- Whole Wheat, Purple Potato & Parsley Gnocchi in Spicy Garlic Tomato Sauce.
- Vegan Veggie Stuffing with Flax Bread
- Jalapeno (and onion) Spicy Cornbread
- Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins
- Organic Local Green Salad & Flax Oil and Balsamic Vinegar dressing
- Rich Dark Chocolate vegan Mousse with Raspberries
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce
*Links lead you to recipes that I started with, though many are modified to suit my tastes/added flavors.
This year I only cooked but two, but it was lovely and cozy. I decided against the Tufurky, turns out you're supposed to "baste" it! I have no idea how to do that. I've never cooked anything resembling meat in my life haha, so... Instead of that, I stuck to my tried and true favorites. It goes without saying that my husband and I were stuffed, and our meal left us feeling extremely satisfied and thankful. Another year of gratitude, and another absolutely delicious cruelty-free feast! We are definitely looking forward to this coming week of leftovers.
There are endless blessings that I am thankful to have in my life, for all my wonderful, beautiful family and friends who constantly inspire and surround me with love no matter how close or how far they are geographically. I am grateful for the roof over my head, the food in my belly, and the love that is in my house every day & night. I think its important to not only celebrate these fortunes on one day out of the year, but its important to remember to appreciate what we have daily, while also being mindful of others, and those who are not as lucky as we are (no matter how hard we think we have it). I also would like to share in a moment of silence, to mourn the millions of lives lost in the building of this country, and the billions of animals who have been slaughtered to nourish American families. Every life is meaningful and every life deserves respect. Rest in Peace.