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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Quintessential Thanksgiving Recipes with a Vegan Twist

Not everyone’s Thanksgiving Day revolves around eating turkey. Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some traditional favorites…with a twist! Now’s a great time to start some new food traditions…cruelty-free. Here’s last year’s post, Vegan Thanksgiving Extravaganza, an oldie but a goodie with recipes by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Karla Marx and Donna Klein for:

So folks, it’s that time of year again…Thanksgiving Day is almost here!!  Ahhh it’s time to watch the Macy’s Parade and pop in my copy of Miracle on 34th Street.  And of course cook and…EAT!  I wanted to share with you all my fave Thanksgiving recipes.  Except for the pumpkin pie, which is my new recipe this year, all of these tried-and-true dishes I make each and every year.

Since I’m a vegan, a lot of people ask me what I eat for Thanksgiving.  I eat pretty much the same dishes a lot of other people eat, just tweaked and sans turkey of course.  Anna North at Jezebel, one of my fave websites, wrote a fab article on how to host Thanksgiving for people with various dietary needs (vegan, gluten-free, kosher, eating disorder). If you’re the host, North advises to ask, listen and respect your guests…basically just practice good communication.  As a vegan guest, ask if you can bring something.  I’ve spent many a holiday at friends’ houses and I usually bring a dish or two.  That way, I’m guaranteed something to eat and it helps out the host.  While everyone has their culinary traditions, this is a great time to share your fave meals with those you love.

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