Vegan Cookie-Crusted Sweet Potatoes

I got a bit caught up, as is expected of foodies on the most culinary-centric day of the year, and I didn’t find the time to post this recipe.  But luckily, these would be great for christmas too, any time of the year really! The topic of sweet potatoes vs. yams has come up many times in the comment section and it’s something I should finally address.  I get orange-fleshed, brown-skinned tubers from the farmers I work for at the... Read More

Light Mashed Potatoes and Celeriac with Roasted Garlic

Every recipe on thanksgiving seems to have the same “fuck it” mentality, with loads of butter and salt and carbohydrates, because why not?  For example, normally I make mashed potatoes like this, but this year I decided to do the complete opposite.  I wanted a lighter dish thrown in the mix, for a little bit of balance on a day designated for indulgence. I started with potatoes, but this time i added celeriac (celery root) which... Read More

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Stuffing

I spent a lot of time playing around with recipes for a turkey substitute.  The idea of a tiny seitan loaf stuffed with tasty stuffing and surrounded by roasted vegetables excited me to no end.  I thought I would finally find a lovely way to bring the whole vegan thanksgiving dinner together with a main dish, so it felt like more than a bunch of side dishes. But whether it was too crunchy, too chewy, or not flavorful enough, I couldn’t... Read More

Chunky Pumpkin Soup

This is a recipe I got from my boyfriend.  When he first started cooking for himself, this was one of the first recipes he learned, I dare even say, mastered.  It’s an easy, wholesome recipe that you don’t have to be a seasoned chef to make, it doesn’t even require any blending.  It is versatile, since you could really use any kind of squash, like butternut or delicata, just as easily.  Plus it’s also perfect for thanksgiving... Read More

Roasted Snap Peas and Green Beans with Vegan Caramelized Onion Gravy

I never much liked the traditional green bean casserole, with its soggy canned beans and overly creamy sauce.  Yet I could never help but mentally group it in the upper echelon of Thanksgiving foods.  It has somehow always seemed just as essential to the dinner table as stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy, it was just a shame I didn’t enjoy it as much. But this year, when I started brainstorming what I wanted to cook, I couldn’t... Read More

thanksgiving is back!

thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nortoriously carnivorous holiday is probably my favorite chance to prove that vegan food can be comfort food too!  this year i’m bringing you five dishes to impress your friends and family with.  in the meantime, here are a few to get you started: herb mashed potatoes with a super simple gravy cornbread muffins leek and mushroom stuffing twice baked yams garlic green beans savory brussel sprouts chocolate... Read More

Vegan No-bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you know what that means, time to make the pumpkin pie and stick it in the fridge so you don’t have to think about it along with the million other things you have to think about cooking tomorrow.  The great thing about this recipe is that it requires no bake time, so even if you put it off until the last minute, it’s quick and won’t take up any of your precious oven space. Be forewarned... Read More

Vegan Herb Mashed Potatoes with a Super Simple Gravy

There are lots of ways to make vegan gravy.  Some saute mushrooms, garlic, or onions to go for a thicker, chunkier consistency.  I prefer a simple smooth gravy, like I had growing up which were made from turkey drippings.  This recipe only has 5 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make. While gravy tastes good on pretty much anything you eat at thanksgiving, I’ve served it here with its classic pal, mashed potatoes.  They are made... Read More

Vegan Leek and Mushroom Stuffing

Thanksgiving is notoriously a time to gorge of tasty foods, and I don’t want to be left out of just because I’m vegan.  In the coming weeks before thanksgiving I will be posting several Thanksgiving recipes so we can all enjoy the holiday, and hopefully even show our loved ones that vegans don’t only eat salad. To kick it off is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes, stuffing!  It’s a mix of brown rice and sprouted whole... Read More