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Pumpkin soup Thanksgiving is a traditional North American holiday to celebrate the pilgrims harvest. The traditional meal consists of roasted turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, cranberry relish and a variety of side dishes. Lately the more traditional dishes are being replaced with gourmet or ethnic recipes. Try replacing a few of your favorites with some unusual selections that will breathe new life into your usual menu. Check out these flavorful Thanksgiving Recipes for some ideas.

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November 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm
(1) Bubbles says:

Most of the food we eat on Thanksgiving originally comes from Mexico. Turkey was first domesticated in Mexico thousands of years ago. Corn, pumpkins, and butternut squash were also first cultivated in Mexico thousands of years ago. Potatoes were cultivated in Peru thousands of years ago. Chocolate and vanilla also originally come from Mexico. And for the record peanuts were first cultivated in Brazil thousands of years ago, and pineapple was first cultivated in South America thousands of years ago.

They take our food and call it American, excluding us from that label, then they take contemporary Mexican food like enchiladas, and rename it “Latin.” Then they take trashy, unhealthy fast food that was invented in the United States, such as nachos and chimichangas, and call that “Mexican.”

It makes no sense. My culinary heritage is chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin, squash, avaocado, tamales, corn, turkey, etc. My ancestors gave those foods to the world.

Not some unhealthy, fried mess loaded with cheese.

November 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm
(2) SoCalGal says:

Hey Bubbles, don’t be such a hater. We all live together in this region and share food sources as well as traditions.

Eat with happiness and share – it’s what Thanksgiving is supposed to be about.

November 18, 2010 at 4:43 pm
(3) bubbles makes no sense says:

first of all you cant group mexican and south american heritage they are completley different with a few simularities, second your arent you american? why do u have a problem with the american label? your ancestors ruined our country by immigrating here our countries econemy is terrible and they are at most to blame

November 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm
(4) Melissa says:

This is a whole year later but I strongly disagree with the end of your comment: “your ancestors ruined our country by immigrating here our countries econemy is terrible and they are at most to blame”. It would seem like you only blame Mexican/Latin/Hispanic people since this is the topic that “Bubbles” brought up, even with your “at most” you still lay the blame there. The definition for an immigrant is: A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. This definition does not state what race the person is. Many different races immigrated to the U.S. Your ancestors possibly immigrated here, with no papers! It is not the fault of the people immigrating here that have caused a bad economy. It would seem that not only you or Bubbles but everyone who is closed minded needs to have a more open mind and become educated with themselves and everyone around them. If not, then the American Dream means nothing and it would be a waste to why people even started to immigrate here to the U.S.A. and become an American. Stop blaming the immigrants and look at who we have chosen to help lead our country!

November 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm
(5) JerryGemmie says:

Though I agree with SoCalGal about the negativity, I am very interested in making foods that are native to certain regions. When I first went to Mexico, I was surprised at all the dishes that weren’t drenched in cheese, but I really liked them. Then a trip to Costa Rica really opened my eyes to some flavors (fish, beans, corn and fruit) that I continue to combine today. I want to make a healthy meal this holiday, and I think I will bring in those flavors.

Bubbles, do you have a favorite dish that you serve on special occasions, and would you be wiling to share the recipe? I think we could all eat healthier and there’s nothing like combining whole foods and understanding where they came from to get closer to that goal.

November 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm
(6) Corina says:

Right on Bubbles!!

September 3, 2013 at 2:34 am
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