Monday, November 17, 2014

A Welcoming Thanksgiving Menu -- Vegan, Gluten-free, Food Allergy Friendly Options

It's that time of year! What can you serve at your Thanksgiving table that will be safe for everyone and taste delicious? Welcoming Kitchen and Super Seeds are both loaded with recipes that will delight your guests.

Here are some good choices from the blog to consider for your welcoming holiday feast.

For appetizer, how about a light dip, like:

Artichoke Lemon Bean Dip or Quick and Creamy Veggie Dip?

Vegan and Glutenfree Thanksgiving Menu

I don't like to fill up too much before the main meal, so a light dip and veggies is the perfect munchy while we're getting started.

For the main event, we like a hearty entree and great sides.

Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving table:

Mushroom Tartlets with Socca Crust fill the heart of your plate.

Vegan and Glutenfree Thanksgiving Menu
Mushroom Tartlet with a Gluten-free Socca Crust

Vegan and Glutenfree Thanksgiving Menu
Apple, Pear and Cranberry Sauce

 Add some, 

Vegan and Glutenfree Thanksgiving Ideas
Cranberry Clementine Mini Muffins

Finish up with,
To add to the festivities, why not offer a fun beverage?

A pretty, non-alcoholic option is Apple Pomegranate Cider.

For your guests who drink alcohol, I am loving LEAF Vodka. The company sent me two bottles to try: one made with Alaskan Glacial Water and one made with Rocky Mountain Mineral Water. We have had a lot of family parties recently, so there were many tasters of this vodka, and all the vodka drinkers really liked them both.

LEAF sent along a recipe for a holiday-perfect beverage, The Falling Leaf created by Mixologist Juyoung Kang. It's super yummy for this time of year.

Vegan and Glutenfree Thanksgiving Menu

The Falling LEAF


  • 1.5oz LEAF Vodka made with Rocky Mountain Mineral Water
  • 1oz Lime juice
  • 0.5oz Grapefruit juice
  • 1oz Hibiscus syrup (1:1 Hibiscus and simple syrup)
  • Pinch of ground clove
  • Topped off ginger beer 

  1. Put in mixing tin all the ingredients sans ginger beer, add ice and shake vigorously
  2. Strain into a Collins glass , top off with ginger beer, garnish and serve.

Required FTC Disclosure: Global Spirits sent me two bottles of LEAF Vodka to review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are my own.

Happy Cooking!

My new book,  Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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1 comment:

  1. Great menu Kim! Love the pictures! What restaurant have you had the best cocktails? Remember to add it to your Besty List!