It’s that time of year again, October, when a chill creeps into the air, and one of the seasons that Alessia loves the very most begins. Thanksgiving season is a favorite time of the year in our household; when the leaves begin to change into vibrant, beautiful colors and we start to plan the Thanksgiving meal we look forward to all year, featuring all of our favorite family dishes- like Maria’s mouthwatering famous turkey.
At AlessiaAdora, we believe that natural, sustainable ingredients are key to building joyful family memories. This Thanksgiving, it’s worth taking time to prioritize natural recipes which honor the natural abundance of this season. Here are some ways to fill your table with natural, healthy, and seasonal ingredients this Fall.
THINK OUTSIDE THE CAN WITH NATURAL CRANBERRY SAUCE
Cranberries are a delicious, tart fruit that have become synonymous with autumn, and cranberry sauce is a key feature of any Thanksgiving dinner. But many of us have become so reliant on pre-made sauces that we don’t even realize how tasty, and easy, a natural, homemade cranberry sauce can be! Anyone can make a scrumptious, naturally sweet and tart cranberry sauce with only a few simple ingredients: orange zest, local honey or maple syrup, and, of course, fresh cranberries! In addition to being delicious, your natural cranberry sauce will add a pop of gorgeous crimson color to your Thanksgiving table.
GET COZY WITH SAGEY, SEASONAL STUFFING
A rich, savory, crowd-pleasing classic, stuffing is a must at any Thanksgiving table. Stuffing is also a great place to incorporate fresh, natural autumn natural herbs from your fall herb garden or a local Farmer’s market. Fresh sage is an especially delicious seasonal option to incorporate into fall dishes like stuffing, and cooking with sage is sure to fill your home with an earthy, seasonal fragrance!
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST WITH LOCAL VEGGIES
Autumn harvests offer us some of the most colorful and scrumptious produce of the year. Vegetable sides are a great way to offer a creative, healthy twist on traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Look for local, sustainably grown vegetables for an environmentally friendly feast. Try balsamic and maple roasted Brussel Sprouts for a bite-sized, kid-friendly veggie appetizer. Or, combine vibrant orange roast sweet potatoes with dark green kale leaves and protein-rich walnuts to create a beautiful, colorful, and delectable side salad to accompany your dinner