A Simple Vegan Thanksgiving Recap

IMG_5252Happy Thanksgiving! This year I’m thankful for all of you who read my blog, follow me and leave lovely comments. It’s been so much fun getting to connect with you. Today we’re connecting over some serious comfort food. Needless to say, I’m currently stuffed. This year, Thanksgiving was all about vegan versions of the classics.

The blogger in me wanted to have this post out as soon as possible, but the normal person part of my brain told me to just enjoy the day. Also, this food isn’t particularly photogenic so I wasn’t exactly rushing to show you.

I can’t pick my favorite part of this meal, but I love potatoes year round, so maybe that’s my favorite? Mashed potatoes are super easy to veganize. Just swap milk for nondairy and butter for margarine, or leave out it out all together if you’re adding gravy. Done and delicious.

Speaking of gravy, this year I tried a new recipe. Last year, I made an onion gravy, but it was just too much onion for me. It has proved a little tricky to find a vegan gravy without mushrooms, but this one is pretty good. Nothing amazing, but it does the trick.

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You know what else is best drowned with gravy? Stuffing. Thanksgiving is the only time of year I make stuffing, so I make the most of it. What is it about mushy bread that just tastes so good? If you like a little sweetness, this apple and celery stuffing is pretty tasty. I don’t always love sweet and savory, so I left out the apples this time. Still tasty.

To make sure there’s at least one veggie on the plate, I made maple balsamic glazed carrots. Moving forward, I do want to make Thanksgiving dinner more veggie rich and generally healthier, but I didn’t put the prep time in this year to find healthy swaps. Oops. Third year’s the charm, right?

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin pie. This one tastes just like the traditional version. Actually, I think you could easily feed any of these dishes to a non-vegan crowd and they wouldn’t even notice. It’s a little too sweet for me, but don’t be fooled, I’ll still be enjoying the leftovers.

Oh! What did you have for Thanksgiving?Β If you celebrate the holiday, I hope you had a lovely one and if not, then I hope you just had a nice Thursday. Talk to you soon!

Savanna

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