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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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
Vegan Holiday Appetizers
Moving on to the Main Meal:
Zippy Sweet Potato Fries
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:
Orange Beet Salad
Homemade Yeast Bread
For the next Morning:
Cranberry Magic Muffins (also good to make with leftovers the next day : )