I have a confession.
I may not make Thanksgiving dinner this year.
The thing is, my favorite restaurant in San Antonio (which is 100% vegan and gluten-free) is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet & the price is quite reasonable–kids under 6 even eat free. I took one look at the menu offering for the buffet & thought, oh boy, I really really want to do this. Originally, Joseph wasn’t on board, but the other day he brought it up as something we should do (especially after we totally scored & saved a bunch of money by getting a free meal at PF Changs).
I’m still undecided, but perhaps we’ll still do a Thanksgiving meal the day before & attend the buffet on Thanksgiving. It seems a bit sacrilege for someone like myself to eat restaurant food on a big holiday like Thanksgiving, especially since I so enjoy making meals for special occasions.
But. I’m 7 months pregnant & not quite up to my usual energizer bunny mode. Also, we typically have Thanksgiving with extended family, so it’s a collaborative effort. Not sure if I’m up for preparing the whole schabang by myself this year.
That said, I’ve been brainstorming & pinning my Thanksgiving meal “wish list”.
Here’s my dream Thanksgiving feast from the appetizer down to the dessert.
All recipes are gluten-free, soy-free, & vegan, with many also being grain-free.
A note on pinning etiquette: Feel free to pin the top image (it’s mine) from my site, but for all the recipes below, please click on the recipe name below each image & it will take you to the direct site where you can pin the image & recipe. Thank you, you’re a dear.
the no-meat meat
apple cider cranberry sauce
side of veggies
(because in an ideal world, you’d have two desserts to choose from.)
Still need more Thanksgiving inspiration?
♥ Dreena’s list –lots of crowd-pleasing breakfast, brunch, appetizers, & dinner ideas
♥ Beth’s awesome roundup of 99 gluten-free dishes (not all are vegan/vegetarian, but all are whole-foods & gluten-free) –check out the drinks!
♥ Ricki’s roundup of healthy & delicious 75+ recipes
♥ Richa’s list of 70 Indian infused Thanksgiving recipes
Have you ever eaten at a restaurant on a holiday instead of cooking a holiday meal?