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Maple Chili Glazed Carrots with Thyme and Pomegranate (paleo + vegan)

These maple chili glazed carrots with thyme and pomegranate are an easy and delicious side dish for your holiday table. Paleo, vegan and oh-so-yummy! Savory, sweet, and loaded up with fresh and bright pomegranate seeds to delight your taste buds!

These maple chili glazed carrots with thyme and pomegranate are an easy and delicious side dish for your holiday table. Paleo, vegan and oh-so-yummy! Savory and sweet - loaded up with fresh and bright pomegranate seeds to delight your taste buds!
 
Okay guyssss! The final stretch is here.

My dinner plan is made and most of my shopping is done. I spent the weekend running around and gathering all the necessities for the BIG DAY.

AKA now my refrigerator and pantry are absolutely at their max capacity 😛 And fitting it all wouldn’t have even been possible without A LOT of rearranging. Hiiii 18 pound turkey! 👋🏼

We might have to eat out for the next few days since I’m pretty sure literally nothing else will fit in my refrigerator. Either that or buy the ingredients for dinner and head straight to the kitchen to cook.

We’re not traveling to see family for this holiday, but instead taking it easy and eating all the yummy things and giving thanks with the perfect little family of friends that we’ve got here in Seattle.

Which means that even though we’re hosting, we kind of get off easy on the cooking portion of things, because we’re doing the big dinner potluck style.

I’ll be making the maple glazed spatchcocked turkey from Play’s Well With Butter – substituting ghee for butter, my paleo (and vegan!) healthy green bean casserole, a gluten free southern style  stuffing (bacon included 💯), two kinds of gravy (my gluten free and vegan mushroom gravy, and a more classic style), the stunning holiday hummus from With Food and Love for pre-dinner snacking, and this gorgeous perfect pumpkin cheesecake (with gluten free gingersnap cookies for the crust) also from Plays Well With Butter for dessert.

Plus an apple tangerine rum spritz cocktail (that’s the last thanksgiving recipe coming your way in a day or two!) to get the good vibes rolling while we finish making all the tasty things in the kitchen.

Everyone else is filling in the rest.

Aaaaand how could I forget, ALSO these maple chili glazed carrots with thyme and pomegranates bc I’m 100% #teamsidedish 😜

These maple chili glazed carrots with thyme and pomegranate are an easy and delicious side dish for your holiday table. Paleo, vegan and oh-so-yummy! Savory and sweet - loaded up with fresh and bright pomegranate seeds to delight your taste buds!

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Twice Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole {gluten free + paleo option}

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 
 
Ohhh the classic sweet potato casserole. Many Thanksgiving tables would not feel complete without it.

But we’re gonna do it a little different this time and take the savory route. As everyone who has ever sat down to a traditional Thanksgiving table knows, typically the sweet potato side dish leans toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum. Ingredients like maple syrup, pecans, marshmallows (no offense but I just can’t with that last one), are the usual suspects.

This recipe swaps those sweet ingredients out for more savory, punchy ones like parmesan cheese and roasted garlic. And because you still have the natural sweetness of the sweet potato you end up with a dish that hits every single note on your palate. <– YES!

If you want you can call me a rule breaker, but I’m gonna be a rule breaker taking giant bites of this delicious twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole, so I ain’t made about it 😉

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 

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Gluten Free and Vegan Mushroom Gravy {gluten free + whole30 + vegan}

This gluten free and vegan mushroom gravy is the stuff that dreams are made of. Creamy, rich and flavorful, without any gluten or dairy. Make ahead friendly and an easy, healthy recipe that’s perfect for the holidays! Gluten free, paleo, vegan and whole30 approved – a crazy delicious gravy for everyone at your table.

This gluten free and vegan mushroom gravy is the stuff that dreams are made of. Creamy, rich and flavorful, without any gluten or dairy. Make ahead friendly and an easy, healthy recipe that's perfect for the holidays! Gluten free, paleo, vegan and whole30 approved - a crazy delicious gravy for everyone at your table.

This recipe is the second in a line up of Thanksgiving recipes that I have coming at you over the next week or so. It’s one of my favorite’s of the bunch and it fits perfectly with the blog post from last week for whipped parsnips with fresh herbs – because if a delicious and flavorful mushroom gravy belongs anywhere it’s on top of a pile of whipped parsnips or mashed potatoes 😍

This dish, like a lot of the comfort food recipes I share here on NK, reminds me so much of my grandma. She was a 4’11” queen of the kitchen – particularly when it came to comfort foods like a delicious gravy, a tender roast, or a warm and filling stew.

She was my first teacher in the kitchen – patient, kind and oh-so-good at making food taste freaking delicious.

I’ve taken her mastery of depth of flavor and used it to create a recipe for a healthier, gluten free, vegan, paleo and whole30 approved mushroom gravy that will make you feel all the comfort food feels.

This gluten free and vegan mushroom gravy is the stuff that dreams are made of. Creamy, rich and flavorful, without any gluten or dairy. Make ahead friendly and an easy, healthy recipe that's perfect for the holidays! Gluten free, paleo, vegan and whole30 approved - a crazy delicious gravy for everyone at your table.

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