I haven’t really celebrated Thanksgiving for a few years, since I was living in the UK and it is not a real holiday there. I haven’t really missed it, to be honest, because every Thanksgiving I’ve been forced to attend since I went vegan has been less than stellar.
This year, however, I am back in the USA and I got to spend Thanksgiving on Nantucket (photo above) with my BFFs and fellow vegans Ell and Vynni of The Farthest Star, giving us the opportunity to prepare a vegan feast of epic proportions. Since I’m allergic to sugar, and Ell and Vynni are intolerant to gluten, we had the added task of making everything without these ingredients.
This was most of the full spread for dinner:
Top to bottom, left to right the dishes were BeyondMeat, turnips, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, baked yams, green bean casserole, orange ginger carrots, and broccoli rabe. Not pictured: gravy, cranberry sauce, and alfredo sauce.
Instead of turkey, we went with BeyondMeat, mostly out of laziness. We could not use a store bought tofurkey because they contain gluten.
The green bean casserole I made. Recipe courtesy of the Detoxinista.
But wait! There’s more.
This gluten free, sugar free corn bread we made was ridiculously good, so we made 2 and turned the other one into stuffing:
The stuffing Ell made and wow so good!
So after dinner, dessert happened! Pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, chocolate pecan pie, and cranberry bread.
The cranberry bread I made. It is probably my greatest achievement. Recipe coming soon!
The pumpkin cheesecake. We made it with cashews. No tofutti needed!
The chocolate pecan pie before going in the oven. Recipe thanks to Chocolate covered Katie.
Unfortunately our holiday ended on a sad note when we heard some bad news about our dog Buffy getting hit by a car while we were away. Luckily, Buffy survived and she seems to be pulling through. I hope and pray that she makes a full recovery…
Other than that, though, it was the best Thanksgiving ever… And I look forward to doing it again next year!!
Love and light-