Pumpkin cookie cake + Thanksgiving food + Black Friday

by purelytwins

Hey luvs,

Are you still full from yesterday? haha We are…although we are excited to eat leftovers today!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family. Our day started early, we managed to get our 10 minute cardio in before our little niece arrived.

Somehow we managed to take very few pictures of our day. Our hands were either holding our niece, throwing toys for the dogs, cleaning dishes, making food, cleaning more dishes, etc.

Everyone came over for hearty rich breakfast.  Then it was time to get in the kitchen.


Sipped on mimosa while we got all the food ready. We enjoyed grapefruit based, while everyone else enjoyed orange juice, which were all freshly squeezed.

pumpkin chocolate chip cookie cake

chocolate chip pumpkin cookie cake

Grain-free vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie cake!!

We took our pumpkin coconut flour chocolate chip cookies and made into a cookie cake.

It worked beautifully!!


Fire by the pool 🙂 It has been chilly here in south FL.

thanksgiving dinner Then it was time to eat.

We cooked up – honey citrus glazed ham (ham we bought from us wellness meats) oven roasted turkey, smoked grilled turkey, twice cooked brussel sprouts, baked kabocha squash, sauteed red cabbage, plantain bread stuffing,  and sourdough bread (store bought).

paleo thanksgiving stuffing Grain-free paleo stuffing


Twice cooked brussel sprouts.

We did something different. Here is what we did: First we steamed up the brussel sprouts.  Second placed them on a baking tray and coated them in coconut oil and some dried rosemary. Third baked them in oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Perfectly cooked brussel sprouts!


We also made a vegan broccoli casserole!!  We will share the recipe soon as everyone loved it.

It was a tweak to an old recipe of ours.

thanksgivingfoodplate dinnerplate and wine

Seconds were enjoyed…of both food and wine 😉


Our niece was the entertainment for the night!


Or should we say these two crazy monsters were the highlight of the evening.


Classic vizsla moment!

slice of raw pumpkin pie

unbaked pumpkin pie with a chocolate crust  (we did not have irish moss, so used cashews)

Sorry we forgot to take pictures of the full dessert spread. But we did make a family recipe of a traditional pumpkin pie that everyone enjoyed, while us girl enjoyed some raw pumpkin chocolate pie.

raw pumpkin chocolate pie

Many slices of pie were enjoyed plus other yummy desserts

corso girls

Joy is a big girl now!


jax sleeping

What a day. Left us all exhausted with happy full bellies.

Twins Question: How was  your Thanksgiving? Is it stuffing or dressing in your family? Pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie?


Now it’s time to shop!


Allergy friendly ebook cookbooks — they make great gifts!


black friday sale raw threads

And our favorite fitness clothing is having a Black Friday Sale  These are perfect gifts for you and/or your loved ones.

Are you shopping today? Where? Let us know if you find any good deals! Anyone else excited for Cyber Monday? We are!! As we are HUGE online shoppers.

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Lesa November 29, 2013 - 10:48 am

I have both of the cookbooks, but I can’t find the recipe for pumpkin coconut flour chocolate chip cookies. Is it in a substitution note and I’m missing it? They look so delicious!

purelytwins November 29, 2013 - 11:38 am

Lesa the pumpkin cookies are not in cookbook but we give the link above under the picture…but here is the link http://purelytwins.com/2013/11/08/grain-free-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-coconut-flour-cookies/

Lesa November 29, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Thank you!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables November 29, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Awww my mom used to always make cookie cakes for us when we were little 🙂 They were my favorite! This looks delicious!

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots November 29, 2013 - 1:51 pm

My Thanksgiving was great! I did all the cooking, so I was pretty exhausted. It was worth it, though, and the food was great. I stuffed myself, food coma-ed, and then ate some more dessert! 🙂

purelytwins November 29, 2013 - 3:47 pm

same here Jojo!! 🙂

Heathy November 29, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Looks like you had an amazing holiday and great eats! We had thanksgiving last month so I lived vicariously through all my American friends this month hehe. The pumpkin cookie cake looks sooo freaking delicious!! xo

Erica November 30, 2013 - 12:54 am

The cookie pie looks like it turned out awesome!!! Nice work ladies! Such a great Thanksgiving. I cannot believe its come and gone already. Super glad we have the weekend to recover 😉

purelytwins November 30, 2013 - 10:03 am

Thanks Erica. Crazy how fast time goes.

Catherine November 30, 2013 - 8:39 am

Wow I guess I haven’t visited your blog in a while. I thought you girls used to be high-raw vegans so it’s really weird to see turkey and ham here.

purelytwins November 30, 2013 - 10:04 am

Catherine we have not been high raw vegans in over 2 years. We now do not restrict ourselves anymore, just eat what feels right to us now. Our diet is always changing. We do NOT label the way we eat. We just focus on real whole foods.

purelytwins November 30, 2013 - 1:43 pm

you are right, about 2 years ago we were but we had major health issues that we had to change the way we ate.


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