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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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fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream {gluten free + paleo friendly}

Oh man! Feeling out of practice with this whole blog post writing thing. Since starting a ketosis protocol a week and a couple days ago, that has pretty much been my life. Planning, cooking, yoga, and a general turning inwards. Pretty awesome actually. I’ve also been making and shooting a fair amount of recipes, but the blog post writing (also known as the piece of this project that always takes up the largest chunk of time and energy), has not made the to do list cut. BUUUT! Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream are just too damn good to keep from you guys any longer.

So here we go. It may be a brief post (with maybe a few too many pictures – bc who doesn’t love a generous stack of pancakes piled high with all the good things) but it’s going to be a good one.

Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream. So fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places - a literal grain free pancake dream come true. Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream. So fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places - a literal grain free pancake dream come true.

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