A VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING – PART ONE

by Miss Bliss

Not sure what to eat this Thanksgiving?  A lot of vegetarians face this problem come the holidays.   For transitional vegetarians, the holidays can be an especially difficult time.  Sure, at Thanksgiving a vegetarian can eat lots of sides- mashed potatoes, veggies, and bread – but it can feel sad when there is no central vegetarian entree to enjoy.

To help those of you who are trying to avoid turkey and ham this holiday season, I am posting a new series of blogs highlighting the best holiday recipes on the web.

Attending Thanksgiving with meat eaters?  Offer to bring a vegetarian entree to the dinner to share.  This way, you will ensure you will have a yummy, memorable, and healthy meal while demonstrating how marvelous vegetarian cuisine really is.

VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING RECIPES FROM NOVEMBER’S DELICIOUS LIVING MAGAZINE:

Kibbeh

Photo by Leigh Beisch

KIBBEH WITH APPLES, WALNUTS, AND FETA (VEGETARIAN)

Serves 8-10 / This vegetarian version of a traditional Eastern Mediterranean dish uses coarse cracked wheat; look for it in bulk bins (Bob’s Red Mill also packages it). It can be made up to one day in advance and refrigerated. Bring to room temp before reheating, covered with foil. Serving tip: Delicious served at room temperature or warm.

CLICK HERE to see the recipe.

POMEGRANATE AND MAPLE-GLAZED BEETS (VEGAN)

Serves 8 / Prep tip: For best flavor, prepare the dish a few hours ahead, or up to one day in advance. Gently reheat in a saucepan.

CLICK HERE to see the recipe.

Photo by Leigh Beisch

Photo by Leigh Beisch

STUFFED ACORN SQUASH WITH BLACK RICE, ROASTED CARROTS, AND DRIED CHERRIES (VEGAN)

Serves 8 / These can be made one day ahead; cover (so the rice doesn’t dry out) and reheat in a 350° oven. Prep tip: If you’d like additional protein, add 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained, dried, and cubed, on top of the carrot mixture before roasting (don’t stir or it will stick to the pan).

CLICK HERE to see the recipe.

MISO-GLAZED GREEN BEANS AND MUSHROOMS (VEGAN)

Serves 8 / Ingredient tip: For best flavor and color, use shiitake or oyster mushrooms. White mushrooms may be substituted, but they’ll add a gray hue.

CLICK HERE to see the recipe.

Next week I will post recipes from a different vegetarian website and in two weeks I will do a special post on vegan desserts so creamy and delicious that all of your relatives will be shocked!

XOXOXOXOXO
BLISS WARRIOR
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR BI-GIRLS, INCLUDING THE NEXT WEB CHAT WITH BLISS WARRIOR AND HER FABULOUS FRIENDS:

  • Friday, 07 November 2008
    DENVER – DINNER FOR BI AND BI-CURIOUS WOMEN
    VIEW EVENT
  • Sunday, 09 November 2008
    NYC BLOSSOM BRUNCH
    VIEW EVENT
  • Wednesday, 12 November 2008
    WEB CHAT WITH BLISS WARRIOR AND FRIENDS
    VIEW EVENT
  • Sunday, 14 December 2008
    NYC PINK TEACUP DINNER
    VIEW EVENT

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SADLY, PROP 8 IN CALIFORNIA PASSED YESTERDAY BY A VERY NARROW MARGIN.  WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICANS AND I URGE YOU TO WRITE TO YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO FIGHT THIS UNJUST STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
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THIS FRIDAY: FRIDAY NIGHT BEDTIME STORIES RETURN WITH PART TWO OF HER FAVORITE POSITIONS.  MISSED PART ONE?  CLICK HERE TO CATCH UP.

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