starters- sides- sweets holiday ideas

We are still in the process of editing more photos of new recipes for you this week.

In the meantime we thought we would  highlight some recipes of ours that we have made and enjoyed that we feel would be great for this holiday season.

Some are great for starters/appetizers, sides, travel foods, and of course dessert! And all the recipes are gluten free with some being vegan as well! We like to keep things a little different and fun around here. This is one round of old recipes of ours from this past year that we loved and thought you would too. If you are wanting something different this thanksgiving holiday season than we got you covered. Enjoy :)

Ideas for appetizers and sides:

sweet potato butter with garbanzo bean buckwheat flatbread

 lentil flatbreads with roasted pepper spread

roasted butternut squash ginger hemp seed soup

cauliflower mash

curly sweet potato fries

kale sweet potato pie

Some breakfast ideas to start the day off right:

socca french toast

sweet potato protein pancakes 

mini sweet potato flour cakes with coconut frosting – great alternative for gluten free flours

lemon cardamom waffles 

Good travel foods:

hemp protein powder muffins

pumpkin chocolate chip blondies 

double chocolate protein macaroons

And dessert ideas:

chocolate pistachio layered cake

chocolate peanut butter cupcakes 

chocolate covered pumpkin pie fudge bites 

soft coconut flour chocolate chip cookies

and to really impress guests and family try out layered chocolate chip cookie brownie cake with cookie dough cashew frosting

And even though Veterans Day was yesterday we still would like to say thank you to all those that have served our country and to those that are serving our country!

We just wanted to say that we appreciate you all so much!!! Thank you!!! 


Twins Question:  How was your weekend? Do anything fun? Who else is starting to plan out their Thanksgiving meal?

What is your favorite part of the meal? And if you have recipes you would like to add to our list of  holiday ideas please feel free to do so in comments.


  1. says

    You need a disclaimer on this post not to read if you’re hungry and still have 30 mins until lunch. Everything looks fabulous!

    My weekend was awesome – I had blogger-friend in town… and I’m really spoiled because I’m spending next weekend/Thanksgiving week with more blogger-friends!

    • purelytwins says

      haha hard for us too looking at the food and not wanting to go bake something all the time ;) yay for spending time with blogger friends!

  2. says

    What a great list! Thank for all the yummy ideas :) I started planning our Thanksgiving menu in July lol! My favorite part has always been my mom’s broccoli casserole, but I need to give it a makeover this year so my husband & I can continue to enjoy it!
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