I feel the same way about Thanksgiving as I do Halloween – if you’re going to celebrate it then celebrate it! Don’t give out homemade granola bars with carob nibs and don’t under any circumstances eat Tofurkey. When it comes to pretty much any holiday, I’m a believer in the 80/20 rule – 80% of the customs/food etc should to stay the same, while 20% can have a twist – even a healthy twist if you wish.
At Thanksgiving, best not to mess with the “bones” – or the bird – of the occasion, but the side dishes are fair game. I love seeing one I’ve never seen before or a spin on a classic amidst the familiarity of classic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and Brussels sprouts. I once added chestnuts to the Brussels sprouts which was extraordinary and I’m a big fan of creativity being taken with the mashed potatoes.
Want to get creative with the salad? Get the recipe on the Attune Foods blog!
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