If you’re anything like me, you may be searching for Thanksgiving recipes right about now. I won’t let you down, you ambitious, vegan, Thanksgiving food-maker! Check out the delightful dishes below to cook up for your holiday guests. Make sure to grab a napkin, because you’re going to be drooling by the end of this.
Smoky Sweet Potato Soup with Jalapeno Cornbread
Roasted Fruit Bulgur Wheat Salad
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Raisin Vinaigrette
Squash Au Gratin
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Golabkis (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)
Stuffed Seitan Roast
Apple Pear Crisp
Double Pumpkin Beer Float
Cran Apple Pie
Please, tell me I’m not the only one who is hungry after looking through those? Ok, good.
Everyone, enjoy your weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!
I am trying my darnedest to not start this post out with a series of exclamation points. But, I’m not promising that it won’t happen. What I will say, is that I am very, very excited to be releasing my first eBook — well, for VYA, anyway. Not only that, it’s ALL about pumpkin! Just in time for Thanksgiving, right?
The Great Vegan Pumpkin eBook showcases 20 awesome pumpkin recipes, you’ve got your savory and of course your sweet; plus breakfast, snacks, entrees and dessert! If I was to pick a favorite it would be… Ugh. That’s hard! You know how much I love beer, so I’ll have to go with the Double Pumpkin Beer Float. Because of that, I’ll be sharing the recipe for it with you, today!
Pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin ale and an optional drizzle of pumpkin spice caramel (recipe also in the eBook), make an amazing, adult-pleasing dessert. The best part of all is that it is so easy to make! If you want to serve this as a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast dessert, just make the ice cream right before dinner.
If you ever saw an adult mac and cheese, this would be it. Beer in the cheese sauce, bratwurst instead of the veggie dogs of old; it’s like Oktoberfest in a pasta dish. That’s not to say that the more juvenile version of this is lesser, they are both terrific, but this one has a little more “oomph”.
The cheese sauce isn’t a cheddar-styled one, more like the non-vegan cheese blends that are very rich with a softer flavor. I also learned a tip from Erin of Olives for Dinner and used Coconut Vinegar in the sauce, which added a nice tang. (Just don’t over-do it!)
Of course, you can use pre-made, vegan sausages in place of the homemade seitan ones, but I feel that it’s a small victory when you’re making things yourself. Total control of the ingredients means you know what’s in it, and you don’t have to decipher where they’re derived from.
Before I get to the recipe, I just wanted to remind everyone that I have a recipe in a contest that is vote-based and would love to win, as an early birthday present! You can vote for my Chili Fiesta Mac ‘n’ Cheese, HERE.
I’m back this fine Monday with an awesome sandwich recipe for you. I have to say, it was so much fun getting back into the groove of making a recipe and styling it; mostly because the last few posts have been recaps. Lately, I’ve been trying to schedule posts so that I can dedicate a decent amount of time to each one, and not feel rushed; this way, I can have more fun styling shots! Hopefully, my photos will get better and better as time passes, as that is what I aim for.
Dedicating more time for higher quality posts makes for a great distraction. I say that because Corey (my SO) is on a couple of different band tours this summer and may only be home for 2 or 3 weeks until the end of September. Ah! I’m glad that he is getting big tours (as a merch dude), but it also sucks that he’ll be gone for so long. Although, this has always been the case in our relationship; which has been going on for over four years (!!!).
On a different note, I’ve been kind of obsessed with sandwiches lately. Not ordering them at restaurants, but making them at home and trying to out-do myself occasionally. The last one that I actually posted on here was this Buffalo Tempeh Grilled Cheese Sandwich; so, so good. Now, I have this Eastern European-type mess of a sandwich. This sandwich was brought you by my love for sauerkraut, my intense obsession with horseradish sauce and the fact that I finally got around to making Breadmaker Seitan.
I did end up modifying the recipe a bit by not adding the 2 tsp. of salt, as well as using 2 tsp. of Poultry Seasoning instead of the thyme/sage. It was super-duper easy to make, tasted great, and had a moist, not-too-chewy texture. I highly recommend it! The toppings for the sandwich are interchangeable, obviously. But, I really LOVED having the acidic mustard, warm sautéed mushrooms and onions against the cool sauerkraut and the savory seitan.