Add a new side this Thanksgiving


Not your 101 Classic Thanksgiving Side dish recipes… Just 6 new side dishes to add this Thanksgiving or any up coming Holiday dinner.

I really get distracted and kind of dizzy when I see these compilations of recipes where there’s too many options. I’m indecisive by nature and these extreme multiple option posts can be overwhelming. I can’t focus. I offer one of my own this year in an effort to add variety rather than replace one of those dear Thanksgiving classics. I narrowed it down to six recipes from the blog that I would love to add to a traditional menu. Some of them are more versatile and unusual to pair with the traditional Turkey dinner but several add pleasant variation in texture or the acid note to balance the richness of traditional dishes. Sometimes “gravyness” can overwhelm us, if you know what I mean.

Something new on the table may attract attention and possibly resistance. Allow your guests to discover the dish on their own terms. This will help you avoid any tension or “pushback” because you have decided to add variation to the meal. With that in mind, I know you will enjoy these dishes and have fun preparing them. During this special meal, please remember to focus on what matters the most at the table: family, friends and being grateful for what we have.

Happy Holidays
Ian and Mariana

Have a wonderful Holiday!

 Add a new side this Thanksgiving

1. Warm Acorn Squash Salad

2. Sweet Potato Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

3. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs & Almonds

4. Root-a–touille a Ratatouille made with root vegetables

5. Sweet Potato Kale and Quinoa Fritters

6. Kale and Lentil Salad with Honey- Mustard Vinaigrette


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4 Responses to Add a new side this Thanksgiving

  1. tamra November 27, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Omage to Yes-more please
    This is my thanksgiving dinner
    Sweet potatoe kale fritters
    Hibiscus Cornish hen
    Polano cornbread muffins
    Cauliflower parsnip mash
    Roasted fingerling potatoes w/garlic almond

    • Mariana McEnroe November 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

      Wow! Tamara I wish I was there!, I would love to see a photo! Happy Thanksgiving xoxo!

      • Tamra December 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

        Sorry no picture but my Brother David FAT AND HAPPY.
        Thank You for all your inspiration!

        • Mariana McEnroe December 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

          Tamra with all those vegetables and good eats happy is the best state! xoxo

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