Veganism

8 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Try This Year – Global Citizen

Summary

Garlic mashed potatoes, apple cobbler — Thanksgiving in America is right around the corner so it’s time to put together some menu plans. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, the day is a good excuse to cook for friends, be around family, or just go to bed with a full belly. 

Long-time vegetarians and vegans will understand the yearly struggle of participating in a Thanksgiving dinner. Sides are great — being labeled as a picky eater or feeling left out when all you can do is…….

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Garlic mashed potatoes, apple cobbler — Thanksgiving in America is right around the corner so it’s time to put together some menu plans. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, the day is a good excuse to cook for friends, be around family, or just go to bed with a full belly. 

Long-time vegetarians and vegans will understand the yearly struggle of participating in a Thanksgiving dinner. Sides are great — being labeled as a picky eater or feeling left out when all you can do is pick at the yams…not so great. So this list is dedicated to you — and any party-hosting relative that needs a little inspiration.  

There are many reasons to skip out on the bird this year; from supply shortages, to rising prices, and environmental concerns. The US Department of Agriculture’s Turkey report shows that this year’s frozen turkey costs 26 cents per pound more than last year’s. And though it’s an American tradition to lather everything in butter and cream during the holidays, animal agriculture accounts for 23% of global warming factors including methane emissions, deforestation, and land usage.  

Dietary choices aside, celebrating the tradition of Thanksgiving can be a complex point of contention, raising moral ambiguity for those that enjoy the festivities but maybe not the cause for occasion. So reject the polished narrative of Thanksgiving, continue to acknowledge Indigenous and Native people and the rights they deserve, and honor their land which we stand on today. 

Have a not-so traditional feast, give thanks to the people in your life, and enjoy the long weekend ahead. Respect for the earth is respect for those who take care of it. Learn more about Indigenous activists fighting for the environment here.

But, without further ado, let’s dig in. Here are eight vegan Thanksgiving recipes that’ll satisfy your cravings and the planet.

1. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Image: Flickr/Marco Verch

Mashed potatoes are arguably the best part of any Thanksgiving meal and it’s basically a scientific fact that garlic makes everything better. All you need for this recipe is potatoes, garlic, any kind of milk substitute, salt, pepper, and olive oil (or vegan butter). Check out the Food Network’s recipe here. (Although I recommend using way more garlic than suggested).

2. Vegan Gravy

Yes, it is possible! Whether you have vegetable broth or my personal favorite: Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base, this vegan gravy is the perfect decadent topper for any pile of mash. Try out the recipe from This Savory Vegan here. 

3. Vegan Stuffing

The best part about stuffing is that it’s basically recycling. Take your old, stale bread, any vegetables that have been sitting …….

Source: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/vegan-thanksgiving-recipes-eco-friendly-climate/