Thanksgiving Tag

Sweet breakfast ideas, melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls, flavorful stuffing,  and all the fabulous fixings, desserts & drinks you can only wish for.  This is truly the ULTIMATE ALLERGY-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING RECIPE ROUND-UP!...

A great addition to any holiday dessert table, creamy Vanilla Swirl Pumpkin Cheesecake on top of a GF cookie & sunflower seed crust. Gluten & nut-free too

This one is for you Heather!  Here's the Vanilla Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake you asked for :) Delight & surprise your friends with this allergy-friendly (& vegan) pumpkin cheesecake My friend Heather is NOT pumpkin lover by any means but she was willing and tried a piece of my Vanilla Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake (isn't that a real friend?).  Anyways, as it turned out, she ate the whole thing and in fact, made me swear I put this on my blog, pronto!   Then, my husband, who does love pumpkin but is lovingly critical of all things vegan, let me know that this was one of the best desserts I've made. So, if my pumpkin-hating friend and my non-vegan husband rave about this dessert, then I just HAVE to include it, right? Here's to Vanilla Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake!

"What I say is that, if a man really like potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow." A.A. Milne

Even though I make mashed potatoes throughout the year, Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without it. However, most recipes are loaded with butter & creams, which make it taste amazing but not healthy or allergy-friendly. So what if i told you that I had a healthier version.... a deliciously creamy, healthier version? Last year, I experimented a bit by making mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes and although it does taste perfectly fine, it just wasn’t the same.  Like when you know you're eating something healthy, but you’re still secretly wishing it was the real thing.  So I decided to mix the cauliflower in with the potatoes and you know what, it's the best darn Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes you’ll ever have.

Homemade stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving and should be eaten more than once a year.

This is truly something to be thankful for! Our family favorite stuffing, made vegan & allergy-friendly When I was younger, Thanksgiving was a big deal!  The entire family would gather together at my Grandparents house for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade rolls, and best of all Thanksgiving STUFFING!  Oh my goodness, stuffing was my favorite. That was, until I learned what was in it!  Sausage, bacon, giblets (including the liver and heart of the turkey) and all the pieces of meat that came off the bones from the turkey neck. Eeew, so gross! But here's the thing, back then, it was so delicious!  All the flavors that melded together, all the layers of texture, it really did outdo any bagged stuffing mix.  Thankfully, after years of messing with my Grandma's recipe, I've recreated it to be completely allergy-friendly as well as vegan!  The texture is still there and the flavor.....amazing! This is absolutely the best Allergy-friendly Stuffing (without all those giblets) that you'll want to serve this Thanksgiving.

Candied ginger makes this Cranberry Sauce anything but basic, yet, it is so easy and delicious, you'll never want to buy anything from a can again.

Everywhere I turn, Christmas is already happening.  The store aisles are full of decorations, neighborhood homes are all lit up in beautiful twinkling lights and every toy catalog has found its way into my living room.  It is definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas,,,,,although Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet.