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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving FAQ: What are you doing for vegetables?

I received this question from Marie today and it sparked an idea for this post
Hi purple hair lady! I like how your blog is going. I am curious. With all your allergies, what are you doing for veggies for Thanksgiving? We can't have green bean casserole anymore because my son is allergic to them and I am trying to think of something other than corn.
 Thanks for the compliment on the blog! You made my day.

Thanksgiving has taken a different turn for our family. We have multiple allergies and we aren't all allergic to the same things. One can eat green beans, two can't. One can have wheat, two can't. Two can have cabbage, one can't. 

Instead of trying to find one veggie everyone can eat, we eat pick a vegetable we like and make them. I know how hard it is to think of other vegetables when you get into a food rut. Here is a list of vegetables that we like, listed in categories, to pick from and a few ways to prepare them.

Green and Leafy Vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens
  • Kale
  • Beet Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Okra
  • Peas
  • Chickpeas (Garbanzo)
Roots and Tubers
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yams
  • White/ Red Potatoes
Other Veggies
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
Ideas for Preparing your Veggies on Thanksgiving
  • Serve carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery raw on a platter, with a dip.
  • Steamed veggies are our favorite.
  • For sweet potatoes, sprinkle with a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • We love our okra not breaded, pan fried with a little oil or butter until crispy.
  • Mashed potatoes are great! We add a little Uncle Dan's Ranch Mix and sour cream.
  • Spinach can be eaten raw or steamed.
Add a little bit of seasonings that you like to make them more flavorful.

What veggies do you like to eat on Thanksgiving? Let's help Marie out by sharing what you like to eat.

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