables

Quinoa Salad with Radishes, Almonds, and Soft Herbs

Beet Apple and Fennel Salad


Dark Chocolate Matzo Bark

Chocolate Macaroons

Lemon Sorbet