Day 25: What I Made For Thanksgiving


It is an exciting day!

Because I have decided to share what I cooked for Thanksgiving last week.  So welcome to day 25: what I made for Thanksgiving.  It was basically a bunch of yummy and healthy comfort food that doesn’t have to be limited to Thanksgiving day.  I will definitely be making the recipes again!

What I made for Thanksgiving!

First up: Lentil Loaf

I got the recipe here

I followed the recipe pretty much exactly!  For the onion, I used green onion which is the only difference.  I didn’t read the directions fully when it came to cooking the carrots and mushrooms so I didn’t chop them small enough and used a food processor for a couple pulses after cooking to get them into small pieces and it worked really well!

I absolutely LOVED this recipe and it was very easy to make!  The bonus was I had extra cooked lentils so I made some curry with them on Sunday.

Side dish 1: Mashed Cauliflower Green Bean Casserole

Recipe here!

This one I modified a bit more to make it more accessible with the ingredients I had at home.  I steamed the cauliflower in my pressure cooker.  I added almond milk instead of coconut milk to the cauliflower in a blender with salt and pepper (I didn’t use nutritional yeast because I didn’t want to go buy some).  That went over the cooked green beans in a casserole dish and I sprinkled it with the topping which was just olive oil and breadcrumbs mixed together to make a crumble.  I also sprinkled dried cranberries on top for extra flavor and color.

I loved this recipe as well!  It was again, really easy and delicious.  If you have never had mashed cauliflower, I definitely recommend it.  It is creamy and delicious and Eric thought it was potatoes!

Side dish 2: Boxed Stuffing with Extras

Because we had to have stuffing!  I got Aldi’s cornbread stuffing since it was the only vegetarian one they had.  I just simmered carrots, celery, and cranberries in veggie broth for 15-20 minutes then added the stuffing mix and let it soak up the liquid.  Yummy and easy!

Side dish 3: Sautéed Kale and Cranberries

I love me some sautéed kale!  I headed some oil and green onions in a skillet and added the kale and cranberries.  Stir around and let cook for about 10 minutes on a lower heat.  I added a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end for extra flavor!

There you have it!

It was a healthy and yummy meal and all of the dishes would do well on their own this time of year.  Warm and definitely healthy comfort food!

That’s all for day 25: what I made for Thanksgiving!

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