A Vegan Thanksgiving // what I ate today

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I ate a ton of vegan treats on Thanksgiving and I wanted to share it with you guys. Here’s everything I ate this weekend:

The day before Thanksgiving: 

We made most of the food on Wednesday so we wouldn’t have to worry about it on Thanksgiving. For the main dish we made a vegan lasagna with homemade tofu ricotta, Daiya Mozzarella shreds, Boca veggie crumbles, and Tofurky Italian sausage. The recipe for the tofu ricotta is on this blog post that I made last year.

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We also made a vegan apple pie that night too. We found a gluten free crust at Kroger that happened to also be vegan, and mixed together chopped apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and lemon juice.

That night we also wanted to try a new So Delicious ice cream flavor after all of our hard work (plus the self control it took not to snack on the lasagna and apple pie), so we had a little bit of that for dessert. It was a lot creamier than I thought it would be. I figured since it was blueberry flavored it would be a sorbet, but instead it was so creamy and so delicious.

Thanksgiving: 

We started the day off with a late afternoon cheese platter. We’ve almost always had one for every holiday, so it’s nice that I can make my own vegan version to have.

I made this one with Miyoko’s Creamery vegan mozz, Lightlife veggie deli slices (White bean + kale and Chickpea + red pepper), Chao Creamy Original slices, Treeline Treenut cheese, and Go Veggie cream cheese. We also had some bread on the side including sourdough bread and bagel thins.

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A few hours later we had dinner. My plate included sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes made with cashew milk and earth balance butter, cranberries, broccoli, spinach, and rutabagas also with vegan butter. I also drank some Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Blue Moon, which is also vegan according to the app Vegaholic.

Finally, the dessert. The pie we made the night before was amazing. I also had a scoop of So Delicious’ Vanilla cashew milk ice cream on the side.

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That’s everything I ate on Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for my family that helps us make amazing vegan food on the holidays and tries some too! ♡

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