As easy as it is to be vegan in these times of abundant food choices, there are certain situations in which social expectations present us with specific challenges. Thanksgiving is probably one of the most difficult times of year for many vegans in the US, as the pressure of returning home for the holidays can lead to feelings of anxiety around the issue of dining with non-vegan loved ones.
Of course, if families are able to work together, and non-vegans are willing to open their minds to the possibility that vegan food can be perfect for a holiday celebration, there’s no reason that anyone should have to feel uncomfortable, as this article explains.
Last year at this time, I published a recipe post with a menu of ‘replacements’ for some of the traditional holiday dishes. From stuffing and gravy to pumpkin pie, many of the dishes that we associate with holiday meals can be easily veganized.
But there’s no reason that holiday meals have to resemble the old traditions that center around a practice many of us consider quite barbaric. This Thanksgiving, why not dress up your holiday table with some festive delights that have nothing to do with the traditional menu? As long as the foods are beautiful and delicious, who’s to say what a Thanksgiving table should contain?
In the following pages are a selection of recipes that are aesthetically beautiful, mouth-wateringly delicious, and will offer your guests and family an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful holiday menu that will delight the taste-buds of all.