This happy time of year has had me visiting and reuniting with friends and family instead of posting – apologies! Especially silly as this is our 4-year anniversary of cruelty-free eating! BUT, you never know who else might be running woefully behind, so I decided to share some of the wonderfulness posted by those who haven’t been distracted (or, more likely, who are simply much more organized and efficient than I!).
I am choosing to post links to a few different things, in the hopes of speaking to novice and experienced vegan chefs, those who want “the classics” and those who want to glam it up a bit.
Mercy for Animals shared this “Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal Plan”. It has all the classics covered: pumpkin pie, garlic mashed potatoes – even a vegan green-bean casserole! They titled it “vegetarian”, but my quick review of the recipes all looked vegan to me! Their Thanksgiving Loaf and Vegan Gravy feature sage - the Thanksgiving herb – and sure to bring on bouts of holidays-past nostalgia. This site also has a “pledge to pardon” a feathered turkey friend – AND you will be entered to win some turkey-free goodness!
I knew the ever-talented, fabulous Vegenista would NOT disappoint this holiday season, and I was right! She covers it all – and beautifully! To set the tone, and remind us why we choose our plant-based diets, she posts a video from Farm Sanctuary about two gobblers who meet their forever home and new, loving owner (WARNING – your eyes may leak). Next, you’ll find her link to some of Dreena Burton’s delicious Thanksgiving and holiday recipes – for those who want to step up their game this year. Finally, a gorgeous post featuring Nava Atlas’ “Baked Thanksgiving Risotto” and a Vegenista-original, Fall/holiday-themed salad featuring arugula, red pear, pistachios and maple-dijon vinaigrette. Outrageous. I want to eat ALL of it, at once! Thank you Vegenista!
There is SO much more I would share, time permitting. BUT, I hope to post this while you still have time to hit the stores, so I will sign off for now! Happy shopping, happy plant-based feasting – and HAPPY, HAPPY Thanksgiving to ALL!