SO, how can you veganize your usual Thanksgiving dishes? First and foremost don’t get your knickers in a twist – keep it simple! :).
Everyones favorite mash potatoes …
Just replace the milk and butter with non-dairy alternatives such as unsweetened almond milk or soy milk and yummy Earth Balance in place of the butter. Throw in a dash of garlic or rosemary and Bobs your uncle – you just made your first batch of vegan mash potatoes!
Brussels that make you go hmmmm!
Mix organic fresh brussels with olive oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper and chuck them in the oven on 350 for about 40 mins and voila roasted brussel sprouts!
But what about the um, meat?
Okay we’ve come a long way as far as faux meats go. I suggest your grab a few and cook em up and see which is your families fave. Us old school vegans are partial to Tofurkey – yep Tofurkey. It’s a soy-based meat alternative but if you dress it up right it’s amazing! Your best bet though is anything from Field-Roast their stuff is the bomb. They have a celebration roast, a mustard and pineapple glazed roast (has a bbq flavor) and a hazelnut croute.
Gotta have a green bean casserole
Okay honestly I’ve never made one but I’ve heard that this is a great recipe from ohmyveggies.com 🙂
Show me the Grrrrravy baby!
I kid you not when I say that this is the best vegan gravy eva! My friend Ann Gentry founder of the Los Angeles vegan restaurant Real Food Daily created this recipe and it’s just amazing! Here is a link to the gravy and many more options for a plant-based Thanksgiving! Oh and did I mention that the gravy just happens to be gluten free ya’ll.
Carrots + peas if you please!
If you usually add butter to these puppies or any other veggies try adding Earth Balance instead, its freaking awesome 🙂
There’s nothing corny about Corn Bread …
My hubby whips up this vegan skillet corn bread when we indulge in southern food and it’s the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving meal! 🙂
Pumpkin pie that will knock your socks off!
We often hear, “How did you make this without eggs or dairy?” followed by “It’s sooooo good, what did you use?” Here’s a link to an amazing pumpkin pie recipe courtesy of Post Punk Kitchen 🙂 Pair with Soyatoo squirty cream or So Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster Frozen Dessert ♥
Looking for a fun family craft for Thanksgiving? Check out my last post “How to make a Thanksgiving Tree” ♥
Love + Hugs xo