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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vegan Thanksgiving

My family celebrated Thanksgiving a week early.  So, if you're looking for a few ideas of what to serve at your celebration, here's what we had:

Broccoli recipe from -- broccoli sauteed with shallots, walnut pieces, and a tiny amount of olive oil and soy sauce.

 Stuffing made by my sister-in-law's mother -- yummy with cranberries!

Field Roast celebration roast.  We also had a Tofurky, but that had been polished off before I took a picture of it.

Sweet potatoes!  My sister-in-law Mary Ruth made these.  They are far healthier than you would think from their amazing taste!  She mixed sweet potatoes, applesauce, and a little bit of Earth Balance spread, and cooked it in a crock pot.

Homemade cranberry sauce recipe courtesy of Chef AJ -- cranberries, oranges, and date paste whirred in my Vitamix blender.  Don't mind my brother's maturity in the picture below.

Mashed potatoes and Tofurky gravy.  I mix the potatoes with unsweetened soy milk, just a little bit of Earth Balance, a pinch of salt, and lots of pepper.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for shairng Is your whole family vegan? How have you convinced them to eat this way during the holidays?

VeganHeartDoc said...

My family is vegetarian, not vegan, so I don't need to convince them. However, I did have a vegan potluck Thanksgiving dinner at my home and have several parties where all the food is vegan -- I use good tasty food to convice people that a healthy vegan diet is a good choice :)