Chef Katie Simmons

Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago, and a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. Her Plants-Rule website features delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor.

Roasted Pumpkin and Parsnip Soup

Nothing says fall quite like fresh pumpkin. Sweet parsnips and a touch of nutmeg round out the seasonal flavors, all roasted together for richness in this gluten-free and vegan soup.

Easy Wild Rice Pilaf

This healthy wild rice pilaf features a colorful blend of whole grain rice. Rice is naturally gluten-free and simple, oil-free flavoring makes this plant-based recipe an essential side dish for holidays.

Pumpkin Pecan Oat Cookies

This easy recipe avoids refined sugar or syrup with the natural sweetness of bananas. Pumpkin purée keeps them oil-free while maple extract and pumpkin pie spice mix adds a seasonal flavor.