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The Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu


3Vegan Gluten-Free Thanksgiving MenuI have teamed up with vegan chef Yvonne Ardestani to bring to all of my readers 13 new recipe for a Gluten-free and Vegan Sweet Eceletic Thanksgiving Celebration! I’m crossing my fingers that a recipe of ours makes it to your list! A big thank you goes Yvonne <3 If you want to learn more about Yvonne and where to find her, you can read my interview with her here.

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan @yvonne_deliciously_vegan or tweet @sweetsimpleveg @yvonnemrod and hashtag #SweetEclecticThanksgiving if you recreate any of our recipes! We would love to see your photos and thanksgiving feasts!

I now present to you…

The 2014 Sweet Eclectic Thanksgiving Menu!

Cranverry GlazeCranberry Glaze

A high carb low fat Thanksgiving recipe. It is sweetened with dates and coconut sugar, simple to make and incredibly delicious. Pair it with our Vegan Holiday “Meat” Loaf, your guests will thank you for the party you have provided for their mouths ;)

Cauliflower Mash + Mushroom GravyGarlicky Cauliflower Puree

A must have side dish for your vegan thanksgiving menu this year. Pair it with our Mushroom Gravy and you are set! Fat-free, light, and a much healthier alternative than traditionally made mashed potatoes.

mushoomgravyMushroom Gravy

Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm! That is what I have to say about this. Chef Yvonne Ardestani you never cease to amaze me. Use this to top some Garlicky Cauliflower Purée and voila, you have the perfect side dish for your next Vegan Thanksgiving celebration!

_GreenBeansGreen Beans with Garlic and Lemon

What’s Thanksgiving without some green beans! Yvonne and I were definitely missing some greens on our 2014 Thanksgiving menu, and what a delicious way to fill that void! These green beans are crisp, a little spicy, and full of flavor. Plus they are easy to make!

1SweetPotatoes1Date-Sweetened Candied Sweet Potatoes or Yams

High carb low fat, and free of refined sugar and salt, with an oil-free option! These are SOOO good. I suggest you make 2 servings: one for you, one for your guests.

Creamy Mushroom RiceCreamy Mushroom Rice

Infused brown rice with an assortment of vegetables and herbs topped off with a decadent cream sauce that is free of gluten, oil, salt and soy!

Vegan Savory Pumpkin Pie (gf)Savory Pumpkin Pie (gluten- and soy-free)

The excitement I feel when I bring a recipe idea to life will never get old. The idea of a Savory Pumpkin Pie that is vegan, gluten- and soy-free seemed too good to be true, but we got it to happen and it was SO GOOD. Not only have Yvonne and I created a new favorite for our personal menus this Thanksgiving holiday, but this is a recipe we want you to try and enjoy with your family!

 Virgin Cranberry-Pomegranate-Cider-682x1024 Virgin Cranberry Pomegranate Cider

Because you need a beverage on your holiday menu, too! The perfect balance of sweet and tart with some cinnamon and orange to bring it all together!

quinoa stuffingVegan Quinoa Stuffing (gluten- and oil-free)

A lighter alternative to traditional stuffing with a delicious balance of sweet and savory whole food ingredients + it’s gluten- soy- and oil-free.

Raw Vegan Thanksgiving StuffingRaw Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing

This recipe blew my mind, it tastes just like the ‘Stove Top’ brand stuffing except healthy and raw! It was love at first bite… <3

Vegan MeatloafVegan Holiday “Meat” Loaf (gluten- and soy-free)

This dish will fool any meat eaters you have at your holiday dinner this year! The combination of the quinoa, oats, mushrooms and nuts provide this dish with the perfect “meat” loaf texture. Finish it off with your choice of our Cranberry Glaze recipe from this year’s series or a traditional meatloaf glaze.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan TartSweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Tart (gf)

Yvonne and I played around with a few recipes from the My Eclectic Kitchen App (available for Apple and Android) as a base, and ended up creating this holiday masterpiece! We definitely needed some chocolate on our menu (it is the holidays, of course), but we still wanted to keep the recipe as healthy as possible. I say we accomplished just that! As Yvonne put it, “When nourishing, healing, whole, plant-based food tastes this delicious, it’s cause for even more celebration!

Raw-Pumpkin-Spiced-Mamey-CheesecakeRaw Pumpkin Spice Mamey Cheesecake (gluten-free)

A perfectly healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipe for your menu this year, using a special, unique and nutritious ingredient! + read up on the benefits of mamey sapote!

Vegan Gluten-Free Thanksgiving MenuYumm, now dig into your delicious, turkey-free, cruelty-free, HEALTHY Thanksgiving feast!

Thank you all so much for the constant support both on my blog and on my Instagram. I would not have been here without all of you. YOU ALL are who inspired us to create this Sweet Eclectic Thanksgiving Menu. I am grateful for all that we have achieved in this past year, and I cannot wait to see what the future will hold for us both, and you all!

I hope that some of our delicious recipes will make it to your menu this year!

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan @yvonne_deliciously_vegan or tweet @sweetsimpleveg @yvonnemrod and hashtag #SweetEclecticThanksgiving if you recreate any of our recipes! We would love to see your photos and thanksgiving feasts!

Vegan Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu

Vegan Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu