***This recipe was created by Baptist Health South Florida. As always all opinions are my own.
Gluten Free cauliflower stuffing you say? Yes I do say and it is delicious! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday you guys. Family and friends getting together for a great meal and to make memories that will last a lifetime. I had a conversation a few weeks ago with a girlfriend about Thanksgiving. Her thanksgiving meals were a time to create fall recipes that were chock full of nutritious color, texture and the beautiful flavors of fall. For me, a traditional Thanksgiving meal is not complete without turkey, gravy, stuffing, stuffed mushrooms and of course green bean casserole. I am also famous on both sides of the family for my leftover “Thanksgiving Sammy”. Basically all the food you eat at 2 P.M. dumped on a sandwich at 8 P.M. that you dip in gravy and immediately crawl into bed.
As I get older I still love all of the flavors of a traditional holiday meal, but I also love to incorporate new and lighter dishes that everyone in the family will love like a torn kale salad with roasted pecans, cranberries and organic cheddar shavings with tangy apple cider vinegar dressing. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! You may have even seen a couple of months ago when I attended the plant based chefs training with chefs from Baptist Health South Florida. We made chickpea water whipped cream that rivaled even the most sumptuous fresh cream around and it was such an eye opening experience.
Healthy plant-based food does not have to sacrifice flavor at all! It can be both healthy and delicious. So as you are preparing your thanksgiving meals I want to encourage you to add a few more non-starchy veggies to your table. Use spices like sage and rosemary and reinvent your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving feast.
Give this Gluten Free Cauliflower Stuffing a try or roast off some yummy brussels sprouts or re-think your green bean casserole. With a little creativity and a whole lot of fun you can create lightened up versions of your favorite meal or serve them on the side. I do love my “sammy” and I only eat it once a year and this year will be no different! So you do you boo! This post is not to discourage you from eating your favorite foods, but to encourage you to have some fun with food in a nutritious way this holiday season. Enjoy every bite.
If you want to try this Cauliflower stuffing then watch the full video below or get the full recipe here.