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Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

Hello,

This thanksgiving will be my family and I's first completely vegan thanksgiving, I think I'll be using a stuffed pumpkin as a main attraction. What about everyone else? What's your Thanksgiving menu look like?

Happy Cooking!
-Corrine

I'll be going to my boyfriend's family's for Thanksgiving so it won't be entirely vegan but I plan on bringing several dishes .  :>
I'm thinking....whipped sweet potatoes with autumn spices, a green bean dish, savory baked tofu with lima bean gravy. Just a brainstorm right now.

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Mmm! Those sound delicious!  I haven't had Lima Beans since I was extremely young, and I disliked them. Do you have a specific lima bean gravy recipe that you use? Seems like it could be a really nice gravy.

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Maybe a Lentil Loaf or Bryanna Clark Grogan's Soy and Seitan "Turkey" if I can find the recipe, some vegan ranch for the salad, roasted potatoes + bell peppers or mashed potatoes and gravy :)

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going to families this year and they are omni's so, my menu this year fasting.

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I always end up making a chickpea tart that was featured in vegnews a few years ago. aml's suggestion for BCG's tofu seitan turkey is a good recommendation too. I made the roulade version one time and it was yummy (though kinda bready actually). And gotta have pumpkin pie, of course.

dprince, why not cook up something delicious to share with the family? I used to always go to an omni thanksgiving and impress them with my yummy vegan food. once I brought chili and cornbread, which was kind of weird but really good and hearty!

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going to families this year and they are omni's so, my menu this year fasting.

That's actually a really unique idea. Fasting on Thanksgiving. Humble, actually..atleast in my mind.

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Last year I was with friends and made a veggie pot pie from Veg Times.  They served me a celebration road from Field Roast http://www.fieldroast.com/products.htm

I'm really not sure what I'm doing , it depends on if I'm off, if I'm cooking, or my parents come to town.  If I cook, I'll get another roast, make mashed potatoes, stuffing with veggie broth, a few veggie sides and some vegan cookies.

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This time round, it won't be anything different. A few of my family members are completely vegan while there are others who are not vegan followers who will join in as well. I was thinking of combination of vegan pasta combined with pumpkins and baked apples, so if anybody has any great suggestions, that will be helpful.

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We already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving because my partner is from Toronto. I cooked for a group of 10 (it took like 2 days, but I LOVE to cook) and we watched Strange Brew on the projector. Fun!

I made a roasted carrot and ginger soup and the zucchini cakes from Vegan Table for the first course. Our salad course was mixed baby greens with roasted beets and turnips, avocado, pistachios and a balsamic dressing. Dinner was Tempeh with 40 cloves of garlic, mashed potatoes, green beans with caramelized shallots and smoked almonds, cornbread stuffing and roasted acorn squash with a maple dijon glaze. For dessert I made an apple fig crisp with a salted caramel sauce a la mode (Tempt vanilla bean ice cream, yum).  And there was wine, of course. Lots of wine!

I will be cooking again on Thanksgiving, but I haven't made my menu yet. In Texas it's still really warm right now (highs in the 80s) so you can find any kind of produce, but I will be in NYC visiting family and have to decide what I want to make based on what's available there...

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We already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving because my partner is from Toronto. I cooked for a group of 10 (it took like 2 days, but I LOVE to cook) and we watched Strange Brew on the projector. Fun!

I made a roasted carrot and ginger soup and the zucchini cakes from Vegan Table for the first course. Our salad course was mixed baby greens with roasted beets and turnips, avocado, pistachios and a balsamic dressing. Dinner was Tempeh with 40 cloves of garlic, mashed potatoes, green beans with caramelized shallots and smoked almonds, cornbread stuffing and roasted acorn squash with a maple dijon glaze. For dessert I made an apple fig crisp with a salted caramel sauce a la mode (Tempt vanilla bean ice cream, yum).  And there was wine, of course. Lots of wine!

I will be cooking again on Thanksgiving, but I haven't made my menu yet. In Texas it's still really warm right now (highs in the 80s) so you can find any kind of produce, but I will be in NYC visiting family and have to decide what I want to make based on what's available there...

