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Katie Simmons is a Personal Chef based in Chicago, and a graduate of the CNS and eCornell 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.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole With Pecan Streusel

Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole With Pecan Streusel

Sweet potatoes are roasted to rich, creamy perfection. Mashed with pineapple and topped with a gluten-free, oil-free pecan streusel topping, this is a classic Southern holiday recipe tradition.


Port Wine Mushroom Gravy

Port Wine Mushroom Gravy

Hearty mushrooms, shallots, and a subtle sweetness from Port wine come together in this satisfying vegan gravy.


Roasted Pumpkin and Parsnip Soup

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

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.


Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes

This vegan gluten-free, oil-free recipe is an essential comfort food dish.


Pumpkin Pecan Oat Cookies

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.


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