Organic ThanksGiving To-Go

realfooddaily Organic ThanksGiving To Go

Hunting down a gazillion different organic ingredients at the market and slaving away in a hot kitchen all day might be some people’s idea of a great time, and all part of the familiar ritual of the big holiday dinner – but for most of us, we’d rather just enjoy our food and the company of our family without the fuss. Quite frankly, the idea of spending the entire day in the kitchen whipping up 10 different recipes bores me. If you don’t even trust yourself with a kitchen knife, or you’re just a lazy cook like me, the best idea is to order your meal from a local organic restaurant. That is if you are lucky enough to live near one. If you are in L.A. or NYC, you are indeed in luck. If you have a Whole Foods Market near you, you can also order an organic holiday meal from their catering menu.

In LA:

The famous organic restaurant that all the health-conscious celebs in Los Angeles flock to, Real Food Daily, is offering a full Thanksgiving To-Go Meal. Fans and regulars of Real Food Daily include celebrities like Nicole Ritchie, Mischa Barton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey McGuire, Jack Black, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kirsten Dunst, Jeremy Piven, Adrien Brody, Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Queen Latifia, Russell Simmons, Anthony Keidis, Dave Navarro, Madonna, Seal and Moby, among others.

RFD Thanksgiving To-Go Menu:

Butternut Squash Bisque
Faux Turkey Breast
Corn Sage Stuffing
Candied Garnet Yams
Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips
Golden Gravy
Herb Roasted Vegetables
Cranberry Relish
Slice of Pumpkin Pie and Tofu Whip
Price per person is $38.95

Fresh whole organic vegan pies sweetened with maple syrup
Pumpkin for $36
Pecan for $36

If you miss the order deadline, or prefer to go out to eat, they also have a Thanksgiving Teaser Special on the menu all month long. “Our famous faux turkey breast with corn-sage stuffing and golden gravy, mashed garnet yams & cranberry sauce”

In NY:

candlecafe Organic ThanksGiving To Go

Candle 79 Cafe, located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, offers a full Thanksgiving Menu of organic and local cuisine. With a special Takeout Menu and In House Menu.

Candle Thanksgiving Takeout Menu:

Soups
Fall Squash pumpkin seed oil, pomegranate foam
Celeriac Purée caramelized apples

Appetizers (Serves 1-2)
Horseradish Grilled Trumpet Royale Mushrooms potato gratin, horseradish crème fraiche
Grilled Artichoke Hearts sautéed cranberry beans, leeks, pumpkin spiced onion rings, roasted red pepper sauce
Fall Vegetable Phyllo Turnover braised red cabbage, apples, dijon french lentil sauce

Salads (Serves 1-2)
Roasted Beet baby arugula, pears, grilled fennel, toasted pecans, rosemary fig dressing
Squash medley roasted delicate squash with nutmeg, grilled kabocha squash with vanilla bean,
baked butternut squash with rosemary and apple cider. Served with baby greens, roasted chestnuts,
crab apples & cranberries in an apple cider-cranberry dressing

Entrees
Pecan Crusted Seitan celeriac purée, sautéed brussels sprouts, cippolini onions, baby carrots, wild
mushroom gravy
Wild Mushroom Tempeh Cake truffled mashed potatoes, fall roasted vegetables, cabernet sauce
Porcini -Sage Crusted Tofu sautéed haricots verts, leeks, sweet potato-butternut squash purée,
roasted vegetable au jus
House Made Butternut Squash Gnocchi baby spinach, porcini mushrooms, shallots, roasted garlic
cashew cream

Sides
Celeriac Puree (1 Pt.)
Sautéed B russels Sprouts(1 Pt.)
Truffled Mashed Potatoes(1 Pt.)
Fall roasted vegetables (1 Pt.)
Corn Bread and Wild Rice Stuffing (1pt.)
Sauteed haricots verts (1 Pt.)
Sweet Potato-Butternut Squash Puree (1 Pt.)
Maple Dijon Roasted Squash (1 Pt.)
Cranberry-Tart Cherry Relish (1/2 Pt.)
Roasted Vegetable Gravy (1/2 Pt.)

Desserts
Sweet Potato Pie-8” with cinnamon ice cream (Serves 6-8)
Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie-8” (Serves 6-8)
Pumpkin Cheese cake (Serves 10-12)
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with lavender frosting & cranberry chutney(Serves 10-12)
Chocolate Mousse Pie (Serves 6-8)

In House Thanksgiving Menu:

Soups
Jerusalem Artichoke
Butternut Squash with cinnamon foam

Appetizers (Serves 1-2)
Risotto with mushrooms & butternut squash sauce
Grilled Artichoke with trumpet royal mushrooms, celeriac puree & balsamic reduction
Yucca Cake with tofu cashew cheese, roasted shallots & red pepper coulis

Salads
Arugula Salad with local pears, roasted baby turnips, almond-pumpkin cheese, pomegranate & cranberry dressing
Wild Rice & Squash Salad with local lettuce, apples, toasted almonds, grilled fennel & ginger-pumpkin dressing

Entrees
Butternut Squash Ravioli with sauteed shallots, cashew cream, crispy sage & rosemary oil
Rosemary Crusted Tempeh Cake with roasted maple dijon squash, sauteed broccolini, cranberry-tart cherry relish & roasted vegetable gravy
Pomegranate Grilled Tofu with cornbread stuffing, sweet potato puree, sauteed haricots vert amandine & roasted vegetable gravy
Pumpkin Grilled Seitan with roasted shallot-potato mash, sauteed brussels sprouts, cranberry-tart cherry relish & marsala-pumpkin sauce
Harvest Plate (choose 4) pomegranate grilled tofu, rosemary crusted tempeh sweet potato puree, broccollini, brussels sprouts, cornbread stuffing, haricots verts amandine, roasted maple dijon squash, roasted shallot-potato mash, served with cranberry-tart cherry relish & roasted vegetable gravey

Desserts
Pumpkin Cheesecake with vanilla cream
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with lavender frosting
Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie with vanilla ice cream
Sweet Potato Pie with cinnamon ice cream

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