Turkeys are friends, not food!

     Louise is has been a strict vegetarian since she lived in Israel, almost twenty years ago. So what does she do for Thanksgiving dinner? Every Thanksgiving, the folk dance club meets at Marsha’s house for a pot luck feast. Lousie is in good company there, because almost all of the folk dancers are vegetarians too.  What did everyone bring this year? Local favorites include: white rice, vegetarian chili, macaroni salad, potato salad, vegetarian sushi, eggplant manapua, kim chi, and Okinawan sweet potato casserole. More traditional fare includes: grilled corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, tofurkey, faux ham, mushroom gravy, wild rice stuffing,  sweet potato casserole, cranberry chutney, and freshly baked whole wheat buns. Drinks: wine, beer, Hawaiian Sun Lilikoi iced tea, and Aloha strawberry guava juice.

  • Louise doesn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen,  but one thing she does know how to make    is a  good kabocha soup. She cooked up a big pot of it and brought it to the pot  luck. She doesn’t have a recipe, but here’s how she makes it: cook the kabocha in the microwave for 12 minutes. Brown onions and garlic in a bit of coconut oil. Scoop the flesh out of the skin and into a blender. Add a can of coconut milk. Blend and pour into a pan. Add crushed garlic, grated ginger, the juice of one lime, salt, pepper and a dash of curry to taste. The longer you simmer it, the better it tastes. Don’t have a kabocha handy? Any yellow squash will do.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Louise and the gang!


2 thoughts on “Turkeys are friends, not food!

  1. Sounds mmmmmmmmmm . . . . . Can you send it to me email? I’ll let you know how mine turns out. I do something similar with carrots or Israeli pumpkin – you know, the HUGE ones – or sweet potatoes. The coconut milk sounds great. Until now I’ve used goat yoghurt.

    I guess today is Thanksgiving over there, so have a tasty one!


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