Carol (Missy) Cohen MPH, CHHC

Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Holiday Recipes

Carrot Cashew Miso Spread


2 large carrots

3⁄4 cup raw cashews

1 cup vegetable stock

2 tablespoons light miso

Toasted ivory and/or black sesame seeds

Peel carrots and discard dry ends. Chop into 1⁄2-inch pieces and place in pot with cashews and stock. Turn heat to high and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until carrots are cooked through(about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and, using slotted spoon, scoop carrots and cashews into food processor. In separate bowl, measure out 1⁄4 cup of cooking liquid and dissolve miso in it. Add to bowl

with carrots and process until smooth. Serve topped with sesame seeds, or refrigerate in airtight container for up to 4 days.

MAKES about 11⁄2 cups

RECIPE from Terry Walters from Clean Start


Add about 6 tablespoons of nutritional yeast and chopped red peppers to give it a cheesy flavor.


Serve with Mary’s Gone Crackers gluten-free crackers or cut up veggies.


Dairy-free Artichoke Dip – from Dr. Mark Hyman


1 15 ounce can of artichokes (drained)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon blend of Italian herbs – rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil

1 pinch sea salt


Blend in a food processor or blender until desired texture. Serve with cut up vegetables such as peppers, carrots, and cucumbers.


Alcohol Free Appertif – from Eat on Purpose with Tracy Harrison


1 bottle of seltzer water

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 inch ginger – peeled and grated

The juice of ½ fresh lemon or 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil


Mix and serve



Date Night Truffles – from Eat on Purpose with Tracy Harrison


1 cup Brazil nuts, toasted

2 tablespoons almond butter

½ teaspoon sea salt

3 teaspoons raw cocoa powder

9-10 dates

1 teaspoon vanilla

Extra cocoa powder for rolling

10-15 drops stevia or to taste


Process Brazil nuts in food processor until they look like coarse meal. Add remaining ingredients except cocoa powder for rolling and stevia. Process until a dough forms. Taste and add stevia as desired. Pulse a few more times to incorporate the stevia. Form into 1 inch balls and immediately roll in cocoa powder. Store covered in refrigerator. Flavors are best after a day or two.

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