Our Top 8 Recipes For The Holidays! (Whole Food Plant-Based, Vegan, Oil-Free)


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Here are the videos for the featured recipes:
Squash Casserole –
Stuffed Mushrooms –
Green Beans –
Sweet & Smoky Corn –
Roasted Brussels Sprouts –
Vegan Mashed Potatoes –
Delicata Squash & Lentil Salad –
Chocolate Peanut Butter “Cookie” Bites –

The holiday season is almost here! We get asked a lot about what we eat for the holidays or how we handle situations like family gatherings. Honestly, we usually just go with the flow, try not to go TOO crazy, and eat a meal or two of our old holiday favorites. BUT we also enjoy trying to create new whole food, plant-based (WFPB) favorites! For today’s video, we picked out some recipes from our catalog that would be great for the holidays – and maybe even fool your non plant-based friends.

Before we get started – it’s important to note that when you are serving WFPB dishes to your friends and family, you have to keep in mind that they are probably not used to eating this way. You may have to add a bit of salt to your dishes or at least offer salt on the side. After all, it probably took your own taste buds a while to adjust to your new way of eating, and it will for them too!

Don’t get discouraged if people don’t seem to enjoy your food. Not everyone is going to love every single recipe – but hopefully you can show them that your way of eating can be just as flavorful as the “Standard American Diet.”

We hope you enjoy the video! Be sure to comment and let us know if you find a new holiday favorite!


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  1. Get all of the recipes here: https://bit.ly/KrockTop8Holiday

    Here are the videos for the featured recipes:
    Squash Casserole – https://youtu.be/ETINcTitnVo
    Stuffed Mushrooms – https://youtu.be/2eg5YdBUHAI
    Green Beans – https://youtu.be/UBDYhNdGB1w
    Sweet & Smoky Corn – https://youtu.be/MtrtrfLp_CU
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts – https://youtu.be/8P0C-RMvQ7E
    Vegan Mashed Potatoes – https://youtu.be/CHoV1Baa-os
    Delicata Squash & Lentil Salad – https://youtu.be/IoJBae1zq14
    Chocolate Peanut Butter "Cookie" Bites – https://youtu.be/T2kPgjbSJJc

  2. Brian, I have a recipe that I love for Taco Soup and everything is pretty much whole food plant based except for one thing… and it's the thing that makes it stand out above others! It's a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning. I have tried a ranch seasoning that is dairy free, but it just doesn't cut it. I wonder if you could come up with something?

  3. I've made the squash casserole before (though I think I had to substitute the silken tofu because I made it during a weird tofu shortage) and I made the sweet and smoky corn. The corn is one of my all time favorites! I would love to see you make a cozy, comforting "chicken" or "turkey" pot pie – maybe you could use tofu or even homemade seitan?

  4. I can see why being vegan helps, I have a weakness for butter, cream and eggs, so I'm more a vegetarian, but, are plant oils out of your dietary scope, such as coconut oil, sunflower, soy? Also considering that vitamin A and some other natural vitamins require a fat, do you rely on the bodies use of it's natural reserves to digest those particular vitamins that are fat soluble only?

  5. Can't wait to try the squash stuffing recipe. I have one I have used for years that everyone loves (it's plant based), but I love squash so this will be even better I am sure. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and eat lots of plant based food to help you stay on your journey. I just made the best plant based fruit cake ever. The problem is I can't stop eating it. Lol.

  6. My favorite WFPB meals for the holidays are the Vegan Lentil & Chickpea Shepherd's Pie from The Easy Vegan, or alternatively the Lentil and Rice Loaf from Straight Up Food, and "Mommy's Mushroom Gravy" from the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook. In the past I have made your Delicata Squash Lentil recipe as well as your Stuffed Mushroom recipe and both were delicious! I am looking forward to trying your Squash Casserole! Thanks guys. 💚

  7. Wow, That's a whole lotta goodness you all shared! You both seem really wonderful, healthy, peaceful, joyful, and in loving sync. And how delightful to have such an ongoing friendship with your cousin… I think i might try the mushrooms first and go from there. Thanks again for all you share.

  8. Must try the squash casserole. Tonight I thawed out some Chili, and decided to try my hand at some WFPB no oil Corn Muffins. They came out pretty well (I used a base of corn meal and masa, riffing off another couple recipes I saw on utube). I would love to see what Brian might come up with for Corn Muffins.

  9. I think that with people being on very different diets nowadays that there needs to be a new Holiday tradition. It being: I am cooking the (big piece of meat) and you bring two sides. You need to RSVP if you will be partaking in the (big piece of meat) so I know how big a thing I need to cook. That way everyone brings what they will actually enjoy eating and no one gets offended.