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Old 11-19-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Tofurkey? Is that a product you buy or something you made from scratch??

Oh your meal sounds good!

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I have multiple side dishes and a main dish. This year we are hosting some non veg*n guests so I'm also making something for them.

I'm serving 2 Tofurkey roasts - one baked in the oven and the other cooked in the crock pot with a cranberry sweet and sour glaze. The other entree is eggplant parm.

Sides include string beans almondine, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, savory chili roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, mashed turnips, green salad, stuffing and home made cranberry sauce with Cointreau.

Yes I make a lot! My family like to try a bit of this and a bit of that. We also adore left overs.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Recipe saved! Who wouldn't love that???

There are so many delicious dishes that are vegetarian....I love cooking them...right now into Mediterranean dishes.

I am sure your guests will be thrilled....the T meal with others is not REALLY about the turkey anyway




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We're making this, this year: Vegetarian Portobello Wellingtons | Delicious Dishes Recipes ... along with many of our families' traditional side dishes - stuffing, sweet potato casserole, etc., and an array of my spouse's family's traditional desserts - pecan pie, most notably. We were nervous about it, since this is the first Thanksgiving since we became vegetarians five years ago that we're having guests (we're inviting those members of our church who have no family to share the holiday with), but so far those joining us seem quite interested in sharing our vegetarian Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Hmm....we have a possible convert on this thread.

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^^^^^^ Although I eat meat, if I were your guest I would be happy to eat whatever you are serving; I would not feel like some kind of meat would be required. In fact, I would find it interesting to experience a complete vegan meal and would look forward to it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Love all those roasted veggies....my favorite way of cooking them.

What is a Field Roast/Celebration Roast???

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We're making a vegan Thanksgiving which will be (if all goes according to plan):

-A Field Roast en croute Celebration Roast (the only store-bought item)
-mushroom gravy
-oven-roasted rosemary potatoes
-coconut milk sweet potatoes
-fresh cranberry sauce
-roasted Brussels sprouts
-a kale/apple/beet salad with fennel (maybe some goat cheese for non-vegans to add to this)
-also maybe an apple pie

I'm excited to get going on all this!
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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That is a good one.
I like a bit of maple syrup mixed with the juice/cinnamon.

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The best main dish for a vegan Thanksgiving is baked acorn squash, stuffed with either savory beans and rice (especially flavored with sage and walnuts) or orange juice, cinnamon and apples.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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The best main dish for a vegan Thanksgiving is baked acorn squash, stuffed with either savory beans and rice (especially flavored with sage and walnuts) or orange juice, cinnamon and apples.
Thats the way my brother in law does it, a big squash and as its a special occasion he'll serve up some beer de-alcoholized of course grape juice replaces wine...Problem arises when we reciprocate by inviting his family for Christmas dinner where we do real turkey with real beer and wine.. they never seem to accept our offer to join us..
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Tofurkey? Is that a product you buy or something you made from scratch??
Tofurkey is a pre-made, store-bought soy turkey. Opinions vary wildly as to whether they are tasty or a major gross-out. I for one have never tried one.

Does anyone use wheat meat/seitan at the holidays? I have tried to make it but the process defeated me.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Idaho/Wyoming
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The best main dish for a vegan Thanksgiving is baked acorn squash, stuffed with either savory beans and rice (especially flavored with sage and walnuts) or orange juice, cinnamon and apples.
That's going to be my main dish, except with an herbed quinoa, shiitake and cranberry stuffing. I'm also going to make creamy pumpkin and black bean soup, roasted vegetables (sweet potatoes, turnip, rutabaga, carrots, kabocha squash, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus) topped with baked pesto mashed potatoes, my grandma's orange-cranberry relish, whole wheat rolls, pumpkin pie and fig & rosemary tarts. I've been experimenting with pumpkin pie recipes and I think I've finally come up with one that I really like. I also made a pumpkin hot chocolate with almond milk and dark chocolate this morning and it was divine, so I think I'll make a big pot of that.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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I'm not veg*n, but I saw a great bit on a cooking channel where a baker made rosemary bread shaped like a turkey. The parts baked together--legs, wings, body--so it looked like a real roast turkey-sized centerpiece. For the nice rise it and gloss was an egg bread so not vegan, but if I were to serve a vegetarian Thanksgiving that's exactly what I'd do for the table.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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We're making a vegan Thanksgiving which will be (if all goes according to plan):

-A Field Roast en croute Celebration Roast (the only store-bought item)
-mushroom gravy
-oven-roasted rosemary potatoes
-coconut milk sweet potatoes
-fresh cranberry sauce
-roasted Brussels sprouts
-a kale/apple/beet salad with fennel (maybe some goat cheese for non-vegans to add to this)
-also maybe an apple pie

I'm excited to get going on all this!

Everything sounds so good! Especially the kale apple beet salad - what type of dressing do you use? And the coconut milk sweet potatoes.

We like roasted Brussels Sprouts on holidays too. We love the mellow nutty taste.

Field Roast is very good too. It's not sold around me and my children were raised on Tofukey which they prefer. I think I'll drive to Cleveland and pick one up for Christmas, though.

I forgot to add the pumpkin curry soup that we have enjoyed for the past two years. And desert - pumpkin pie and Mandarin orange cream pie with a ginger crust. Brownies for the chocolate lovers. All vegan.
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