Daelyn of This Dish Is Veg had a great big family dinner, with a seitan roast, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, French bread, and apple and pumpkin pies—all homemade, and all looking delicious!
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Happy Thanksgiving from reader Amber in Seattle! She and her roommates Lola and Remi (with the glamourous names!) made what sounds like a literal ton of food; pictured on this plate are Tofurky cooked with butternut squash, apples, mushroom, onion, potato, and carrot; stuffing with heaps of mushroom gravy; biscuits; green bean casserole; baked mashed potatoes with Daiya; cooked kale and chard; roasted sunchokes and parsnips with sesame oil; and baby greens salad with cucumbers and beets. She says that this was her “first time having sunchokes EVER and they are [her] favorite new TASTY discovery.” Happy Thanksgiving, Amber!
Happy Thanksgiving from Bitt of Bitt of Raw! She and her husband Chris made a part-raw, part-cooked dinner with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, “some sort of squash/veggie/quinoa thing…that was another vehicle to eat gravy”—my kind of people!—stuffing from Raw For the Holidays, and a lettuce-and-sauerkraut salad. That sauerkraut in particular looks so good, all rosy-salmony-orangey and so crisp. I love it. Happy Thanksgiving, Bitt!
Robyn in Berkeley made a super-gravy-ful plate of leftovers: technically an open-face hot seitan sandwich with mushroom gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, but I bet about 35 percent of that plate is gravy alone. Still! Everything except the single slice of bread is homemade, and the seitan is Ellen’s chef Roberto’s recipe. Really, it looks delicious; hard to go wrong with homemade seitain and gravy! Happy post-Thanksgiving weekend, Robyn!
Here’s a second photo from the same Thanksgiving, this one taken by Breanna, who says that she “had the distinct pleasure of sitting back and barely lifting a finger unless it was towards a mimosa while [the] lovely [Jenn and Gretchen] whipped up the most amazing vegan meal (not just Thanksgiving meal) [Breanna’s] ever had.”
High praise, which continues in her description: “Clockwise: Full-on Tofurky roasted with red taters, carrots, and garlic, fabo gravy, vegan baked mac ‘n’ cheese with broccoli, “butter” and garlic sauteed brussels sprouts, fresh cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, stuffing with more fabo gravy, and rainbow chard with red peppers….And to climax it all, a melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin pie that was so naughty it refused to be pictured. HA!”
Jenn and Gretchen, know your efforts were very, very appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to the “babely vegan crew from Oakland”!
Happy gentle Thanksgiving from reader Jenn from Oakland, who “kept it somewhat traditional” this year with her mac ‘n’ cheese with broccoli, cornbread stuffing with mushroom gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, wilted rainbow chard, Tofurky roasted with red potatoes, baby carrots, onion and rosemary, and cranberry sauce. Chard! I am definitely adding chard to my next holiday menu; not only is it super-tasty when fresh, I bet it’d be excellent on fake-turkey leftover sandwiches. Happy Thanksgiving, Jenn!
From another anonymous reader, a Thanksgiving plate of Tofurky, vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, garlic mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy! Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese is a popular dish this year, I had no idea. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from Rachel in Oakland! She writes, “Main course was the adorable pumpkins stuffed with sage polenta and seitan bourguignon! Recipe from The Millennium Cookbook, tastiness level 12. We also had parsnip mashed potatoes, chard with raisins and capers, mushroom gravy, and cranberry sauce on the table. Dessert was Mom’s amazing apple pie and Millennium pumpkin-ginger cake with hazelnut ganache and cinnamon-coffee sauce and persimmons on top. Mmm…wish you coulda been there!”
Stuffed pumpkins, seitan bourguignon, two pies, and Millennium recipes? Um, yes, Rachel, we wish we could’ve been there too. Happy Thanksgiving!