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7 Vegan Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving

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7 Vegan Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving

By Sara Novak, Planet Green

Just because you don’t partake in the consumption of animal products, doesn’t mean that you should be left out of the enjoyment of this quintessential foodie holiday. With so many flavorful and completely delicious plant-based recipes out there, Thanksgiving is as much fun for vegans as it is for meat-eaters. And even if you’re not a vegan and you just want to up your consumption of vegetables, these recipes are the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving feast. Also, be sure to check out more recipes in a Bird-Free Thanksgiving Feast. 

1. Emeril’s Tuscan Bean Soup

This bean soup is a hearty way to start off this vegan feast. The recipe offers parmesan cheese as an option which you would obviously omit as it doesn’t have a whole lot of impact on the recipe. The rustic nature of this recipe lends itself to the perfect vegan harvest dinner. You could also gut small pumpkins and cut their tops off to use them as bowls for some added festive flair. Other vegan soup options include Turkish Lentil Soup or White Bean Soup with Greens and Rosemary.

2. Homemade Focaccia

Pair your soup with homemade focaccia. It’s simple to make and once you learn how, you’ll never return to the store bought variety again. It’s crusty on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. The flavor of rosemary and a pinch of salt meld perfectly with the earthy olive oil coating.

Next: Baked Autumn Squash with Savory Stuffing

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10:06AM PST on Nov 6, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:11PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:04AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

they look so good

8:24AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

This will be our family's first completely vegan Thanksgiving! I think I'll try making some gluten-free foccacia bread this year. And those yam and chard fritters look delicious...

1:55PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Looks delicious, thank you !

9:39PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

looks good!

7:59PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

I wish I had a chef to make all of these for my Thanksgiving feast! I do remember NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS WILDLIFE whose LANDS HAVE BEEN STOLEN and NEVER RETURNED...
I have ancestors on both my mother and fathers father goes bacak to TAPTICO of WICOCOMICO, of Captain John Smith and the loss of life and home that took place in Chesapeake. Somehow, (via partial assimilation) my ancestor Chief William Taptico I survived, and stuck a deal that the remaining land would not be taken until the final Chief had died upon it, at which time Chief William Tapptico II's wife took the money and purchased land in VA. Only three males of the original 3 tribes remained alive by that time. Within only two generations, the English had decimated it all, taken it all, and the cruel among them had recorded how they loved the rivers of blood dousing the flames as the skin burned from the shrieking bodies of men, women and children! ... REMEMBER the ORIGINAL INHABITANTS, and Get rid of CATTLE RANCHES, Turkey "farms" et al which remove trees and honor while bringing error and pollution to the Earth.

5:37AM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

Yummy recipes. Thanks.

10:04PM PST on Dec 16, 2010

this stuff all looks awesome, but just a note, honey is not vegan.

2:42PM PST on Nov 17, 2010


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