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A Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

Plant-based recipes for your Holiday Table

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We’ve pulled together an all plant-based menu with vegan takes on classic Thanksgiving flavors that the whole family will love. Whether you’re looking to host a totally plant-based Thanksgiving Feast this year, or would like to incorporate a few vegan dishes to accommodate your guests, this menu has all the recipes you’ll need!

THE MENU
To Start 
Cashew Spread with Walnuts, Rosemary And Cranberries
Salad 
Kale and Delicata Squash Salad
Side Dishes
Cranberry and Kombucha Chia Jam
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash with Cashew Butter Drizzle 
Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Pesto Onions
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Tahini, Maple and Coffee Glaze
Main Course
Delicata Squash Boat Filled with Spiced Quinoa
Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Butternut Squash 
Sage and Onion Loaf
Cocktail
Beet, Rosemary and Gin Cocktails
Dessert
Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pies
Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie with Bourbon Pecan Crumble

THE GROCERY LIST
(the must-haves!)

2 cups raw cashews
1 head garlic
Dried cranberries
Fresh rosemary
2 cups walnuts
1 cup pecans
3 delicata squash
1 bunch curly kale
½ cup pumpkin seeds
1 pomegranate
1 red onion
2 green apples 
1 (12-oz.) bag fresh cranberries
1 (12-oz.) bottle kombucha
Chia seeds
2 acorn squash
2 white onions
1 gallon non-dairy milk
3 lbs sweet potatoes
1/2 cup brewed coffee
Fresh cilantro
2 tbsp pine nuts
1/4 cup brown rice
1 cup quinoa
2 lemons
Fresh parsley
Fresh dill
2 tbsp dried wild blueberries
7 shallots
1 (24-oz.) jar marinara sauce 
1 (9-oz.) package no-boil whole wheat lasagna noodles (can substitute gluten-free noodles)
1 medium butternut squash
Vegan butter
1 pound shiitake mushrooms
Fresh thyme
Fresh sage
Fresh basil
1 (14-oz.) container firm tofu
10-15 basil leaves
Vegan parmesan cheese
1 ½ cup cooked lentils
1 stalk celery
16 oz cremini mushrooms, chopped
Gin
Bourbon
Beets
Candy stripe beets
¾ cups almond flour
1 ¾ cups finely shredded coconut
1 orange
1 small pumpkin
Vegan coconut whipped cream
12 oz gingersnaps 
 

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

EVOO
Nutritional yeast
Cayenne pepper
Parchment
Maple syrup
Chili powder
Smoked paprika
Ground coriander
Tahini
Dijon mustard
Apple cider vinegar
Balsamic vinegar
Vanilla extract
Coconut sugar
Coconut oil
Ground cinnamon
All spice
Almond butter
Vegetable oil
Rice flour
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Rice malt syrup
Ground sage
Ground cardamom
Ground nutmeg
Ground cloves
Cocoa powder
1 oz dark or semisweet chocolate
 

THE MENU
A festive holiday cheese log, dairy-free style. This is made by soaking cashews overnight, then blending them with savory roasted garlic and nutritional yeast for a 'cheese-like' flavor. After sitting the the fridge for a few hours (so excess moisture can drain off) the cashew cheese is rolled in a mix of walnuts, cranberries and rosemary for a beautiful presentation. 

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Kale and Delicata Squash Salad by @thefeedfeed

This flavorful  salad sits on a base of kale and is topped with spicy pumpkin seeds, roasted delicata squash and pomegranate. The flavors of fall in one colorful dish! Try layering on a platter to highlight all of the beautifully hued ingredients. Recipe inspired by @thecrunchyradish

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Cranberry and Kombucha Chia Jam by @thefitforkfeed

A quick & easy cranberry sauce that comes together in just minutes. If kombucha is not your thing, try replacing it with sparkling apple cider. 

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash with Cashew Butter Drizzle by @fitmittenkitchen

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without winter squash! We love this recipe because you can customize it according to your tastes. If you prefer a sweet side dish, amp up the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Want spice? Add a bit more cayenne. As for the drizzle, we love the decadent cashew butter she chose, but feel free to use almond butter or tahini if that's what you have on hand.

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Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Pesto Onions by @hotforfood

This is not your mother's green bean casserole (sorry, Mom!). The green beans are blanched (to preserve color and crunch) before being combined with a creamy vegan alfredo sauce and topped with crispy fried onions and vibrant pesto.

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Feedfeed Tip: Make sure to have a bowl of ice water nearby when blanching the green beans in order to avoid overcooking them!
 
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Tahini, Maple, and Coffee Glaze by @floatingkitchen

These mashed sweet potatoes are flavored with savory tahini and a coffee, maple and balsamic glaze. Once you add these to your holiday table, they'll be requested year after year!

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Feedfeed Tip: Roast your sweet potatoes a couple days before in order to save some prep time on Thanksgiving.
 
Delicata Squash Boat Filled with Spiced Quinoa by @thedreamyleaf

This recipe calls for grilling the delicata squash, but you could also roast it in a 400˚F oven for about 25-30 minutes.  The quinoa and brown rice filling is scented with a pinch of cinnamon and cloves so your whole house will smell like the holidays! Plus, this dish is best served at room temperature, so you can make it ahead of time and not worry about having to heat it up (in your very crowded oven!).

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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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Sage and Onion Loaf by @conscious_cooking

This gorgeous loaf is the perfect vegan substitute for turkey. Made with lentils, quinoa, mushrooms, walnuts, and a number of other veggies and spices, this dish will bring plenty of flavor to your table. 

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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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Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pies by @missmarzipancom

Ahhh, now for our favorite part of the meal, pie! This recipe combines the best of both worlds (pumpkin pie & pecan pie) for the perfect bite-sized vegan dessert. 

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Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie with Bourbon Pecan Crumble by @kaleandcaramel

Guests will never guess this decadent chocolate cream pie is vegan. The bourbon spiked pecan crumble makes this one memorable holiday dessert!

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