Favourite Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 17, 2010



Some of you have been asking for me to round-up my favourite Thanksgiving/holiday recipes in one spot and I thought that was a great idea given that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.


Hopefully this will be of help for you as you plan your holiday meals this season.


I will also include a link to this page at the top of my recipes page so you can find it whenever you need it!



1) Itty Bitty Pumpkin Garlic Knots


These rock my world.

[I now have a huge, huge craving for these.]

2) The most delicious gravy I have ever tasted (and it’s veeeeeegan!)


All of our guests enjoyed this gravy!


3) This Ain’t Grandmas Sweet Potato Casserole


Sorry grandma, but this was the crowd favourite at my Thanksgiving dinner party in October! Wholesome yet incredibly delicious.

4) Holiday Soup For The Soul


One of my all time favourite soup recipes. It is very filling too!

5) Maple Spiced Quinoa with Cranberries, Apricots, and Almonds


Very festive, light, with a great crunch and array of flavours.

6) High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Healthy, high in protein, yet delicious. No one will know what ingredient is hiding in there!

7) Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad


Mmmmmm. That is all. Mmmmm.

8.) Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

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This was my first time making cranberry sauce and I was surprised at how easy it was! It took me about 15 minutes start to finish and just a few ingredients. Recipe found on PDF in Luxury Dinner Party post above.

8b) Maple Baked Beans


My favourite baked beans.


9) Spiced Bar Nuts


Great with beer and the good ‘ol hockey game.



10) Wedded Bliss Soft Ginger Cookies 


One of my favourite cookie recipes.

11) Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes


and a variation in ‘pie’ shape…

12) Pumpkin Pecan Brownie Pie (PDF) from this post.

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This was the favourite dessert at my Thanksgiving party, adapted from the amazing Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

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Need I say more?


13) Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream


This was also a crowd pleaser and it’s one of Eric’s all time fav desserts.

14) Pumpkin Butter Oat Squares with Candied Pecans


15) Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


Chocolate and peppermint is a dream wintery combo in my opinion!


It has been way too long since I made this breakfast pie.

16) Pumpkin Spice Lattes


17) Buttery Apple Streusel Oat Squares 


18) Comforting Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


19) Gingerbread Overnight Oats with Soft Ginger Cookie Crumbles


20) Fruit and Nut Energy Bites


21) Festive Red Quinoa Breakfast Bowl


Gift Ideas

22) Homemade Pumpkin Butter 


23) Apple Streusel Butternut Blondies


24) Energy Bites 


And there you have it!


What are your favourite Thanksgiving or holiday recipes?

Also, does anyone have any holiday tea recommendations for me? I am looking to buy some holiday teas!

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JenATX November 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

beautiful, simply beautiful :)
My favorite holiday recipe is my mother’s corn bread casserole. It is just so so good & reminds me of home.. besides that I LOVE pecan pie.. I wish we had bottomless pits for stomachs because I want to try all these recipes for thanksgiving, but I know everyone will flip if we take away the classics. So, if we have the classics + the new ones that seems like an incredible huge amount of food. Maybe we can do Thanksgiving Round Two on Friday?!


Liz Dietrich November 18, 2010 at 12:17 am

I made the Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes and they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Did a practice batch to see if I should bake for Thanksgiving next week. My family (who didn’t know they were vegan) liked how ‘clean’ they tasted. Maybe they aren’t use to such good, healthy ingredients. One of the best recipes I’ve tried in a long time!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 12:23 am



Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

clean is a very interesting way to describe them…but I guess I would say most of the food I make tastes pretty clean (if by clean, they meant ‘real’ or wholesome, as opposed to fake tasting) :)


Jane November 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

If you can find trader joes candy cane peppermint tea, it is amazing!


Traci November 18, 2010 at 5:46 am

Agreed very yummy tea. Peppermint rocks :)


Paula November 18, 2010 at 11:34 am

I third that motion! I resisted getting it for a long time ‘cos I thought it would just be your typical peppermint tea (too bright and pepperminty!) but they had samples the other day and I was blown away by how yummy it was – the roasted chicory in it lends a depth and a richness – its more like eating a peppermint cookie than chewing on a piece of peppermint leaf :)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

It all looks so good! I’m craving some ginger cookies.

And my mom says she loves you table setting. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:20 am

tell your mom thank you ;)


Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen November 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Those pumpkin garlic knots look to.die.forrrrrrrr!


Moni'sMeals November 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I have said it before and I will say it again…anyone who gets to celebrate with you or know you and gets to try your goods are the luckiest people alive!

My favorite recipe is My Pumpkin Soup with a special topping for Thanksgiving.

I wish I took more pics over the years like you but at least have started this last year. ;) Love the pics and recipes, thanks for sharing.

