veggie thanksgiving recipes

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! Neither can I… although we’ve been cooking up a storm of comfort foods in order to post recipes here before the holiday. By this time next week I’m sure I’ll be craving sushi rather than stuffing. But until then… here’s a bunch of recipe inspiration in case you’re in need of T-day ideas:

pictured above:

Roasted Squash with Apple Salsa  /  Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup
Poblano Cornbread Stuffing  /  Roasted Beet Pear & Walnut Salad
Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto  /  Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Apple Spice Cocktails  /  Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies

We made a new “Holiday: Thanksgiving” category in our Recipe Index, click here to see every recipe that I’ve tagged as a Thanksgiving possibility.

If that’s not enough, check out this Veggie Thanksgiving Pinboard I’ve been working on that’s full of deliciousness from all around the web.

Happy meal planning!

apple spice cocktails

apple spice cocktails /

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Friends-giving, or my personal favorite holiday - random Sunday - here’s your fall party cocktail. It’ll make you look like a good put-together host because you’ll have it ready as your guests walk through the door. No one has to know that you made (most of) it the day before.

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This is full of warm fall spices but it’s actually pretty light and refreshing. Crisp vodka gets mixed with sweet spiced apple juice… and a squeeze of lemon pulls it all together (doesn’t it always?). Serve with apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise, because aren’t those little stars just so pretty?

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spicy jalapeno margaritas

spicy jalapeño margaritas / loveandlemons.comspicy jalapeño margaritas /

Happy weekend! I just wanted to pop in for a minute and share this easy recipe for the spicy margaritas we served at our margarita party a few weeks ago. They were such a big hit –  tart, smooth, not too sweet, and most importantly – spicy. The perfect refreshing cocktail for one last summer party!

photos #1 and #3 by Chris Perez of Citygram Magazine

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a spicy margarita party

spicy margarita party //

I can’t think of a better way to end the summer than with good friends & spicy drinks! A few weekends ago we had this fun little margarita party for Refinery 29 and Grand Marnier. I made a jalapeño version of the classic Grand Margarita. Let’s just say, no one left until every drop was gone.

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tomato basil peach skewers

tomato basil peach skewers / loveandlemons.comtomato basil peach skewers /

Last weekend, I had a little cocktail party and this is one of the appetizers I served. They fit all my party criteria… seasonal simple bites that could be made at least a few hours ahead of time. Right before serving, I drizzled on some jalapeño lime oil (also made in advance).

The trick to these is that they’re best eaten in one bite, so try to get cherry tomatoes that are on the smaller side. A couple of other notes: don’t forget the basil like I did the first time, (a.k.a. the actual party time)… it really makes this. And be pretty generous with the oil and seasonings because a good amount of it will slide off.

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