Celebrating Thanksgiving with a Twist!

Food plays a big part in most holiday celebrations. Since Thanksgiving commemorates the harvest festival the Pilgrims celebrated in 1621, Thursday’s festivities is most certainly ALL about food!

The wonderful thing about being in the US, is that there are so many cultures and traditions to learn about and to experience. Our culture helps shapes us and makes us who we are. Because of our background and culture, we all make our own family traditions when it comes to the food we serve at Thanksgiving.

Our family has the traditional turkey or ham with all the trimmings, but we also like to add some of our Vietnamese favorites like fried rice, egg rolls, and other goodies to compliment the meal. One of my favorites I look forward to each Thanksgiving is my twist on the traditional corn side dish.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 TBSP Canola
  • 1 bunch scallion (6-8 scallions)
  • 1 dash sugar (1/8 tsp)
  • 1 pinch salt (1/16 tsp)
  • Serves 4-6
  • Clean and dry scallions. Cut off the ends of the scallions and any dry tips. Chop scallions in small 1/4 inch ringlets. Place in a small bowl.
  • Place canola oil in sauce pan over med heat. When oil starts to shimmer, add a few scallions to the pan. When the oil bubbles around the scallions, add the remaining scallions, salt and sugar. Stir quickly, about 30 seconds, and remove from heat. The residual heat will finish cooking the scallions while leaving it vibrant green.

Top this on your roasted corn on the cob or any grilled meats, and it will be the hit of the party!


I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving eating your favorite foods and are surrounded by your loved ones.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food with your own family twist? Drop me an email. I’d love to hear from you.

Eat well, live well.