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A Vegan Thanksgiving (2018)

I went overboard this year… I cooked and ate way too much over Thanksgiving. The holidays are for binge eating though, at least in the US. Last year, I posted recipes from Thanksgiving and I thought I would continue the tradition this year.

Vegan Thanksgiving

Here is a rundown on what I ate…

  • Pumpkin and Maple Scones.
  • Apple and Pear Crisp.
  • Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip.
  • Vegan Stuffing.
  • Salad.
  • Sweet Potato and Bean Chili.
  • Tempeh (sautéed).

Some of the recipes I have already posted, so I will link to that specific post.

Pumpkin and Maple Scones

Vegan Pumpkin Scones

The recipe can be found here: Vegan Recipes for Fall (Sweet and Savory).

Pear and Apple Crisp

Vegan Pear and Apple Crisp

This one was a hit and you can find the recipe in this post: Vegan Recipes for Fall (Sweet and Savory).

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Easiest Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is a beginner friendly recipe that is super cheesy and delicious. It is all vegan and it is great for entertaining or sharing with your friends. I personally love to have it as an appetizer on Thanksgiving. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke spinach dip, cheezy, spinach dip, vegan, vegan spinach artichoke dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Kaley

Ingredients

  • 2 packages daiya vegan cheese or any cheese substitute
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 15 oz jar artichoke hearts
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp italian seasoning optional
  • 1/2 cup vegan friendly crackers
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter divided
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk

Instructions

  • Saute onions and garlic in a sauce pan with 1 tbsp of vegan butter or olive oil. While that is cooking, cube vegan cheese. 
  • Add in vegan cheese with almond milk and the spices. Cook over medium-low heat until everything is melted. 
  • Stir in the spinach. Add more soy milk if the mixture is too sticky. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Crush up vegan crackers and mix in the remaining vegan butter. Add cheese mixture into a baking dish and cover the top with the cracker mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until top is golden brown. 

Notes

You can use any type of cheese substitute. For a healthier option, you can make a cashew cheese. To do this, blend together soaked cashews with nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, lemon juice, almond milk, and a boiled potato.

Vegan Stuffing

Basic Vegan Stuffing

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Basic Vegan Stuffing

Stuffing is probably the easiest thanksgiving dish to veganize. This recipe is simple and tastes like traditional stuffing. This is a great side-dish option. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday recipes, stuffing, thanksgiving, traditional, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Kaley

Ingredients

  • 1 lb vegan friendly bread
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan butter or margarine
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1-2 cups vegetable broth

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Saute onion and celery over medium heat (with vegan butter or oil). While the onions and celery are cooking, cube the bread. 
  • When the onion is translucent in color, add in the herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir in vegetable broth. Add cubes of bread into a glass baking dish. Pour vegetable broth mixture over the bread cubes. If the bread is still too dry, add more broth. I started out with around 1 cup, then added more. 
  • Put foil over the baking dish, then bake for around 30 minutes. For the remaining 10 minutes, bake without foil on the top. 

Notes

The herbs can be adjusted to your personal preferences. 
I do not like soggy stuffing, so I was conservative with the vegetable broth. 
I also baked it until the edges were slightly crispy. 

Salad

Green Apple and Pumpkin Seed Salad

My sister made this salad. This has spring mix, green apples, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and a vinaigrette dressing.

Chili

This year I made a sweet potato and bean chili. I didn’t write down the recipe, but I have some similar recipes already posted: Colorful Winter Chili & Simple Vegan Chili. I also made tempeh, but I don’t have a specific recipe for that either. I soaked it for about 30 minutes, then I sliced it. I pan-fried it until it was golden brown and I added soy sauce and other spices.

If you celebrated Thanksgiving, let me know your favorite food in the comments. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy these recipes!

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Karen Miscavish
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No picture of my attempt at vegan pumpkin cake? Definitely a black eye to all those delicious dishes you cooked. All of them delicious!

Georgia King
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Beautiful!

inhiscare753
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Oh my Kaley everything looks delicious. You cooked a variety of healthy dishes. Yummy 😋

inhiscare753
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I love Pumpkin

JEANNE JONES
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We had both a Traditional and a Vegan Thanksgiving. For the Traditional, I served what you would expect. For the Vegan, we had two tofurkeys, vegan mashed potatoes, vegan rolls a ton of vegetables, and a lot of vegan desserts. My sister and all her kids are vegan.

Jo
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It all looks delicious:)

Lauren
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I’m not Vegan, but I’m interested in incorporating some Vegan dishes into my diet. This Thanksgiving meal looks amazing, especially the artichoke dip and the pear and apple crisp! Thanks for sharing these with us!

Blissfully grateful
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Blissfully grateful

All this food sounds and looks delish! 😋 I will have to check this post Just before Christmas so i can try out some of these recipes! Thank you so much for sharing

Divya Deepak Rao
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They all look wonderful Kaley!

Milca
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I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award!💛🌞

ktk80
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Looks delicious xx I gotta remember the stuffing for next year!!

Meg
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Too bad we don’t have thanksgiving in Australia because it would be a great excuse to make all this! Omg it looks delicious!

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