I made the jump from vegetarianism to high-raw veganism a week before Thanksgiving in 2014. I had just moved back to the states from Thailand, and I hadn’t prepared my own food in a year and a half. That year (thanks to the internet) Thanksgiving was a good opportunity to experiment with raw vegan recipes.
These days I prepare my own food much more frequently, but most of the time I prefer a quick and easy salad over an elaborate meal. I continue to use Thanksgiving as a chance to get a little more creative in the kitchen.
Even though I cooked most of my dishes and used recipes I found online this year, I wanted to share my turkeyless Turkey Day meal.
So, what does a vegan eat for Thanksgiving?
- Kale, walnut, and cranberry salad with cranberry dressing – dressing recipe from Detoxinsta.comDetoxinsta.com
- Butternut squash, Brussels sprout, and bread stuffing with apples from food52.com (I made this without the bread)
- Vegan roasted-garlic mashed potatoes from foodnetwork.com
- Raw vegan apple pie from intuitivekb.com topped with maple pecan ice cream from Austin local Nada Moo! – I make this every year for Thanksgiving, and it’s one of my favorites!
Hopefully anyone that’s curious or thinking of becoming vegan can see that there are plenty of delicious vegan (and gluten free) options for every day of the year.