Thanksgiving Dinner サンクスギビングディナー

Today is Thanksgiving Day!  I wish everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.  This year, I prepared Thanksgiving dinner along with my beauty food concept.  People would traditionally roast a whole turkey but I bought and roast a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey and then served it with lots of vegetables.  Turkey breasts contain little less calories and fat and a little more protein compared to wings, legs, and dark meat parts.  As for vegetables, I roasted yukon gold potatoes and purple onions with rosemary.  I also roasted beautiful purple carrots with chopped parsley and then marinated them with balsamic vinegar.  I boiled broccoli rabe to add a nice green color in the dish.  According to this article,, purple carrots have lots of benefits and one of them is that they are even higher in antioxidants than orange carrots!
This is a gratin with small brussels sprouts and grape tomatoes.  I found a bag of small brussels sprouts in a Whole Foods Market and I thought they looked cute!  I wanted to make a festive looking gratin and I made this for the first time, and it went very well.  My family who usually say "I don't like brussels sprouts" ate this well and I was glad to see that.  This could be good for Christmas, too!
This is a kale salad with buckwheat, roasted yams, goat cheese, avocados, chopped walnuts, and pomegranates. 
I used this organic buckwheat which I bought in a Whole Foods Market.
These are buckwheat seeds.  I boiled them and then mixed them in the kale salad.  According to this article,, it states, "buckwheat contains large amount of rutin which is beneficial in protecting against skin damage caused by the sun."  This article also says that buckwheat has powerful antioxidant activities and it would help to have healthy hair.  Moreover, buckwheat would be good to people who want to have gluten-free food!   
I also prepared beets risotto.  I used two beets and mixed some tomatoes as well as freshly grated parmesan cheese. 
Dessert was a pumpkin pie with whipped cream!  The dinner was mainly vegetable, yet I was full!