2015 Thanksgiving Food Ideas

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are all gearing up for friendsgivings, holiday travels, friends, family, and giving thanks. I have prepared a list of Thanksgiving Food ideas to give you all some friendly inspiration!

Side dishes

Main dishes (things besides Turkey!)

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Cauliflower Pizza!

Ahhhhh cauliflower pizza!!! The ideal and delicious low-carb pizza crust!!! If you want to make this bad boy, you gotta put in the effort though- this aint easy…First you have to grate the cauliflower (or shred using a food processor), wring out water, mix mix mix with other ingredients, etc. And then it ain’t even that healthy either- you replace the flour in normal pizza dough with extra cheese to make the cauliflower crust. BUT after all this work and extra fat calories, this cauliflower pizza is pretty damn good- eat it with a fork to avoid the mess! I ended up with a semi-non-soggy crust – the edges of the whole pizza were stable, but the middle part was a tad bit soggy. I refrigerated it for about 5 min and the crust firmed up quite a bit and was way less soggy after it cooled. I won’t be making it for a long time since there is so much extra work and it’s messy to wring out the water from the cauliflower. BUT Try it!!! I know many of you are super curious. Trust me, it is delicious!!!!!!!

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Garlic Cauliflower Fried Rice!

Just came back from spring break and totally in the spring mode!!! I love spring as it is one step closer to summer!!! I usually buy a bunch of florals, pastels, and light clothing during this time and I am so excited for my haul today! I didn’t do much during this spring break (as opposed to the epicness of Miami last year) but I did get to go home and visit some friends! I also learned this past week that nothing in life is super set- i.e. jobs, relationships, family, friends, and legal troubles. But I do believe that when faced with those life events, trust that everything will work out the way it should and that what you think might be the greatest thing of all may not be and a better opportunity or blessings in disguise are on the other side of the tunnel. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thoughts to keep one happy and grounded- especially since there is so much we still have to live and when we look back at how much we are freakin out now in 10 years, it will all be so silly to us. Anyway, this still means lots of time to get in shape and eat healthy and stay active for the rest of our lives!!! I have been obsessed with cauliflower recently, for example, Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh and the Vegan Cauliflower “Alfredo” Sauce. There is so much we can do with this veggie!!! Today I made cauliflower fried “rice” and next time will be cauliflower pizza. So stoked! I am so happy everyone is just as excited about this veggie as I am!!!

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Vegan Cauliflower "Alfredo"!!!

Words cannot describe how excited I am to share this recipe!!! I am so in love with this cauliflower “alfredo”!!!!!!! I literally lick my bowl and spoon every time I eat it – yes, it is THAT good!!! I think it’s the perfect creamy to satisfy the “cream” texture that usually is made true by cream and butter. Cauliflower is seriously my new favorite veggie and it is so versatile. I can’t believe I am just gobbling down cauliflower – shame on me for hating it when I was a kid! But omg I can’t believe cauliflower can be made into vegan pasta sauces, cauliflower rice,ย Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh, and creamy vegan soups!!! I can’t wait to try more things with this beautiful vegetable!!! You can serve this creamy cauliflower with traditional things too like in place of starchy mashed potatoes or serve it as a creamy sauce with anything and everything. Trust me it is super duper good. I will be making this obsessively from now on. Okay, enough with my raving – here it is!!!

No guilt mashed potato substitute!

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Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh!

Following my cleanse, I made this raw cauliflower tabbouleh to ease back into my normal routine off the juices. LOL this ‘healthiness’ didnt last very long when I had ramen and my gluten free brownies later that day. Along with a weekend filled with alcohol and good food (including McDonalds breakfast and fries). I did counter those things with a 10 mile roundtrip hike in Azusa though! It is called theย Bridge to Nowhere Hike! If anyone is interested, make sure you get a $5 Day Pass at the General Store in the little town you pass by before you get to the trail head parking area. Also, parking is difficult (took us an hour and still ended up parking a 1/2 mile away from the trail head). So arrive early (like 8am early) or come by at 12pm when others are leaving from the morning run. You trek through rivers walking on logs and walk on lots of rocks. However, it is a moderate hike, and only very little parts were incline. There isn’t a clear trail, but there are tons of people hiking it so just follow them or shout at the gold miners in the rivers for help of where the trails continue. I enjoyed it so much! It is pretty scenic all the way and you reach the Bridge to Nowhere where you can bungee jump! I did not partake in the bungee jump but it is pretty cool that you have to hike all the way there to do it. My legs are still aching from Sunday so it is a pretty good workout. Took me 5 hours to complete the entire hike to and back so you will get a good workout and burn some calories :). There are parts that had shade, but mostly it was pretty sunny so bring lots of water- I brought 3 bottles ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it out and let me know how you liked it! Also, I am so crazy – I drove back from LA that same night and went to Bassmnt to see Dash Berlin and danced the night away so I had an incredible weekend!

Because of all the junk and the good food and alcohol I drank, I made this tabbouleh for the 2nd time this week. So addicted.

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