Virtual Thanksgiving Menu

28 Nov

Okay- so y’all already know that I love the NYT Vegetarian Thanksgiving. This year they have totally outdone themselves and have included a GLUTEN FREE section. God is good, all of the time.

In other news– I’m headed to BFKef’s family homestead this year, but if I were making Thanksgiving dinner for my loved ones (who include a few gluten-free/sugar-free eaters, a few ALL MEAT ALL THE TIME eaters, a few traditionalists, and a few vegetarians), this is what I’d make to please us all:

The Starters:

Baked Kataifi-Wrapped Goat Cheese

If there were lobsters present at the birth of Jesus, there was definitely phyllo served at the first Thanksgiving.

Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Hummus


What better to whet the appetite than spicy fall flavors?

and how about some Roasted Corn and Tomato Soup?


Mmmm corn. The most delicious non-nutritive filler since soy.

The Sides:

 Beet-Fennel-Heirloom Carrot


Are we warmed up yet?

Sweet Potato and Apple Cakes


I could probably just eat a batch of these and be very, very grateful.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pomegranate


Just yum.

Paleo Jalapeno Cornbread


Not exactly sure how corn bread can be made without corn– but I’d love to find out.

Roasted Beets and Carrots with Tahini Dressing


It was a poor choice to make this list on an empty stomach.

The Main Event:

Portobello Mushrooms with Roasted  Pumpkin Mash and Caramelized Walnuts


Is your belt unbuckled yet?

Cornish Game Hen with Clementine Glaze and Cranberry - Almond Quinoa Pilaf

Gotta give the meat lovers something to look forward to–those wine glasses in the back are for me, after all this cooking!

The Sweets

Chocolate Almond Cookie Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches


And how could I choose between these two final desserts? Since this is a virtual meal and I don’t actually have to prepare anything, I think I’ll cook both.

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Biscoff Cheesecake


Bourbon Vanilla FIG Bundt Cake


You really didn’t think we’d have a feast without FIGS, did you?

2 Responses to “Virtual Thanksgiving Menu”


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