Big smile on the face!


OSGMOM November 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

We are very lucky :)


Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) November 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm

It all looks amazing! I can’t wait to try the blondie recipes this holiday season :) I seriously love your blog!


Tania November 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Hey! Everything looks great! You’ve really outdone yourself this season. For holiday tea, I highly recommend Harney & Sons “Hot Cinnamon Spice”. It is naturally sweet and tastes like Christmas in a cup. http://www.harney.com/Hot-Cinnamon-Spice/products/225/


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

hope they ship to me!


Maria @ Oh Healthy Day November 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm

As I scrolled down, I said, “I want to make that. And that. And that. And that”. Then I wore myself out and figured I’d just come have Thanksgiving with you guys (even though you are in Canada, you’ll have one again, right? Please.)

Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea warms my heart. And my throat.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

you’re cooking right? bahaha


Melissa November 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I am new to veganism, and still making the transition. Reading your blog has made it SO enjoyable. Everyday I look forward to see what you have whipped up. My boyfriend and I are now hooked on VOO and we just made the fruit and nut energy bites( so tasty!) I can’t wait to try all of your thanksgiving recipes and share them with my family!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

thanks! So glad you enjoy them


Katie November 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I agree with the comment above – the Hot Cinnamon Spice tea is a year round favorite of mine. I got through 3-4 HUGE containers in the holiday season. Candy Can Lane is my second favorite – its decaf green tea…so good!


Alaina November 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I love this! I can’t wait to use some of these recipes. Fall is my favorite time to cook and bake. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my mom’s cranberry conserve and mashed potatoes. :-)


Emily November 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Thank you thank you thank you! Seriously, you never cease to amaze me.
My favorite tea right now is Tazo Sweet Cinnamon Spice, it is delicious and easy to find.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

that sounds great!


Cara Craves... November 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm

You never cease to amaze me!
It all looks great…I just wouldn’t want to choose.
I am not celebrating Thanksgiving this upcoming week for
I am Canadian and am in Korea, but I still want to eat the food :)


Allison November 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Please come stay with me:) i am willing to taste test anything and everything!!

Besides half of canada migrates to florida in the winter so you would only be doing what you’re supposed to do;);) And when you come please bring items 1-30 with you!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

Eric said to me the other night, ‘Do you want to live in florida for 6 months of the year?’

I think we are getting old.


Shanna, like Banana November 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

So handy to have this post all in one — thanks =)

And yes, you are welcome in Cali anytime ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

im packing my bag now!


Heather (Faces of Beauty) November 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm

as amazing as this all sounds, i have to say the garlic knots are what’s calling my name. there are no words angela!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:17 am



Sarah D November 17, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Can I just say how impressive this list of successes is! I loved looking down it and thinking of what a great experience this fall must have been with so many new recipes under your belt!


Rebecca November 18, 2010 at 12:03 am

Chai Tea would be nice and spicy for the festive season.
I love my Mums Christmas Pudding with Thick Custard.


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 18, 2010 at 12:10 am

I made your pumpkin gingerbread with spiced buttercream, and it was one of the best things I have ever eaten.

I also made the pumpkin brownies, and I could not believe how nicely they turned out and how moist they were. Your recipes blow me away every time I make anything you have come up with!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 12:23 am

thank you :) That makes me happy to hear


Kelsey H November 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

ditto about the pumpkin spiced gingerbread….i get chills just thinking about how amazing it was and im not a really good cook!


Charlie November 18, 2010 at 12:13 am

Kind of funny that you’re talking about holiday recipes since I just made christmas cookies tonight! For thanksgiving, I do love the usual pumpkin pie ;). But I’ve never really celebrated thanksgiving…

As for holiday tea, I love Joy from Starbucks.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

Do you freeze your cookies?


Casey Thomas November 18, 2010 at 12:15 am

Oh my Angela, these all look incredible!

It’s a stinking hot 37 degrees Celsius where I am so come on over and I’ll be your taste tester!



Ellie November 18, 2010 at 12:21 am

hi Angela!! wowww thank you for this! hahaha they’re all the ones that I’ve been wanting to make!! :PPPP I don’t know if you have coffeebean&tealeaf in Canada, but I really recommend the winter spice (?) blend! or something like that. It’s really good and it reeeeallly does have a spicy tinge to it!


Helen November 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm

i agree, the cb+tl winter dream tea is so good!!


Dee November 18, 2010 at 12:43 am

Oh.Em.Gee! Seriously though. OMG. *wipes drool off computer screen* Everything looks SOOOO good!


Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher November 18, 2010 at 12:51 am

i CAN’T take it, angela! greedy overload!!


