Oh boy do I owe you guys an update. Too bad for you my pretties… I’m too busy cooking up a vegan Thanksgiving storm! Here’s partial proof (there are a lot more ingredients in the fridge and freezer which I didn’t feel like dragging out for the photo):

'My Vegan Thanksgiving

Really it’s a big deal considering I hardly ever cook and I’m serving this stuff to my very-not-vegetarian family. I’m making a Chickpea, Spinach, Cranberry & Walnut Tart (from VegNews magazine, Nov. 07), Red Pepper, Hemp Cornbread (from Extraveganza) & the infamous Pumpkin Couscous Cake. They’re all going to love it and beg me for more vegan food. That is if I don’t mess any of it up. If everything goes as planned and as awesomely as I expect it to, rest assured there will be photos.

In the meantime I wanted to share a couple of last minute cruelty-free Thanksgiving links:

Adopt-A-Turkey Project:
www.adoptaturkey.org

For as little as $25 you can sponsor a turkey who will be very thankful. This year I adopted Serendipity because she reminds me of my kitty. Start a new tradition, don’t eat a bird… save one!

Gentle Thanksgiving:
www.gentlethanksgiving.org

“An opportunity to encourage friends, family and neighbors to adopt compassionate alternatives to unnecessarily cruel turkey dinners. We accomplish this by demonstrating the great taste and superior nutrition of gourmet vegan recipes and a variety of festive plant-based foods.”

Wishing you all a thoughtful and delicious holiday!

(Update): Click on the following link for my follow up post-Thanksgiving report showing you the goods: www.toliveandeatinla.com/2008/vegan-thanksgiving-recipes

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13 Responses to “Thanksgiving, vegan style.”
  1. denny says:

    Happy Thanksvegan!

    Menu sounds delish! The chickpea, spinach,cranberry & walnut tart is gonna taste good. I can almost taste it. haha.

    Have fun cooking up a storm.

  2. Vegyogini says:

    Look at you go! I’m very excited that you’re preparing Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family this year and I can’t wait to see the photo evidence! Have a great time. :) I’m considering doing my cooking tonight.

  3. Lex says:

    You forgot to link ThanksLiving.com ! We’re spiking our pumpkin spice with Brandy!

  4. quarrygirl says:

    wow that looks awesome! i am very jealous of your lucky family.

  5. I feel so… out done! my dinner is going to be pathetic compared to what you got goin’ on.

  6. Cookiemouse says:

    Hope you had a lovely holiday.

  7. JennShaggy says:

    Thank you :) I can’t take full credit…I found a wand in the alley-way next to Madeleine Bistro that I wave when I need inspiration.
    Mmm…I see that Silk Nog hiding behind all the other goodies. I just chugged the last of mine. Need more immediately.
    Happy Tofurkey Day!

  8. Jane says:

    Hey FoodEater,
    I’m wondering how your tart and cornbread turned out (I already know about your Quinoa cake ;) ). I am not thrilled with my vegan cornbread, so I’m on the hunt for a recipe that I like.

    How did your contributions go over with the omni relatives?

    And where did you find the Silk Nog? It’s not at any of our grocery stores yet (including our Ralphs, Vons, and Whole Foods. We did pick up a Chocolate Peppermint soy milk at WF that I can’t wait to try.

    Cheers,
    Jane

  9. TomOfMaine says:

    What a great array of compassionate, nutritious, delicious foods ! You certainly know the goodness :-)

  10. IE FOOD says:

    Great healthy alternative!!!!

  11. FoodEater says:

    Thanks for the great comments everyone! Thanksgiving went well and my cooking didn’t suck :) Please see my follow up post at: www.toliveandeatinla.com/2008/vegan-thanksgiving-recipes

    Jane: I loved the cornbread. You can read more about it and grab the recipe at my link above.

    I got the Silk Nog and Pumpkin Spice at the Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks (the one at Coldwater Canyon).

  12. Hunter says:

    That turkey looks like John McCain!

  13. FoodEater says:

    Hunter: No way… my turkey is MUCH better looking than McCain ;)

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