I will not go into depth regarding the millions of turkeys that are bred and killed each year so people can celebrate a day of thanks with a dead bird. If you are so inclined, this information is available online.
We started a new tradition this year, adopt a turkey, AdoptaTurkey.Org - for $30, we picked (well my daughter picked) a turkey, I paid and a certificate is emailed. She of course wanted to pick them all. In the scheme of things we are not making a huge impact, however, every small step helps. So if you can afford to and want to do something compassionate, check out their website.
What are you having for Thanksgiving Dinner – here is my preliminary list:
Breakfast – Cinnamon Buns from TwoVeganSisters – though I think I will modify the frosting and make a cream cheese frosting, yum!
Snacks – not sure we really need anything but, I am thinking soy dogs in a blanket – I know pretty pedestrian but, tasty all the same, bruschetta – check out my recipe on the site, and then I have visions of a vegan carmelized onion spinach dip in my head – we will see if that one comes to fruition.
Ultimate Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf from OhSheGlows.
Mashed Potatoes with roasted garlic
Golden Gravy from Blogs.NewYorkTimes.
Mushroom, pecan, dried cranberry stuffing
Spinach, apple salad with candied pecans and mustard agave dressing
Pull-apart rolls from OhSheGlows.
Pumpkin Pie from VegetarianTimes.
Enjoy your holiday with your friends and family, be thankful for what you have, and share your compassion with others.
- What Do You Cook for a Vegan Thanksgiving? (cookingconsal.wordpress.com)
- The White House-Pardoned Thanksgiving Turkey (wycd.radio.com)
- Thanksgiving Alternative Meals (vegontherun.com)