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A Three-Course Vegetarian Menu to Satisfy Any Carnivore

Even the most hardcore carnivore is going to have a hard time resisting savory-sweet pumpkin risotto, crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, and creamy caramel pots de crème, no? We got to know LA-based cookbook author Virginie Degryse—founder of the fantastic food site Crave and Cook, known for healthy, but super tasty family-style menus—while working with her last year on our holiday cooking series. This year, she’s developed the ultimate vegetarian holiday feast: It’s as simple as it is insanely delicious.

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Lemon

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Lemon

    While simple roasted Brussels sprouts with olive oil and salt are delicious on their own, the addition of lemon and toasted nuts really turns up the flavor here.


  • Pumpkin Risotto

    Pumpkin Risotto

    Just when we thought we’d reached our threshold for pumpkin-flavored-everything, this risotto made us believers again. The savory combination of onions, wine, pumpkin, and Parmesan is beyond. For an added treat, Virginie suggests garnishing with maple glazed pecans if you can find them.


  • Caramel Pots de Crème

    Caramel Pots de Crème

    These pots de crème are the triple threat of holiday desserts: delicious, adorable, and make-ahead! All you’ll have to do is finish with a dollop of whipped cream to serve.