Wednesday, November 24, 2010

VeganMoFo Day 24 - Vegan Thanksgiving Article

Now this is good news: Our local newspaper has an article, complete with recipes, about having a vegan Thanksgiving. I wish the papers would have vegan recipes more often, though.

Vegan Thanksgiving recipes everyone will enjoy! Pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies and more

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 1:06 PM
It's easy to make a few vegan dishes this Thanksgiving.
Courtesy of PETA
It's easy to make a few vegan dishes this Thanksgiving.

Have vegetarian or vegan guests coming to Thanksgiving? It's easy to modify your dishes to suit your non-meat eating guests. 

"It's never been easier to eat vegetarian or vegan," said PETA campaign manager Lindsay Rajt. "Besides, a lot of vegan and vegetarian choices are usually great ideas for people watching their cholesterol and heart health."

But what about how it tastes?
Toasted Bread with Roasted Fall Veggies
CLICK FOR RECIPE: Vegan Gingerbread cookiesCLICK FOR RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie

Sometimes, it's just a matter of choosing your ingredients wisely. 

Leslie McEachern knows a thing or two about delicious vegan eating – she's been operating veggie-haven Angelica Kitchen in the East Village since 1982.

They make mashed potatoes without a drop of milk, cream or butter.

"We use fresh, waxy Yukon potatoes, whole cloves of garlic, good olive oil and salt and pepper," she said. "That's how we do it every day."

Mike Walter, owner of 'sNice in the West Village, makes comfort food for vegans and vegetarians. Even the marshmallows for the hot cocoa are vegan.

"Tofu cream cheese is a great thickener," he said. "I use it in leek and potato soup and lot of other stuff." 
A vegan-friendly trick that no one will even notice? 

Grate some fresh pepper into individual bowls, fill with extra-virgin olive oil. No one will miss the butter plate.

Here are some recipes that will please vegans and non-vegans alike because they pass the important test – they just taste good.

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