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Our 2020 Vegan Thanksgiving Menu!

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Rachel Dolfi
Southerner transported to NYC because of food! Associate Food Editor at TheFeedfeed.

 

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean it can't be delicious. Whether you are hosting a smaller crowd, or cooking for just your immediate family, the food is what brings us all together. This menu is brought to you by our friends at Kroger and from vegan starters, to salads, sides, main dishes and desserts, we've got it all!

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THE MENU
Take your regular jarred olives up a notch with only a handful of ingredients! These citrus marinated olives are the easiest and tastiest small dish you can make. Serve with vegan feta and crusty bread or crackers for a great Thanksgiving snack.

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Holiday Squash And Apple Salad by @dianemorrisey

This festive Thanksgiving salad is the perfect compliment to your holiday meal. Filled with crisp apples, roasted Brussels sprouts and any grain of your choosing, it's a serious crowd pleaser!

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Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce by @jennafreshandfit

A quick and easy cranberry sauce that comes together in just minutes! It's flavored with the ultimate fall ingredients, maple and orange. Make it the week before Thanksgiving and freeze it for easy holiday prep.  

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Nutritional Yeast And Lemon Tahini Drizzle by @feedyourglow

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Brussels sprouts! These little cabbages are roasted to perfection and topped with a lemony tahini drizzle. 

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Coconut Green Bean Casserole by @jakecohen

Blanching these green beans ensures a quick cooking time in the oven and ensures your green beans stay crispy! Oh did we mention this creamy casserole is also vegan?

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Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes by @herbivores_kitchen

These dreamy mashed potatoes use vegan butter and coconut milk to give this Thanksgiving side its creamy texture. Feel free to leave the potato skins on to give the mash a bit more texture!

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Lentil And Mushroom Stuffed Winter Squash by @carolinesrecipes

Butternut squash are the perfect vessel for a flavorful Thanksgiving stuffing! These little squash are jam packed with green lentils, sautéed shallots, pumpkin seeds and then drizzled with tahini for a beautiful holiday centerpiece. 

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Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Butternut Squash by @rainbowplantlife

This hearty main dish will please vegans and non-vegans alike! Plus this tofu ricotta is a total game changer!

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Beet, Rosemary and Gin Cocktails by @vibrantandpure

Unwind after all of that cooking with one (or a few!) of these gin cocktails made with fresh beet juice. Imbibe while getting a dose of veggies!

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Spiced Pumpkin Loaf Cake by @nm_meiyee

This gorgeous spiced pumpkin loaf cake is the best way to end a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Layered with traditional fall flavors like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, it's super moist and perfect for the day after Thanksgiving breakfast.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream by @feastingonfruit

What goes better with cake than ice cream? This one gets its sweetness from bananas and Medjool dates and stays super creamy with the pumpkin puree addition. Serve up scoops with your spiced pumpkin loaf cake!

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THE GROCERY LIST
(the must-haves!)

8 ounces assorted olives
2 heads of garlic
8 shallots
1 onion
1 bunch thyme
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch parsley
I bunch basil
I bunch scallions
1 bunch sage
4 oranges
2 lemons
1 apple
1 pomegranate
24 ounces fresh cranberries
6 bananas
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
2 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms
4 butternut squash
2 pounds green beans
4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
1 (5-ounce) bag arugula
1 bunch beets
Farro
Green lentils
1 (9-ounce) package no-boil whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 pound pecans
Dried cranberries
8 pitted Medjool dates
6 ounces vegan feta
Vegan parmesan
Shredded coconut
Almond flour
Cashew butter
Vanilla bean powder
Cocoa powder
Chia seeds
Rice malt syrup
2 (15-ounce) cans pumpkin puree
1 (24-ounce) jar of marinara sauce
3 (15-ounce) cans full fat coconut milk
Carrot juice
Gin

PANTRY ESSENTIALS
(things we assume you have,
but if not, stock up!)

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Avocado oil
Vegetable oil
Dijon mustard
Tahini
Pumpkin seeds
Maple Syrup
Balsamic vinegar
Vegetable stock
Nut milks
Vegan butter
All purpose flour
Brown sugar
Granulated sugar
Powdered sugar
Baking powder
Baking soda
Vanilla extract
Nutritional yeast
Chili flakes
Pumpkin spice
Ground cardamom
Nutmeg
Ground cloves
Ground ginger
Cinnamon
Salt
Black pepper

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The Game Plan
One Week Ahead:
Infuse Beet Gin
Make and Freeze Cranberry Sauce
Make Olives

Two Days Ahead:
Made Salad Dressing
Make Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Make Spiced Pumpkin Loaf Cake

One Day Before:
Blanch Green Beans 
Roast Butternut Squash
Make Butternut Squash Filling
Roast Brussels Sprouts
Make Brussels Sprouts Drizzle 
Make Lasagna
Defrost Cranberry Sauce

The Big Day:
Assemble Salad
Make Mashed Potatoes
Assemble Stuffed Squash
Assemble Green Bean Casserole
Reheat Lasagna
Reheat Brussels Sprouts
Make Cocktails
 
 
 
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