Again, it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve had a lot going on with school, the sanctuary, VEG, and work. Oh yeah, I’m now on the board of directors at for the Animals Sanctuary, so expect to be hearing a lot more about them!
But first, Thanksgiving. There are a lot of negative associations with Thanksgiving, in regards to both its cultural history and the turkey slaughter that takes place for many people’s meals. I acknowledge that, but I’m going to keep this post positive. I’m thankful to have such a vegan-friendly family who, although they still eat a turkey on Thanksgiving (boo), are willing to make the mashed potatoes vegan and enjoy most of the food I make–I’m thankful to be able to share it with them. I’m also thankful for all the amazing vegans in my life, even though I wasn’t able to spend the holiday with any of them.
So, what does a vegan eat for thanksgiving?
I’ve included links to most of the recipes.
Cranberry Orange muffins from Veganomicon for breakfast:
Tofurkey (always done in the slow cooker), cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes (my mom made them vegan!), roasted brussels sprouts, corn, root veggies, brown gravy. I had two full plates like this. Overeating, it’s the American way don’cha know?
And good ol’ pumpkin pie for dessert! I think it was a little underdone this year, but still tasty.
There’s this amazing tumblr that’s all about vegan pizza (fuck yeah vegan pizza!), and they made an out-of-this-world thanksliving pizza. I told my boyfriend that if we move in together, we are SO doing this for Thanksgiving.