Thanksgiving is next week, and I want to share how to make your meal delicious and healthy!

The video below not only shows you a great “middle of the plate” entree (Stuffed Acorn Squash), but also reminds you to not make Thanksgiving all about the “food” – but about giving thanks for our life, our friends and our family.

So, for the meal, you can serve lots of vegetables (steamed or roasted), brussell sprouts, green beans with almonds, mashed potatoes without butter or milk (use soy milk, veg broth or water), mashed sweet potatoes, and the stuffed acorn squash from the video. Make stuffing in a pan, and just don’t “stuff” it  😉

Then, for dessert, eat healthy versions of Pumpkin Pie and/or fresh Apple Pie!

I promise, you will feel GOOD after eating these foods, not passed out on the couch like most people!

(The apple pie recipe is from last week’s blog post.  You can see it at: )

Pumpkin Pie or Custard
1 1/2 cups soy mill
4 T corn starch
1 1/2 cups cooked pumpkin
1/2 sugar  (or sucanat)
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t salt
1/8 t ground cloves
1 – 9 inch pie unbaked crust

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine soymilk and corn starch in large bowl, and whisk until smooth.
Add in the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves.  Pour into
pie crust or a custard dish and bake for 45 minutes until firm.  Cool before slicing

If you really want to splurge, get some soy vanilla “ice cream” (it’s dairy-free).
It’s definitely NOT sugar free, but is dairy free.

So, try these recipes – and please send me photos of how yours
turned out – and I’ll post them for all to see!  Promise?

Thanksgiving can be meat and dairy free and still taste and look wonderful!

PS  If you want cooking tips and ideas like these every week, go visit me at and learn how.




One thought on “Thanksgiving

  1. kathy

    This is fantastic Jill…I was just craving pumpkin pie and your recipe popped up!!! I watch the video on the stuffed acorn squash and it looks great….but you didn’t post the recipe. Would you consider doing that?

    I have to tell you how I love how real and authentic you are…we feel like we know you because your videos are so honest, humble and unassuming. Thanks for guiding us on the path to health. (Loved your book)

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving…and many thanks to YOU dear!

    With loving greetings,


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