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Thanksgiving Day Menu

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. I love the cold and colors and the FOOD! Things that make autumn my kind of season are the earthy spices, like clove and cinnamon, hearty veggies like acorn squash and butternut. All the warm colors, reds and orange. It's no surprise to my friends and fam that I like food. It was a huge surprise to me a few years ago when I learned that I am dairy and gluten intolerant. Rain on my parade. Actually it's a blessing in disguise, I've learned (still learning) about REAL food, how to eat healthy, free of chemicals and boxes and enjoy nutrition. Not that I'm always perfect because I do get lazy. 

Here is a Thanksgiving menu that I have created mostly based on this wonderful gluten free blog, Tasty Yummies. Be sure to check it out there are so many great recipe ideas! Click on the photos to view the fabulous blogs were you will find the recipes.


Spiked Apple Cider

This looks absolutely delicious! Embodies all the things I love about autumn. Yum!

Pumpkin Blinis
This recipe calls for Parmesan cheese. Since I'm dairy free I'll be trying either nutritional yeast or non-dairy parm from my health food store.  I love nutritional yeast I use it on popcorn and many other dishes!


Multi-grain Rolls

These look like something to curl up to a warm fire with a brick of butter (dairy free of course).


Acorn Squash Salad
Roasted Winter Squash Salad with Goat Cheese  Roasted Winter Squash Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

I've actually made these twice in one week already. So easy and so good. I used red palm oil instead of olive oil and it was delicious. Goat cheese is my weakness so I splurged and then suffered. 


Butternut Squash Risotto
 Butternut Squash Risotto - Gluten-free + Vegan

I've got a vegetarian/risotto fanatic in my life so this recipe is perfect!!

Vegetable Pot Pie
Gluten-free & Vegan Vegetable Pot Pie
The epitome of autumn. Warm veggies, crusty goodness. Yes please!!


Organic Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter

Photo and recipe adapted from this recipe here

I've never cooked a turkey with vegan butter but I would try Earth Balance vegan butter. 


Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Persimmon Cranberry Sauce

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Mushroom Stuffing
Gluten-Free Mushroom Stuffing (Vegetarian) 

 Sweet Potato Casserole


Maple Apple Galette

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

I wish you all a happy thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day, enjoy!

♥ Carol

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