Thanksgiving is here! Although truth be told, I love the ideas of giving thanks on a daily basis, this is often a time of year when people gather as collective in gratitude for all the wonderful blessings of love and connection we have with one another. After all, there are only two treasures in this life: time and people, for which neither can ever be replaced.
As with most holidays, we do not celebrate necessarily based upon the traditional customs, but rather redefine our own based upon our family values. For us, this falls in line with how we eat.
As a whole food, plant based eater, this means we embrace delights designed for comfort and wellness, with pleasures of animal-free chocolates on the side.
The meal of the day of course brings pause of thought. What to create? So, I figured I would share some ideas to get you started.
THANKSGIVING MENU WFPB Style:
Vegan (Plant Based) Lentil Loaf
Rosemary Au Grant Potato Bake
Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Broccoli & Brown Rice OR Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower with Cashew cream sauce
Raw Vegan “Cheese”cake or Yes Please cake w/a Pecan crust
There you have it, a menu for your perfect Thanksgiving. As I believe in exploration and creativity, I challenge you to try out different styles until your find your perfect harmony, while building self-efficacy. But if you need help, email me.
Blessing to you and yours and I hope the journey of self-discovery in the kitchen helps you see the confident, daring version of you have has been there all along.