Friday, November 8, 2013

Fifteen Vegan Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

My Thanksgiving philosophy is this: the purpose of Thanksgiving is to Give Thanks to God! That
was why there was the Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving and that's why President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday.

I'm not one to quibble over food on the big day. The food is there for atmosphere, and for the enjoyment of friends & family, not to be the focus (and Football and Parades are not even on my radar!). I'm not real fond of those imitation Turkey concoctions that a lot of Vegans seem to like this time of year. Yuck.

I don't mind if the Omnivores have their thing on the big day. I'm just going to make sure there are plenty of great Vegan options! I can load up on these, and we can all have a huge feast. Oh - and, all these choices will help you to save money over the "traditional" animal foods & packaged convenience foods.

If you're an Omnivore who is hosting a Vegan for the big day, you might want to also read my post Help! A Vegan is Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner!

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Thanksgiving Recipes & Traditions



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Here are a few of our traditional dishes which I select from - either when I host, or when I carry a covered dish to someone else's feast:

For Breakfast on the Big Day:
Vegan Pumpkin Mini Muffins















Appetizers:

Dips Buffet
















Vegan Holiday Appetizers















Moving on to the Main Meal:

Zippy Sweet Potato Fries



Veggies Vinaigrette















Sweet & Sour Sweet Potatoes
















Low Fat, Vegan Stuffing
















Rosemary Roast Potatoes in the Slow Cooker















Green Beans Almondine
















Cauliflower & Capers















A Lovely Centerpiece or Vegan Entrée:

Stuffed Pumpkin















Salad:

Orange Beet Salad
















Bread:

Homemade Yeast Bread

















Dessert!

Russian Teacakes


















For the next Morning:

Cranberry Magic Muffins (also good to make with leftovers the next day : )





21 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love your idea for using up leftover cranberry sauce. I might try adding it to some pumpkin muffins, as well.

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    1. That sounds like a GREAT combination! Why didn't I think of that ?

      You'll have to let me know how it turns out : )

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  2. Now I am all set for Thanksgiving from one great post!.Glad I found you on Healthy Vegan Friday!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting again - glad you liked it! : )

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  3. What great recipes! I really love the bread recipe. I think that homemade bread is the best. Thanks for sharing this at the Living Big on Less Money series. I have pinned this!

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting AND for pinning : )

    I LOVE the Artisan Bread in Five - it has been a staple in our house for years now -it's so easy - takes less time than going to the store (across the street) to buy bread - and there are an infinite number of yummy variations!

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  5. What a great idea to display all these along with the links for recipes! You gave me some great ideas! :) Thanks for inspiring ME! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting! Glad you like it : )

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  6. Awesome ideas! Those cranberry muffins sound like a great after-thanksgiving treat. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Tips and Tricks Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting - and for hosting a great blog -hop! The muffins ARE yummy - and pretty healthy, to boot! : )

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  7. Wonderful ideas, indeed! Very nice! I was just starting to think about what to do this year! We do two Thanksgivings one the weekend before with my hubby's family and then one with mine on the day of...so I have to figure out what to do and bring for me for both days!

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    1. We're still trying to decide, too! Hope you have a great day, no matter how you end up celebrating!

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  8. Wonderful ideas, indeed! Very nice! I was just starting to think about what to do this year! We do two Thanksgivings one the weekend before with my hubby's family and then one with mine on the day of...so I have to figure out what to do and bring for me for both days!

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  9. This topic is so popular this time of the year! I am sharing it all over the place. Thank you again for partying with us at Live it up at the "Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party"! I am happy that you were a part of this! Looking forward to seeing your wonderful posts again.
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, for hosting, and for all that sharing! I'm looking forward to future hops : )

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  10. Love your blog, I am always looking for a new recipe and I sure did find a couple here.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate you hosting - you have a lovely blog hop : )

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  11. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us at the HomeAcre Hop! We'd love to have you back again tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate the hosting & the invitation - I enjoy your blog hop! : )

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  12. These recipes sound so great! Check out my recipe for Curried Acorn Squash with Raisins and Tofu when you get a chance!

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  13. hey ...What great recipes! I really love the bread recipe. I think that homemade bread is the best. Thanks for sharing this at the Living Big on Less Money series. I have pinned this!

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Welcome!
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If you want to share a link to a pertinent and supportive post of your own that directly relates to my post (if, for instance, you also have a great vegan pancake recipe, or a post about Christmas) I don't mind a bit!

I encourage any questions about methods, measurements, or cooking times, and comments about typos, broken links, mistakes, omissions, etc. I also welcome thoughtful questions - even if you disagree with me.

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