This is reader BW’s plate from Christmas day! BW says that “Some [dishes were] made by me, some made by family with my input on veganization. Going clockwise, starting at the bottom, is a seitan roulade I made filled with shiitake mushroom and vegan sausage stuffing. Then a huge helping of said stuffing and mashed potatoes covered in Tofurky-brand gravy because it’s easy and yummy. Then collards with tomatoes. Then a ridiculous garlicky beet salad, then a vegan version of this thing called “The Bread” which is basically a decent loaf of bread SMOTHERED in butter or in my case Earth Balance and broiled till it turns into something magical and delicious. In the center is corn!”
Isn’t it lovely when omnivorous families make vegan food for you, freaky hippie meat-forbearing children?
Also, if anyone wanted to make me The Bread sometime, I would NOT turn it down. DANG.
Happy Thanksgiving from Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp of Blonderland! She and her husband are Californians living in Toronto, and were pleased not to have to fight the pre-Thanksgiving grocery store crowds this year. Lisa writes, “I made buttercup squash gnocchi with caramelized onions, fresh herbs, and sun-dried tomatoes, green beans, a dish of roasted beets, butternut squash, onions, and apple, a vegan tofu turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and baked yams. For dessert I made date squares and pumpkin cheese-pie, and also served a fruit tart from a local vegan-friendly bakery called LPK’s Culinary Groove.” Read more about it on her blog. Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!
Happy Thanksgiving from author Deborah Underwood! Check it out, you can see the steam still rising off her meal! It included Tofurky, wild rice and mushrooms, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pear and cranberry sauce. Deborah notes that she’s thankful for the fact that her 75-year-old dad is vegetarian, which we agree is absolutely wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving, Deborah!
Happy Thanksgiving from reader Tami! This year, her family had this “seitan rouladey thing filled with seasoned spinach, mushrooms, red peppers and shallots, all wrapped in puff pastry. The hearts on top are to show that it’s cruelty-free. We served it with gravy (of course), mashed potatoes and green beans.” Anyone else wish they could have second (third? fourth?) Thanksgiving with her family? Happy Thanksgiving, Tami!
Happy Thanksgiving from reader Danya and her lovely, perfect table! Four courses, gravy, wine, dessert—honestly we don’t know how she managed to wait after setting it all out to take a photo!
Happy Thanksgiving, Danya!