Recipes for Thanksgiving!
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Power Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing
Ever hear of food synergy? It's when certain superfoods are combined together to create an even healthier food. This recipe contains 3 examples of food synergy; Kale & Almonds, Avocado & Tomato, Orange & Avocado making this one delicious, super healthy salad. Definitely something you'll want to add to your daily diet or at least a few times a week!
Easy to make & so much healthier than store bought salad dressing, having no additives or preservatives. Makes a delicious marinade as well!
Yield: About 1 cup
Taste of Autumn Squash
This is one of my favorite, super healthy side dishes during the Fall & holiday season. Everybody loves this & always asks if I'll be making it at Thanksgiving. I've also served this alone as a fabulous & satisfying dish for lunch or a light dinner.
Serves: 2 to 4 as a side dish / 2 for lunch or light dinner
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
One evening while I was eating Mashed Potatoes alongside some Roasted Cauliflower, the taste of the two married together was so delicious I just had to create a recipe for it. This combination brings a whole new level of flavor & nutrients to Mashed Potatoes. It's also a clever way to sneak precious veggies into your kid's diet. They can't see the cauliflower & so they'll devour this just as though they were eating regular Mashed Potatoes!
Yield: Approximately 12 - 1 cup servings
Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes
Without a doubt, the tastiest & healthiest way to cook mashed potatoes. Give this a try & you may never go back to cooking mashed potatoes any other way! For a real treat, make my Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (see recipe in the Potatoes category) which brings a whole new level of flavor & even more nutrients to mashed potatoes.
Yield: Approximately 10 - 1 cup servings
Revised & updated 1/24/2021 - Think cauliflower is tasteless & boring? Not anymore! When you roast cauliflower, it brings out it's wonderful nutty flavor. Cauliflower is low in fat, high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. A true superfood you'll want to add to your diet on a regular basis.
Serves: 3 to 4
Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies
Ring in the Fall season with this colorful, delicious, hearty dish alongside a nice steak, lamb chops or chicken. You could also serve this as a vegetarian meal.
Roasted Lemon Potatoes
These potatoes are so delicious & easy to make. They compliment so many different dishes, especially seafood & steak. I love making a batch or two & freezing them in portions, so I always have some on hand ready to defrost & reheat when needed.
Serves: 5 - 8
Holiday Fruit Side Dish
This delicious, comforting, healthy side dish is a welcome addition to any holiday meal. It's so easy to prepare & so yummy, that you'll want to serve it all year round. I created this dish in the early 1970's when I cooked my very first Thanksgiving meal & I've been serving it ever since. No matter who I invited over for the holidays, they always asked me if I was going to serve this, and of course I said yes!
Serves 6 to 8
Creamy Dreamy Herb Dressing
Relatively low in calories compared to traditional creamy style dressings, you'll want to add this to your salad dressing rotation for sure!
Yield: 3/4 cup