Alex November 18, 2010 at 1:42 am

oh my goooosh! i’m cooking for three and can’t decide! I’m guessing I’m going to be loggin in a couple more miles this week haha.


Rachel November 18, 2010 at 2:29 am

This post reminds me- PLEASE upload the s’mores cake in a jar recipe! I made the apple streusel and it was good….but the s’mores REALLY caught my eye! mmmm!

Not sure on a brand name here but my favorite tea from my favorite cafe is caramelized pear tea! Great for the holiday season ;-)


Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat November 18, 2010 at 2:37 am

I am so overwhelmed with these options! How do I choose? If I make them all, I’ll have to start cooking NOW!


Little Aspects November 18, 2010 at 2:43 am

Oooh, me, I’ll be your taste-tester! We’ll be hitting the high 20C range next week (probably even in the 30s!) so you can enjoy warm weather and I’ll enjoy yummy vegan baking ;-)

Having said that, I would like a white Christmas at some stage – it’s funny that we associate Christmas with summer and hot weather and the beach and you guys are all about being warm and cozy in the freezing weather! So, my holiday recipes are various salads and fruity things for cooling down (mango and stonefruit season has now arrived!) rather than the hearty and warming fare you northerners get to enjoy for Christmas :)


Shelby November 18, 2010 at 3:16 am

You are seriously amazing!!!!! All of it looks so delicious!!!!


Wei-Wei November 18, 2010 at 4:03 am

You blow my mind – I’ve read all these posts in the past few months and it amazes me how creative and delicious they ALL look!


SellWoWAccount November 18, 2010 at 4:14 am

Great shots for those awesome foods! You’ve given them more life :D They really look so delicious. Can I be your taste tester? We don’t have cold Christmas here in our place. It’ll be a great pleasure to taste those. Yummm!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:15 am



Anni November 18, 2010 at 4:31 am

I have one word for you Angela: AMAZING.
I’m kicking myself for living in Northern Europe where pumpkin is practically non-existant (as are Earth Balance & Almond milk, except the homemade kind). And its cold too, so my chances of becoming your taste tester are rather slim. But I can always try to adapt your recipes, and for those that I can’t – I can still enjoy your beautiful pictures!!!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 18, 2010 at 5:37 am

Omg the time invested in this post. No wait. In ALL of the RECIPES! The photography…all of it.

As a blogger, cook, photographer….we all wear all hats. But you, you my dear, well all of them VERY WELL!

Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes – have seen a few girls make them and i thought i wanted to make those. But then i just saw the entire roundup of desserts and honestly am in drool overload. It’s overused in the sphere to say things look good. But seriously, Angela, your food just looks….SO GOOD. I mean amazing :)


Keri November 18, 2010 at 6:22 am

Oh my gosh, you are amazing. I am in charge of dessert this year and I would love to make one of these. I’m just nervous that they won’t come out as good as your did!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

I would suggest the pumpkin pecan pie brownie…it was the fav!


Liana @ femme fraiche November 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

Now that it’s 6:24am and I’m starving for breakfast, lunch, dinner and gravy…

That’s the one thing I love most about fall, the cinnamon and pumpkin spices. They make every dish better, salty or sweet. The garlic pumpkin knots are identical to garlic “bowties” that bakery by our house has sold since I was a little girl. I actually worked at said bakery myself and had the honour of partaking in the magic of those bad boys. I’ve been eating apples uncooked with cinnamon sprinkled on and it hasn’t quite being doing it for me, so now I know how to fix it! Great roundup!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

there is something magical about bread making!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 18, 2010 at 6:36 am

I want EVERY recipe at my Thanksgiving table!


saffity November 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

These all look fantastic! I’m slowly working my way through all your recipes and they’re all delicious!

As far as favourite holiday dishes go, for Thanksgiving it’s pumpkin pie and stuffing, for 9hristmas it’s definitely my Gramma’s shortbread cookies and oatmeal cookies with date jam.

This is our first Christmas without Gramma, but I’m hoping I can do her recipes justice.

My favourite holiday tea you can’t get anymore. It was a limited time Christmas blend. But second favourite would have to be a nice chai latte from teaopia.


stacey-healthylife November 18, 2010 at 6:48 am

Those make me hungry also. They all look so fantastic.


Lauren November 18, 2010 at 6:58 am

Can I please come to your Thanksgiving? :)


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 18, 2010 at 7:00 am

I was already planning on making those pumpkin oat bars, but now I’m going to make the cranberries and the gravy too! Thanks!


