Everything for the holidays from Vegetarian Times

Essence-of-Thanksgiving Gravy

This savory sauce tastes like Thanksgiving because the long simmer time concentrates the classic fall flavors of onions, celery, mushrooms, and fragrant herbs. The gravy is thinner than most so that it can easily be drizzled over the Fork-and-Knife Roasted Vegetables

Cheese, Mushroom, and Swiss Chard Torta

A torta is a free-form, double-crusted pie that requires no special pie dish. Serve with steamed carrots or roasted root vegetables. For more robust flavor, you can substitute kale or collard greens for the Swiss chard.

Hazelnut-Apricot Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is a good way to try your hand at tempering, the technique of heating and cooling chocolate so that it solidifies quickly and remains firm and shiny. A simplified version of tempering involves melting two-thirds of the chocolate, then cooling it by adding the remaining one-third and stirring until smooth. For best results, use a candy or instant-read thermometer to check chocolate temperature.

Dark Chocolate-Caramel Sorbet

You won’t find anything like this rich, decadent-tasting sorbet in the ice cream case at the grocery store! Dark chocolate and a caramelized sugar syrup base give it a creamy texture—without any cream or dairy.

Chickpea Pot Pie

Vivian Larsen took inspiration from her family's Pennsylvania Dutch heritage to create this vegetarian recipe