If you want your Thanksgiving meal to stand out this year, consider some new and exciting sides that go beyond the traditional stuffing and mashed potatoes. You can easily source all of these ingredients from your local grocery store in Vancouver in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With a Honey Glaze
Start by washing your Brussels sprouts, slicing them in half and arranging them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, placing them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Once you pull the sprouts out of the oven, drizzle them with a mixture of honey, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Broccoli Casserole
This casserole is a nod to the classic green bean casserole that so many families enjoy on Thanksgiving, but it has a bit of a twist. Start out with two large heads of broccoli, cutting them up, washing the florets and blanching them. In a large bowl, mix together the broccoli, one can of cream of mushroom soup, and a little bit of salt and pepper. Place the mixture in a baking dish that has been sprayed with olive oil. Before sliding into the oven (350 degrees for about 35 minutes), sprinkle some crushed crackers on the top and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. You can liven this dish up a little by sprinkling some shredded or crumbled cheese on top before baking it.
These sweet carrots are the perfect complement to your roasted or fried turkey. You can cut the carrots up into smaller pieces, but roasting them whole with just the ends trimmed off is also an option. Just make sure that you peel away the exterior of the carrots and wash them. Place your carrots on a baking sheet or roasting pan. Drizzle them with olive oil before sprinkling on some coarse salt and pepper. Don’t forget a light drizzle of maple syrup as well. Roast your carrots at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until they are soft. Before you start preparing some of these delicious sides, you can find all of the items that you need by stopping into our health foods store. We have everything you need to make this Thanksgiving one to remember.