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11/24/10 7:05 A

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These all sound great! I'm preparing my first vegan dinner tomorrow and I'm so excited!

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11/23/10 8:57 P

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Wow. The wine-glazed brussel sprouts look easy and sound yummy. I am going to try to get some vegan wine and give the recipe a try.

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11/23/10 8:50 P

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this year i am hosting thanksgiving for the 2nd time, 3 of 5 of us are vegetarian (i'm the only vegan) but the other two are really into the whole turkey on thanksgiving thing...

they are making a half turkey breast and bringin it over, and we are making a seitan roast from everyday dish... www.everydaydish.tv/index.php?page=r
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and a whole bunch of vegan sides, last year they didnt even know the mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and all that were vegan... and they thought it was delicious!! the best ever they said!
these wine-glazed brussel sprouts are amazing!
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11/23/10 2:59 P

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Willboywonder, that link to the Times guide is insane! I want to make everything on there.

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11/23/10 1:59 P

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OMG! That food looks amazing! I can't wait to try some out. Thanks.

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11/23/10 11:50 A

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The New York Times has a nice vegetarian holiday eating guide on its website. Lots of great vegetarian and vegan ideas:

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11/23/10 9:35 A

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This looks good

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11/23/10 9:10 A

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Thanks for all the tips and ideas! I will definitely try them out this holiday season and beyond. I think variety will be helpful in this transition. emoticon

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11/23/10 8:23 A

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Also, Vegetarian Times has some really nice, and easy to follow recipes. Many are vegetarian but can easily be modified to become vegan. Check them out:

www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/reci
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I have had Tofurky. I try to avoid the processed faux meats generally. I have it occasionally. If you make a nice vegan gravy to go with it, that helps to enhance the flavor. But the types of things Iím having this year are green peas, collard greens, butternut squash, black beans, quinoa, brown rice, spinach casserole, sweet potatoes, and corn.

But I keep a running list of nice side dishes you can serve. Vegans and non-vegans can enjoy these food items. With a little imagination, you can come up with many different ways of preparing these things:

Collard greens
Lima beans
Vegetarian Baked ziti
Butternut squash
Vegetarian lasagna
Sweet potato casserole
Kale
Acorn Squash
Steamed potatoes
Baked potato
Corn pudding
Brown rice
Edamame
Spinach
Millet
Vegetarian sweet potato pie
Gazpacho
Broccoli slaw stir fry
Pasta salad
Red beans and rice
Quinoa
Cabbage
Chickpeas
Mixed vegetables
Vegetarian Chili
Zucchini
Seitan in vegan gravy over rice or another grain
Pinto beans
Black eyed peas
Sweet and sour tofu
Broccoli
Black beans


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11/23/10 3:09 A

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I've had Tofurkey in the past and it was ok. A few of my omni relatives tried it and they thought it was acceptable as long as they had it with the gravy I made. If I'm going to have a faux meat though, I prefer Field Roast.

I'd personally rather skip the fake meats and just chow down on veggies. This year I'm making a ratatouille, some stuffed acorn squash, collard greens and some glazed carrots and parsnips.

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11/22/10 10:12 P

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I'll be going to a party where I'm the only vegan and there will be one vegetarian. Everyone else is omni. I'm going to take 2 dishes. One will be baked winter squash and apples with cinnamon and agave nectar. I'm still planning out the 2nd dish, but I'm thinking about using a big casserole dish, putting brown rice in the bottom, encircle the dish with cooked broccoli and then in the middle layer in sauteed zucchini, thin diagonal slices of portobello mushrooms and roasted tomatoes. I have to come up with some kind of sauce to drizzle on, though. I'm still thinking about that.

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11/22/10 5:19 P

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Last year I had the Tofurky Feast (tofurky stuffed with yummy stuffing, gravy, and amazing cranberry potato dumplings) for the first time. My DH loved it all except the Tofurky (he's still an omni) but he really loved the side dishes and stuffing. He's getting himself a little piece of fish, and we'll have sweet potatoes and some oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and pistachios from the Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. The tofurky roast is a lot, and last year I used it till I couldn't stand it anymore and threw the last little bit out. You can cut up leftovers and freeze them for adding to soups and stews and even making pot-pies and Tofurky salad with onions, celery and Vegenaise.
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I always host Thanksgiving, so food is in abundance for me. I love the Portobello Wellingtons from the Cafe Flora cookbook as a main entree. The Daily Spark had a blog about the gal who runs this blog ohsheglows.com I will be trying out some of her Thanksgiving dishes this year.

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I make a vegan stuffing and gravy

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Last year was my first Thanksgiving as a vegan and I did have tofurkey. I was pretty good, had a good flavor. Since no one else in my family is vegan I probably wouldn't get it again because it was to much just for me and it is a bit pricy.

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11/22/10 8:36 A

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Hello all! This will be my first Vegan Holiday season. I was wondering if anyone has tried tofurkey? If so, what is it like? Also, what kind of meals are you all preparing this holiday season?

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