I am the worst Thanksgiving guest. Nobody wants to invite the no butter, no milk and no cheese eater over for a decadent meal.
Having hosted the holiday before, I know how much love and time goes into preparing the family feast. I love the tradition in diving into the rich, gluttonous meal amongst those closest to me.
This year without dairy in my life, I need to restrict what goes in my mouth; because lets face it what part of the Thanksgiving meal does not include butter?
It is a small sacrifice for me to make if I'm healing my body to be a better me. I'm sharing delicious dairy free recipes that I'm making for Meatless Monday and will be eating throughout the week.
I'm most excited to devour Skinnytaste's Mushroom Fennel Quinoa Stuffing. Double the recipe to enjoy all week long.
This vegan dairy-free Sweet Potato Casserole is rich, sweet, hearty and always a crowd pleaser.
The Nourishing Gourmet's Grandpa's Long Simmered Green Beans are simple (with or without bacon/ham) and can be prepared ahead of time.
My mom makes the moistest cornbread filled with sour cream and other delicious no nos. Although, I could never replicate it, I hope Pickles & Honey's Simple Vegan Cornbread comes close.
The perfect way to end a big meal is with Healthy Jasmine's not too super sweet 5 Spice Cran Apple Crumble.
Apologies in advance to my hosts for not indulging in the tasty dinner on Thursday, but I'm happy to be with those I am thankful for and hopeful next year I'll have reduced inflammation and be lesion free.