How to Make The BEST VEGAN Thanksgiving Dinner EVER

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! But don’t panic, here is the ultimate recipe round up for the BEST VEGAN Thanksgiving Dinner EVER! For many of you reading this now, this is the biggest dinner of the year. So go big or go home. And if you are already home, well then, stay there.

Don’t let this round up intimidate you, but rather see this dinner as a marathon with many smaller finish lines. You will probably find that each of these dishes are actually quite easy to whip up. So why not make an event out of it! Invite your friends to join in on the cooking! Have a bake off! Spike your morning/afternoon coffee with your favourite rum and get this show on the road. 

Given that this is a plant-based Thanksgiving dinner (keep the “gobble gobble” alive!), we will be focusing on using the BEST meat and diary alternatives. These tricks of the trade will have any carnivore satisfied without ever suspecting that the ‘meal of the year’ is meatless.  This kind of power always makes me excited! I could even rap about it…

“It’s Thanksgiving dinner, and I’m cooking up some Seitan, 

I’m rounding up my veggies, chop them up into a sauce pan,

Sizzling and steaming, mixing butter by the pound,

These recipes ain’t tricky, Edgy Veg will break it down”

 Let’s start this round up with some pre-game fuel, shall we?

Breakfast Smoothie

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This thick and creamy smoothie is a delicious start to your day as breakfast, but is just sweetened enough to bring it into dessert territory. This smoothie is packed with protein thanks to Tao Nutrition, is rich in beta-carotene, and insanely high in fiber. Dessert for breakfast? …Now that’s my kind of pre-game meal! Get the full recipe here: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

 
Appetizers

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This recipe is great as a holiday finger food, but also doubles as a great snack that can be made well in advanced, and heated up when you need a meal in a flash. Easy to make and easy to eat.

The “sausage” in this vegan sausage roll is made from a combination of seitan meat and raw nuts, giving it a fantastic meaty and cheesy taste and texture. The sausage is then wrapped in a soft puffed pastry adding even more dimension to the texture and overall mouth-feel. Get the full recipe here: Vegan Sausage Rolls 

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Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy these awesome appetizer triangles. Thank you Mama Voula for this delicious Greek recipe. There really aren’t too many things better then a pastry. You could really make anything with phyllo; something, sweet something salty, something oozing with the goodness of vegan cheese; you decide! Get the recipe here: Vegan Spanakopita

spicy-vegan-artichoke-dip

Artichoke dip is always the life of the party.  Traditionally, this party-favourite is ooey-gooey-cheesy rich, served with flat bread or veggies. In the vegan world, this dip does not have to be boring. This artichoke dip has a sinful, decadent flavour and texture followed by a spicy kick. It is a great base for any other other dip creation you have hangin’ out in your brain! Try it with spinach, for a more traditional spinach-artichoke dip, or throw some vegan cheese in the mix and bake it for a hot variety. Get the recipe here: Spicy Vegan Artichoke Dip 

Main

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Just in time for the holidays… seitan? We’re talking about wheat meat here… not about Beelzebub 🙂 Because Turkeys are cute, and have funny feet, and they wobble and gobble!!!! Say it with me ” Turkeys are friends, NOT food…”
The secret ingredients are vital wheat gluten and garbanzo bean flour. Get the recipe here: Vegan Turkey with Seitan

beef-wellington
This is one of those ultimate blowout Holiday vegan dishes that just hits the spot over and over again. This easy seitan meal is perfect for your vegan thanksgiving! This is my vegan version of the infamous dish from Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. Get it here: Vegan Beef Wellington

Sauces

cranberry-sauce
Step away from the canned cranberry sauce. There is no glory in using a can-opener as a prepping tool. Making cranberry sauce from scratch is insanely easy. This basic all natural homemade cranberry sauce is the perfect topping for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Just a few quick and simple ingredients. Recipe link below: Cranberry Sauce

mushroom-gravy
Mushroom gravy is a wonderful vegan gravy option that’s easily made from from scratch. It is not as challenging as you might think, and can easily be whipped up last minute. Get the full recipe here: Mushroom Gravy

Sides

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Vegan cheesy cornbread is not just a fantasy, it is a totally achievable thing. But brace yourself, because once this cheesy goodness comes out of the oven, it is hard not to devour it all. The slightly spicy kick will leave a taste in everyone’s mouth that will leave them wanting more. Get the recipe here: Vegan Cheesy Cornbread

stuffing
I just turned traditional stuffing… vegan!  I’ve used gluten free bread for this vegan stuffing recipe so it’s great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This vegetarian stuffing is my favourite, because it tastes great… not out of a turkey’s butt! Get the full recipe here: Vegan Stuffing

pumpkin-mac-n-cheese
This mac and cheese is one that veers off the beaten path a little bit! Regular mac and cheese is great on it’s own, but what happens when you add the magic of pumpkin?! MAGIC! That’s what! Get the full recipe here: Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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Nothing is better than hot, fluffy biscuits fresh out of the oven to go along side your Thanksgiving dinner, especially when they are diary free! Whip up some biscuits by following the recipe here: Vegan Biscuits 


Dessert

pumpkin-pie
This is the easiest vegan pumpkin pie you will ever make! Perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving or vegan Christmas dinner. Mmmm pumpkin recipes. This recipe also includes the directions for making a vegan pie crust. Top this pie off with some vegan whipped cream and you will have the vegan pumpkin pie of your dreams. Get it here: Pumpkin Pie 

whipped-cream
This easy raw and vegan coconut cream recipe is a dream in any dessert. It will only take a few minutes to make and you could eat it alone right out of the bowl! Get the full recipe here: Vegan Whipped Cream

Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe | Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe
Turning the traditional pecan pie recipe into a vegan approved dessert is not just ‘pie in the sky’ talk here. This delightful, down-to-earth dessert is easily achievable AND it’s heavenly! What makes this recipe different from the traditional pecan pie recipe is the vegan pastry dough base, the brown rice syrup to replace corn syrup, coconut sugar to replace regular refined sugar, and flax meal to substitute for eggs. I also highly recommend the  vegan whipped cream to top it off. Get the full recipe here: Pecan Pie 

vegan-pumpkin-scones
Pumpkin Pie may be the most popular pumpkin dessert, but you can’t dip that into your almond latte now can you? Get this taste recipe here: Vegan Pumpkin Scones 


After Dinner

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Try this dairy-free Bailey’s (Irish Cream) in your coffee or on ice for a boozy treat. Pair this ‘after dinner’ cocktail with the pumpkin scones recipe above for a crowd pleasing finish to a brilliant feast. Get the recipe here: Vegan Baileys Irish Cream Recipe

gluhwein-or-german-hot-mulled-wineI will finish this vegan Thanksgiving round up with the life blood of the party, hot mulled wine (German style)! So if the end of the Thanksgiving feast is just the beginning of the party for you and your guests, then this concoction will deliver. Get the recipe here: Gluhwein or German Hot Mulled Wine

*No animals were harmed for this feasting. Party animal approved.*

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