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Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving at my house is usually pretty tricky. My parents and brother are solid meat-and-potatoes people. They don't want to give up Hawaiian bread beef dip (with chipped beef, mayonaise, and sour cream), turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, or fluffy white dinner rolls.

I'm a vegetarian, trying to transition to a healthy vegan diet, who has a sensitivity to gluten. We're very different, to say the least. So usually, my parents make the standard Thanksgiving fare and I bring my own.

This year, I tried a couple of new recipes, and one old standard:

Seitan Roast

This was a brand-new recipe for me, and it turned out really well! My family is NOT used to seitan - but even though they were not used to the texture, they loved the flavor. I'm hoping this one will grow on them, because I loved it and it was very festive!
blog.fatfreevegan.com/20
11/12/seitan-stuffed-with-
walnuts-dried-cranberries-
and-mushrooms.html


Forbidden Rice with Acorn Squash

I roasted the squash whole, and used the rinds as bowls for the rice. This one was pretty good - but I think I'll be changing it next time. As much as I love acorn squash, the orange zest would be so much better with cranberries instead.
www.aspicyperspective.co
m/2012/10/black-and-orange
-forbidden-rice-with-acorn
-squash-and-pecans.html


Raw Walnut and Mushroom Stuffing
www.choosingraw.com/gena
s-mostly-raw-all-vegan-tha
nksgiving-menu/

I originally posted the pictures of how to make it here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5344894


The funniest part of the night was watching the dogs watching the rest of the turkey being put away. They got a few bites each, but they were so focused and intent!


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FRENCHIFAL 12/5/2013 1:18PM

    Thanks so much!

I avoided all other breads, so I was okay with the seitan - but not great. I've made sure that I haven't eaten the seitan too often, and it hasn't been too bad...but next time, I'm going with a gluten-free seitan recipe: http://www.meatandeggfree.com/glute
n-free-seitan.html

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FEARLESSNOW 12/1/2013 2:47PM

    awesome pictures!

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EASTENDCLAM 11/30/2013 5:22PM

    Your recipes are always so good. My wife and I have enjoyed many of them. We have a mixed household when the kids are home together... he's vegan, she's a carnivore. Interesting mealtimes so we can relate.

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CATTUTT 11/29/2013 1:24PM

    Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving, and that your food turned out well!

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DR1939 11/29/2013 12:53PM

    We have a lactose-intolerant among our guests. I always make at least one milk-free appetizer and her mother brings her mashed potatoes and one dessert that is milk-free. Everything else works for her. She has to skip a few of the desserts but there are plenty so it's not a problem.

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CHERYL_ANNE 11/29/2013 11:36AM

    It all looks and sounds wonderful.

You were able to tolerate the seitan roast in spite of your gluten sensitivity?

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