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Grizelda
« on: October 06, 2005 01:03:20 PM »

Seeing as it's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend... I thought I would start a thread for Veg'ns that like the fall feast! What do you make for Thanksgiving, what are your favorite recipies, what do you stuff yourself with when you don't stuff a bird?

I love stuffing (that's been made outside of a turkey) and mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, yum! Also, my Mom makes this really great turnip dish. I will try and find the recipe to post.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2005 05:19:57 PM »

Traditionally I make a Quorn roast...and vegetarian gravy...and have mashed potatoes, rolls, vegetables etc...

but this year with my life changes...I'll probably have the quorn roast...and perhaps 1/4 cup mashed potatoes and veggie gravy...and a CRAP load of vegetables...
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005 05:56:57 PM »

I make cornbread dressing, lots of veggies, a fake turkey out of rice and puff pastry, and sometimes sweet potatoes.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2005 05:58:47 PM »

i'm big on stuffing an acorn squash or a small pumpkin with a rice and nut stuffing and i can never get enough of mashed potatoes.  Smiley  also a fan of the mushroom gravy...
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005 12:41:20 PM »

The most delicious way to eat turnips:

Turnip Puff

1 large turnip
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup bread crumbs
Salt and pepper

Cook turnip in slightly salted water. Drain well and mash with 1 tablespoon of butter and the sugar. Cool.

Mix flour, baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper together. Stir into the mashed turnip. Add the beaten egg and combine. Place in a buttered casserole.

Mix 1 tablespoon melted butter and a little salt and pepper with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the turnip. bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40  minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2005 01:46:06 PM »

I make a Tofurky. You blend tofu (I use a few blocks) and toss in spices (poultry seasoning is a must), sauteed onion, garlic, a couple table spoons of arrowroot to each block. Then once its all mixed together place a round bowl upside down on a tray. Place 2/3's of the tofu all aound it so you form the "body" take the remaining tofu and sculpt legs. Once your "turkey" is molded refriderate for a day. This will let the water dry out and the turkey keep its form. Then make whatever you want to baste it with and bake/baste every 20 minutes for an hour or so. I fed this to meat eaters and they loved it. Its so hilarious too cuz you can make it look so real. A friend puts the Tofurky brand sandwich slices on the outside of hers and it really looks like a turkey.

I also love sweet potato pie, garlic mashed potatoes with cashew or mushroom gravy, biscuits, stuffing....mmm.. thanksgiving. PM me if you want some recipes.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005 07:38:52 AM »

I found a cheese and nut-loaf that I make for thanksgiving dinners.  I always double the recipie, even though there are only 3 veggies in my familiy (including me), because a lot of people like it, and it makes the BEST leftover sandwiches!

I also love to stuf fmyself on greenbean casserole.  If you've never had it, it's greenbeans, cream of mushroom soup, and those little onion crsip-things on top!  So yummy!
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2005 07:45:11 AM »

I'm just wondering, as a teen I don't want to a. make my mom go out of her way to make me something special since I won't (obviously) eat the main dish on thanksgiving  and b. don't want to get in her way trying to make myself something while she's running around crazy trying to prepare for guests to arrive.

any ideas on something I can make myself possibly the night before or very quickly that could replace turkey so that I don't get lots of questioning looks from adults as I only have bread and potatoes and such on plate? Most of them know I'm a vegetarian but think it's just a "phase". I could always go with PB and J or something but as it's a holiday I'd like something more exciting Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005 09:23:29 AM »

my dad's vegetarian, and we always made stuffed squash and/or stuffed mushrooms for thansgiving. The stuffing is a combo of bread crumbs, cooked wild rice, quinoa,  parmasan cheese, an egg, fresh herbs, sauteed chopped mushrooms and some celery and garlic and onion, and butter. Just kind of throw stuff in until it tastes good, vegans can leave out the cheese and butter and egg. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds and bake until soft or take the stems out of the mushrooms, fill with stuffing (don't pack it too tight!), top with more cheese if desired, and bake until brown, about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Yum!

It's pretty easy to do, you could even make it the night before owalkerjillo and bake it when everything else is getting baked. You might want to make extra...it's always very popular.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005 11:32:59 AM »

just as a little add-on to the baked squash and pumpkin stuff, i LOVE microwaving the squash...it takes an hour off the process and you can finish it up in the oven if you want to dry it out or crisp it up or do whatever you like better about cooking it in the oven.  you can cook a whole scooped-out acorn squash in, like, ten minutes or so and then stuff and bake in the regular oven, too...when stove and.or oven space is at a premium, it really saves time and implements.
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