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Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: HolidayFAQ

Thanksgiving is a big holiday for food. 

When you are vegan or plant-based, Thanksgiving (or what some call Thanksvegan or ThanksLiving) can seem a bit overwhelming — What will you make? What will you eat?

Here are Thanksgiving-approved plant-based dishes sure to impress!

From the Blog:



From the The Happy Herbivore Cookbook:

  • Cornbread (p. 49)
  • Sweet & Spicy Butternut Soup (p. 59)
  • Garden Chowder (p. 71)
  • 5-Spice Harmony Bowl (p. 122) (*perfect for those dining solo!)
  • Seitan Pot Roast (p. 133)
  • Torkey (Tofu Turkey) (p. 152)
  • Baked Shells & Cheese (p. 156)
  • Corn Pudding (p. 173)
  • Mashed Potatoes (p. 190)
  • Traditional Stuffing (p. 195)
  • Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo (p. 196)
  • Dijon-Herb Green Beans (p. 199)
  • Thanksgiving Gravy (p. 255)
  • Cranberry Sauce (p. 267)



  • Pumpkin Pie (p. 218)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake (p. 221)
From Everyday Happy Herbivore Cookbook:
  • Glazed Pumpkin Biscuits (p. 57)
  • Harvest Cornbread (p. 65)
  • Quick Sweet Potato Soup (p. 94)
  • Cauliflower Pumpkin Curry (p. 146)
  • Greens Quiche (p.152)



  • Quick Pumpkin-Sage Pasta (p. 199)
  • Roasted Carrots (p. 221)
  • Rainbow Greens (p. 235)
  • Apple Fritter Cups (p. 248)

And of course, don't forget my Thanksgiving write-up in New York Times !!

P.S.: My parents, who are now plant-based (as of January 2012) had their first vegan thanksgiving last year (2011). See what I fed them and their thoughts here.

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