15 Thanksgiving Mains You Can Make This Year (That Don’t Involve Any Animal Products)

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Tell your skeptical Aunt, your friends who guarantee they won’t be full, your significant other that doesn’t eat meat but ” needs to eat turkey once a year”, et al, that there’s a new main dish in town for Thanksgiving this year. Introducing 15 options to satisfy palettes, fill bellies, and (best of all) save the lives of 15 turkeys this year.



  1. Main dishes a-plenty, side dishes, and desserts as well: two years ago, The Vegan Project released “ What To Feed That Effing Vegan: The Holiday Edition”. The book boasts 20 recipes, and (hint hint), you can double up on some of these dishes for Christmas as well. Link: https://gumroad.com/l/thateffingvegan_holiday# 
  2. Lentil-Sweet Potato Loaf (The Vegan Project): http://www.theveganproject.com/vegan-bodybuilding-fitness-review%E2%80%A8-lentil-sweet-potato-loaf-recipe/


  1. The Perfect Tofurkey (ignore the rumours, this does actually exist): https://whatscookingamerica.net/Vegetarian/Tofurky.htm


  1. Saweet! Potato Casserole with Crunchy Nut Crumble (Oh She Glows): http://ohsheglows.com/2014/11/04/saweet-potato-casserole-with-a-crunchy-nut-crumble-vegan-gf/


  1. Raw Lasagna with Cashew Cheese and Broccoli-Sundried Tomato Pesto ( This Rawsome Vegan Life): http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2013/03/raw-lasagna-with-cashew-cheese-and.html


  1. Lentil Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Scallion Cilantro Mashed Potatoes (Post-Punk Kitchen): http://www.isachandra.com/2013/10/monster-mash-shepherds-pie/


  1. Quinoa No-Turkey Loaf (Allyson Kramer): http://www.allysonkramer.com/2013/11/gluten-free-vegan-thanksgiving-menu/


  1. BBQ Tofu Tacos (What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat Anyways?): http://veganmenu.blogspot.ca/2014/05/bbq-tofu-tacos.html


  1. Chickpea Cutlets with Ginger-Beer Carrots (Vegan Soul Power): http://vegansoulpower.blogspot.ca/2014/05/chickpea-cutlets-with-ginger-beer.html


  1. Grilled Eggplant with Tomato Basil Pesto (Vegan Housewives):


  1. Vegan Fried Chicken (Hell Yeah It’s Vegan): http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/vegan-fried-chicken/


  1. King Mushroom Oyster Scallops on Pasta: (Fork and Beans): http://www.forkandbeans.com/2014/05/06/king-oyster-mushroom-scallops/


  1. Tofu Turkey Loaf (The Spruce): https://www.thespruce.com/vegetarian-tofu-turkey-loaf-3377186


  1. Acorn Squash with Pomegranate and Kale Tabbouleh (My Recipes): http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/acorn-squash-pomegranate-kale-tabbouleh


  1. Creamy Pasta and Butternut Squash Casserole (Veg Kitchen): http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/creamy-pasta-and-butternut-squash-casserole/


Enjoy your mains. Save the turkeys. We can all give thanks for that.

Zoe Peled

e. zoe@theveganproject.com

ig. @zoemarg


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