It’s FINALLY the holiday season! We’re here with another yearly recipe round-up for ya’ll. We’re sharing some of our favorite side dishes that will WOW your guests (and YOU, let’s be honest) this Thanksgiving. In case you missed it, here are our round-ups from previous years 2018, 2019. What are you planning on making this year?
Sending you so much love, warmth, safety and health this year. We are INCREDIBLY grateful for your community, kindness and listenership. We’re so excited to continue sharing and creating together. Here’s to YOU! *CHEERS*
Dominican Inspired Potato Salad
Potato salad is one of those comfort dishes I grew up eating and when my grandma would ask what I wanted her to make for me, this was always my first choice. This is prime potato salad season so here’s my super simple Dominican inspired potato salad recipe.
Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Zest
Brussel sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, best enjoyed during the fall and winter months. They’re in the same family as cabbage, which may explain why they look like mini-cabbages. Brussels are also loaded with nutrition. They contain potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, and manganese. They’re also an excellent source of fiber. I promise that your guests will love this simple recipe.
Crunchy Cauliflower Bites
Bring these these crunchy cauliflower bites to your next gathering, and I promise they will be gone within 5 minutes They’re incredibly easy to whip up, and pair perfectly with this plant based cheese sauce made with @fieldroast Chao Creamy Original Cheese Slices.
Black Eyed Pea Hummus
The spices in this hummus are going to give you life! We’ve talked about berbere before, but how many of you have used it? Berbere is a bright red, chili-based spice. It is most often used in Ethiopian cuisine. Berbere typically includes red chilies similar to serranos, toasted ginger, cardamom, garlic, fenugreek and cinnamon. You can order the spice online, or if you happen to be in the DMV area, you can get it at a local Ethiopian market. We know it’s kinda hard to find, so you have the option of replacing it with ground paprika or chili powder!
Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes with Feta & Furikake
For those of you not familiar with furikake, it’s a Japanese seasoning made with seaweed, sesame seeds, and salt. It pairs perfectly with rice, but I add it to literally anything savory. They now have it in Trader Joes, and you can also get on Amazon. This dish can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but I will definitely be serving this to my Thanksgiving guests this year!
Wendy’s Mac & Cheese
I’m really picky with my mac, and although I’ve tried countless good recipes, I thought, the time has come to curate the perfect recipe. My taste testers, who are hard to please, wholeheartedly approved this recipe.
Creamy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I’m dedicating this Creamy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato recipe to you! It serves 2, and is incredibly delicious (havarti cheese is my secret weapon). For those of you who are thinking, damn that looks good, how can I make it for my big family gathering? I got you! It’s super easy to size up, and you can simply double or quadruple the ingredients.
Sheet Pan Spicy Green Beans & Tofu
This recipe is delicious and loaded with nutrition. Green beans are a great source of vitamins C & K, and are a good source of fiber. Plus the addition of tofu adds some plant-based protein for a satiating meal. We recommend serving this along side your Thanksgiving mains for a delicious & spicy kick.
Creamy Yuca Mash
For those of you who don’t know, yuca is a staple in many African and Caribbean dishes. It’s made mashed, fried, in soups, and also stews. Growing up in a Dominican household, we would make yuca all the time…in fritters, soups, mashed, or boiled. It’s one of my all time fave root vegetables. This yuca mash is a perfect replacement for the traditional mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving.
Roaster Cranberry Kale Salad
With the winter in full swing, a comforting seasonal salad is a must. That’s why we’re bringing you this Roasted Cranberry Kale Salad. Packed with feel-good ingredients, super satiating, and flavorful af.
Garlicky Tuscan Kale with Savory Chickpeas
I eat this when I want something more than a snack but I’m not quite ready for a full meal. Super savory and quick to prep, and can be added as a side to main dishes too!
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
My family does the holidays potluck style, and for some reason (maybe has something to do with the fact that I’m a dietitian), they always expect me to bring the vegetables. This “mac and cheese” was my latest holiday addition, and it was an absolute winner.
Spiced Ginger Zucchini Bread
Once November hits, I start thinking about comfort foods, seasonal produce, thick woven sweaters, and…Spiced Zucchini Ginger Holiday Bread! At my farmers market, they always sell zucchini bread when the weather starts to cool down, and it tastes SO good. I figured I’d give it a shot myself, and this one right here is a winner.
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