Thanksgiving Meal Ideas and Inspiration

Next Saturday, my family is having our American friends over for Thanksgiving Lunch. And my mom and I will be making all the food! This is a big thrill for me, and I've been dreaming of what we're going to make.
I am totally into keeping traditions, so I definitely want to make classics or modified versions of the classics, MINUS the turkey of course.



First off, I wanted to share this recipe for "Stuffed Potimarron" (potimarron is type of pumpkin found in France) from my friend Meg Bortin (The Every Day French Chef). This recipe sounds so fun and festive and I totally trust that it's fabulous because Meg's food always tastes so good.


The following recipes are what appealed to me most on Pinterest... If you like my selection you can go to the Thanksgiving pinterest board I created to find all the other recipes I pinned!

vegetarian mushroom gravy #vegetarian #thanksgiving
I'd like to make this Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy from Martha Stewart. I need my gravy this Thanksgiving!

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
I thought this Healthy Potato Gratin from Food and Wine is beautifully arranged.




Vegan Food! This all looks amazing! ❤ French toast, tofu Benedict... Plus more




This Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie from The Kitchn sounds like the perfect comfort food to me.

Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce. Vegan.
These are Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls from Oh She Glows. YUM! They'd be a great side to the Thanksgiving meal.




Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic // The Live-In Kitchen

Last but not least, I will DEFINITELY be making these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts From The Live-In Kitchen. I tried something similar to this in a Lebanese restaurant in the States. I've been craving some ever since!


OH! And if you're looking for a scrumptious traditional desert, make the Pumpkin Pecan Pie I posted last year. It's truly wonderful.



Or if you're more in the mood for muffins, make my Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. You'll impress everybody!





What will you be making this Thanksgiving?

15 comments:

  1. Those Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts look so appetising! Leave me a couple when you make them ;) :*

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  2. My mouth is watering. All sound and look scrumptious.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Susan Joyce

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    1. You're welcome! And tell me if you use any of the recipes! :)

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  3. hi carmen!
    its stephie.for thanksgiving i am going to make a pumpkin roll and maybe a pecan pie. i have never really had either but they both sound amazing and i got the special jelly roll pan for my b.day so that i could make the pumpkin roll. have a great thanksgiving!

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    1. Oh, that sounds fun Stephie! I never tasted pumpkin roll.

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  4. Hi Carmen,
    All the recipes look amazing and beautiful. The potimarron looks really special. I would like to know the best type of pumpkin that we could substitute in the US...do you know? Stephie is making homemade tomato soup today for our Sunday dinner and I think I might try the potato gratin to go with it. xoxo

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    1. There isn't an exact translation for potimarron... But you can definitely use a pumpkin or a round squash! Potimarron does have a slightly different taste than pumpkin but if the pumpkin is a good one, I think they're equal. :)

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  5. Your menu and the photos are fabulous. We will definitely try some of those delicious ideas.Your Thanksgiving plans sound like lots of fun and it is a true American holiday. Everyone no matter the religion celebrates it. President Obama gets a large turkey brought live to the White House and then he "pardons" the turkey and it is sent to a very nice turkey farm to live out his life. This is just a little tradition that each president has on Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanksgiving, for me, is something that truly makes me feel American.
      If you try one of the recipes, tell me what you think! I haven't made any of them yet, except for the desserts.

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  6. ohh you have got me excited for Thanksgiving now!! All these foods look delicious , especially the Brussels sprouts!! The vegan pumpkin chip muffin sounds perfect! I might try it if I have to make dessert this year hehe.
    For thanksgiving, my family usually gets together with other families and we have a huge feast together. We all are responsible for different food items and it becomes a tasty feast!

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    1. Oooooh, does that mean you get to try tons of different dishes? Lucky :D

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