Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast 2009

Once again, our Thanksgiving feast was not as involved as years past but unlike last year we cooked more from scratch and didn't rely on a Tofurkey. We tried a number of recipes this year from the current edition of Vegetarian Times and they all came out great. For the first time in memory - maybe for the first time ever - their Thanksgiving menu was entirely vegan. We started with the Butternut Squash-Bartlett Pear soup. It was sublime.

The main course was Smothered Seitan in Mixed Mushroom Gravy, which we had over simple mashed Yukon gold potatoes. On the side were Citrus Collards with Raisins and Cranberry Conserve (slightly modified from Emeril's recipe). It wasn't quite as crowded of a plate as we've had in the past but it was all delicious - particularly the seitan.

Finally, dessert was a tried and true recipe from a back issue of Vegetarian Times - one of the first issues we ever bought from 1996. It's a pretty basic veganized pumpkin pie recipe that primarily uses silken tofu as the binder. Basic but yummy!


Bianca said...

Your Thanksgiving meal looks wonderful, and perhaps a little healthier than my over-crowded, Smart Balance-drenched plate!

James Reno said...

Give me a fork! I want to dig into that Pumpkin Pie!

To Your Health!
James Reno (editor)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

This brought tears to my eyes reading it last night. Beautiful. This was one of very few first blogs I read, and it never failed to inspire. All the best to your family! <3

Chris said...

Thanks for reading and commenting all these years Jess.

Levinson Axelrod said...

This looks delicious. I found this a few months late, but still, delicious!

David Swensen said...

How about having this for this year's celebration?
Great idea.

Martin Matej said...

That looks good ;)