come on pilgrim: thanksgiving highlights

I love that our Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, away from all the hustle and hubbub of the holiday season. I don’t know how I’d get any cooking or baking done for a crowd when my work plate is beyond full. So I sympathize and want to help my American neighbours to the south (and to anyone else looking for some comfort inspired autumn/winter dishes)…so I’ve created this tried, tested and true list of vegetarian Thanksgiving favourites from the past. Make, eat, enjoy and go for seconds.

Sides + Salads

winter slaw with rutabaga | everybody likes sandwiches
Winter Rutabaga Slaw

dorie's cafe-style grated carrot salad | everybody likes sandwiches
Cafe Style Grated Carrot Salad

sweet potato salad with cranberries & pecans
Curried Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries & Pecans

cranberry rosemary apple sauce
Cranberry Rosemary Apple Sauce

spicy cranberry chutney | everybody likes sandwiches
Spiced Cranberry Chutney

Vegetarian Main Dishes

quinoa bake with kale & chickpeas | everybody likes sandwiches
Quinoa & Chickpea Bake with Goat Cheese

winter squash & caramelized onion biscuit pie
Winter Squash & Caramelized Onion Biscuit Pie

autumn chickpea & greens stew | everybody likes sandwiches
Autumn Chickpea & Greens Stew

smoked tofu & vegetable pot pie
Smoked Tofu & Vegetable Pot Pie

sweet potato bean chili
Yam & Bean Orange-Scented Chili


winter fruit pie with walnut crumb | everybody likes sandwiches
Winter Fruit Pie with Walnut Crumb

Old Fashioned Winter Apple Pandowdy

cranberry lemon squares
Cranberry Lemon Squares

pumpkin apple crumb cake
Pumpkin Apple Crumb Cake


7 comments to “come on pilgrim: thanksgiving highlights”

  1. 1
    Joanne   November 27, 2013 at 3:51 am

    It’s probably bad that after seeing this, I want to change out my whole menu right?!

  2. 2
    Alanna @ One Tough Cookie   November 28, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I’m from Canada too, but I loooooove browsing through recipe roundups at American Thanksgiving time because it helps inspire me! So many fall vegetables lying about, so little time to roast!

    Just wanted to say that although it’s my first time commenting, I’m a long-time follower of your blog, and wanted to thank you for all the delicious recipes over the years!

    All the best,

  3. 3
    Lavender   November 29, 2013 at 6:05 am

    And I want to say thank you to you for sharing such wonderful recipes. I was not surprised to see how many on your list became a family favourite here.

  4. 4
    kickpleat   November 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    🙂 Happy Thanksgiving Joanne!

    Aw, thanks so much Alanna! I just checked out your blog & bookmarked a couple cookie recipes.

    Lavender, thank you, I’m so glad that many of these have become favourites. I’m blushing!

  5. 5
    JoanneM   December 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I’ve made a few of these recipes on your list (curried sweet potato salad, cranberry-lemon squares) and they were very well received. Now I’m seeing a few others that may have slipped my mind i.e. winter squash-caramelized onion biscuit pie, winter apple pandowdy! Unfortunately, there’s not enough time at home to experiment with recipes. Perhaps over the Christmas break 🙂

  6. 6
    Rocky Mountain Woman   December 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    That Apple Pandowdy will haunt me until I make it…

  7. 7
    kickpleat   December 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Joanne, sounds like you’ve been making your holiday treats early (as seen on instagram!). You’ve inspired me to get cracking!

    RMW, thank you, just make it already 🙂

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