Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Pecan Pie (raw, gluten-free)
This heavenly dessert is definitely decadent — creamy, luscious and smooth. "This is a great recipe to make for people who are new to raw food, because it is so rich and delicious it’s sure to make a convert of even the most skeptical guest," says Douglas McNish, chef and author of Eat Raw, Eat... More »
Lentil Salad
Just a few ingredients create a striking blend of flavors. Once you start eating this one, it’s hard to stop. More »
Moroccan Couscous Salad
We absolutely love couscous, yet rarely make it. When Tanya Linton was developing recipes for this book, we thought, "There has to be a simple salad version of this meal." Here's what she came up with - if we do say so ourselves, it's pretty awesome! More »
Nippy Oyster and Bacon Dip + Crispy Potato Wedges
This rich, creamy dip is very versatile. Spoon into a serving bowl and surround with a big platter of vegetables for dipping, such as blanched broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, or crispy potato wedges (see Tip). If simplicity is the order of the day, open a bag of potato chips. Either way... More »
Encore! Chocolate Bread Pudding
Our favorite dessert in this book! Serve warm with Rum Pecan Caramel Sauce and a generous dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Your holiday guests will feel compelled to put down their forks and exclaim "Encore!" More »
Gluten-Free Santorini-Style Fava Spread
Serve this with warm gluten‑free flatbread, plain brown rice crackers or celery sticks at your holiday party and wait for the compliments. More »
Mozzarella Cranberry Croquettes (vegan)
Perfect for parties, the crispy and tender little morsels known as croquettes lend themselves especially well to vegan cuisine. In this version, we added cranberries and chives to vegan mozzarella for a sweet and savory mixture that is sure to please everyone. You can use this recipe as a base to... More »
Ginger Kombucha Mimosa (vegan)
The ideal 'healthy' cocktail! "Since I truly believe in keeping a holistic and balanced approach to consuming anything, I decided to use this fermented, probiotic, carbonated potion as a cocktail mixer. Because if you add something healthy to your cocktail, it automatically makes it a health food,... More »
Hot Cranberry Sipper
The perfect beverage for when friends drop by this winter. It's so easy to make in your slow cooker! More »
Barbecued Caesar
You can further garnish this unusual take on a Caesar — the brunch drink favored by Canadians — by replacing the celery with a skewered cooked shrimp, or skewer a cocktail onion, a folded slice of salami and a pimento-stuffed olive. More »
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