Monday, November 21, 2011

Glorious Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Our annual Thanksgiving plans at a close friends house were canceled just a few weeks ago, so now it looks like I'll just be having a small low key feast with my parents and Oliver at home.

I've been trying to think of ways to still make it feel festive and special. In my mind, that somehow translated to paper turkeys hanging from the walls, so when a crafty mood struck me the other night, I sat down and made a dozen of these for a banner.


I've also been searching for fun new holiday recipes for the past several weeks, though as it usually happens, I put together the menu just a few days before I have to shop for everything.

(Quick note: I updated my food blog, but I will mention here that I am no longer vegan, though I plan to stay focused on whole foods and eat a largely plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free diet.)

And now, my Thanksgiving menu!

Ina Garten's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Cranberry Orange Relish

Vegan Mash Potatoes

Vegan Broccoli Cranberry Salad (not the recipe I use, but closer than others online. We leave out stevia, cheese and bacon - use honey, veganaise, and apple cider vinegar)

Fresh Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Onion Breadcrumbs

Spiced Maple Sweet Potato's

And for dessert I'm still torn between these:

Pumpkin Pie Brownie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Spiced Pecan Crust


Jessica said...

Oh, go for the pumpkin brownies!!!

Samantha said...

I agree with Jessica! Pumpkin brownies for the win!

Mrs. Cheerio said...

I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but my vote would go to the pie. :)

I'll still be trolling your food blog for yummy recipes!

Joy said...

Yikes! This looks amazing! I want to come over for leftovers!:)