So I’ve been enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday/week sleeping much more than usual, eating plenty of Thanksgiving foods (especially sweet potatoes and pumpkin), and enjoying the noise and chaos that comes with big family gatherings.
Perhaps you’re wondering what graced my Thanksgiving plate, and I’ll tell you it wasn’t tofurky (although I have nothing against it, I think it’s quite good).
My dinner, while not as extravagant as I would have made it had we had Thanksgiving dinner in my home, was simple yet delicious. My mom and I (my mom happens to be nearly-vegan) brought to the dinner, stuffed pumpkin (cooked pumpkin with stuffing), cranberry sauce (the not-canned kind), roasted veggies, yams and (vegan, although I hope that goes without saying) chocolate and pumpkin pie and cashew cream for dessert. I celebrated with my large extended family and while a few of them are near-vegans, most of my family is not, and they ate the traditional fare. Fortunately, since I’ve been vegan for awhile now, there weren’t any awkward moments or confrontations about why I or my kids weren’t partaking of the turkey. Just good food and great company.
If you are vegetarian/vegan what did you eat for Thanksgiving dinner, and how did it turn out? If you’re not (vegetarian/vegan), did you try to healthify any favorite recipes, or do you consider this a sacrilege?