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Thanksgiving in US

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by Mommyandlove, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Mommyandlove

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    I was surprised not to see a Thanksgiving post today...

    Most people are cooking turkey, stuffing and gravy packed with turkey parts... (my family included.) So, I'm bringing my children and I a veggie "turkey" Quorn roast, veggie gravy and green bean casserole to the family dinner. I'm crossing my fingers that everything else is not cooked with the turkey.

    Anyone want to share about their Thanksgiving dinner & experience? Did you bring something that the "meat-eaters" liked?

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US!
     
  2. VeganBeth
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    I am actually doing a liquid fast today in honor of all those at Standing Rock. My mom canceled the family get together, which is fine by me. I really don't care to go spend time with my meat eating family.
     
  3. Forest Nymph
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    I've experienced more than one Thanksgiving with omnis where I did the cooking - it really depends on the people, some people are quite happy to share a well-prepared seasoned Tofurky roast, and gravy that's either homemade or dressed up with a splash of wine and herbs, along with mashed potatoes and cranberries.

    Some people are really into the traditional Thanksgiving, but some people don't have the time or skills to cook for themselves, and I've more than once shared my vegan bounty with non-vegans on Thanksgiving.

    This year I'm enjoying solitude but still making my Tofurky and gravy (I really like Tofurky roasts) along with roasted squash and persimmons w/maple syrup and brown sugar, pan fried okra, and cranberries.

    I skipped the mashed potatoes and pie this year. Just a heads up - if you don't want to bake a homemade pie, Marie Callenders Razzleberry is accidentally vegan, and Claim Jumper Cherry pie is accidentally vegan. If you want pumpkin or pecan pie, you'll probably have to whip up your own.
     
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    This year I procured one of the newer Tofurky vegan "hams" that I'm making with the included glaze, but also baking with slices of green apple and sprigs of dried rosemary.

    I'm also going to try to make a soup or dessert with a huge yam, some of the thick canned coconut milk, and pineapple. If I add onion, salt and black pepper and water it down, I can make a soup. If I add coconut sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and leave it thick I'll have some sort of dessert.

    I'm also thinking I'll make rice and some broccoli, not "traditional" like potatoes and cranberries, but I have a ton of rice and it would probably be good with the yam thing.
     
  5. Emma JC
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    I just watched some van vegans sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends (the Matneys and they are going to Toronto and so won't be in the USA for Thanksgiving) and they cooked the large Gardein turkey alternative and it looked quite good - we have only had the smaller Gardein turkey rolls.

    If anyone else has one, this year, please let us know if you liked it. Their meal also included roasted purple potates with brussels sprouts, mac and cheeze, asparagas, mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce.

    Emma JC
     

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