Monday, November 17, 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving recipe roundup

Thanksgiving is next week. Can you believe that? I sure can't! But I still can't believe October is over, so I'm running quite a bit behind the calendar at the moment.

This year I have, waiting in the freezer for me, one of these to replace to turkey in my largest meal of the year.


I've never tried it before, but it looks pretty taste. I bought mine at Whole Foods, but if you want to check out more information before you buy, here's some more info on the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute.

Aside from that, I've been cruising Pinterest and blogs searching for a delicious side dish to make and bring to Jim's parents' house with us.

Here are a few that I've found that look absolutely to die for! (Please note: None of these photographs were taken by me. They are the property of the blog owners, and I have linked each one back to it's original post. Please click the links to find the recipes and to give these blogs some love!)

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad from {KITCHENETTE)

Doesn't that look amazing? I love butternut squash, especially when it's roasted. This salad looks like the perfect combination of delicious and healthy.

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash from Martha Stewart

I actually had my mom make this recipe for me a few years back. It was pretty tasty. I think it's a tad much to make for a large group, but I had to post it anyway because it's a perfect substitution for turkey if you don't want to try one of the "vegan versions" (Tofurkey, Celebration Roast, etc).

Harvest Vegetable Stew in Mini Pumpkins from 86 Lemons

These are so cute! And again, more of a vegan main course than a side dish, and probably not what I will bring for Thanksgiving this year, but they'd be PERFECT for a cold winter night at home. Or maybe just the stew as a side dish without the pumpkin. Either way, the recipe looks fabulous, and I will definitely be trying it out at some point in the near future!

Pear and Fennel Salad from Love & Lemons

Fennel is one of the things I love most about this time of year. And this salad looks like the perfect way to combine it with one of my other favorites of the season: pears! It looks fresh and delicious and I think it would be a perfect complement to some of the heavier dishes this meal invites to the party.

Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans by Rachel Schultz

I made a dish similar to this last year when we held Thanksgiving at our house. People loved it. Rachel's recipe looks a lot prettier than mine did...I think I left my brussels in too long, even though I don't remember them being mushy... Anyway, it's a fantastic dish and a real crowd pleaser.

Fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits by Opera Singer in the Kitchen

As you know, I'm a fan of pumpkin anything. These biscuits looks like a delicious replacement for the usual dinner rolls. They look flakey and soft and sort of make my mouth water just looking at them.

Salted Honey and Fig Cheesecake by A House in the Hills

No meal is complete without dessert and this one looks beyond delectable. I love figs and honey and a healthier dessert is right up my alley. I'll be trying this one someday even if it isn't for this Thanksgiving.

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Vegan or otherwise?


  1. I vote to try take the pumpkin biscuits! And if you need someone to try the recipe out on, I'm all in!!

    1. The biscuits looks pretty delicious. I may just do that!