This year was a bit of an experiment since it was the first year I have been eating as a vegan. We decided to have a turkey for the omnivores, which I was kind of having heebie jeebies over, but we just made sure we bought a happy organic, free-range, raised on an Ohio farm, turkey, and that appeased my squeamishness about the whole thing. So there was the turkey, and then all the sides were vegan. For a couple weeks leading up to the big day, we were doing some taste testing. My hope was that we could find a turkey substitute to present to everyone, and ideally they would poo over it, and next year we could forego the turkey. ha! It didn't quite happen. We made a couple good faux turkey dishes, but I'm not sure they could replace the deep-seated love for the holiday bird. We'll keep working on it.
In the hustle and bustle of dinnertime, we didn't get as many pics as I would have liked, but Joe managed to capture the highlights.
The full menu... drum roll please...
Isa's Vegan Cornbread Stuffing with Pears and Walnuts
Veganized Bacon & Apple Stuffing
Bryant Terry's Crisp Green Beans in Garlicky Vinaigrette
Golden Nibblets (yeah, ok. corn.)
RFD's Garlicky Mash Potatoes
Veganized Sweet Potato Mashers with Banana
Veganized Cranberry Sauce
Chloe's Pumpkin Penne
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Isa's Apple Pie with Gingy Crust
Veganized Pumpkin Donuts with Cider Glaze
I know, you're totally jealous that you weren't at the Zillwocks this year. It's okay. Have some more leftovers, take a nap, and try one of these recipes!
In the interest of time & space, I won't post every single recipe, but I will post my faves! Stay tuned, veganizers!