Organic and vegetarian Thanksgiving

The nicest thing about Thanksgiving is being with your family and/or friends, and eating good food! Food is the best when it is shared.

Thanksgiving in New York City

When I am in New York City during Thanksgiving, I usually make a big nThanksgiving dinner with the help of my friends. And all my friends without plans for Thanksgiving are always welcome to join. This always gives a nice and spontaneous group of friends that get to know each other over a nice dinner.

Thanskgiving at Lonneke's
Thanskgiving at Lonneke's
Another Thanksgiving at Lonneke's

The preparation for Thanksgiving is to me the most fun. I buy nice plates and napkins and decoration for the table. I go to the farmers market to buy the veggies of the season.  I make fresh soup and hot spiced apple cider. I make a sweet pie and chocolates for dessert.

Most families will eat turkey this season, but there are many vegetarian options too for the main course.  Like this Hazelnut cranberry roast by Field Roast:

I am also obsessed with Candle Cafe restaurant. They bring delicious vegan recipes for the main course of your vegetarian Thanksgiving:

https://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Holiday-Cooking-Candle-Cafe/dp/1607746476/ref=asc_df_1607746476/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312281022958&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5535407376824911477&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9067609&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-568788174442&psc=1

 

Some recipe ideas to have a very Organice Your Life Thanksgiving for everyone:

Starter:

Roasted Artichokes.

Pumpkin soup with apples

Main:

A vegan celebration roast by Field Roast

(or the hazelnut cranberry roast by Field Roast as mentioned in earlier in the article)

(A roasted real turkey for people who eat turkey is optional)

Red Wine Vegan Risotto

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Sweet potato puree or roasted sweet potatoes

Cranberry sauce from scratch

or

Roasted Salmon from the oven

with

roasted stuffed red bell peppers

Dessert:

Raw Chocolate Fondue.

Old fashioned Apple Pie.

Abigail O'Neill's Pumpkin Pie

 

What are you cooking this Thanksgiving?

Love, Lonneke

First published on November 24th 2014, Updated in 2019


Chia seed pudding with fresh figs and hazelnut mylk

Here is another breakfast recipe I made  this morning and it was absolutely divine! I am a big fan of chia seeds, and I always try to incorporate it in my diet as much as impossible. Most of the time I just soak 1 table spoon of chia seeds in a water and later I add it to my smoothies or juices. Here is a fun and yummy chia seed pudding with hazelnut mylk and fresh figs. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 Table spoon chia seeds

 

½ cup hazelnut mylk (you can substitute to almond mylk, see the recipe here)


1 cup fresh figs


Directions:

Soak chia seeds in hazelnut mylk for 10 min till it becomes jelly like. Add fresh figs. Ready!

 

PS. I saved a hazelnut pulp left from mylk. I will add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to it and I have an amazing natural and organic body scrub! I will share recipe and the results in my next post.

LOVE, VAL