Unique Alternatives to Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes


With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, we went on a search for some delicious alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving dishes. And we were not disappointed with our findings!


From Oyster Kimchi Stuffing to 30-Minute Butternut Squash and Cider Soup to Parmesan Wasabi mashed potatoes, these recipes have you covered to stand out this holiday season.




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5 Unique Alternatives to Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes

If the Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme doesn’t get you, then we might not get you!

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*Photo credit: Julia Maguire | Spoon, NJ

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Creative Thanksgiving Side Dishes that are Easy to Make

These Urban Accents seasonings turn ordinary into extraordinary side dishes your friends and family won’t soon forget.

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With these easy-to-make alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving options, there’s no reason to stick with the same ol’ same old this year. Switch it up, spice it up, eat it up!





Dance It Out Playlist

We give to you our Dance It Out playlist. Enjoy every minute as though no one is watching. )But do close your blinds first if you’re concerned about that sort of thing.)

Day 7: Dance It Out


Ordering Meals for the Week

Week of Meals and Soup



Did you know that we now have the ability for you to order several days’ or even a week’s worth of delicious, gourmet meals to be sent to a family member or friend — even if they don’t have a schedule created on their behalf?

Several of our new vendors, including Rockin’ the Ladle and Veestro, have put together custom multi-meal packages only available through Food Tidings.

So now you can collect those $1, $5 and $10 donations and put them to a very, VERY delicious use! See the quick video below for step-by-step ordering instructions.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Ball Bubbles

chocolate peanut butter bliss balls

*Photo credit to Christine at www.c-cooking.com



These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Ball Bubbles featured on Millennial Kitchen (recipe and photo from Christine at the equally fabulous Conscious Cooking) look absolutely amazing, and as they are raw, vegan, and gluten-free, they’d make a great treat to take just about anyone!


1 cup + 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts

1/2 cup gluten-free oats

4-5 medjool dates, pitted

2 Tbsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp 100% cocoa powder

2 Tbsp maple syrup

1 T coconut oil


In a food processor, process all ingredients until everything is broken up and combined. The mixture should stick together when pinched with your fingertips.

Add another 1/4 cup of peanuts and quickly pulse a few times so the nuts are chopped into larger bits for some crunchiness.

Roll into bite-sized balls.

Refrigerate and enjoy!

You can’t imagine how many great recipes Millennial Kitchen has on their site. And their photography? Incredible. Be sure to check them out!


Melt In Your Mouth Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re looking to take someone an amazingly delicious breakfast (or middle of the night) treat, look no further than this incredible Cinnamon Bun recipe from The Food Network Kitchen.


1 cup whole milk
one 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup plus 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the bowl
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


All-purpose flour, for dusting
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon


2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For full recipe instructions, please visit this recipe on the Food Network site. Consider making a second batch for  yourself while you’re at it. You deserve it!


Skinny Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

For all of the Fall coffee lovers out there. Courtesy of the amazing Natalie Hodson!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1/2 cup plain pumpkin purée filling (120g)
-1 scoop MRM whey protein
-1 Tbsp vanilla extract
-3 stevia packets (or any sweetener of choice)
-1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
-10 oz strong brewed coffee
-Mix all ingredients in blender then microwave for 45 seconds and enjoy!



Homemade Pumpkin French Toast

pumpkin french toast

Featuring pumpkin puree, whipping cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, this delightful concoction is bound to make someone’s day!

For the full recipe, please visit The Recipe Girl’s blog post here.