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New Years Eve and Day Recipes

I can’t believe we’re at the end of another year already! Instead of resolutions, I’ll be working on figuring out my word of the year and business goals for the upcoming months. I’m going to need some food fuel, so here are some of the most popular recipes to help celebrate the New Year – both for the party and the after-party!

All of them are vegetarian, and many are vegan as well!

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New Years Eve Recipes

Cowboy Caviar – Black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck if you eat them on new years eve. This bean salad was created by someone who doesn’t even like black eyed peas, so you know there’s lots of goodness in this bowl. (Vegan + gluten-free.)

Cowboy (Texas) Caviar with tortilla chips and lime

Cranberry Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail – this is a much-loved cocktail probably because of how easy it is to make and look festive! I will be using my Dry Farm sparkling wines this year.

Cranberry Pomegranate Punch Cocktail with Voveti Prosecco

Grandma’s Baked Ziti – if you’re staying in on NYE and want a comforting meal, this one is it.

My grandma's vegetarian baked ziti will quickly become a family favorite. Requires only 5 ingredients! Easy comfort food that you can make ahead or freeze for later.

Spicy Hot Corn Dip – so addicting!

Creamy Spicy Hot Corn Dip makes a great appetizer for parties or game day. Addicting and delicious!

Best Ever Guacamole – another party dip – or a bowl for yourself, no judgment. (vegan, gluten-free.)

The BEST EVER guacamole recipe that's a little spicy, full of flavor and naturally vegan and gluten-free. Includes tips on how to make it your own if you need to modify.

Baked Brie – so many ways to make a baked brie appetizer, but a little sweet pepper jelly and puff pastry is my favorite way to go.

Indulge a little with this Baked Brie with Sweet Hot Pepper Jelly and Pear. Hot and sweet, creamy with a little crunch and a whole lot of deliciousness. Served as an appetizer or dessert, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pomegranate Seeds – just a bit more festive than regular chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pomegranate Seeds. Sweet from cinnamon and vanilla, and slightly tangy from the seeds, these cookies are addicting!

Kettle Corn Popcorn – my favorite way to make homemade popcorn! (vegan, gluten-free.)

Sweet and salty kettle corn. A highly addictive, easy snack that takes 5 minutes and 4 ingredients!

Hot cocoa bombs – for the non-alcohol comfort drinks. (Vegan!)

hot cocoa bomb exploding in mug of hot oat milk

Peanut Butter + pickles + chips sandwich – Midnight snack. Just trust me. (vegan.)

Peanut butter, pickles and potato chips sandwich. A combination that is weirdly delicious and addicting.

And… If you want to prep one more indulgent meal before you start sugar-free January or whatever you may be kickstarting this month, french toast is the way to do it! Overnight french toast for a crowd, pumpkin french toast cups if you want smaller servings.

New Years Day Recipes

Morning Turmeric Detox Drink – this is the perfect morning ritual to kickstart your new year. (vegan, gluten-free.)

Morning Turmeric Detox Drink with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne. Lots of health benefits in this elixir to kickstart your day!

Detox Cabbage Soup – need I say more? (vegan, gluten-free.)

non-starchy veggies with cabbage in stove pot - detox cabbage soup

Zucchini Spinach Frittata – healthy enough to feel good on new years day, tasty enough to not realize it has vegetables. (gluten-free.)

Zucchini Spinach Frittata with Mini Heirloom Tomatoes. Quick and easy meal to whip up for brunch or breakfast for dinner!

Kale and Quinoa Buddha Bowl – I’m definitely going to be eating more buddha bowls this year.

A customizable vegan and gluten-free buddha bowl with kale, quinoa, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, and more!

Carrot Cake Energy Bites – a healthy (and vegan!) dessert to help you get through January.

Vegan and gluten-free no-bake carrot cake energy bites. Quick easy snack that's healthy but tastes like dessert!

Italian Blue Salad – this salad not only has fruit in the salad, but the apricot vinaigrette is a fan-favorite.

Italian Blue Salad - mixed greens served with blue cheese, honey roasted pecans, fresh blueberries and an apricot vinaigrette dressing.

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower – a lighter way to enjoy the flavor of those “bang bang” appetizers

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!

Be sure to also check out this list of ways to be healthier in the new year for some great food ideas!


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