Definition of thanksgiving
a capitalized :thanksgiving day
b :a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness
:the act of giving thanks
:a prayer expressing gratitude
This is how Merriam-Webster defines Thanksgiving. In the US, this holiday is celebrated the fourth Thursday of November. There’s also Friendsgiving, which is the celebration of Thanksgiving with friends. No matter which one is celebrated, food is at the center. Food is communal and having a meal with loved ones makes it more personal and fulfilling.How to have a Dietary-Restriction Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner Click To Tweet
When you have a group of people for events, you have a variety of palettes and eaters (where are my picky eaters at? ??). Some of them have dietary restrictions. Luckily for you, I’m about to provide you a full Thanksgiving/ Friendsgiving menu that’s gluten-, dairy-, & soy-free.
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Even though turkey is the most popular meat dish, ham is often a fixture at the holiday food table. We actually aren’t big turkey eaters and have skipped turkey the last few years & stuck with ham. They never look like these stock photos, but still delicious.
What’s a holiday meal without macaroni & cheese? Yes, you can still have it even if you can’t have dairy, thanks to Daiya. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may remember the entry I posted of Daiya’s Easy Cheezy Mac.
Not only can you have mac and cheese, but you can also have mashed potatoes! *Monica Gellar voice* I. KNOW. All you need are potatoes, Just Mayo, Earth Balance Soy-free butter, salt, and pepper. Pro tip: For the mayo, put as much as you desire. There’s no specific amount.
Cornbread: Cornbread is necessary for any holiday in the South. Try this recipe that we love.
Also on the Thanksgiving menu: collards, cranberry sauce, and (frozen) lima beans.
It’s not a holiday meal without dessert! Daiya has a Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake to satisfy your craving. Bonus: it’s free of top allergens!
If you’re hosting or attending a Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving dinner, let me know if you make any of these dishes and what you think! Hope you get stuffed!
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