The Thankful 30: Aging Gratefully, and Last-Minute Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

sweet potato pie

My dear friend Hallie over at Daily Bites is hosting a month-long series called The Thankful 30. In this series, she has invited friends and fellow bloggers to share various things for which they are thankful. It’s truly an uplifting bit of reading – I highly encourage you to check out all the posts here.

Hallie invited me to participate, and of course, I was honored. While I’m thankful for so many things in my life, it took me a bit of meditating before I could arrive at a single cohesive idea. I opted to share my thoughts on aging. Won’t you take a look?

And of course, if you’re last-minute looking for recipes for side dishes to make this coming Thursday, I’ve got you covered!

Savory Sweet Potato Pie

Roasted Squash Salad with Pomegranates

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole

Gluten-Free Green Bean and Pasta Casserole

Gluten-Free French Fried Onions

Curried Acorn Squash, Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Perfect Bread-Free Stuffing

Green Beans with Smoky Pecans

Crispy Sweet Potato Roast

Make-Ahead Gluten-Free Stuffing and Gravy

Maple Sweet Potato Puree

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Dijon Brussels Sprouts with Proscuitto

And a few appetizers:

Apple Pie Spice “Un-Popcorn”

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Chicken Soba Noodle Soup blog (1 of 1)

Chicken Udon Noodle Soup

A number of weeks back, I mentioned that I made this soup along with my sesame broccoli. Well, things got in the way, I cooked other things that I was excited to share with you, and I am just now getting back around to it. Ultimately, I’m telling you – you should make this. It’s…

Read More »

vegan chili blog (1 of 1)

Butternut, Tempeh and Three Bean Chili

It’s been a while since I’ve made a chili other than my standard, go-to Texas Red. Truth be told, that’s my favorite of all chili recipes. It takes time, but it rewards you with a mouth full of spice, subtle sweetness, and that hint of dried fruity flavor that only a variety of freshly dried chiles can…

Read More »

Blender Girl App

The Blender Girl Smoothies App

photo courtesy of Tess Masters Are you a smoothie junkie? Do you love, or even crave, a cold, creamy mix of fruits (and maybe even veggies!), blended to perfection, as a compliment to or even as a meal? Or do you wish you could branch out of your smoothie rut, as you find yourself making the…

Read More »

pumpkin spice chex mix blog (1 of 1)

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

Is it too late in the season to still be playing with the whole pumpkin spice thing? I feel like it’s just now fall, now that the temps are (hopefully) going to stay below 80 degrees around here. When I’m still wearing shorts, it’s hard to think that Thanksgiving is on the horizon. But now?…

Read More »