I may live in America, but as Canadian, thanksgiving will always be the 2nd Monday in October. And I was fortunate enough to celebrate it with some fellow Canadians.
Lunch and breakfast on Sunday were kind of boring – green smoothie and a salad. We had a busy day so I kept it simple.
And in the grand tradition of thanksgiving, we ate light in order to have room for looooots of supper ;p
When we arrived, we were greeted by this sign:
And when we walked in, we were bombarded with snacks!!!
I am very sad the second picture did not turn out. I snapped it hastily between bites. It is vegan artichoke dip. Vegan & gluten-free too and it was the BEST artichoke dip I have ever had. I had dreams about it last night. It was all warm and fluffy and yummy. Annnnnnd, our friends had steamed actual artichoke to dip in the dip. Wow. Just wow. I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly tasty it was. And all you get is a blurry picture haha ;p
Ok, on to the mains. Starting with my contribution:
This is an Ohsheglows recipe, it’s Sweet Potato Oatmeal Casserole. You can find the recipe here. I highly recommend it, it was well received and it’s one of my favourite dishes.
My other contribution was another Ohsheglows recipe. Her Seductive Raw Walnut Fudge. I received so many compliments on this – people LOVED it. It’s so easy to make – give it a try next time you are entertaining. I doubled the recipe and put it in a silicone ice cube tray to make the shape nice and uniform.
My friend Di, cook/baker extraordinaire, made us an incredible feast. She is vegan and made almost everything soy & gluten free for me. But she didn’t stop there, she also made sure my hubby with his elimination diet was able to eat everything too! How amazing is that?
I think my favourite (aside from the artichoke dip obviously!), were the dinner “pies” she made:
They were really well done! One was kind of pizza-ish and the other kale & sweet-potato filled. YUM.
Check out the table:
This is my plate:
And here are some pics of the dessert:
All in all, it was a great day full of amazing eats =) I am so thankful to be able to celebrate the holidays with friends & family even though a lot of them are back in Canada. To my fellow Canucks – I hope you had a truly amazing weekend filled with love. And to the rest of you… well, I wish the same =)