At the beginning of the month, P&A hosted Thanksliving Chomp to get you started on preparing for an animal-friendly holiday. We served up a 100% vegan holiday meal including, cornbread-stuffed roasted pumpkin, rosemary mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, mushroom gravy, dinner rolls, maple cranberry relish, and pumpkin spice cupcakes (see posts from Chomp cooks Melanie and Kayla for some of these recipes). Our goal was to inspire you to wow your family with some amazing plant-based dishes.
We also had the opportunity to give out ten free Celebration Roasts over the month thanks to Field Roast Grain Meat Co., makers of arguably the best holiday vegan meat alternative on the market. If you are still looking for an easy centerpiece that will please any crowd, check out some recipes from the Field Roast website.
If you are hosting this year, or you’re in the mood for some scratch home-cooking, like you should for a family holiday, VegNews has you covered with a fantastic vegan Thanksgiving guide with 26 complete original recipes for entrees, vegetable dishes, savory sides, and desserts. Especially enticing for me are the Holiday Lentil Loaf and Autumn Pecan Pie. No excuses now. Get your ingredients lists ready.
I’d like you to meet Daphne. She is the turkey we have decided to sponsor through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-a-turkey Project. Endorsed by Ellen DeGeneres, this campaign is a great way to start a new tradition with your family. Instead of spending $30 or more to pay a factory farm to intensively confine a turkey, mutilate her without painkillers, and deny her veterinary care, you can use that money to give a rescued turkey a long happy life where she is treated with true respect and love. You can still sponsor a turkey. If you are still wondering whether you want to end your family’s tradition of the big bird at the table, you might want to watch Farm Sanctuary‘s video below, entitled Thanksgiving’s Toll on Turkeys.