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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. You can follow Chef Katie on her Instagram @chefkatiesimmons and on Facebook.

Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana Bread Oatmeal

This quick and easy oatmeal combines the flavors of banana bread for a naturally-sweet start to your day.


Plant-Based Grilling Tips, Recipes, and Gear

Plant-Based Grilling Tips, Recipes, and Gear

Grilling is a great way to add healthy, low-fat flavor to your cooking. Check out these grilling essentials and recipes for healthy, plant-based cooking.


Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

This easy-to-make and dairy-free broccoli soup is full of flavor and made creamy by using blended white cannellini beans.


Pumpkin With Pumpernickel, Leek and Cranberry Stuffing

Pumpkin With Pumpernickel, Leek and Cranberry Stuffing

This impressive, plant-based recipe is a perfect entertaining dinner entree for fall holiday celebrations. Dark Pumpernickel croutons and leeks make a flavorful healthy, oil-free stuffing.


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.


Caramelized Smoky Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Smoky Brussels Sprouts

Smoked paprika and sweet red onion pair with hearty brussels sprouts in this simple, oil-free side dish.


Ultimate Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ultimate Stuffed Acorn Squash

This gluten-free, vegan recipe is a perfect entertaining entree for holiday celebrations.


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.


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