Aleesha November 18, 2010 at 7:05 am

Wow, thanks for all of the ideas! I might have to alter my Thanksgiving menu to add in your high-protein mashed potatoes and gingerbread… :)


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 18, 2010 at 7:27 am

wow! So many Thanksgiving ideas in one post! My favorite tea right now is Kalahari Cafe ChocoLAtte Green Tea. The black tea is good too! In fact, all the flavors are pretty amazing.


Tiffany S November 18, 2010 at 7:30 am

I made the pumpkin gingerbread with spiced buttercream a little while ago and it was sooo delicious. Everyone should make it!


Rachel November 18, 2010 at 7:37 am

Here I sat wondering what in the world I was going to take to my famliy get together next week. A room filled with meat eating, won’t go near a veggie unless it were the end of the world hillbillies, I knew I was on my own to bring dinner for my boyfriend and I. I thought, let me see what Angela has, and bam. This beauty of a post pops up! You are a life-saver! If only I had time to make them all!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

glad I could help!


Caroline November 18, 2010 at 7:47 am

I am loving the Twinings – Winter Spice Tea. It is so delicious and has apple, cinnamon, and cardamom tones. So tasty!


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

Oh this is wonderful!! I already know I’m making the sweet potato casserole for my aunt’s Thanksgiving gathering, but now I have great ideas for dessert and her hostess gift as well!! Thank you!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 18, 2010 at 8:04 am

This is an amazing roundup. And now I’m craving not only that sweet potato casserole but 15 different desserts and your hearty soup.


Meredith November 18, 2010 at 8:06 am

It all looks amazing — but you left out your butternut apple casserole I served with Thanksgiving dinner! It’s awesome too. Highly Recommended.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:12 am
Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 18, 2010 at 8:10 am

Thanks for the recipe roundup! It’s very helpful since I need to start planning what I’m making. Everything looks great, I can’t wait to make some of these next week!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

I can certainly attest to all of the recipes included in your PFB vegan Thanksgiving menu being wonderful, especially the high-protein mashed potoatos and the pumpkin gingerbread with spiced buttercream!! One of my recent favourites for fall is Turkey and Wild Rice Soup (http://eatspinrunrepeat.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/turkey-and-wild-rice-soup/) – a great way to use up leftover turkey bits! Oh, and Root Vegetable Stew (http://eatspinrunrepeat.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/root-vegetable-stew/) which can easily be made vegan with chickpeas.


Annie November 18, 2010 at 8:30 am

I’ve done a practice run of your Vegan Fluffy White Dinner Rolls and your Sweet Potato Casserole. Both amazing recipes! They will be making their debut at my Thanksgiving table. I also used to love my mom’s broccoli casserole at Thanksgiving but haven’t had it since I went vegan a year ago. But I was able to veganize it and therefore it will also be served at Thanksgiving.

As for the tea, I have to say go with Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon & Spice. Anything they make is incredible.


Liza November 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

I am SO hungry now. Like, I want it to be Thanksgiving today and I want to suddenly be the one doing all of the cooking so that I can make all of these recipes.


Meredith November 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

Hi Angela-
Just wanted to share a delish vegan fall recipe I created. Even my meat-loving husband adores it and I plan to make it with Thanksgiving dinner this year. I hope you get the chance to make it. The keys are to use a hearty flavorful rice blend base and to use FRESH rosemary.

Wild Rice Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette

1.5 cups Texmati-Wild Rice blend (uncooked) – I use RiceSelect Royal Blend.
3 stalks celery, finely diced
½ large red onion, finely diced
1 cup red grapes, halved
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup slivered almonds
Juice of 1 lemon
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil

Cook rice, allow to cool a little. Combine all ingredients.
Serve room temperature or refrigerate.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

thanks for sharing, this sounds great!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

This post is making me sad that Canadian Thanksgiving is long over! I think I need to start celebrating American Thanksgiving too. ;)

My favourite Thanksgiving recipe is my mom’s pumpkin pie. I look forward to it every year!


Tiffany November 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

Why must you do this to me Angela?!?! Everything looks amazing and there is drool all over our keyboard now. I am trying to take a break from baking until I have to do Christmas baking, because I know I will be eating a lot of that. Now you make me want to get baking! It is so fun! Great photography too!!! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

you want to take a break from baking??? The horrors! hahah
jk ;p


Angela B. November 18, 2010 at 9:42 am


How did you have time to make all that delicious food? I just kept scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling looking at all the beautiful pictures. I, too, love your table setting – I’m SO going to copy you! I’m trying to start cooking healthier using your site as some others who seem to use/know you too. You’ve all been really helpful. Thank you for sharing and teaching us how to live healthier and richer lives.


