About a week out from Thanksgiving celebration, I thought I’d keep with tradition and put together a roundup of some of my very favorite In My Bowl recipes you’ll find on my family’s holiday table. Celebrating and marveling in a year’s worth of gratitude and that unequivocal magic found in the communal table, you’ll find a curation of plant based and definitely autumnal bites, from my table to yours. So you can shine your holiday brightest, sending all of my love and light, x
Must Try Pumpkin Chai •• instilling all of those Thanksgiving morning cozy and snuggly feelings, this simple one-pot chai packs undertones of soothing spice and a necessary pop of caffeine. Made with real pumpkin, naturally sweetening pure maple syrup, and a thick knob of immune boosting fresh ginger, it’s simultaneously healthful and indulgent, just the way I like it.
Maple Spiced Sweet Potato Pots •• a divinely creamy sweet potato chia pudding, perfect for your Thanksgiving morning. Made with roasted sweet potato and naturally sweetening pure maple syrup, think heaping spoonfuls of crunchy nut butter to tie it all together. I serve mine with a piping mug of coffee (or two), and a handful of coconut flakes for good measure.
Spiced Butternut Squash Breakfast Muffins •• made with rolled oats, almond flour, warming pops of autumnal spice, and naturally sweetening medjool dates, these muffins are best served our fresh from the oven topped with a healthful dollop of dairy free cream cheese and a drizzle of local honey. Say hello to a bite we can all be thankful for.
Caramelized Squash Butter •• served atop dark rye toast, this simple yet wonderfully vibrant and intense squash butter boasts roasted butternut squash, slow cooked onion, and subtle hints of sweetness and acidity from pure maple and apple cider vinegar. Topped with your choice of crumbled almond milk based cheese or feta and pops of fresh mint, these are the perfect appetizer to kick of your holiday meal.
Corny Cornbread Stuffing •• made with a sweet yellow corn, coconut sugar, and yellow cornmeal cornbread, transformed with those traditional holiday herbs like fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme, this bread casserole is moist on the inside, crispy crisp on the outside, without ever stepping foot in a turkey.
Warm Cannellini and Browned Carrot Salad •• a longtime family favorite, this hearty and autumnal salad is packed to brim with caramelized carrots, protein and fiber rich cannellinis, and warming pops of fresh dill and pure maple.
Roasted Rainbow Roots •• made with a rainbow of butternut squash, beets, carrots, and parsnips roasted in a bright cider vinegar and herb sauce, these tender and enchantingly sweet roasted roots are just the vibrant pop of autumnal color to elevate your holiday table.
Baked Butternut Squash Mac N’ ‘Cheese’ •• this macaroni takes those familiar, childhood flavors of cheesy gooeyness and warmth, but redefines them with real, unprocessed, and nutrient rich ingredients. Made with the most divinely creamy dreamy roasted butternut squash, cannellini beans, and warming cinnamon sauce, the kind that sneaks it’s way into every noodle, nook, and cranny, coupled with the savory crunch of a lightly toasted hazelnut and cinnamon crumble, we can see the light.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie •• elevating our beloved pumpkin pie with a plant based and caffeine spiked twist, this holiday pie is made with an oat, walnut, and coconut crust and a filling packed with pure pumpkin, naturally sweetening maple, chia, and subtle undertones of cold brew.