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    Favorite Vegan Recipes for Holidays and Celebrations

    Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:16 am Groupie
    My 15 year old daughter has been a vegan for 5 months and I have gotten pretty good at adapting and inventing recipes and finding good recipes here and elsewhere that appeal to her and the rest of my omnivorous household. Do any of you have tried and true recipes that you turn to for holidays? We like to avoid using pseudo-meat. Thanks in advance for your help!
    Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:35 pm
    Forum Host
    Let me see what I can find.

    Back later!
    Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:37 pm
    Forum Host
    Question: are you looking for main dish recipes? Sides?
    Wish I Could Cook
    Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:28 am Groupie
    How wonderful of you to make things that everyone will enjoy. You'll soon see that vegan is just as "normal" as any other type of cooking. Your question, however, is really tough because there are so many options. Here's one that I really love and and have yet to find someone that doesn't:
    Mini Vegan Wellingtons.

    If you are going to make it for Thanksgiving, you could either fill a platter with the little pockets, or make two long rolls and serve slices. I think some mushroom gravy on the side would be perfect.

    There are zillions of other recipes. Like main dish quiches, layered savory tortes, seitan based dishes, etc. Is there anything in particular that you'd like to "vegan-ize?

    I'm preparing my vegan Thanksgiving menu right now and I hope others respond with ideas too. If not, I'll let you know my final choices.

    Happy cooking!
    Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:33 am Groupie
    Thanks for the recipe! I have made some good vegan lasagna and quiche recipes. I could use a good vegan custard or buttermilk pie recipe. Here are some things that will be on the menu: artichoke and mushroom strudel, butternut squash bisque, sweet potato biscuits, mushrooms stuffed with wild rice pilaf. I will have to post recipes later.
    Contest & Event Host
    Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:13 pm Groupie
    Joicecee, your menu sounds delish! How very nice of you to care so much about making the meal a feast for everyone. icon_biggrin.gif
    Im sure I have some favourites stashed away in my reviews and will post them here after having logged in under my own account again.

    Meanwhile in the pie department I can recommend these two pies a lot. They are not from here, but Ive made them last week and LOVED them. I plan on posting them sometime during the coming week here as well with my adaptations.

    Chef MB
    Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:44 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    I'd love to get some holiday/festive ideas as well. My 15-yo daughter has been a vegetarian for a year and a half now (still eats dairy). So I'm looking for something that everyone will enjoy.

    I'm looking for a main dish, something to replace the turkey (which I love). Maybe a pumpkin or squash lasagna? A rich mushroom pie with gravy? She's not big on sweet potatoes, so those are out, darn it.

    Love to hear your ideas. Going to go look at those veggie wellingtons now.

    Gingersnap in Midwest
    Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:49 pm Groupie
    I make everything one would ordinarily have for Thanksgiving except the animal products. Mashed potatoes can be made using unsweetened soy milk or coconut milk and Tofutti cream cheeze and Earth Balance butter, stuffing using Earth Balance and no eggs plus Better Than Bouillon Vegan Chicken broth. Once I make the stuffing, I mould it and put phyllo dough around it and brush the top with Earth Balance -once I made it to look like a "turkey." I also make green beans, applesauce in the slow cooker and tons of other stuff. For salads, you can use Veganaise and make a dressing for the salad or use vinegar and oil. It's comforting because it's food everyone is used to having except the turkey. Hope this helps.
    Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:00 pm
    Forum Host
    Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:56 pm Groupie
    Thanks for all of the wonderful suggestions and will be finalizing the menu soon and I will let you know!
    Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:40 pm
    Forum Host
    I made a buttermilk pie last year for Thanksgiving in lieu of pumpkin pie: Buttermilk Pie. This one's on the official menu this year: Creamy Buttermilk Pie from Farm Journal

    One time for a vegetarian Thanksgiving I tried deelish pumpkin-black bean
    enchiladas! Sometimes I "theme" our Thanksgiving meal and one year I gave it a Mexican twist!

    Do you need any veg sides? Salads?
    Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:45 pm
    Forum Host
    Here are my menus from Thanksgiving passt to give you some ideas for meal planning: (just skip over the turkey main) icon_wink.gif

    Thanksgiving 2006
    Thanksgiving 2007!
    Thanksgiving 2008
    Thanksgiving 2009
    Thanksgiving 2010
    Thanksgiving 2011

    Official Thanksgiving menu 2012 is a work in progress.
    Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:03 pm
    Forum Host
    Here's the official Thanksgiving menu 2012. It's about 95% complete.

    Thanksgiving: 2012
    Chef #1800868925
    Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:31 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    These food recipes are very helpful. Thanks for sharing!
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