Thanksgiving Through the Lens

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with those you love. I had a wonderful day and weekend and have so much to be thankful for and feel very blessed. As always, the time goes too quickly but before we jump into another work week, I wanted to show you some pictures of my day! Since it was my first holiday being gluten-free and dairy-free, I was a little apprehensive about how everyone would handle their favorite recipes being altered. As it turned out, no one could even tell the difference and all the dished were very well received. But rather than just tell you about it, I’m going to let the pictures do the talking.


Black sweater dress: Aqua/Bloomingdales, Boots: Coach, Necklace: Boutique in San Diego


Freshly squeezed carrot-orange juice to start the day off right… and it looked so festive too!

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkin-pecan waffles… a family tradition now made GF/DF! And yes, that’s ham on the side so it’s not my plate!


Pumpkin sage soup with gluten free croutons and a mixed green salad with cranberries and spiced pecans

Haricot verts with Rosemary pecans

Pumpkin Apple Harvest Rice… my sister’s contribution that was fantastic!

Roasted Acorn Squash Rings

Cornbread stuffing

My plate of deliciousness!


I had to have a taste of everything: Vegan Pumpkin “froyo”, Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Creme tart, Chocolate Tart


-Countless handfuls of Peanut M&Ms… it wouldn’t be a family holiday without them!

-Screaming with laughter in the kitchen with my mom as we were trying to navigate the turkey… it was my first time handling the raw thing and it was quite a sight. I named it Fred. We became buds.

-The interlude between the soup and salad course and the rest of the meal because all of my recipes required last minute touches- I like to think the running around opened up our stomachs a bit.

-Retreating to the couch with full bellies to watch the DVR’d Thanksgiving Day Parade and remembering the wonderful experience of going there with my family a few years ago.



-How was your Thanksgiving?

-Tell me about one of your unpictured moments?


8 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Through the Lens

  1. Of course you know what I’m going to say first– that you look adorable! I’m still waiting for you to come be my live-in fashion consultant ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Secondly, I’m glad to hear you had a great first GF Thanksgiving. I know it can sound intimidating at first, but it’s totally doable! I made my annual wheat-free pumpkin pie this year and it was heavenly!

  2. So glad to hear you were able to make this thanksgiving healthy and happy ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to be vegan so the holidays were always rough when it came to food! You did a fantastic job with your GF choices. My favorite moments are just having the family together and talking about all the fun happenings of the year. I also love watching everyone eat my food and ask for leftovers later!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love and Shine CourtStar

  3. Emily your family’s Thanksgiving table is gorgeous! I’m very intrigued by that pumpkin fro yo, please tell more! Unpictured moment: Nicole told me before the turkey trot that she had a surprise for me after the race. We got back to the car and she handed me a bag of fun size Hot Tamales. So sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Adorable fireplace photo, I really like your boots!

  4. I absolutely LOVE the fact that peanut M&M’s are one of your family’s holiday traditions! They’re my favorite candy to grab on the run when I have an emergency need for energy (err, sugar), and I always get giddy when I discover them in large bowls at parties. ๐Ÿ˜€

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! The GF/DF food looks absolutely delicious! I’m especially intrigued by the pumpkin-pecan waffles; surely you’re going to share that recipe with us?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I’m so glad to hear that nobody was able to detect any differences in the food! I love surprising friends and family with amazing GF dishes, and everything you made certainly looks amazing.

    A few of my favorite un-pictured Thanksgiving moments: using my finger to lick the bowl of nearly every mixing bowl. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  6. Love your sweater dress!! Aqua is one of my favorite brands since their stuff is so cute and (relatively) affordable! Your thanksgiving looked wonderful and be sure to tell your mom that the table looked lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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