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Vegan Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 22, 2012

I am so excited for Thanksgiving! I have a lovely little menu planned out for tomorrow's big, bearing in mind that we are not going to be stuffing ourselves since, let's face it, feeling sick, gross and filled with food shame is no way to spend your day off with the family. Here's my menu for tomorrow:
Steamed Green Beans with Onions and Sliced Almonds
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Artisan Ciabatta Rolls
Apple Cranberry Crumble
Pan Fried Tofu with Garlic and Mushrooms (No oil)

This will be my healthiest Thanksgiving yet, which makes me excited to get cooking tomorrow. I'm already planning to get up in the morning, work out, get showered, eat a fruit and veggie protein smoothie, get to cooking, enjoy food with the family, watch some football and play with Ash, then have an evening walk. The weather might not agree with that last part, but I'm sure my son would love to have a dance party with him since he seems to be doing better.

It does strike me as strange to celebrate a day of giving thanks by gorging on food to a gluttonous level, but I definitely won't be doing that tomorrow! I want to give thanks for my little family, for our improving health, for our home, and our time together. I thank God for the blessings in my life and I hope that everyone has a great celebration tomorrow!
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CELIAMINER 11/22/2012 12:56PM

    I hope your meal is everything you want it to be. Several years ago we had a vegetarian (but not vegan) Thanksgiving when my step-daughter decided to try a vegetarian lifestyle. Our whole menu was from that year's Vegetarian Times, including phyllo cornucopias we baked around foil cones, then "stuffed" with baby carrots, baby pattapan squash, baby zucchini, etc.), and a dish we still make today called Potatoes Anna (sweet and white potatoes thinly sliced and layered, then drizzled with butter, thyme, and Parmesan cheese). I realize these dishes don't fit your vegan lifestyle, but that Thanksgiving meal was one of our most memorable and pleasurable. Thanks for triggering the memory.

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ROSEWAND 11/22/2012 11:32AM

    Congratulations for choosing a wise, compassiate, and healthy
menu to celebrate the harvest time.

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