Angela B. November 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

PS – i was wondering what kind of camera you used for your photography?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

I have a Canon 30D with a canon 50 mm 1.4 macro lens :)


Jessica November 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

I’m getting excited for Thanksgiving and will be including a few of your recipes for sure! My favorite holiday teas are Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane (a minty, sweet decaf green tea); The Republic of Tea Maple Pecan (a black tea w/ a warm nutty flavor); and Stash Chocolate Mint Oolong. Hope you find some you like!


Hilary November 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

Angela – I am quite the tea snob. I am obsessed with all David’s tea in particular – they are fun, I think that you would like them. They also have seasonal flavours (Pumpkin Chai in the fall was amazing, Chili Chocolate Chai right now is divine). I would definitely go there if I were you and treat yourself (davidstea.com). I also just recently ordered tea from a website called teaoh.com because an article in Toronto Life on the top 12 teas in the city (http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/from-the-print-edition-daily-dish/2010/10/27/toronto’s-top-teas-a-mini-guide-to-the-city’s-12-most-beautiful-fragrant-and-tasty-infusions/) . Please let me know what you try! Especially if you go to David’s … there are so many unbelievable teas that I could not even begin recommendations …


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

i think I am finally going to bite the bullet and order some of David’s teas!!!! Ive heard so many great things about it. Any holiday flavours you like?


Amari @ Eat Chic November 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

You sure know how to get Americans excited for Thanksgiving! I am drooling at the thought of all of these delicious recipes! Can’t wait to try some of them out!


Amber K November 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

I don’t like traditional Thanksgiving foods, so I don’t have any favorites. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving used to be the soft, chewy rolls, but now that I have to be gluten-free? I have no idea what I’ll be eating!


Halley (Blunder Construction) November 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

At first I thought you were listing your favorite recipes for your ideal thanksgiving dinner… and I noticed you had about 10 different desserts listed. I was thinking, yeah, that’s my ideal Thanksgiving too ;)


Misty November 18, 2010 at 10:38 am

Firstly, thank you, thank you, thank you. I love your website and look forward to checking it every monring when I arrive at work. Please consider a cookbook in the near future! I would buy it for everyone I know.
Now, as for holiday tea’s….I was recently in peterborough (I live in cottage country) and discovered David’s Tea. I was so pleased with my experience there and the fact that you could purchase any number of grams (which for me was great cost wise, because I would hate it if I bought a lot and didn’t like the tea). I’d rather have the option of tasting them then ordering more online if I loved them. Anyways. Check out the website, they have a tone of holiday tea’s! I also highly recommend David’s Forever Almonds, very yummy!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

thanks so much! :)

I have heard the almond tea is fabulous…I think I would love it


Misty November 18, 2010 at 10:53 am

4 ripe tomatoes (chopped)
1 ripe avocado (chopped)
Half a red onion (chopped)
2 tbsp. of evoo
Juice of 1 lime
Fresh black pepper
Handful of cilantro
And half a cup of feta cheese.
(These amounts may vary depending on what you like…I added more avocado)
Served with lime tortilla chips.


Misty November 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

….this was a avocado salsa a friend made for me this weekend that I thought you would love! TRY IT!!! :)


Carrie S. November 18, 2010 at 10:44 am

I’m making your Pumpkin Gingerbread w/ Spiced Buttercream. I made it last week and my hubby (who can’t have eggs, soy, or dairy) proclaimed it “the best thing you’ve ever made”, so at his request another loaf is accompanying us to our family Thanksgiving so he can have dessert. Thanks for the amazing recipe Angela!


LisaG November 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

My daughter and I still love the sugar cookie sleigh ride tea from Celestial seasonings. I still love my mothers dressing, sweet potatoe soufle, greenbeans, smoked turkey, pumpkin pie, etc. traditional stuff.


Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather November 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

Angela you have so many delicious looking recipes! Yeah you were right, looking at all those goodies made me hungry :) I love my brussel sprouts and pomegrante dish (http://www.healthywithheather.com/?p=3804) – bacon warning :)


Melissa November 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

I don’t know what to say..it all looks so amazing!!
I think that pumpkin pecan brownie pie is going to be made this weekend..yum!!


Marty November 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

A visual feast to be sure! I want everything. I just purchased some Pumpkin Ginger Tea from The Republic of Tea and it is a really nice fall tea. Black tea with pumpkin pie spices, nice ginger flavor but not overpowering and it smells wonderful. Plus, I am a sucker for The Republic of Tea because I love the tins they use for packaging.


Morgan @ Life After Bagels November 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

as I continued to scroll through this post it was almost too good I had to look away . . . I just kept drooling and thinking “Angela, stop STOP there can’t be much more, it’s toooooo delicious” hahaha

PS – Brad has his whole office crushing on Sketchie


Jessica M November 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

I like the Celestial Seasonings Nutcracker tea. It’s one of their holiday teas- its Nutcrakcer…something or other. Haha. It’s yummy.


