This delicious, plant-powered line-up makes a festive New Year’s Eve meal! The stars of the menu are my easy (but truly satisfying) Gingered Portobello Steaks, making a great substitute for a meat entrée. Below you will find recipes for a full, four course meal (plus three dessert options), but simply serving the entrée, side dishes, and dessert and dessert makes a “WOW” meal too!

I like to serve this snazzy menu for a New Year’s meal, but it is easy enough to make for a weeknight supper, any time! All of the recipes in this menu are vegan and gluten-free!
Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy New Year!

FIRST COURSE

Guacamole Mini-Peppers – These simple nibbles were such a hit at my New Year’s Day party last year, I just had to share! Using pre-made guacamole makes this Guacamole Mini-Peppers recipe super quick, but for a more customized version, you will find a quick recipe for my Smoky and Spicy Guacamole!

SOUP

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup – I like to serve this easy and impressive Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup during the winter holidays, but it is wonderful to serve any time of year. An extra pop of cinnamon and some sweet maple syrup both add zing to this smooth and flavorful potage.

SALAD

Mixed Baby Greens Salad with Cranberries – This is my “go-to” green salad with a jazzy holiday twist! The cranberries add a seasonal flair, complemented by the sweet and tangy balsamic dressing.

MAIN DISH (entrée)

 Gingered Portobello Steaks – These delicious Gingered Portobello Steaks taste and look much like a conventional steak, making a great substitute for a meat entrée. I like to serve this snazzy dish for dinner parties, but it is easy enough to make for a weeknight meal, too!

SIDE DISHES

Pretty Orange Mash-Up – This Pretty Orange Mash-Up makes a comforting and colorful addition to a festive meal. Orange sweet potatoes are combined with carrots and a few snazzy flavorings to make a hearty side dish.
Zingy Roasted Asparagus – I like to roast asparagus for a quick side dish. Serve Roasted Asparagus for a company meal or a weeknight supper. Served cold, this tasty asparagus makes a lively luncheon salad.

DESSERTS

Crazy Coffee Chocolate Mousse – For adults only, this coffee-laden Crazy Coffee Chocolate Mousse really has jazzy pizzazz. Rich, creamy and super chocolaty, serve this rich offering at the close of any elegant meal and you will receive rave reviews.
Orange Creamy, Dreamy Pie with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust This dazzling pie features orange juice to provide zing to a cashew cream based pie that’s cradled in a thick, crisp, chocolaty (vegan and gluten-free) cookie crumb crust.
Maple-Raisin-Date Truffles These tasty truffles are pretty too, making an excellent healthy dessert or snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: Impressive to serve for a dinner party too!
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