Friends, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Here we are gearing up for Thanksgiving and before we know it, New Years will be over. Wiley and I say all the time that it’s wild how much time seems to pass as we get another year older. So my philosophy: make the BEST of every second. This year, we decide to go home for Thanksgiving since we haven’t in the past two years. We look forward to seeing friends and family that we haven’t seen all year and being home just does something good for the soul. Our minds flood with memories and little bits of nostalgia always gets us.
I most likely won’t be cooking anything for this year’s Thanksgiving so I made a few dishes last week that were inspired by the holiday. This Vegan Mashed Potato recipe is one of my favorite comfort foods that takes very little effort and prep time (so great for this time of year!). I prefer not to peel the potatoes because I like them to be a bit chunky but if you’d rather have a creamier texture, just peel ‘em and mash ‘em longer. If you don’t have vegan butter you can always use olive oil, you just need to be sure to add some fat so the texture is rich.
I have a feeling if you make these potatoes for your Thanksgiving table, no one will know that they are actually healthy and don’t have any cream, milk or butter! I hope you have the very best holiday. I’d love to hear what you cook or eat this year, let me know in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.