Each year, I go to a different family member’s house for Thanksgiving. This year, I’ll be heading to my Aunt’s house on Thanksgiving Day. The next day, I’ll be at my Dad’s house (for a day-later celebration) and I’ll be helping out with the cooking. My Dad is a vegetarian, so there are no complaints from him when I want to try out new recipes! Here’s what I’ll be making next week. Click on any of the titles for links to the full recipes.
“Crowd-Pleasing Vegan Caesar Salad” by Oh She Glows
(Serves 4-6, prep time 45 min, cook time 35 min)
I love that the roasted chickpeas act as croutons here – such a great way to sneak in protein (~20g per 1/2 cup!). Helpful tip: make the dressing a day or 2 before, since you have to soak the cashews overnight before blending.
“Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls” by Minimalist Baker
(Serves 12, prep time 1 hour, cook time 20 min)
“Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts” by Detoxinista
(Serves 4, prep time 10 min, cook time 25 min)
I plan on swapping out the coconut oil for regular EVOO (just because I prefer the taste for savory dishes).
“Wild Rice & Mushroom Stuffing” by Detoxinista
(Serves 4-6, prep time 15 min, cook time 40 min)
“Seitan Roast Stuffed with Shiitakes & Leeks” by Isa Chandra
(Serves 6-8, prep time 1 hour, cook time 1 hour)
Okay, so this is the one “weird” vegan thing, but I promise you, it’ll be delicious! Isa Chandra has been writing cook books for about 15 years (Veganomicon and Vegan With A Vengeance are two of my all-time favorites) and she makes FANTASTIC recipes. Plus, seitan is the most “meat-like” of the meat alternatives out there.
“Savory Mushroom Gravy” by Isa Chandra
(Serves 8, prep time 15 min, cook time 25 min)
Gravy goes with everything, right? 😉
“Maple Pecan Pie” by Isa Chandra
(Makes one 9-inch pie)
As Isa says in her post – nobody will even know this is vegan!
“Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Truffles” by Kristina Sloggett of Spabettie.com
(Makes 17-20 truffles)
This is a decadent dessert that is dairy, soy and gluten-free! Tip: make the day or two before, because they have to sit in the fridge overnight to set.
I’d love to hear what your favorite recipe is to make for the holidays. Comment below!