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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

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Herb Roasted Vegetables
serves 4-6

8 small red potatoes
12 small zucchini & 12 small carrots
1 bunch small beets
3-4 small red onions
1/2 lb. button mushrooms
2 red bell peppers
1/4 cup each: olive oil, tamari, balsamic vinegar, sweetener
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
3 Tbsp. fresh herbs, chopped

1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes, zucchini, carrots and beets. Peel the onions and leave whole. Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp towel. Core and seed the bell peppers and cut into strips. Place all the vegetables together in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients to make a topping.
3. Pour topping over the vegetables. Stir to coat evenly. Pour vegetables into a roasting pan and roast until they become tender, (about an hour) turning them over and brushing on more topping from the roasting pan, every 15 minutes.
4. Serve immediately.

Holiday Mushroom Gravy
yields 2 1/2 cups

2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 cups water
1/3 cup tahini
2/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 tsp. herb seasoning (page 3)
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. each garlic powder & onion powder
2 tsp. liquid vegetable bouillon
4 tsp. arrowroot powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper

In a little oil or water, saute mushrooms in a small pot until soft. In a blender, blend remaining ingredients and add to the pot. Simmer on low and stir until thickened. Do not boil.

Next: Holiday Candied Yams and Pumpkin Pie

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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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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)!
http://www.helium.com/items/2241895-how-to-improve-your-cooking-skills

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.

5:11AM PDT on Oct 13, 2010

Not Thanksgiving.............Holiday. I can't celebrate a killer such as Columbus. We can't move on until people deal with reality, We are living a lie Columbus was no better than other criminals.

8:46PM PST on Jan 3, 2010

I love mushroom gravy. Very glad to have a recipe for it - I'm used to canned.

4:23PM PST on Dec 12, 2009

Hi Marcia,

I'm sorry - Someone I didn't see your comment until now.

Bread is usually not vegan. Most bread contains some sort of ingredient (even if it is a trace ingredient) that is not vegan.

However, there are many breads which *are* vegan. You can find some of them here:

http://www.gentleworld.org/vegan_alternatives/breads.html

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