A Modern Thanksgiving Menu With Something for Everyone (Gluten-Free Eaters Included!)November 21st, 2016
Although Thanksgiving falls on National Sardines Day this year (no, we’re not kidding), we all know what the holiday is really about—reflecting on everything we’re thankful for, and gathering with friends and family to enjoy a satisfying and festive meal.
Whether you’re a traditionalist who always uses the same gravy recipe, or an adventurous cook who prefers adding new dishes to the rotation, the Thrive Thanksgiving Menu has something for everyone. (That includes vegetarian siblings, gluten-free aunts and uncles, and neighbors following Paleo diets.)
With this unforgettable menu, the fragrance of woody herbs like sage and rosemary will waft from the kitchen, turkey will be brined and basted, and potatoes whipped to perfection. Try one recipe or make them all—these dishes are sure to become new favorites for years to come.
Thanks to a slathering of ghee, this tender and juicy turkey is what our Thanksgiving dreams are made of. (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)
The combination of sweet caramelized onions tangled with earthy kale and floral pears might be our new favorite twist on this classic Thanksgiving side dish. (Dairy-Free)
This impressive dish works equally well as a side or vegetarian main course. Honey mustard concentrates in flavor as it roasts, encasing the cauliflower in a golden crust that’s ready to dip into a bright green herb sauce. (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian)
The humble tuber gets dressed up for the holidays with fragrant sage, nutmeg, and just enough cream to add a bit of decadence. To keep this recipe paleo or vegan, simply swap in coconut cream for the crème fraiche! (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, options to make Paleo, Vegan)
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
Garnish your plate with the deliciously tart flavor of pre-made organic cranberry sauce from Pacific Foods. Prefer to make your own? Try our update of the classic recipe with goji and golden berries. (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian)
The perfect ending to your meal? A Paleo-friendly pie that captures all the classic fall flavors: pumpkin, pecan, maple, cinnamon, and ginger. (Gluten-Free, Paleo)
Photo credits: Paul Delmont