These delicious, plant-powered recipes make a festive, vegan and gluten-free New Year’s Eve meal! The stars of this appetizing 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, including three appetizers and three dessert options to choose from! This line-up makes a colorful “WOW” presentation for a family supper or dinner party!

I like to serve this snazzy menu for a New Year’s meal, but it is easy enough to prepare 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!

APPETIZERS

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!
Flatbread Mini-Veggie Pizzas – Flatbread Mini-Veggie Pizzas make a real hit at any party you are hosting to serve as an appealing appetizer when your guests arrive.
Garam Masala Sweet Potato Bites – A sweet and spicy surprise awaits when you bite into these dainty and flavorful Garam Masala Sweet Potato Bites with Spicy Ketchup Dip.

SOUP COURSE

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 COURSE

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.
Vegan Charcuterie Dessert Board – For an easy and delicious dessert, simply arrange some fresh fruit and nuts, along with vegan cookies and sweet treats on an attractive cutting board or large platter! It’s a “WOW” dessert with no cooking or baking required!
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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