Jessica M November 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

And I am totally making some of these for Thanksgiving!!


Jessica M November 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

And I am totally making some of these for Thanksgiving!!


janet November 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

This is such a delicious round-up of fall flavours. I have my eye on a few of the recipes! :)

For tea, I love the Winter Blend from tealish in Toronto. Yum!


Paula November 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

Cornbread stuffing was always my fav at the Thanksgiving table! My mom sautees tons of onion and celery in tons of butter (how could it not be good!) but I recently found out I’m allergic to dairy so this year the veg will have to be sauteed in earth balance! I’m sure it will be just as awesome. Also, I have to de-dairy the pumpkin pie – this will be my first time amending my perfect pumpkin pie recipe – again, earth balance instead of butter for the crust, and coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. I’m really interested to see how it turns out!

As for holiday teas, I’m totally diggin’ all the Republic of Tea holiday flavors:
So good!


Erin November 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

Wow – what a spread! These recipes will be great to have on hand for Christmas too. I wish I had more time to cook and bake this year but I’m taking my fitness instructor certification right now and the day after my written exam, I head to Montreal for 10 days to be with my sister when she has her new baby – yay! I still love to see your photos and dream about making all these amazingly tasty treats :)


Jess November 18, 2010 at 11:50 am

Thank you for this post. I am in desperate need of some new twists on old favorites for Thanksgiving this year. And your recipes are always so tasty and healthy, now I’m really excited to get in the kitchen!


Kathryn November 18, 2010 at 11:55 am

Such amazing stuff. My husband has been talking ALL WEEK LONG about garlic knots. By the time we get home in the evening it is too late to make them but he really doesn’t understand that.

The pumpkin pie brownies are insane. They make me so happy. I can’t even talk about the ginger bread with spiced frosting. I’ll die if I do, die of happiness.


Kelsey H November 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. but now it’s gonna take like 3 thanksgivings for me to work my way through it! Oh well im up for giving thanks every day:) oh and one of my fave thanksgiving dishes is roasted sweet and spicy brussel sprouts (got from rachael ray’s big orange book). let me tell you they were amazing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm

mm that sounds fabulous!


Hope November 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Angela, you Eric and sketchie should totally escape the cold and come to New Zealand for the summer! I promise I will be the best taste tester, it’s a hard job but some one has to do it! Lol


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm



Kelsey November 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Seeing all of these recipes makes me really excited to go home for Thanksgiving break and make all of them!


lyonden62 November 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Hey Angela – I can’t find the recipe for your delicious vegan gravy in any of your recipe categories, can you please tell me where to find it? Obviously I need this yummy addition for Thanksgiving! Also, I clicked on the highlighted name of it and it took me to another one of your beautiful posts, but, alas… no recipe. Thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

it is located in the PDF file in that post that I linked to:)



lyonden62 November 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Oh thank you so much!!! You are wonderful!


Gina November 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Come stay with me! NYC is unusually warm for this time of year :)
Then we can head down to Florida to stay with my family for the holidays & lay by the pool! Haha.

Thanks for rounding these up! I already had the sweet potato casserole, high protein mashed potatoes and pumpkin gingerbread on my list, but now I’m adding more!


Cristy November 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Ok, I have the hugest girl-crush on you right now! Your blog has totally inspired my holiday gift-giving this year (energy bars and brownie-mix-in-a-jar) and also what I will be making for my holiday dinner to take, while everyone else is gorging themselves on non-vegan food, I’ll be making them all jealous with some of your recipes. Seriously, thank you! You saved me from another holiday of veggie burgers and noodles. :)

And your photos are amazing! I love how you document the steps of the recipes (which is where I usually mess them up, so it’s great to have a guide!).

/embarrassing outburst.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm

haha u are cute! Glad you like them. I agree veggie burgers can get a bit dull


Allison @ Food for Healing November 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm

the gravy looks like butterscotch pudding!


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) November 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm

OMG Ange! Your table scape is SO PRETTY! You’ve got some skillz lady :D Mind if I copy ? ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

go for it!


Felicia (a taste of health with balance) November 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Its not really a good idea to read your blog while hungry. hehe. I love your recipes and photos, can’t say it enough! beautiful!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

its like grocery shopping when hungry! haha


Amy @ purewellnessamy November 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

What an amazingly helpful post! Thank you so much! I definitely have my eye on the Holiday Soup (for dinner tonight) as well as the cranberry sauce and a dessert or two for Thanksgiving. I was also thinking about the sweet potato and greens dish you made…I forget what it’s called, but it’s stuck with me since I read about it!


