7 Dishes to Try This Thanksgiving …

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Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t always have to be the same old dishes;

turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.2

There are many new great recipes being created each year.

I’ve listed 7 dishes to try this Thanksgiving and I hope you’ll give at least one a whirl this holiday season.

Who knows, maybe one of the following recipes will end up making it to your family’s table each year!

7. Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Olive Oil

Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Olive Oil

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This is a great twist on an old favorite.

I love mashed potatoes and can’t imagine having Thanksgiving dinner without them.

Take a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and sauté a large bunch of chopped kale leaves, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and 5 chopped scallions.

Cook until tender and add salt and pepper to taste.

After you’ve mashed up about 3 pounds of potatoes, put this sautéed mixture on top and give a quick stir, then sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

6. Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Brussels Sprouts and Apples

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The Brussels sprouts can be shredded or cut into quarters for this recipe.

Sauté the sprouts for a few minutes in some olive oil in one skillet.2

In another skillet, brown some extra firm tofu that has been cut into small cubes and add about 2 cloves of minced garlic.2

This takes about 4 minutes.

Add a tablespoon of maple syrup to the garlic and tofu, plus 1 large apple cut into thin wedges.

Cook this for another minute or so.

Combine the apple mixture and the sprout mixture in one skillet, sprinkle with pine nuts and salt and pepper to taste.

5. Stuffing with Quinoa

Stuffing with Quinoa

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Toast 6 slices of bread and cut into cubes before getting started with the rest of the recipe.

Simmer a cup of quinoa in 2 and a fourth cup of vegetable broth for about 15 minutes.2

Sauté 1 diced yellow onion, a stick of chopped celery, 1 cloves of minced garlic, and a half cup of chopped seitan in some butter or margarine.

Cook until everything is soft, then stir in a half cup of sliced mushrooms.

Add a teaspoon of thyme, and a half teaspoon of sage and salt, as well as a quarter teaspoon of black pepper.3

Put the skillet on low heat and add the toasted bread.

Add enough vegetable broth to make the bread moist, then toss in the quinoa and mix everything well.

Bake the stuffing in a dish for about a half an hour at 375 degrees.

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