Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Menu to Be Thankful For

I love a good ole' traditional Thanksgiving meal:  turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, pumpkin this and apple that.  Well, maybe I should say I loved that good ole' Thanksgiving meal. This is my first vegetarian Thanksgiving and I must admit, I was not looking forward to it.  I couldn't bring myself to buy a tofurky.  No offense to those that eat it, I just couldn't do it.  Still, I wanted a beautiful and delicious meal for my family and me so I sat down with a stack of my favorite recipe books.  I didn't even have to go through the whole stack. Power Foods had everything I wanted and more. If you don't already own this book, I highly recommend it.  It is fabulous.  Hands down my favorite recipe book.  Click on the link below to get one for yourself or one for a friend.

Without further adieu, here's my contribution to our Thanksgiving dinner.  Move over Tofurky, here comes a Thanksgiving meal from vegetarian heaven.

Sweet Potato Hummus:

I've made this before and could not believe how easy and yummy it was.  Seriously, if you like hummus, you have to try this recipe.  Oh, and if you don't like hummus, you have to try this recipe.  It just might change your mind.

photo by:  www.wholeliving.com 

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

It's hard to beat protein-packed quinoa with sweet corn and salty pumpkin seeds.  This went on the menu real quick.  Plus, just look at the picture.  Talk about eating a rainbow.

photo by:  www.wholeliving.com

Roasted Vegetables

I love roasted vegetables.   I roast them all year.  But really, there's nothing like seasonal fall veggies.

photo by:  www.wholeliving.com

This recipe sealed the deal and made me realize that not only am I not missing out on anything by having a vegetarian Thanksgiving, I am actually going to feast and feel fabulous while doing so.  Check out these beauties.  I cannot wait to make them, let alone eat them.  

photo by:  www.wholeliving.com

Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler

A party isn't a party without a fun and fancy drink.  This spiced pomegranate sparkler is just what the doctor ordered.

photo by:  www.wholeliving.com

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

  1. Kaleb said to tell you that everything looks sooo delicious!!