Melanie November 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

WOW everything on this page looks incredible!

As for teas, I drink A LOT of tea & my favorite ones around the holidays are peppermint or vanilla chai (Bigelow). Vanilla chai soy lattes are the best.


Nicole November 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Angela- I made your Pumpkin Gingerbread for a work Thanksgiving party and let me tell you–A-MAZ-ING. The only thing I did different was I made a spiced cream cheese frosting instead of the butter cream but it was awesome…moist, chewy, flavorful. Awesome. I love this post bc it highlights everything in one and I’m drooling over it all!!

As far as a holiday tea- if you don’t mind tea bags (I have a loose leaf fetish myself) Celestial Seasonings has a holiday tea selection and my favorite is the Nutcracker Sweet black tea. It has vanilla extract and cinnamon flavors in it. It’s really yummy all on it’s own. Hope you like it!


Clare @ Fitting It All In November 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm

haha I could feed an army with all of those recipes! And I hope that army has a sweet tooth:)

I’m debating between your quinoa and your chickpea sweet potato recipes for my dish!


Laurab @ foodsnobstl November 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Love this list! You should really have a cookbook published. I would buy it in a heartbeat. As for tea, I really like Republic of Tea Comfort and Joy. It is very festive.


Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Oh my, I’m drooling!! I remember trying your vegan pumpkin pie at last year’s dinner and everyone loved it!


Heather November 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm

everything looks so awesome! your pictures came out great!


bitt November 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm

My printer is going crazy! I’ve wanted to make almost all of these and the holidays are a good excuse to put some into motion.

My favorite tea is rooibos chai. With extra spices and almond milk.


Roz November 18, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Your photos as always are stellar!!! And now that I’ve read this….I’m officially hungry!!!!


Jen November 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. I’m going to the store as soon as possible. Of course, I’ll naturally have to be the first to sample everything….it’s just what you do when you cook. You sample, and if something’s really good, you tell your family its not and eat all of it by youself. Or something like that.


Jen November 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Oh! and before I forget, I live in Brazil. Its summer now. 100 degree weather. You all could move here, I’d be your translator and your taste tester!


Tangy @ A Taste of Tangy November 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm

This is my first time reading your blog. Your photos are so pretty and all this food looks amazing!! I always thought vegan food was weird or gross…up until a couple of months ago. All of these things look like something I could make and have everyone just devour and not think of it as something “vegan.” I’m going to a family Thanksgiving this year but hopefully I will have an excuse to make a big, healthy meal one day :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

I used to think vegan was gross too believe it or not! haha


tina November 18, 2010 at 8:17 pm

on holiday teas:
i love the Celestial Seasonings sugar plum fairy one (herbal) – it’s so good just as it is, it doesn’t need sweetener. i also like their nutcracker suite one (flavored black tea), it smells absolutely incredible, but i do sweeten this one. [the gingerbread one i thought was awful, but i am biased now, as i have found the world’s best ginger tea, and all other teas with ginger are just ruined now. the sugercookie one was kinda bland. the green candy cane one was in the middle, good, but not as outstanding as the other 2]
If you want that perfect ginger tea, go online and get ginger tea from herbal tea center.


[email protected] November 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Your recipes are SO impressive!


Kim November 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm

OMG the choices! It is going to be hard to pick which ones to make, but they all look amazing.

It is currently snowing and 30F here in Southern Oregon. :( I am just glad for wood heat, it warms me to the bone. :)

For tea I get mine from www.teaman.etsy.com He has the best tasting teas. Right now I am hooked on Vanilla Rooibos and the Peach Pom Green tea. He has lots of different flavors I am excited to try his new gingerbread tea. Yum!


Kelly Michelle November 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I’m in Miami, come be my personal chef!!


Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life November 18, 2010 at 9:51 pm

This whole post is incredible! It’s not warm here, but I’m sure it’s warmer than where you are…so you can TOTALLY come and stay with me ANYTIME! ;)


Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I have no words! Seeing these all in one post, it’s amazing! I’m in awe! You go, girl!! :)


Katy (The Singing Runner) November 18, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Food overload! I want to try it all! :)

But the Maple Spiced Quinoa with Cranberries, Apricots, and Almonds caught my eye! :)


[email protected] November 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

I want to make that breakfast pizza sooooo bad!! I think you are pretty covered in the recipe area :-) haha….I always go to teavanna for my teas, such a HUGE selection!


Ashley November 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I almost ate my computer those pictures look so amazing. So much deliciousness on one page can’t be legal, can it?


