Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
This delicious and very pretty cake was contributed by Dynise Balcavage from The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine.* It’s a lovely dessert to serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but you need not wait for a special occasion to make and enjoy it. more→
Here’s a comforting baked casserole that features the classic American crop—corn—topped with tasty bread crumbs. more→
This festive coleslaw is easy to make with pre-shredded cabbage (make sure to get the kind with added carrots), though you’re welcome to use a combination of fresh green and red cabbage, as suggested in the variation. This is welcome as an everyday salad and is also festive enough to serve with holiday meals. more→
The torte makes the ideal vegan Thanksgiving dish with its varied textures and savory flavors from the combination of wild rice, mushrooms, nuts, and sage. Served with a robust Mushroom Sauce on the side, this makes a hearty main dish and goes well with all the typical side dishes like cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, chestnut stuffing, and a few veggie combinations. more→
Jicama is a slightly sweet crunchy root vegetable and adds a great flavor to autumn coleslaws. It’s a lovely addition to the vegan Thanksgiving table! Ask for it at well stocked supermarkets and produce stands. If you can’t find it, substitute crisp white turnip.
Don’t be fooled by the term “pudding.” The texture of this Appalachian dish is more like creamed corn meets quiche than that of dessert pudding. The outer layer is just firm enough so that you can cut into it like a quiche, but it becomes smooth and velvety once you take a bite. It’s so rich and decadent you’ll deny it’s healthy. Contributed by Lindsay S. Nixon, from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook* (note—for holiday meals, like Thanksgiving, this recipe doubles easily. Use two 9-inch pie dishes rather than one large casserole dish). more→
You can cook a fresh pumpkin for this recipe if you like, but canned works just ﬁne. You can also substitute puréed sweet potato or squash for the pumpkin. A Note from Nava: Wouldn’t this ice cream be an amazing companion to most any of the desserts here? Contributed by Cathe Olson from Lick It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love* (Book Publishing Company; reprinted by permission). more→