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We're not here to talk turkey. No offense to the bird, but what makes Thanksgiving delicious is the sides. Who can resist those bites of sweet-and-savory or crunchy-and-velvety goodness? It's all the fixings that have us coming back for seconds and thirds. So, in that spirit of plenty, we've tapped food writer-slash-photographer extraordinaire, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks and
Super Natural Every Day
, to recommend a vegetarian menu showcasing the season's bounty. And boy did she deliver — big time!
The bestselling author shows us how to gobble away — without the gut bombs — while incorporating a cornucopia of fresh, local ingredients. Think huckleberries, squash, and citrus at its peak. Not that a holiday about togetherness should become a contest, but what's so wrong with some friendly competition with cousin Nancy's cranberry sauce and succotash? It's a win-win for everyone at the table, really.
Growing up, when all you wanted in life was to wear your Princess Jasmine Halloween costume to school for the entire week, it was easy to imagine how epic your outfits would be when you were finally an adult. Every day, it would be princess dresses and cowboy boots and that astronaut helmet your cool aunt got for you at read
If you're not already on your couch curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot tea and a book every night, you're seriously missing out on the whole hibernating-from-winter thing. If all that's holding you back is trying to figure out what to read, we've rounded up 30 bound pleasures that recently hit bookshelves (or will read