HOLIDAY MEAL IDEAS
POSTED ON December 18, 2017
Today, I wanted to share a few meal ideas that I find inspiring my choices of what to cook this holiday season. If you’re like me and haven’t committed to any one dish yet, these ideas might help.
Because they warm, sooth and balance you without filling you up, I often like to start a festive winter meal with a clean broth. It could be rich with mushrooms like this JAPANESE BROTH, hearty like the FALL VEGETABLE BROTH in my book or bright and light like the recipe for Heidi Swanson’s Watermelon radish broth, link below.
One vegetable that always features in my festive menus is watermelon radishes, pictured above. I shave them on a mandolin into not-too-thin slices and serve them with dips and cheeses as a cracker alternative. They have a lovely zesty and refreshing bite and always impress people with their stunning good looks. Search them out at your local farmer’s market. Some health food stores also sell them.
Below you’ll find a roundup of recipes you may recognize if you’ve been reading for a while. All (except the salads) can be made ahead and some are very simple. Every recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Thank you for another year of reading and cooking. Wishing you all peace and happiness and a truly magical 2018.
AOCRN SQUASH WITH MUSHROOMS, HEBRED BELUGA LENTILS + CHESTNUTS
ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE TARTLETS
SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD WITH TOASTED PINE NUT DRESSING
CAULIFLOWER ROASTED VEGETABLE BAKE
FESTIVE TRAVISO POMEGRANATE SALAD
SHITAKE + OYSTER MUSHROOM SOUP
MATCHA CUSTARD TART WITH CHOCOLATE CRUST
CHOCOLATE, APRICOT + ALMOND COOKIES
POSTED IN Dessert, Gluten free, Mains, recipe lists/links, Salads, Soup
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Happy Holidays Amy
I look forward to making these beyond delicious recipes! Thanks for all your inspiration throughout the year when at times I felt like everything I was making seemed lackluster & well, let’s just say a little boring. Keep up the incredible work you do we need you! 💐
That said can you please tell me where I can purchase the beautiful baking dishes shown in the acorn squash recipe? if so , inclined maybe do a post on your favorite casserole & bakeware?
Thank you for all the kind words, its so nice that you took the time to write.
The white baking dish was purchased at Sur La Table. Great idea to do a post…nice kitchen equipment is hard to find in one place.
It does take a lot of shopping around.
Amy thanks for your wonderful recipes and generously sharing them. I hope you ha e a wonderful holiday. And I’m waiting for your next book. X
Thanks Anita! I’m working on it! 🙂
What a gorgeous roundup, Amy! Happy holidays!
These recipes are just DIVINE Amy 🙂 Always inspired by your culinary creations. I want to make all of this!
Thank you. Wishing you a great holiday too!
Hope all is well.
Hello Dear Amy,
Thank you for your constant and welcome inspiration for delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals. “at home in the whole food kitchen” has been an inspiration and staple in my kitchen for making simple nut milks to amazing desserts. I eagerly look forward to your next book.
A very happy new year to you and yours,
Thank you for taking the time to write. It makes me so happy to hear that my book has been useful to you.
I am busy at work on a follow up and excited to share it.
Warmest wishes to you!
Thank you for so many inspirations on Christmas time. For sure I would like to try acorn squash with mushrooms.
Let me know how it goes!
Thank you for these healthy , hygienic, delicious and nutritious recipes, I am always very excited to try out new recipes and they are very different thats what makes them special and unique. Thank you very much for all your time and effort, for sending these fantastic recipes. As I live in India ,i t is very hard to get many stuff, but I adjust with with whatever is available. Happy holidays have a wonderful time, take care , happy new year to you and all your family and friends
Lots of love