You Gotta Eat This! Our Top Picks for Your Thanksgiving Feast

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Year in and year out, American Thanksgiving continues to be one of those holidays that you just HAVE to be on social media for. There’s just something about the last Friday in November that brings #BlackTwitter and Instagram together for good food, good laughs, and a ton of memes.

In the #blackfoodie community, the thrill is no different. If you’re following the right accounts, your timeline’s probably packed with drool-worthy photos for every diet, every palate, and every type of foodie. Whether you’re a budding gourmand or an amateur cook, you’re guaranteed to pick up a few new recipes while browsing your feed the week before Turkey Day.

We’ve got options for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, you naaame it!

Sometimes though, like your grandma’s tablecloth-covered dining table (I know you know exactly what kind I’m talkin bout!), there are too many options. And if you’re a foodie who lives to eat, it can be tricky to build and stick to a realistic menu.

Luckily for you, we’ve put together a delicious, diverse, and down-to-earth spread featuring recipes from some of the Black food bloggers WE follow so you can do less scrolling and more cooking!

When has cabbage ever looked so good? Yes y’all, that’s Jenné’s Cabbage Turkey.

Mix and match our curated options with family favourites, or go for the gusto and recreate the menu as-is for your small Thanksgiving get together this year. You are having a small gathering right…? Because of the…pandemic?

Whatever size menu you settle on, take the time to enjoy your feast. Savour each bite, delight in every morsel, and bask in the joy of being able to celebrate another Thanksgiving just as you are. Bon appetit!

Try Marta’s Cranberry Sauce for a tangy zip to your holiday meal.

Our Curated Thanksgiving Menu By Black People, for Black People | Serves 4-6, adapt as desired!

At the Bar
Mariama’s Spiced Sangria (V)

Kevin’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup (GF)

Main Dish
Ana’s Pernil Asado* or Jenné’s Cabbage Turkey (V), served with Marta’s Boozy Spiced Cranberry Sauce (GF)

*If you’re not a fan of pork, you can modify Ana’s recipe for turkey by combining the Sazon with butter and rubbing it under the skin of the bird.

Quinn’s Spiced Sweet Potato Buttermilk Biscuits
Marwin’s Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Grapes (V, GF)
Aaron’s Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (GF)
Nicole’s Herb Sausage Stuffing
Mya’s Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (GF)
Breanna’s Vegan, Non-Dairy Mac & Cheese (V)

Erica’s Apple Twist Bread (V)
Geo’s Boozy Bourbon Banana Pudding

Looking for more? Try these options as well:
Robin’s Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread Dressing (GF)
Nija and Shad’s Vegan Scalloped Potatoes (V, GF)
Renia’s Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread (GF)
Brienne’s Skillet Peach Cobbler
Chenée’s Brown Butter Pecan Cake

P.S – If you’ve been working on your #QuarantineBody over the last few months and really don’t want to break your diet, check out Briana’s tips for surviving the feast of all feasts with your habits and waistline intact.

P.P.S – Never sure what to do with leftover turkey? Try Ben’s Turkey Gumbo for a post-Thanksgiving lunch.

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