A Locavore Thanksgiving for 2011

This year we decid­ed to host our Thanksgiving gath­er­ing as a loca­vore feast to cel­e­brate the abun­dance in which we live. The potluck gath­er­ing was attend­ed by about 30 peo­ple, and every­one was deli­cious­ly well-fed. We had the main din­ner here at the Ranch, then adjourned to Jessyca’s place up the hill for an after-din­ner treat.

As best as I can rec­ol­lect, here’s what we had:

  • Scalloped pur­ple sweet pota­toes in kaf­fir-lime coconut milk
  • Alii mush­room (king oys­ter) macadamia nut loaf
  • Compote of papaya, poha berry (physalis), cocona and honey
  • Roast ʻulu (bread­fruit) with a roselle sauce
  • Braised ʻopi­hi (limpets) in coco water and gar­lic chives
  • Massaged kale sal­ad with poha and tangerine
  • Fennel-pineap­ple salad
  • Purple sweet pota­to mash
  • Basil-gar­lic chive mac-nut cheese
  • Honey-glazed coconut meat
  • Basil nut cheese and toma­to sal­sa on pump­kin flat bread
  • Crispy kale
  • Guacamole with ʻulu chips
  • Greens sal­ad with lilikoʻi (pas­sion­fruit) dressing
  • Coconut water with pome­gran­ite juice
  • Kambucha fruit drink
  • Grapefruit vanil­la hon­ey granita
  • Orange sweet pota­to pie
  • Raw sweet pota­to pie with banana-nut crust and coconut cream sauce
  • Bananas Foster with Koloa rum

Let me know what I missed or got wrong…

Serving the feast


Macadamia nut loaf with grilled Alii nushrooms

The thanks­giv­ing plate

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