Our 1st Vegan Thanksgiving

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We became vegan July of this year so we have not perfected the holidays yet but I made a solid effort to make it delicious without Turkey. I talked with a friend a week beforehand and she asked me what I was going to do. Honestly, I was still planning and wasn’t 100% sure. haha (nervous laugh)

My sister-in-law made a 7 layer bean dip and it was amazing!!! She changed out the sour cream and shredded cheese with vegan sour cream and vegan shredded cheese.

https://www.cookingclassy.com/7-layer-bean-dip/

For the main course I found this recipe for a Lentil Puff Pastry Loaf. I couldn’t find Puff Pastry at my local store so I used pizza crust which worked out really well. I followed the rest of the recipe to the letter.

https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/puff-pastry-wrapped-lentil-loaf/

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It’s not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. That was easy. My mother in law peeled 7 russet potatoes, chopped them up and then boiled them till fully cooked. She then took a hand-held mixer and “mashed” them up with almond milk. The amount of milk depends on your desired thickness if you want to duplicate the recipe.

For veggies I just bought a large bag of frozen mixed veggies. Very easy, probably considered cheating I know but I loved that is was easy.

I love love love Green Bean Casserole. I found this recipe for a vegan green bean casserole. The only thing I changed was that I used french fried onion instead of baking real onion for the toppings.

https://www.hummusapien.com/healthy-green-bean-casserole-vegan/

For rolls we used Pillsbury Crescent rolls.

For dessert I baked an apple pie and vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now the pie I really cheated and made it easy. I bought Pillsbury Pie Crust and used canned apple pie filing. I love this recipe for Chocolate Chip cookies.

http://veganchowdown.com/ultimate-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Here is the video we made of our first vegan Thanksgiving.

Everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner, it was a vegan feast success. Pintrest is my best friend when it comes to planning vegan meals. Here is my board of most of my recipes that I use.

 

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