Hope you are all prepped and ready for Thanksgiving! And I hope you are taking the time to feel and express gratitude. The last two years have been stressful for everyone the world over because of the challenges of lockdowns and living in a pandemic world. But if we take a moment to focus on the positives, I am sure we all can come with plenty to be thankful for. If you would like to jump straight to the Thanksgiving menu, scroll to the bottom.
As for me, I am so thankful that I was able to launch my first cookbook AIP Indian Fusion, earlier this year. Since I was self-publishing, it was a lot of hard work and a lot of challenges. So I am really grateful to God for opening doors for me and for my family’s support throughout the process. My son helped with the book design and I cannot imagine working with anyone else on that. I am also so thankful that my book received great customer reviews right after launch and still continues to have a 5 star rating on amazon. Every time I read a positive customer review, it warms my heart and I am reminded of the glory of God who made all this possible. So, so grateful!
I am also thankful that my nutrition consulting business has continued to grow this year and I am now consulting with clients all over the world. What that means is that I am able to help more people as they struggle with pain and inflammation. A few months back, I also was offered the opportunity to work for a start up health care company called WellTheory that focuses on providing affordable and accessible nutritional coaching to patients with autoimmune disease. I am so honored to be part of an organization whose focus is to provide holistic care as well as increase awareness around nutrition in the community.
Finally, I am always thankful for my family and our patience, our love and our support for each other. This year we adopted a cat and within just a few weeks, she has become an important part of our family! She has brought so much joy to my children and to our home and we are so grateful for that.
Ok now as promised in my earlier post, I am sharing my Thanksgiving menu here! Most of the dishes are Paleo and a few are also AIP. As I have been able to reintroduce a few things over the past couple of years, most of the recipes have some ingredients that are AIP reintroductions – for example non AIP spices and or nuts etc. However all of the recipes are Paleo and or gluten free and dairy free.
For dessert, I will usually make a gluten and dairy free version for my family and an AIP version for myself! Even though that’s a bit of extra work, it is so worth it since I do not feel deprived in any way!
Hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving! ~ Indira