Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving Hostess Plans

We've been talking about Thanksgiving around here. Traditionally, we host our family and friends at our place. There will be a turkey breast for our non-vegan guests. (Thanks, Honeybaked.)  I have been talked out of "Tofurkey" by approximately every member of Facebook, so not going there. I've been looking into how to make some vegan versions of the usual sides.

A vegetable side, probably green beans sauteed with shallots - no problem. Maybe a green salad AKA Thanksgiving roughage - easy peasy. Sweet potatoes are simple and I think my usual stuffing recipe is vegan. Some of the things I'm going to try out before Turkey/Not Turkey Day will be vegan mashed potatoes, (If they're bad, I'll just make the real thing for our guests.) and vegan mushroom gravy, instead of turkey gravy.  I can get a vegan pie and a non-vegan pie. And some variations on rolls.

I'll let you know how the new recipes turn out. You know I will.

Today I ate:

green juice - kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, orange, lemon (Grassroots)
bananas and strawberries
mixed baby kale salad w/ avocados, sunflower seeds, olive oil and Bragg's Nutritional Yeast
Delicata squash sauteed in olive oil w/ Himalayan pink salt
felafel w/ hummus, tomatoes, and Persian cucumbers


  1. Try this. Oil instead of butter, veg stock, leave out pan drippings. I swear to you that it is one of the best things you'll ever taste: http://www.culinate.com/recipes/collections/slow_food/john_taboada/confit_of_chestnuts_walnuts_fennel_and_onions