3 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving

cranberry sauceThanksgiving will probably look different for a lot of us this year. A little less grand, a few less people… but that doesn’t mean the food needs to be any less delicious. And whether you celebrate with a small turkey, a tofurkey or no turkey, there are many healthy and delicious food choices to meet everyone’s tastes. For me, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without cranberry sauce. I feel that one cannot really enjoy turkey or tofurkey without a side of that tangy fruit. Continue reading “3 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving”

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Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving2002 192 9254 IMG small cropJust a couple more days until the turkey or tofurkey! Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or enjoy a traditional turkey, we are serving up some of our favorite recipes on our Thanksgiving menu. Not only are they delicious, they are also healthy(ish)! Village Green Apothecary wants to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. And to our customers… thank you!

Creamy Mushroom Bisque

• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 12 oz. mushrooms, sliced Continue reading “Thanksgiving Menu”

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes: Healthy and Delicious

sweet potatoesWith Thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been busy preparing our holiday menu. While my family and I have a lot of favorite dishes that we enjoy making each year, it’s always fun to try new recipes. One food that we love to get creative with is sweet potatoes. Besides being delicious, this root vegetable is also a rich source of important nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, B vitamins, copper and magnesium. Considered a “superfood” by many nutrition experts, sweet potatoes are one of the least likely allergenic foods, are incredibly versatile, and have many health benefits. While they are a Thanksgiving staple, sweet potatoes really should be enjoyed year round. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes: Healthy and Delicious”

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Plant-Based Holiday Menu

vegan thanksgivingLooking for delicious plant-based recipes to brighten up your holiday menus? Dr. Barnard at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has you covered. These recipes are based on fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables that are both high in nutrients and packed with flavor that will have your guests reaching for seconds.

Sundried Tomato Lentil Loaf

Makes 4 Servings

• 1 onion, chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, chopped
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Thanksgiving Dessert: Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

vegan-chocolate-pieThanksgiving is a day for giving thanks for all we have, for overindulging in foods, and hanging out with family and friends. I am thankful for all of these things… and I am also thankful when a delicious dessert ends a fantastic meal! This recipe takes the traditional pumpkin pie and updates into a deliciously decadent dessert that is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and even pretty healthy. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone.)

Pumpkin, which gives this dessert its pudding-like consistency, is a good source of beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C and E. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Dessert: Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie”

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