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Thanksgiving ideas

POSTED ON November 21, 2012

cranberries by the beach in Cape Cod

It’s Thanksgiving here in the United States, which means many people are planning a seasonal feast to share with family and friends. You may still be looking for that one dish to round out your menu, or just need some inspiration to spark an idea. I thought it might be helpful to share a few of my favorite healthy recipes that I’ve posted over the years…in case you have a vegan or vegetarian gap in your menu or need a gluten free dessert idea!

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roast squash, caramelised onion and goat cheese tart                    

Roast squash, caramelized onion and goat cheese tart (far left)

This salad  (above center) is perfect for a large gathering, but you can easily half or even quarter it for less people. Its a great salad if your looking for something without squash!

Kale and marinated red cabbage salad with chickpeas perfect if you’re looking for a heartier salad (far right)


Lovely brothy fragrant soup (far left)

A quick, simple and  light green salad (above center) with a nice kick from spiced pumpkin seeds.

Warm farro with wilted chard and roasted squash (far right)
Need something gluten free (and vegan) for dessert? Date almond praline tart (far left)
Switch out the plums in this crisp  (above center) and replace
with ripe pears and a cup of cranberries for a delicious vegan dessert!
Something to bake with all those left over squash and cranberries…
Whole spelt pumpkin cranberry bread (far right)
Wishing you all a happy and delicious Thanksgiving!

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