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Giving Thanks | Kaleidoscope Wellness
At the beginning of the year, I made a commitment to go "Plant-based" (yes, completely vegan...no animals or animal products) for at least a year. I had been gradually reducing any animal products and most processed foods from my diet. I naturally eat fresh, local and whole foods, so going "all-the-way" was pretty easy. I'm in no way "perfect" or super strict... I occasionally do eat honey and have probably cheated without knowing it. This way of eating works for me. I feel great, have tons of energy and LOVE preparing and cooking plant-based meals. On Thanksgiving, I made a 100% plant-based feast. I had so much fun planning the menu, organizing and preparing the meal. It really wasn't that much different then your typical American Thanksgiving fest....minus the turkey! Thai Sweet Potato Bisque The first course was a Thai sweet potato and carrot bisque and a wilted winter salad which was topped with mushroom "bacon", roasted sweet potatoes, pumpkin and pomegranate seeds. A warm