When I think of Thanksgiving, I often wonder about the first Thanksgiving and what that might have looked like.
The first Thanksgiving occurred in the fall of 1621, between the Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag people. The meals were thought to have occurred for almost a week. Many of our modern-day traditional foods such as cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes were not even invented yet!
Although our Thanksgiving meals have transformed over the years, I think it’s safe to say that many of the Pilgrim women and children spent a good amount of time grinding corn. This gluten-free, vegan cornbread recipe is my homage to the founders of Thanksgiving, as well as my gift to all you modern day foodies out there, who care so much about the source of your food and how it impacts and nourishes your body.
Cornbread is the ultimate deep-rooted soul food. I hope you enjoy the delicious aroma and texture this cornbread has to offer!