Gabby November 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

You weren’t joking about the “it will make you hungry” part! I was drooling the entire time. It all looks phenominal. This year some of my friends are organizing the 2nd annual Kegsgiving for those that won’t be able to go back to their families for Thanksgiving.
I am vegetarian and in charge of the apple crumble but I think I will surprise them all and make a modified version of apple crumble from your recipes.

P.S I’m from Montreal, Canada but now live in Los Angeles, CA and we definitely have a warm fall/winter so far! Come down and visit haha!


Lauren M. November 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I wish you were close to a Trader Joe’s because they have a lovely cinnamon vanilla black tea. I’ve been enjoying it every day with a splash of almond milk! Deeeelighful!


Stacey @770sportshop November 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Oh lord!!!!!! I kept scrolling down thinking “ok next one I’m sure I won’t like”! Angela these are all great, thank you for taking the time to share this!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

hahah this made me laugh!


Janelle November 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

My absolutely favourite tea is called “Good Earth” tea. Available with and without caffeine. Naturally on the sweeter side, DELICIOUS iced too.


DessertForTwo November 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Wow! Ok, I found your site because someone at the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in SF was talking about you. I love your site! Your desserts are delicious, unique and impressive :)


Jillian @ Reshape Your Life November 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

congratulations on the Reader’s Choice for Project Food Blog this week!!


Melissa November 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Congrats, Angela!! I am so excited for you!! Remember, you deserve this!!


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble November 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm

What a beautiful Thanksgiving spread! What lucky guest you had! ;-)


Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) November 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

oh my gosh you weren’t kidding about those pics- I’m starving now!


KatieM~Run For The Bikini! November 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Sooo many of these that I want to try! I’ve been meaning to make the apple chips, I’m going for it this weekend :D


Brittany (Eating Bird Food) November 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Ange – this post is simply out of control! Especially the desserts – I want to try every single one of them. Thanks for doing the round up!


Pam landy November 20, 2010 at 1:22 am

If you promise to cook for me you can come live with me on mission bay front in San Diego for hte winter!!! The weather is still pretty nice these days.


Pam landy November 20, 2010 at 1:23 am

the* I can’t type tonight!


sara (busy vegan mama) November 20, 2010 at 6:33 am

i’ll definitely be making that sweet potato casserole on thanksgiving. and i’ve got to try those pumpkin garlic knots, too!


Laura November 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

i have two questions about the soft ginger cookies which I’ve made several times and love. Does anyone have a brand of ginger to recommend? They seem to vary wildly in intensity. Also, there used to be two version of this recipe and I was using the one not in your wedding post can you put both in the recipe archives? Thank you and this blog is the best cooking instruction I’ve ever had!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Hi there!

I dont have a brand of ginger to suggest but I think this is the post you are looking for :)



Maxine November 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm

WOW!!!! I am a long time reader but I’ve never commented, I had to de-lurk for this one. Yummy is all I have to say every. single. picture had me salivating. Every time I would scroll down I would say OMG I have to make that. I am amazed by you and your culinary skills cause Lord knows I have none.

Congrats on the foodbuzz readers choice!!!!(I voted for you)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm



Heather November 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Oh my gosh, Angela, best post ever! I started opening the individual recipes in new tabs to review, but then I realized I was doing it for every one and the list kept going…so I’m going to review it later because if I keep reading, I’ll be late for a Thanksgiving meal I’m about to have with new friends in Australia.

As always, photos made me drool….so ready for that meal now! <3


Heidi - Apples Under My Bed November 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Stop, stop! It is too much! Ok don’t stop, seriously this is amazing. I have clicked on so many links and cannot wait to make them! HUGE grin on my face – excitement. Thanks lovely.
Heidi xo


Kristen November 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Hello Angela,

I would really like to make the vegan gravy and the cranberry sauce for a vegan Thanksgiving potluck, they look so delicious, but when I click on the link it leads me to another post.
I don’t see the recipes anywhere, could you post them or let me know if I am doing something wrong?

Thank you!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

they are in an attached PDF in the original post. hope this helps!


Lori November 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

You are incredible! Wonder woman? Um, I think more than that! Geez, what an amazing post of foods! You have so much talent: culinary talent, photography talent, and just an amazing person. I’m definitely using some of these recipes- I KNEW I could come to your blog to find just what I was looking for… besides inspiration.

And you did so much work on this! Thank you for providing the recipes too!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

aww thanks!! xo


Kim November 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Hi Angela! I love your blog!!

I made “This Ain’t your Grandmother’s Sweet Potato Casserole” for my Thanksgiving and my family LOVED it! They were amazed how good it was (even without the traditional marshmallows!) and it was my mom’s favorite dish for the day!

Thanks for sharing! :)



Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

so happy to hear this!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!


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