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i know the blog is a little vegan-heavy this week but with the holidays coming up, i’ve had some non-vegan family members asking what i was going to eat for thanksgiving…

i think there’s two ways a vegan (or vegetarian) can go about thanksgiving…

1. go the traditional route and make a vegan turkey, vegan mashed potatoes (mashed potato recipe here), vegan pumpkin pie, etc. if you want to go the ‘faux’ turkey route, there are 3 options it seems: Tofurkey makes one, Field Roast’s Celebration Roast looks good (photo above) and Gardein supposedly has a great vegan turkey option sold at Whole Foods around the holidays.

2. switch it up and make your own thanksgiving feast with your favorite foods! supposedly at the first Thanksgiving (yeah the one with the pilgrims and native americans) they didn’t have turkey and most likely ate black bean soup! so the whole turkey tradition isn’t even legit!

below are some recipes that i found on the web which i want to try for this year’s Thanksgiving. the only one i’ve made was the pumpkin pie and it’s great! click here to view the PDF of the recipe cards for print.

here are some links to some other vegan holiday recipe options not listed above: 1. Quinoa, Pine Nuts and Raisin stuffed Portobellos. 2. Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup and Orange Zest. 3. Vegan Pecan Pie.

some of these recipe items can be ordered online if you can’t find them in your local health food stores. like Ricemellow Cream and Maple Sugar .

happy cooking!

recipe sources: the kind life, what would cathy eat?, chloe coscarelli, savvy vegetarian

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