A Thanksgiving Feast for (Nearly) Every Diet

So you’ve got quite a cast of characters coming to the table this Thanksgiving. Dad’s a staunch meat-and-potatoes carnivore - forget the f-word, for him,”tofu” is the true four-letter word. Auntie Ashley is a vegetarian – dairy and eggs are fine, but no meat, please. Uncle Roger is a lifelong vegan (and marathon runner, of course). No animal products whatsoever! And young Sammy was just diagnosed with celiac disease – absolutely no gluten for the little guy.


So what’s a host to do?! Whip up a fantastic and easy Thanksgiving dinner, that’s what!

I’ve posted several Thanksgiving recipes these past couple of weeks with the intent of rounding them up here, along with a few other classics from years past. Together, along with a few other incredible blogger recipes, they make up one terrific Turkey Day (or No-Turkey Day) feast for all. It’s doable – promise!

A Thanksgiving Feast for (Nearly) Every Diet - one meal for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free guests

Here’s what’s on the table:

Fresh Raspberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

Fresh Raspberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

I love California. In wintertime, if it’s a good year, I fly down the coast in search of that remarkable golden light - the salve that gets me through these dreary Pacific Northwest winters. Even if...

Sauteed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots

Sautéed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots

I love green beans. I do not love green beans with bacon. I do appreciate the pairing, though - smoky crunchy deliciousness with tender-crisp sauteed green beans. I definitely get it. I just don’t eat...

5 Freeze-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Right Now

5 Freeze-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Right Now

Over the years, I learned that a stressed out host makes for a lousy shindig. Because I was that host (sorry, friends and family!) So, over time, I changed. I chilled. In particular, these...

Classic Red Sangria

Classic Red Sangria

When we moved awhile back, we left behind a favorite restaurant - a small, local, mostly Italian eatery. We’d split a dreamy brick-oven quattro formaggi pizza – the perfect size for the two of us...


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Baked Beans

I decided this past summer that I was going to write an ecookbook. I was going to title it “Turkey Schmurkey” and it was going to contain 30 or so vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes that...

127 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Everyone Will Love

127 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Everyone* Will Love

For weeks now, I’ve had this blog post on my calendar as “BIG THANKSGIVING ROUND-UP.” Bold words. All caps. And it is! Big, that is. The biggest round-up I’ve ever done. But totally worth...