With turkey as the main dish, you can see why Thanksgiving isn’t high on the list of my favorite holidays, never mind the devastation during colonization BUT…I’m not here to put a dampener on your week, I’m actually excited to put together some vegan Thanksgiving options for you and me to make. Aaaand…I adopted a turkey for the first time so I had to share! Gerda was rescued by Farm Sanctuary and is now a factory farm survivor eating and living merrily. Click here to adopt a turkey and help pay for their food and care at Farm Sanctuary. Yay!
I was born and raised in South Africa so we didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I love the idea of families getting together, and setting aside a day for being extra thankful. I’m not sure where the huge sales came into play but I guess any holiday is an opportunity for companies to make money. The crazy thing is that “Black Friday” starts all the way on Tuesday and continues into the following week. Anyway, I’ve budgeted to buy a hair straightener this month so might as well do it this week since it will be on sale. Guess I’m part of the problem buying into the sale?
I don’t have any “traditional” Thanksgiving recipes on Rebelle Kitchen yet, but we do have these amazing ones to check out:
- Sun-dried Tomato & Veggie Quiche
- Sweet Potato Bisque
- Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup
- Fresh Fruit Crisp
- Mediterranean Olive Bread
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- 15 minute Vegan Chili
- Vegan Portobello Steaks
- Veggie Pot Pie
I’m very grateful that other vegans have done the hard work for me on the “traditional side” and I’m going to play with a few recipes so hopefully by next year I can have my own ready for you. I’m having a mostly #minimalistbaker meal as I couldn’t resist all her amazing photos of yummy food!
Here’s my vegan Thanksgiving menu:
- Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy
- Vegan Green Bean Casserole
- Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole (or I might just do roasted butternut with cinnamon and maple if I run out of time and steam)
- Vegan Dinner Rolls
- Pear and Pecan Salad (making this one up)
- Apple Gingerbread Cake (with vegan cream cheese frosting…ahhh!!)
I may be biting off more than I can chew but I am excited to make some yummy dishes and show my family that I am not missing out on anything. We have some extended family in the area, so even though my mom and step dad are working, I’ll be meeting up with my brother, aunt, uncle and two cousins with their families.
Wherever this Thanksgiving finds you, I hope you are able to connect with family and/or friends.