Friendsgiving 2016

Thanksgiving is a tough time of year for us. That must seem odd but when your child has allergies, Holidays are not always easy.

Baked goods, dinner rolls, seasonings and too many cooks in the kitchen, literally. To avoid all the craziness of Thanksgiving, we decided to host our very our Friendsgiving instead. All the food was cooked from scratch and completely allergy free! Also in a fun twist, I dislike Thanksgiving food in general so we decided that our menu would be unconventional. Here is what our menu looked like.



  • Turkey Taquitos with Cranberry Sauce
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Grilled Veggies
  • Non Traditional Stuffing
  • Apple Cobbler
  • Vegan Cheese Cake

Everything was absolutely amazing from the Menu, the decor, and the company! This will defiantly be a tradition for our family.


Mashed Potatoes:

  • 8 Gold Potatoes (Skinned and Cut in half)
  • 5 White Onion chives
  • ½ Tablespoon Garlic
  • 2 tblspoons Earth Balance Butter
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


  • Bring Potatoes to a boil
  • Drain and add to standing mixer
  • In a standing mixer, mix ingredients and whisk to desired consistency



  • Season Turkey with a ‘Turkey Rub’ (Premade and Sprouts – Organic garlic, organic onion, sea salt, organic sage leaf, organic black pepper, organic thyme, organic rosemary, organic cane sugar, organic coriander, organic oregano, organic fennel seed, and organic bay leaf)
  • *Cook your turkey based on pounds
  • Shred Turkey when completed cooking and keep all turkey stock for Gravy



  • ½ Cup of Earth Balance Butter
  • Salt + Pepper to Taste
  • 4 Cups Turkey Stock
  • 4 springs of Rosemary


  • Melt Earth Balance Butter
  • Bring Turkey Stock to a boil
  • Add Salt + Pepper
  • Reduce to low heat and add Rosemary
  • Gently simmer 5 minutes



  • Warm corn Tortillas and add shredded turkey + mashed potatoes
  • Roll and secure with a tooth pick


  • Pour gravy over the top
  • Bake on 400 degrees for 25 minutes


Heat Canned Cranberry Sauce before serving



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