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Thanksgiving 2008

December 9th, 2008 · by Cyndi · 3 Comments

We spent Thanksgiving 2008 much like Thanksgiving 2007, at a potluck gathering at Ecology House in San Rafael, California.  Ecology House is the only HUD (US Government) low-income housing for people disabled with chemical sensitivities.  It has 11 apartments and a community room where residents host events, meetings, and parties.  The Environmental Health Network holds its monthly meetings there and they sponsor Thanksgiving, buying the turkey and other basics.

I’m afraid I was boring this year and brought exactly the same things I brought last year.  But, hey, why mess with success? Every dish was popular.  I picked some lovely greenery from my garden to put in vases and brought the following dishes:

Lemon cranberry sauce

Lemon cranberry sauce

Organic cranberry sauce made with lemon instead of orange.

Edamane salad with roasted red cabbage

Edamane salad with roasted red cabbage

Organic cold salad made with edamame and roasted red cabbage.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Organic vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie.

Cashew cream

Cashew cream

Organic raw vegan cream made from cashews, lemon, stevia, and seasonings.


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  • 1 Homemade Cranberry Sauce (without oranges) | Norwitz Notions // Dec 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    […] This recipe freezes extremely well. It also lasts in the fridge for a long time. I froze a batch leftover from Thanksgiving 2006 and served it for Thanksgiving 2007 with very little reduction in taste or texture.  I used the recipe again for Thanksgiving 2008. […]

  • 2 Vegan Pumpkin Pie | Norwitz Notions // Dec 9, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    […] Someone else’s pumpkin pie (homemade with traditional ingredients) still had half left.  In 2008, this Thanksgiving treat was one of 3 pumpkin pies (all gluten-free as it happens) and got the nod […]

  • 3 Cashew Cream | Norwitz Notions // Dec 9, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    […] the cashew cream to go with a vegan pumpkin pie I took to a Thanksgiving Potluck in 2007 and again in 2008, though it’s delicious on anything […]

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