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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Holiday Candied Yams
serves 4-6

5 medium-large yams (or sweet potatoes), sliced
1 Tbsp. tamari or substitute
3-4 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp. sweetener
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/8 cup. oil

1. Peel and slice the yams. Steam in a pot until softened, about 20-30 minutes.
2. In a blender, blend the remaining ingredients.
3. Place the yams in a casserole and pour blender mixture over it. Be sure to scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. Spread evenly on the yams and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees. Stir occasionally and continue baking for about half an hour.
4. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Pumpkin Pie
yields 2 pies
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup soy powder or pastry flour
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. sweetener

1. Sift flour and soy powder into a bowl. Remove any bran.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients together, including sweetener.
3. Mix dry ingredients into the wet. Dough should be wet enough to hold together and dry enough not to stick to your fingers. It is best to use this dough immediately for easy rolling. (Or chill sealed until ready to use.)
4. Split dough in half, leaving one half slightly larger. Roll each half between two pieces of wax paper, (dampen a flat surface and place wax paper on it, flattening to remove bubbles) or use flour to keep dough from sticking. Roll from the center outward, until even, about 1/8″ thick. Place the larger rolled dough in a pie plate and gently press it into the plate, covering the sides and bottom.

1 (29 oz.) can pumpkin
1 3/4 cup tofu, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup oil
3 tsp. egg replacer (dry)
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/4 cup dry sweetener
1 tsp. sea salt
1-1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground cloves/all spice (optional)

1. In a food processor, blend all filling ingredients together, using the “S” shaped blade.
2. Pour into pre-baked pie shells and smooth down. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
3. Let cool and chill for at least four hours before serving.

(Recipes from Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm, by Gentle World. Available at

Also, be sure to check out:

Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie
7 Vegan Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving
Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake
How to Go Vegan?

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.


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8:01AM PST on Nov 9, 2014

Thanks for sharing

12:35AM PST on Nov 8, 2014

Thank you for these great vegan recipes! They sound absolutely heavenly!

11:16PM PST on Nov 7, 2014

Thank you for sharing

4:10PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:28AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

one word: yum! a note to those who want to try the recipes not to be intimidated in the kitchen, having confidance in your own cooking skills is half the battle (if not more)!

9:50PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

The recipe looks great - thank you!

2:16AM PDT on Jul 18, 2011

Yummy! Love these recipes. Thanks.

3:24PM PST on Nov 24, 2010

I have made vegan stuffing before and it is delicious. I have been a vegan for more than 16 years.

8:59AM PST on Nov 24, 2010

Sounds/looks delicious!

9:03AM PDT on Oct 30, 2010

Mari... what?! Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around the pilgrims, not columbus... he's got his own day in october, while we celebrate thanksgiving in november... I hear some countries have both of these on the same day, but not in america, we give our plunderers seperate holidays.

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