I realise discussing Thanksgiving may be a bit premature but I don’t want the Veg*n forum to die.
For those that are veg*n, how do you celebrate/handle Thanksgiving meals? Do you throw your own shindig? Do you go to family-friend events where you worry how to handle what to eat? Do you bring a contribution? If you host, what’s on the menu?
I spend about every other Thanksgiving or so at a vegan household so the meal usually consists of that stuffed faux meat bomb from Field Roast. Horrid! Sides are pretty easy to do vegan. We usually have roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, wild rice salad and a vegan stuffing and gravy. Pumpkin pie for dessert. All vegan, all good except for that vile faux meat thing. This year I want to experiment with Miyoko’s Un-Turkey and stuffing recipe. Has anyone tried it?
When I would host a vegan Thanksgiving meal back in the day, I would serve something like:
Appetizers could be: crostini with wild mushrooms / crostini with red onion jam and pistachios / Greek style gigantes beans / various homemade pickles / olives and nuts / muhammarah or hummus with pita chips
Mains: some sort of loaf ie: mushroom nut loaf, lentil loaf etc. (various different recipes over the years)
Sides: mashed potatoes and gravy / roasted and stuffed acorn squash with wild rice salad / mushroom soup or pumpkin soup / slow braised green beans or roasted brussel sprout / roasted beet salad with vinaigrette
Dessert: pumpkin or pecan pie