Uh, with a recipe like that, I think I'll just sneak my way to your table, haha! What a great menu! I think I'd like to try the roasted carrot and ginger soup and the zucchini cakes. I've yet to try Tempeh, but that soup souds delicios and zucchini, mm! Thanks for sharing!

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I have a big family so I do my own meal with just my partner and parents a few days after. This year it will be: some kind of seitan, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin-pecan pie, and pumpkin cheesecake.

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Spicy cranberry salsa over citrus 'cream cheez' (Tofutti or cashew cheez based), doubled & made ahead; nooch-scalloped potatoes & onions in 2 crocks; outrageously easy big bread, in the bread machine-- 1 'dough' cycle made into rolls, & 1 loaf; trying out 'Best Tofu Bake' casserole (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6160.0) doubled for 2 casseroles-- possibly subbing chicken-style seitan or field roast & phyllo dough for tofu & pastry dough... creamy mushroom gravy... Ooooh, & Chocolate-Peanutbutter pie: best easiest deliciousest make-ahead dessert ever!

Also, considering a yum cranberry walnut spinach salad, time allowing: fresh spinach, cranberries, walnuts, chives; w/ vinaigrette of flax oil, Bragg's, red & balsamic vinegars, & freshly ground black pepper.

Cooking for 2 separate un-veg family things, w/ minimal time... trying to be efficient w/ make-ahead, crock-&-bread-machine, & double-recipe casserole baking strategies. Will see how that works out! haha... may be more of a character-building experience than anything else!

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Mmm! Those sound delicious!  I haven't had Lima Beans since I was extremely young, and I disliked them. Do you have a specific lima bean gravy recipe that you use? Seems like it could be a really nice gravy.

It's from Healthy Hedonist. I've heard mixed reviews on vegweb but I just love it and whenever I serve it goes fast.

We already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving because my partner is from Toronto. I cooked for a group of 10 (it took like 2 days, but I LOVE to cook) and we watched Strange Brew on the projector. Fun!

I made a roasted carrot and ginger soup and the zucchini cakes from Vegan Table for the first course. Our salad course was mixed baby greens with roasted beets and turnips, avocado, pistachios and a balsamic dressing. Dinner was Tempeh with 40 cloves of garlic, mashed potatoes, green beans with caramelized shallots and smoked almonds, cornbread stuffing and roasted acorn squash with a maple dijon glaze. For dessert I made an apple fig crisp with a salted caramel sauce a la mode (Tempt vanilla bean ice cream, yum).  And there was wine, of course. Lots of wine!

I will be cooking again on Thanksgiving, but I haven't made my menu yet. In Texas it's still really warm right now (highs in the 80s) so you can find any kind of produce, but I will be in NYC visiting family and have to decide what I want to make based on what's available there...

That sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving feast. Decadent!

hotcooknmamma i think i will borrow your cranberry walut salad idea if you don't mind. that sounds spot on.

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hotcooknmamma i think i will borrow your cranberry walut salad idea if you don't mind. that sounds spot on.

Please do! No charge.

;)

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Okay now I'm thinking I'll do a Lentil Loaf with gravy and potatoes, cranberry walnut salad and haven't figured out dessert yet.

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Do you have a particular lentil loaf recipe in mind? I haven't really found one to be loyal to yet... recommendations encouraged!!

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http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=34992.0

i want to try this one. my mom makes a meatloaf that uses ketchup and brown sugar, maybe that's standard not sure, and this sounds like it'd be a delish recipe. i've never made a lentil loaf before but i love lentils and just think they'd really lend themselves nicely to a loaf concoction based on their flavor and texture.

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http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/11/vegan-thanksgiving-101-tips-advice-and.html

just found this on foodgawker.com  it links to some awesome thanksgiving recipes

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Thanks for the ideas. This is going to be my first vegan thanksgiving

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We're pretty basic. Tofurky, the tofurky "giblet" gravy, b/c it is yummy, mashed sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, stuffing w/ vegan sausage and fruit, a salad w/ spinach and some kind of fruit and nuts, roll, pumpkin cheesecake, my mom makes a turkey for them, and everyone is happy and stuffed.

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