NPR calls for end to Omni-Veg holiday food wars »
Remember a couple months ago, when NPR went veg-trolling with that “Do Vegetarians and Vegans Think They Are Better Than Everyone Else?” story? And it turned the answer was, “Some of them do, but you wouldn’t want to hang out with anyone with a superiority complex, so let’s just chill,” and all we meat-abstainers went “Fucking DUH, NPR,” and turned up the Ryan Tedder’s Greatest Hits playlist on Spotify instead?
I thought not. We remind you of that nonsense because of this week’s ridiculous veg-baiting, “It’s Time to End the Turkey-Tofurky Thanksgiving Food Fight.” Right now you’re thinking, “What food fight? You mean the holiday meals when I get a main dish all to myself and at least half the sides are vegan, because either I make them or I have an accommodating family who realizes that the taste differences between non-dairy and real butter are totally negligible?” Which, you’d be right. Author Tania Lombrozo has nothing new to say here:
For the turkey-eaters: vegetarians probably aren’t judging you as harshly as you think they are. For the Tofurky-eaters: making meat-eaters feel judged is no way to win converts. And for the turkeys: better luck next year; I’m on your side.
How about: Don’t eat actual turkeys, like the fine specimen above; eat fake turkey, like the fine specimen below. And if your dinner guests give you shit, don’t invite them over next year.
Both tastier and cheaper than Tofurky!
Did you vegan Thanksgiving-celebrators have a good time? Did you harangue your relations about the horrors of U.S. turkey production until they threw you out? Were you mocked for your animal-product-eschewing ways until you wept? Did anyone get a drink in the face? No, right? I swear, this contentiousness exists almost exclusively in fiction. We in the real world are doing just fine sharing meals.
[Wild turkey photo by Wayne Dumbleton via Flickr]
My vegan Thanksgiving plate! Cornbread & apple Stuffed portobello, mashed taters & garlic madness gravy, haricots verts with TraderJoes fried onion crunchy thingys, roasted drunken Brussel sprouts, and an awesome kale salad with pepitas! And gin. alllllll the gin for family gatherings.
Beautiful! Who else is ready to do Thanksgiving again!? LET’S EAT/KILL ME NOW.
OK FINE JUST A FEW MORE READER THANKSGIVING DINNERS TWIST MY ARM.
Next up, all of the pumpkin goodness in the world! Read more about the amazingness because IT JUST GOT REAL. Happy Thanksgiving!
On the menu, we had Tofurky Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Cauliflower, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean and Corn Casserole, Crescent Rolls with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from “Hell Yeah It’s Vegan,” and some spiked cider. Recipes and more pictures available here!
LOOKS AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!!
From Amanda’s Thanksgiving day feast!
On the menu:
Daiya mac’n cheese (made with soy creamer, she pointed out!)
Three layer shepard’s pie
Garlic mashed potatoes with mashed peas and Quorn beef crumbles
Cookin’ Crunk’s collard greens with added carrots (Amanda’s a Southern girl)
Siracha soysage balls
DANG GIRL, save me some leftovers! Or maybe we can get together for a round two of sorts? Thanks!
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This Thanksgiving we had the delicious Field Roast brand Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute, garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, dinner rolls, steamed veggies, whole wheat stuffing with celery and onions and green bean casserole (cooked with veggie broth, mushrooms and carrots)! :)
Ed.: Yum, yum, and also: GIVE ME SOME!
Straight-Up-Thanksgiving Burgers & Hunan-Style Sweet Potato Fries »
For Thanksgiving we made Straight-Up-Thanksgiving Burgers (AMAZING!), topped with Hickory Smoked Tofurky slices and gravy and served on toasted onion rolls. On the side: extra garlic & chive mashed potatoes and stuffing, as well as Hunan-Style Baked Sweet Potato French Fries with Chili Sauce (recipe via the upcoming The Chinese Vegan Kitchen, which I’m in the process of reviewing).
I accidentally ate so much that I had to swap my pants for a bathrobe. My only regret? I didn’t have any room left for the homemade soy chai ice cream or So Delicious Nog!
My almost-fully vegetarian family (my dad eats veg in the house, but not always when he’s out) made a fully-vegan thanksgiving feast! we had quinoa and apple-stuffed acorn squash, mashed sweet and regular potatoes, roasted veggies up the wazoo, salad, rolls, veggie pot pie, and for dessert - pumpkin pudding and apple pie. so yummy! so vegan! as much as I dislike thanksgiving on principle, I’m so grateful that I have a family that is understanding and accommodating of my vegan lifestyle, and has been so willing to make changes in their own lifestyles for me.
This is my plate: My own version of the unturkey (basically the gluten free chicken style seitan from gluten free vegan cooking for dummies wrapped in yuba) with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes made with tofutti cream cheese and earth balance topped with mushroom gravy, brussel aprouts cooked in apple cider (from the current issue of VegNews,) maple roasted butternut squash and stuffing made with gluten free bread, wild mushrooms, apples and tons of fresh herbs, topped with more mushroom gravy.
Everything is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and homemade (except the butter.) My mama made the wine, I made the cranberries (with OJ!) and stuffing, the beans were from a batch I canned last fall, my hostess cooked and mashed the potatoes and yams (topped with soy-free Earth Balance) and steamed the broccoli, and I cooked the corn. It was all so delicious!
I know we have some soy-free people in the crowd, hope you had good food like this!