It’s that time of year again – time for my annual non-turkey turkey day recipe roundup. Whether you’re a Thanksgiving traditionalist, an all side-dish-eater, or you have a family member that just turned vegetarian, here are a few of my favorite healthier holiday recipes that will hopefully spark a bit of inspiration.
Fig & Feta Crostini
Carrot Soup (vegan & gf)
Kale & Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing (vegan)
Fennel Salad with Walnuts & Avocado (vegan & gf)
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (vegan & gf)
Avocado & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash (Gluten Free, vegan optional)
Easy Vegan Apple Crisp (vegan)
Tart Cherry Grilled Cheese with Sage (or sub cranberries here)
Loaded Sweet Potato Avocado Toast (vegan)
What’s your favorite fall vegetable? If you’re not saying “sweet potatoes!” with an exclamation, then, well, you might want to switch over to another post.
My favorite has to be the almighty and ever-so-versatile sweet potato. I love the way my kitchen smells when I roast them and I love how they’re easier to cut (without injury) than most squashes. For some sweet inspiration, here are some of our favorite recipes:
Pictured above: Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprout Skillet
Sweet Potato Tahini Crostini / Curried Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos / Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Sweet Potato Quinoa Quesadillas
…and a bunch more in the Sweet Potato section of our recipe index (click!)
Are you feeling as stuffed as I am? This year we actually celebrated Thanksgiving a week early with Jack’s family – yet I’m still full from his mom’s amazing apple pie and the leftovers we’ve been snacking on all week.
This weekend, I’m craving food that’s a little bit healthier but still comforting and delicious so I thought I’d share just a few ideas:
Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto (pictured)
Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale (pictured)
Butternut Squash & Tart Cherry Quinoa
Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Roasted Acorn Squash with Pears and Miso Dressing from Edible Perspective
Sweet Potato Ravioli with Kale Pesto from The First Mess
Butternut Squash Lasagna from My New Roots
Stuffed Za’atar Roasted Acorn Squash from Dolly and Oatmeal
Kale and Roasted Red Kuri Squash Salad from A House in the Hills
Northern Spy’s Kale Salad from Food 52
Roasted Delicata Squash Salad from 101 Cookbooks
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:
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!
I’ve been seeing all kinds of cozy pumpkin-ey goodness going around pinterest lately. Which makes me just a teeny bit homesick to get back to my own kitchen (and my own bed, for that matter)… both of which seem oh so far away right now…
Until I get cooking again, here are few links to some oldies but goodies:
apple pancake / miso sweet potato tacos / curried sweet potato soup / apple muffins
pumpkin bread pudding / sweet potato salad / butternut risotto / pumpkin soup