Tofurky. Tofurky Roast, brought to you by Turtle Island Foods, is a pre-cooked vegan feast. Made from a tofu-wheat protein blend, Tofurky is known for its great texture and flavor. Enhanced with a deliciously moist stuffing, we think you’ll love it. Tofurky.com.
Celebration Roast. Field Roast has created an amazing veggie stuffed entrée that's perfect for the holidays. Each roast is made by hand, wrapped in cotton netting, and simmered to perfection. It is complete with a stuffing made of butternut squash, apples, and mushrooms. FieldRoast.com.
Gardein Protein. Garden Protein International is the manufacturer of this versatile fresh product. The Veggie Turkey Breast with Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffing is available at natural food stores for the holidays. Gardein.com.
Holiday Recipe Links
Thanksgiving Recipes at Yummly.com
Healthy Happy Life & The Lunchbox Bunch
Recipe handout from GentleThanksgiving.org
1/3 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
5 cups soft bread cubes
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sage
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup vegan chik'n broth or veggie broth
raisins and/or diced granny smith apples (optional)
1. In a skillet, melt margarine.
2. Add celery and onion, sauté until tender.
3. Toss in remaining ingredients.
4. Bake in greased pan at 375 F for 20 minutes.
Veganize Your Favorites
It’s easy to make almost any recipe vegan simply by substituting ingredients. Veganizing some of your old favorite recipes is a great way to get further down the vegan path.
How to veganize a recipe:
1. Choose your favorite recipes.
2. List the ingredients that are not vegan.
3. Replace the animal-based ingredients with vegan products/ingredients.
Some examples include:
Dairy. Vegan options include almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, and hemp milk. Use for recipes like mashed potatoes.
Butter. Earth Balance “buttery” margarine.
Ice Cream. Make it NICE cream this holiday. There are hundreds of vegan ice creams from which to choose. Try SoDelicious almond milk ice creams or coconut milk ice creams. The flavors and varieties seem endless.
Whipped Cream. Rich Whip, Soyatoo, or homemade Whipped Coconut Cream (see recipe near Pumpkin Pie recipe).
Eggs. Ener-G Egg Replacer is a reliable egg substitute for baking. It's available at health food stores and most grocery stores. Other egg replacement options include ground flax seed, tofu, mashed bananas, and apple sauce. See our baking and cooking tips at LiveVegan.org.
Sour Cream. Tofutti brand Better Than Sour Cream.
Egg Nog. Silk Nog or SoDelicious brand Coconut Nog
Green Bean Casserole
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups vegan chik'n broth or veggie broth
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 cans (14-15 oz.) green beans, drained
2.8 oz can French-fried onions
1. Melt margarine in saucepan over low heat.
2. Add flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes to form a roux.
3. Add broth, soy sauce, and garlic powder, whisking continuously for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is thick and bubbly.
4. Add oil and nutritional yeast. Whip again until smooth.
5. Pour the sauce into a small casserole dish, add green beans, stir to coat.
6. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, then top with the French fried onions and bake for 5 more minutes, until browned and bubbly.
Loving Pumpkin Pie
1 (15-16 oz.) can pumpkin (2 cups)
3/4 pound firm tofu (not silken)
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. molasses
3 Tbsp. flour
1 prepared unbaked pastry crust
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into crust.
2. Bake at 350 F for 50 minutes. Cover crust edges with tinfoil or crust shield. Bake an additional 20 minutes.
3. Allow to cool. Chill and serve.
Whipped Coconut Cream
1 can Coconut Cream
up to 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Coconut CREAM is usually thick enough to whip without refrigeration. If you can't find coconut cream, you can refrigerate a can of coconut MILK overnight to help it thicken.
2. Open can to use the solid coconut cream (leave behind the coconut water).
3. Whip all ingredients together in chilled bowl. See a helpful photo tutorial here.
Alternate pumpkin pie without tofu:
1 (15-16 oz.) can pumpkin (2 cups)
1/4 cup dairy-free milk
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 Tbsp. molasses (optional, adds richness)
1 prepared unbaked pie crust
1. Whisk together dairy-free milk and flour.
2. Add all ingredients, whisk together. Pour into crust.
3. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. Cover crust edges with tinfoil or crust shield. Bake an additional 15 minutes.
4. Allow to cool. Chill and serve.
Easy Vegan Gravy
2 cups vegan chik'n broth or veggie broth
2 Tbsp. canola oil
4 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. soy sauce
1/8 tsp. mustard
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional, but yummy)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Stir flour into oil over medium heat. Stir while browning 1-2 minutes (careful, don’t burn).
2. Add broth and other ingredients.
3. Stir until thickened.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
It’s easy to make cruelty-free mashed potatoes too! Simply replace cows’ milk and butter with dairy-free alternatives.
Food & Recipes
What a great season to live vegan! Vegan food is everywhere -- with new products and menu items popping up all the time. These are just a few menu ideas. Be sure to explore the rest of All About Food! at LiveVegan.org for cooking and baking tips, tips for dining out, and links to thousands upon thousands of recipes and food ideas. By simply adjusting a few tried and true recipes, compassion can be your holiday theme and the start of a new tradition. Dig in!