Plant-based Holidays

Happy Holidays 2013!

The holidays are full of love, joy and great food. If you don’t eat meat, you don’t have to go without a ‘turkey’. And if you do eat meat, feel free to give one of these delicious alternatives a try (or if you have plant-based pals, serve one up alongside your meal!) My favorite turkey-alternative is…


… the Field Roast Celebration Roast and the Hazelnut Cranberry Loaf En Croute. These options are soy-free and made with wheat, grains, nuts and seasonings. I know it sounds a bit odd, but it’s very delicious and even my meat-eating friends loved the Celebration Roast when they gave it a shot. There are other alternatives like the famous Tofurkey, Gardein’s holiday roast and Savory Stuffed Turkey, Trader Joe’s Turkey-Less Roast, and the Vegetarian Plus Vegan Turkey.

My Celebration Roast from Thanksgiving 2011. I’m making another one this weekend along with some farmer’s market veggies and I can’t wait!

Our Thanksgiving table setup from 2011.

It’s easy to prepare holiday meals without the butter, cream, milk, cheese and eggs. Instead of butter, I use Earth Balance. Instead of cream and milk, I use rice milk and almond milk. Instead of cheese, I use daiya and instead of eggs in my baking, I use Ener-G Egg Replacer. My mom and I prepared Thanksgiving dinner this way last year and my relatives had no clue the sides were vegan 😉

Happy Holidays!

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