Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. My family gathers to say all we are thankful for. Oh yeah, and theres a delicious feast! But no turkeys will be harmed to make this meal! Or any other animals. This is a strictly VEGAN Thanksgiving feast!
Many ask us; how do we do it?
And that's exactly what this blog post is about. Here’s a list of the foods we make for thanksgiving. We invite our friends and family. They leave satisfied and talk about the food ‘till Christmas.
Baked Mac n' Cheeze
A real classic! We bake our mac n' cheeze in the oven, with a combination of daiya shreds, almond milk, butter and seasonings. We sometimes put breadcrumbs on it for an extra crunch. We all love those cheezy noodles!
No thanksgiving feast is complete without salad! We use spinach and other mixed greens tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette. And we top it with fresh pomegranate & candied walnuts. It's seriously one of the best salads you will ever taste.
Super simple. Super delicious! It's literally just brussel sprouts, roasted in the oven for a few minutes. They are the perfect side dish.
It's one of America's favorite veggies! We sauté the beans with just the right amount of garlic. They're juicy, and flavorful!
It's a well known part of the holiday season. We make our own using fresh cranberries, fresh squeezed orange juice and agave. It's the perfect balance between sweet and tart. You can also get it at the supermarket.
Candied sweet potato
It's sweet. And it's covered in marshmallows! Who doesn't love marshmallows? We bake the potatoes, cube them, pour a maple, butter, coconut sugar sauce with a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon, bake them, sprinkle the marshmallows, then bake it once more (just to toast the marshmallows). Candied sweet potato has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our family.
Field Roast celebration roast
Every thanksgiving celebration deserves a celebration roast! It's stuffed with Field Roast grain meat, fresh cut butternut squash, mushrooms and granny smith apples. And it's seasoned with a rosemary, thyme and sage blend. We add extra seasonings, veggies, fresh herbs and gravy.
Tofurky veggie roast
What's a vegan Thanksgiving feast without a tofurky roast? We usually make two. We cook one in the crock pot, and make the other one Jamaican ham style (in the oven) with a brown sugar glaze, cloves and other seasonings. This thanksgiving, instead of carving a turkey, carve a tofurky instead!
Drinks and desserts
This yummy Jamaican drink has been a part of our thanksgiving feast for quite some time. It's made with the flower of the Hibiscus sabdariffa plant. We add ginger for flavor and sweeten it up with cane sugar.
This is always the one dish that never has any leftovers! We make a cinnamon cookie crust and fill it with an agave-sweetened cream cheese batter. I could honestly eat the whole cheesecake myself!
A vegan thanksgiving feast is far from impossible, and is really quite easy! We do it every year.
Being vegan gives us even more to be thankful for. We are thankful for our knowledge. Knowing what's wrong from what's right. Knowing how unhealthy and unethical it is to eat animals. We cannot be ignorant when all these helpless animals are being murdered. A lot of them just for a holiday.
This thanksgiving, ditch the turkey and all the other animal products. It's not hard. One less person eating animals makes a big difference. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mohandas Gandhi
For some more great info on why not to eat turkey, click here.
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