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by Sarah Steimer

Avocado, tofu and spicy peanut rice spring rolls

Adding the sauce straight to the rice — rather than serving it on the side — make these spring rolls great for one-the-go action. It may take you a few tries to master the spring roll wrap, but it’s a really fun way to interact with your food. Just be sure to put the herbs down first so they can be showcased through the translucent rice paper.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Sesame red rice

I made this right before I left Roanoke on the day I went outside and measured 18 inches of snow on the front porch. I’d gone to the grocery store the day before and bought a scant few snacks. But when the storm hit, I realized I didn’t have much in the way of real food. So I dug into the pantry and pulled some of my favorite Asian sauce ingredients from the fridge. Sesame quickly became the flavor that tied this dish together, and it was perfect with the already-nutty red rice.

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by Sarah Stiemer

Carrot, kale and tofu salad with spicy peanut dressing

This salad is a great side dish, but I wanted to make it my main course. To do so, I knew I needed to add a protein. I opted for tofu, but some chickpeas would also be great in this salad.

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by Sarah Steimer

Miso and maple-glazed roasted vegetables

A simple, flavorful dish that can be served with a salad? On a weeknight? So easy that you can watch multiple animal GIFs while you make it. (And I KNOW you have leftover miso from my recent orange-miso salmon recipe.)

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Every family has its staples and traditions at Thanksgiving, and that’s part of what makes the holiday great. But every once in a while, it’s not just the bread for stuffing that gets stale. If you’re looking for some inspiration for a new dish or two, try our guide! We collected some of our favorite recipes from the past few years.

Should you try any of these recipes, please let us know. We would love to hear that we gained a spot at your Thanksgiving table.

— Sarah and Caitlin

Staples

Ideas for Thanksgiving basics: stuffing and turkey.

Ideas for Thanksgiving basics: stuffing and turkey.

Green beans

Our green bean recipes include a fresh take on a canned classic.

Our green bean recipes include a fresh take on a canned classic.

Potatoes

Roast 'em, mash 'em, boil 'em. Whatever you do — eat your potatoes.

Roast ‘em, mash ‘em, boil ‘em. Whatever you do — eat your potatoes.

Carrots

Carrots at Thanksgiving? Helps to make sure your eyesight is perfect for watching the football game.

Carrots at Thanksgiving? Helps to make sure your eyesight is perfect for watching the football game.

Sweet potatoes

The only thing that could be better than a regular potato — is a sweet potato.

The only thing that could be better than a regular potato — is a sweet potato.

Brussels sprouts

Brussels have become a popular Thanksgiving side, so make some room for the little cabbages.

Brussels have become a popular Thanksgiving side, so make some room for the little cabbages.

Cranberry sauce

Sure, the stuff in the can ain't bad — if you don't mind seeing the can rings on your food (but really, we wouldn't judge).

Sure, the stuff in the can ain’t bad — if you don’t mind seeing the can rings on your food (but really, we wouldn’t judge).

Rolls and biscuits

Hey, it's Thanksgiving — the more starch the better.

Hey, it’s Thanksgiving — the more starch the better.

Beverages

You've got a long day ahead — and we all know what could help speed it up.

You’ve got a long day ahead — and we all know what could help speed it up.

Pie

And to wrap it all up: the fabulous pies.

And to wrap it all up: the fabulous pies.

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by Sarah Steimer

Roast tarragon chicken over vegetables with a balsamic-red wine glaze

This dish was a great on-a-whim meal, using what ingredients I had in the fridge. Not a fan of tarragon? Try using rosemary or thyme instead.

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by Sarah Steimer

The original author of this recipe said the inspiration came from a deli-style Reuben sandwich — and I can definitely see it. It’s great to enjoy these sorts of flavors (the sauerkraut and steak-like spices) in a lighter, meatless setting. I went nuts for the sauerkraut-chickpea puree especially. I saved my leftovers in a glass jar and snacked on it for a few days after.

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by Sarah Steimer

Roasted vegetable and quinoa soup

A great way to use vegetables that are on their last leg is to roast them and turn them into soup. Even if you don’t eat the soup that night, you can keep it in the fridge for about five days or freeze it for about three months.

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by Sarah Steimer

Rice wrappers are the best. They make for an incredible base for a simple, almost no-cook, quick meal. But fair warning, they do take a little practice to get perfect (and I do not have a perfect roll just yet).

Rice wrappers are the best. They make for an incredible base for a simple, almost no-cook, quick meal. But fair warning, they do take a little practice to get perfect (and I do not have a perfect roll just yet).

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by Sarah Steimer

Why not use the carrot greens? Each bunch of carrots has loads of green tops, it doesn't make sense to always throw them out. I saved what I didn't use for the pesto as well and tossed them into a salad.

Why not use the carrot greens? Each bunch of carrots has loads of green tops, it doesn’t make sense to always throw them out. I also saved what I didn’t use for the pesto and tossed them into a salad. They have a great earthy and fresh flavor.


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