Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! We are on the Outer Banks of NC still, but leaving tomorrow. This is a trip that almost didn’t happen. Maybe it shouldn’t have happened. But we’re here. Just our immediate family in our quarantine cluster, and we traveled by car. It’s been our tradition for over 30 years, and I’m grateful to be here.

Vegan “Turkey” Loaf from Trader Joe’s

The big meal has been strange for me since going vegan. But this year, I made some extra effort to make sure I had some special dishes to enjoy alongside the omnivores. I tried the Trader Joe’s version of Tofurkey, and it was good! The gravy, although tolerable, was less than perfect. I can make better. But the seitan loaf filled with stuffing was outstanding, and I’ll definitely buy it again.

Finished loaf

I paired this dish with vegan mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. I used this recipe from Minimalist Baker for the casserole, and even the meat eaters loved it. Seriously. No one could tell it was vegan!

Of course, I finished my meal with my favorite chocolate cake made from the recipe from King Arthur Flour paired with the vegan chocolate frosting recipe from Loving It Vegan. Good stuff.

My favorite cake!

Even though I was miserably full after my meal, I managed to take my food baby on a run that evening. I may have almost puked a few times. But the weather was glorious!

What special vegan dishes did you enjoy for the holiday? I’d love to hear about it! As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.

Published by annecreates

I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, SPIbelt, Goodr, Noxgear, and Switch4Good.

5 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. I used that green bean casserole dish last year and my family loved it too! Success! I love showing meat eaters that us vegans eat good too. I kept it simple this year (stuffing, potatoes, brussel sprouts, roast) but those vegan cinnamon rolls were the bombbb!

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