Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving RoundUp - Vegan Friendly

It is that time of year when omnivores reign supreme - Thanksgiving. But not to forget the spirit of the holiday - gratitude - I am generously sharing lots of suggestions for omnivore and vegan/veggie cooks alike.

It is mainly the baking and entree side that trips up newbie Thanksgiving cooks, who are frazzled enough with making a huge bird and hoping it isn't over- or under-done. Unless you're on great terms with the cook, let go of having protein at this one meal and focus on the sides and desserts, they are really the best part of the meal in my mind! But if you can get a burner in the busy kitchen, here's my recipe for Marsala Seitan with Sauteed Mushrooms (courtesy Field Roast)

My preference if I am dining at someone else's table is to ask if I might bring something to share. Most cooks will be happy to have your contribution so they have something less to worry about. Depending on your palate - sweets galore, vegetable-aholic, fun appetizers - you can bring your favorite dish and ensure you really enjoy at least once dish and show friends and family how delicious vegan can be!

Showing lots of compassion for all beings, here are some humble suggestions for a happy dining experience for everyone at this year's Thanksgiving!


Chocolate Pudding Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Limoncello Macaroons

Grasshopper Pie

Hors d'Oeuvres

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Fermented Cashew "Boursin" Cheese

Raw Spinach and Artichoke Dip



Creamed Spinach

Pan Roasted Mushrooms and Wild Rice

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a joyous and delicious day!


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