A Vegan Thanksgiving for 21 Guests including the Ladies at
Good Clean Food and An Unrefined Vegan
Bloggers, If I’ve included a link to your post and you’d like a photo of your recipe to be included here, please give me permission to share your photo in the comments below. I would have loved to make and photograph everything in advance, but I’m not that cool. xx -Somer
Vedged Out’s Macadamia Nut Brie En Croute
Sunday Morning Banana Pancake’s Baby Spinach Salad with Cranberries, Pecans and a Maple Basalmic Vinaigrette (she uses cherries in hers, we’re going to use dried cranberries)
Vegan Monologue’s Buttery Pan Rolls
Amanda’s Whole Grain Cranberry Walnut Sourdough Bread
(this is what we slathered the Brie En Croute all over! They were made for each other!)
Lemon Seltzer Water
Mains and Sides
In Pursuit of More’s Cashew Loaf
Dad’s Wild Rice, Cranberry and Pine Nut Stuffing
Dad’s Pine Nut and Glazed Onion Mashed Potatoes
Vedged Out’s Sauteed Green Beans, Red Onions and Radishes
Butternut Squash Puree with Orange and Ginger
photo used with permission
Post Punk Kitchen’s traditional Green Bean Casserole
Keepin it Kind’s Miso Mushroom Gravy
An Unrefined Vegan’s Apple Pie
photos used with permission
Gabby’s No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Cake
An Unrefined Vegan’s Hazelnut Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Chocolate-Hazelnut Topping
Vegan Pumpkin Pies
and Vegan Ice Cream
It will be! Can’t wait!
Everything looks so good 🙂
That’s insane!! I’d better fast for the next few days to make room in my tummy.
No kidding! I’m so excited. Don’t go too light, your stomach might shrink!
Oh dear, I hadn’t considered that! Shall I send you a pie photo – or will it confuse folks cuz it’s peach? Oh – and I’m making a hazelnut pumpkin cheesecake as well – baked, not raw :-).
I can steal it directly from your site, I think people get the gist. If you post the apple pie in the future, we can update the link. Whadaya think?
Sure thang. Should I bring my camera to Thanksgiving?? Or is that just scary blogger behavior?
I’ve been wondering the very same thing…. Bring it, we can always change our minds later, but aftermath photos might be fun!
Okay – I’ll bring it 🙂
The pie is up! So gorgeous!
Can I use your pie photo? 🙂
Hehe – you bet – snag it off the site or I can email it.
I’m pretty excited about the razzleberry…
My Neighbor Angie Krog is making it! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! She’s a pretty amazing cook!
Sounds great. Have a wonderful time!
Thanks, it was incredible and Amanda brought some of the best dishes!
Wow, that will be one amazing feast!
It was seriously so lovely. I can’t imagine we’re going to be able to top that next year.
And my invite is where??? Hehe…tell us again how many you are cooking for (and please be to god you have many helpers) because this sounds like a true feast Somer! A delicious one….xx
I was wondering why you didn’t show up 😉 you know there’s an open invite to you at my home anytime. And don’t you worry, everyone contributed and because of that, it was utterly fantastic. Everyone adored the mini cashew loaves and several people wanted the recipe! I sent them over 🙂
Oh. My. Word. You may have to roll me out the front door. Going to start medations on self control. SO EXCITED!
Didn’t even notice the spelling error silly.
Oh- and I found a recipe for savory sweet potatoes with vegan italian sausage. Depending on the test run today we may have a savory yam dish too!
we are in great trouble.
you can say that again
Your sweet potatoes turned out perfectly!
I’m still rolling. Lets get to the gym. I’m finally better!
so, what if I don’t have pine nuts? and what if I’m not using a butternut and making my own crazy concoction? I’m feeling a little pressure here to stick with the menu…and don’t forget my awesome cranberry walnut sourdough. two loaves just came out of the oven and even if you don’t want to eat them, they’re sure pretty.
I am very jealous. We don’t get thanksgiving on this side of the pond. I’m still planning xmas .
Mark, take some of these ideas for your Christmas feast. None of the guests (even the carnivore ones) were disappointed 🙂
Will do 🙂 Still seems a little mean that we only get one winter feast and you get two!
I know, sorry about that 😉 You could always create your own tradition! 🙂
yummm.. am i invited or what! that sounds like 2 weeks worth food for me:)
I know, we had 23 people. Quite a crowd, and yes, there were plenty of leftovers and everyone went home with some 🙂
Big yummy!!! And I just love your Brie en Croute!!
Oh my goodness, Amanda made this incredible sourdough that we kept slathering the Brie en Croute on. It was a match made in Heaven! http://goodcleanfood.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/gone-sour-whole-grain-cranberry-walnut-sourdough-bread/
Hi Somer, I love your blog (especially the macadamia nut brie en croute!) and I’m passing the Sushine Award to you! http://earthgivenkitchen.com/2012/11/19/the-sunshine-award/
Thanks so much Sarina! I’ve included the nomination here:
This all sounds wonderful! What time should I get there? 😉
It was 4pm, but I still have frozen leftovers if you want to make the trek 😉 haha!
“Should I bring my camera to Thanksgiving?? Or is that just scary blogger behavior?” That will be me, too!
In the end only a few photos were taken, there was too much beautiful food waiting to be eaten, we couldn’t let it go cold for the sake of blogging 😉
What a feast! I wished we would celebrate Thanksgiving over here in belgium but we don’t! Maybe, one day & real vegan fest!
Wouldn’t that be lovely? My home is open if you ever travel this way! 🙂
Wow! Some spread you will have 🙂 fair play! M x
Whoa, girl. You just did all of my recipe shopping for me! Righteous post indeed. Did you see the Veggieducken video on GreensForGood? (It may very well be our centerpiece on this, our first meatless Thanksgiving.)
