Thanksgiving With The Singing Vegan
Roasted Butternut Squash SoupI love the Fall and I love to make soup. This seems like a complex soup, but it's not, and when you roast the squash, the flavors are much more intense and the house smells WONDERFUL!
Savory Lentil LoafI'm always searching for new ways to make alternatives for meatloaf. Adding things like sweet potatoes and tofu really helps to bind the loaf, while adding texture, protein and nutrients. This is a great dish for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.
Stuffed Acorn SquashThis is a great recipe when you really want to impress someone. Maybe you're having a dinner party and you want your friends to be impressed at how GREAT vegans eat ...? There is a little extra work involved in this recipe, but it's worth it.
Pumpkin Spice BreadPumpkin isn't JUST for Thanksgiving! This bread is great any time of year. It's yummy AND pretty healthy, too. Instead of eggs, use a combination of flax seeds and water. This process creates an 'egg-like' binder that works well in baked goods.
Wild Rice Stuffed MushroomsSo, you're going to Grandma's for Thanksgiving and she's asked you to bring an appetizer ..? Make these! Seriously. They aren't difficult (they do require a couple steps, but it is a holiday, and your family is worth it!). Super savory -- super yummy! **These are best if served immediately. If you're taking them to a dinner, it's best to assemble them and pop them in the oven where you'll be eating.
Green Bean CasseroleEveryone has a favorite Thanksgiving dish. I've always LOVED this classic casserole -- in the old days, it had cream of mushroom soup and store-bought fried onions. My recipe is completely plant-based with no dairy. It's a little more work than the original recipe, but so worth it!
Peas and Pearl OnionsThis is an old favorite. My grandmother always made this at Thanksgiving. Of course, she used butter, cream and a little bacon fat. Those days are OVER! Your family and friends will love this side dish. In the recipe I'm using frozen organic petite peas and pearl onions. If you choose to use fresh, that's great.
Cranberry CompotePlease. Whatever you do, don't buy cranberry sauce in the can! It's easy to make and so much better than the prepared stuff. My grandmother's BFF used to make this, and I've always loved it.
Apple/Pumpkin CobblerPie is so 2010. For Thanksgiving this year, make these ridiculously yummy cobblers. I've made them in individual ramekins, but you could make one large dessert in an 8x8 baking dish. SO good! Make sure you serve this with a scoop of vanilla, non-dairy ice cream. No one will even remember what pie is.
Mashed Potatoes with Herb GravyIt's not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes and gravy! Don't stress -- you can have delicious, vegan taters and gravy without any animal products. And I doubt any of your omni-friends and family will notice the difference.
Here are ten delicious recipes for your cruelty-free, vegan holiday meal.
FYI -- these are not raw recipes. These are not oil or fat-free recipes. These are traditional Thanksgiving recipes without meat, dairy, eggs, etc. It's Thanksgiving -- live it up!
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