Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving

Posted in Food Allergies, Food- Recipes by Donna

You can have a hearty and healthy feast for Thanksgiving, even if you don’t make turkey or meat the mainstay of the meal. The following dishes can be included in the festivities and will all be well-received by all of your Thanksgiving guests. After the meal, take a walk and don’t forget to bring your safe, reusable water bottle for hydration purposes.

Main Dish – Corn Pie – (makes 6 servings) – This entrée, similar to a recipe that was contrived by Native Americans, is an appropriate as well as delicious vegetarian dish for the Thanksgiving table.
Corn Pie Ingredients
2 cups fresh corn
2 cups pinto beans
2 cups tomatoes
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Dash of salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 diced red bell pepper
2 minced cloves of garlic
Topping for Pie
1 ¼ cups cornmeal
1 cup cheddar cheese (daiya Cheese)
5 cups of water
Dash of salt
–Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion and sauté it while adding the diced bell pepper and minced garlic. Sauté the mixture until the onion becomes a light brown.
–Add the corn, pinto beans, and tomatoes to the above mix and sprinkle the chili powder, dried oregano, and ground cumin over the vegetables. Stir and leave on low heat for approximately ten minutes. Add the salt before removing the mixture from the burner.
Topping Directions—
–In a large saucepan, bring the water to a vigorous boil. Carefully dispense the cornmeal into the water, and stir the mix so it’s free from lumps. After you’ve added all the cornmeal, add the salt and let the pan sit, covered, for approximately 15 minutes on low heat, stirring the cornmeal every now and then.
–Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
–Add the olive oil to a fairly large baking dish (1 ½ quarts) and cover the inside of the dish with half of the prepared cornmeal.
–Pour the mix of vegetables from the skillet into the dish and add the cheddar cheese before topping off with the rest of the cornmeal.
–Bake the pie for approximately 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for about 15 minutes. Cut the pie into squares for serving.

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