Continuing on the recipes my wonderful mom sent me (check the sidebar for the others) – since I won’t be there for Thanksgiving this year, when I asked her for ideas she sent full recipes instead! She’s awesome.

Here’s the main dish. I remember having this a couple years ago, this is made so much better by adding the insects!

Nancy’s Thanksgiving Main Dish

In non stick pan use two tablespoons of olive oil (or as an alternative you can use vegetable broth) and saute: 

  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ginger root finely diced
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ cup leeks (white part only, with roots cut off to replant!)
  • ½ cup pecans chopped 
  • 1 ½ cup mushrooms sliced (I used Chanterelle mushrooms but great if you want to use your favorite )
  • ½ cup Chapulines (I really like to use Sour, Spicy, Salty from EntoVida!)

Remove from heat, squeeze 1/8 of a lime over the top and cover.

In another non stick pan gently saute:

  • 1 1/2 cup riced cauliflower 
  • Add 1 tablespoon each:
  • Chili flakes
  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon or slightly more of Simply Curry powder

Just a pinch of the curry will combine and enhance all flavors nicely. You don’t want it to stand out this time just enhance.

1 small can of water chestnuts (optional but I love them in this dish!)

Add in 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Amino Acids, and I also sauté using two tablespoons of coconut oil

Combine with 1/4 cup spouted tri-colored lentils (cooked for 3 minutes prior to adding)


  • 2 cups finely sliced Napa Cabbage
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • ¼ cup mango
  • 1/2 cup  each  
  • Carrot strips done with a potato peeler
  • Chopped celery
  • Some frozen asparagus (my husband won’t eat them but I love them so I didn’t give him any)
  • Sugar peas or snow peas

This should be thoroughly cooked, but not mushy.

Gently combine all ingredients with wooden spoon and then gently lift with a fork. Add sauteed Spring Green onions and fresh parsley. 2 Tablespoons of pumpkin seeds are fun too. I did it. (As another option, I added 3 marinated artichokes.)

This was our main course two years ago for Thanksgiving and everyone enjoyed it!


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