7 Non-Traditional Recipes To Try This Thanksgiving

Illustrated by Lindsay Hattrick

From Sakara, Butcher's Daughter, and more

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a lot of things: the countdown to the new year, reruns of any and every old Christmas movie in existence, engagement season... It also marks the beginning of holiday feasting, featuring the kind of food that can often wreak havoc on delicate stomachs.

If you, like me, suffer from a sensitive microbiome and can't handle the dairy-, sugar-, and gluten-rich fare that's usually present on holiday tables, there's good news: With just a few twists, you can turn some of the most beloved seasonal classics into new recipes that will be just as flavor-packed and satisfying as their original counterparts.

With this in mind, we tapped some of our favorite restaurants and meal delivery services to share some of the dishes—from sides to dessert—from their menus to bust the myth that holiday eating always has to leave you with a stomachache.

Ahead, seven Thanksgiving dishes that won't leave you in a food coma. For more, check out the recipes for an entirely vegan Thanksgiving meal.

Sakara's Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Soup


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary (or about 1⁄2 tsp dried rosemary)
  • 1 cup cooked white/cannellini beans
  • 1 cup de-stemmed and chopped kale
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Heat a pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then add the onions; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the celery, butternut squash, vegetable stock, and rosemary. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
  3. Add the beans, chopped kale, and salt and pepper. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Adjust seasonings if necessary.

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."