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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

By Luisa D’Amato | October 7, 2015 Thanksgiving is a difficult time for people who don’t eat meat. It’s challenging for some cooks to build a meal around vegetables. And because meat is at the centre of the occasion, a meatless plate can be disappointing for the diner, too. But here is a recipe for a meat-free Thanksgiving dinner that is really delicious, and can be made in less than half an hour, provided you can multi-task. It consists of acorn squash stuffed with nuts, …

Commentary: Going vegetarian, buying Fair Trade are starts – Daily Pilot

By Katie Bick, March 2, 2015 I was every father’s worst nightmare. My dad had sent his little girl to college, and I’d come back a vegetarian. He didn’t know what to do with me during our Thanksgiving dinner. Believing firmly that the human brain evolved from red meat consumption, he could not understand why I would sacrifice my neural functioning and our Thanksgiving turkey just because I’d gone off to what he likes to call “commie camp,” more commonly known …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Vegetable Tarts, Big and Small – NYTimes.com

A vegetable tart is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving meal, offering vegetarian guests a hearty main course and tempting the turkey-eaters as a pleasing side dish. For Well’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving, readers came up with two tasty tart options. One is a bite-size appetizer tart that will wow your crowd. The second is a larger savory tart that can be the centerpiece of a holiday table. Ashley Wood of Winnipeg, Canada uses a mini-muffin tray to form the shells of her crowd-pleasing …

Tofurky’s 20th Anniversary: Founder Seth Tibbott’s Favorite Vegetarian Turkey Recipe: Glamour.com

… and founder of Tofurky, to ask him all about his now-iconic all-American veggie staple. Here are some key points from our epic conversation: How he came up with the idea for Tofurky: “I’ve been a vegetarian since 1973, and every year, when Thanksgiving would come around, there’d be nothing for me to eat—at least nothing really protein-y, nothing you could sit at the center of a table. There were gluten roasts, but you couldn’t cut them with a chainsaw. What we were …

7 Thanksgiving Problems All Vegetarians Have To Deal With – MTV

It’s a day to give thanks and spend time with loved ones, but for those who don’t celebrate the “turkey” part of turkey day, Thanksgiving also means navigating a litany of issues that only fellow herbivores will truly be able to sympathize with. Here are some vegetarian Thanksgiving problems that harken back to the first time a pilgrim passed the meat dish without taking any… via 7 Thanksgiving Problems All Vegetarians Have To Deal With – MTV. …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Pomegranate Salad – NYTimes.com

The traditions of Thanksgiving are part of what makes it a favorite holiday. But sometimes it’s also about starting new traditions. Sadhna Sheli, a reader from Los Angeles, is a vegetarian, but her husband’s family members from Israel are meat lovers. When her in-laws came to visit, she didn’t know how her new family would react. As it turned out, when her mother-in-law learned she was vegetarian, one of the first things she made for her was this colorful pomegranate salad. Cooking with …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner seems to get more complicated every year, as guests bring a whole host of dietary restrictions, eating preferences and food issues to feasts across the country along with the customary bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. Vegetarians and vegans are perhaps the most common people hosts find themselves catering to nowadays, and finding ways to offer good meal options that don’t include meat or animal-based products can be a difficult task. But the good news is that with a …

20 years of Tofurky: Why people eat fake meat | FOX31 Denver

DENVER — Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott’s first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s. Vegetable side dishes and salads were nice but they didn’t seem as festive as a turkey, the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table. The Oregon man tried all kinds of experiments, from a stuffed pumpkin to a gluten roast that took all day to make but was “unsliceable and indigestible.” After becoming a professional “soycrafter” in 1980, …

Vegetarian gravy that won’t leave you missing meat – Longview News-Journal: Food

In case there is any doubt, let’s clear this up: You don’t have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately for vegetarians, much of the gravy served on Turkey Day is made using the drippings of the big bird. And with good reason; turkey gravy is delicious. But in the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough to serve to everyone, no matter what one’s preference on turkey. via …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Bread Salad Inspired by Stuffing – NYTimes.com

Panzanella is a Tuscan summer bread salad, often made to use up stale bread. The typical panzanella consists of chunks of stale bread and tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar. So why are we talking about a summer salad for Thanksgiving? Reader Jessica Benoit offers this fall version of panzanella, inspired by her first Thanksgiving abroad and thoughts of the traditional stuffing her family ate during holidays in New England with extended family. In 2011, Ms. …

3 Meatless Entrees for a Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving | Care2 Healthy Living

Click on the link below for the recipes. Enjoy! There’s so much food served at Thanksgiving, you won’t even notice it if a turkey is missing. But just to be sure, here are three meat-free entrees to give thanks over. In addition to being delicious, they’ll look beautiful on your table – even more beautiful than a turkey! Roasted Pumpkin Soup – A whole roasted pumpkin steaming with fragrant steamed vegetables looks just as good as it tastes. Here’s a recipe inspired by “The Best …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Rice, Beet and Kale Salad With Cider Dressing – NYTimes.com

For her Thanksgiving celebration in Canada in October, food blogger Allison Day hosts an entire family of gluten-free eaters. Complicating her menu is the fact that she is the only true vegetarian at the table. “The celebration is a very different affair in my house, but delicious, nonetheless,” writes Ms. Day. “Healthy food is a priority in my kitchen, but so is delicious food.” Ms. Day notes that navigating the world of vegetarian cooking and gluten-free cooking at the same time can be …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets – NYTimes.com

Are you looking for a showstopping main course for the vegan guests at your Thanksgiving table? Try a really big beet. That is the advice of reader Diana Jarvis, a Manhattan resident whose Thanksgiving is more of a party than the typical holiday dinner. She describes it as “one long, boozy cocktail party in my East Village apartment. “I usually have 15 to 30 people, friends, and friends of friends, and foreigners who are curious about the whole thing,” she said. While Ms. Jarvis cooks up …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

… diagnoses are now so common that label laws require gluten-free and major food allergens be noted. But how do those of us with dietary restrictions, whether self-imposed or medically imposed, fare during the holidays? Are we forever relegated to bringing our own food or eating just the side dishes? And what if you have such an eater in your family? So I posed a challenge to Rita Cerilli, a private chef from Gardiner, to create an organic, gluten-free, vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. Who …

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