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Somer. You inspire me. So thankful to have met you here. Really. 🙂
PS — I’m so giddy. My case of soy curls came today…just in time for T-Day!
I need to check out the Veggieducken! I was totally going to do a stuffed seitan, but made Shira’s Cashew Loaf a few weeks ago and decided I didn’t need seitan! It is SOOO good!
I’ve been planning this for a while, and I love that I really feel like I’ll be missing nothing. I totally brined a turkey last year *shudder* so glad I’m in a different place! I love that your soy curls arrived girl! I made soy curl marsala last night over brown rice. Oh my! Happy Thanksgiving to you too my dear! xoxox!
Oooo…Must. Send. Recipe.
Right here baby! I’m going quadruple the recipe and bake it in muffin tins so everyone can have their own mini loaves! It is to DIE for!
Whoo hoo! I heart new vegan recipes. 🙂
This one comes with a Somer guarantee to be your new favorite!
Working on my “shopping list” now. A few more things to add. It’s gonna be a busy prep day tomorrow!
I hear you! I’m all ready crazy and I have a cold! I hope I can get through it!
Feel better, girl. Gotta kick that cold before Thurs. I’ve had a sick baby at home for two days. Nasty, nasty persistent high fever with croup. She’s sleeping now. I haven’t yet…Lordy, that hot little baby in a cool bath in the middle of the night. TWICE. I’m wiped.
poor thing! Are you into essential oils? I use peppermint oil down their little backs and on their feet to cool a fever. Reduces it by a degree or two within minutes. I still have a compromised immune system because of my auto-immune disease and catch everything. I do however recover more quickly than I used to. I take 10,000 mg vitamin C, 6 echinacea capsules, and a bit oil colloidal silver (divided throughout the day) I used to be sick for 2 weeks, now when I get sick it’s 3 or 4 days.
Haha! Just watched the Veggieducken video, for some reason I had an idea that it was soy curls stuffed inside of tofurky stuffed inside of seitan! That thing is awesome. Just shared the link on facebook! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Haha back! Soy curls, seitan, and tofurky…now THAT would be something to behold. LOL
I double dog dare you! teehee!
My husband would devour it. LOL
Mine would too!!!!
What an amazing spread!!! Can I come over for leftovers? Feel free to snag a pic 🙂
Yeah! I’ll put it up now. I often wish I lived closer to my blogging friends. Imagine the fun we’d have!!! xx
Done, It’s up! xx
This all looks amazing Somer!!
It was so wonderful Barb! Hey, for some reason, I’ve subscribed to your new site now twice and I’m still not getting updates, unless… you haven’t been posting? I’ve got some sleuthing to do 😉
I think I, going to come to your house! 🙂
It’s all ready over, but you could steal my menu plan for next year…. 🙂
One day I will taste your cooking Somer. Looks very good. Its on my vegan bucket list 🙂
Haha! It’s going to be an incredible day, but I’m not preparing it all, I have a little help from my blogging buddies who are coming on the day! Thanks Thom!
Looks incredible – I love that you are giving Thanks with blogging buddies. It is such a cool community to be a part of!
I feel super blessed to be surrounded by those incredible women and their families! It’s a great way to spend Thanksgiving, especially since none of us have local family around. xx
Wow everything look delicious. I find your recipes always inspiring. I missed your blog: my laptop have been not working for two weeks and following all my bloggers friends only with the iPad was a little bit difficult. Anyway now I’m going to read the posts I missed 🙂
Have a nice day!!!!
Aw, thank you! It was incredible. I hope your laptop is up and running again. 🙂
What a feast!! I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend and are recovered from all that cooking. 😉
Here we are two weeks later and I’m still recovering. It was amazing!
Just got linked here – too busy to check my reader much anymore. What an amazing spread……
It was sooo much fun! I’m totally behind on my reader as well, just getting to it!
Somer, I need your help please! This was my first vegan Thanksgiving and my vegan pumpkin pie was AWFUL! What recipe do you use?
Haha! Terri! I messed up too, I didn’t use a recipe at all the first round. I had so many other things to do that pumpkin pie was the only place I took shortcuts. I bought the store bought vegan crusts and that Libby pumpkin pie mix in a can that comes pre-sweetened and spiced. (Gross I know) The first round I just blended the pie mix with some soft tofu, it didn’t set! Doh!
Round 2: 1 Can Libby Ready to go pumpkin pie mix, 1/4 block silken tofu, 2 T. cornstarch and 2 T. enerG egg replacer. I blended this up in my blendtec until completely smooth. Then poured it into the prepared pie crusts and baked for the time it said on the Libby label. It tasted just like regular pumpkin pie. I know its terrible, but that’s the honest truth! It tasted great, but next year I’ll do my own mix with homemade crust for an even tastier recipe.
Sorry I couldn’t give you a better recipe!
Yay my cake! I hope you all like it 🙂
Oh my goodness. Gabby, it was the star of the dessert table. Annie made it and brought it and topped it with coconut cream. INCREDIBLE! xx
What a feast! I love that you got to spend it in such good company! And I hope you liked the gravy! 😉
Everyone was wanting to eat the gravy like a soup….. How could the help it?!? So good Kristy! xx
Love all the updated photos!! What a spread!
I’m going to make a section for the blog and put “Vegan Holidays” and put this post there. It was such a good spread, I think it’s worthy of any Holiday!
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in South Africa, though I definitely have some great ideas to incorporate into the Christmas menu. Good job!!
Thanks for likening my blog! I would really like some tips on how to get enough protein!