Several people ask me what I eat for Thanksgiving. ”Do you buy a Tofurkey?” ”What exactly do you eat?” ”It seems really hard to be a vegan.” But the truth is… it’s super easy to be a vegan and to make food that you can eat. All you need to do is think ahead. Have a lot of recipe books and websites on hand, and have the patience and the discipline to prep and make your vegan dishes.
Funny thing, being vegan, I have never had a Tofurkey for Thanksgiving. I know! Weird huh? But I’m not a fan of eating a lot of the imitation meat: tofu, seitan, tempeh. If I do eat fake meat, it’s always usually tempeh and I only eat it when I got out to dinner at a vegan restaurant such as Native Foods or The Veggie Grill. I don’t buy tempeh at the grocery store. So tempeh is always a treat for me whenever I go out to dinner. At home, I like to eat foods that are in it’s purest form and either raw or cooked at a very low temperature.
For Thanksgiving this year, I made my first ever, Raw Harvest Pumpkin Pie. I’ve never made a dessert that I can eat on Thanksgiving before so I’m very excited to have this pie tonight and to have my family try it. My sister liked it when she was helping me cook and doing taste testers, so that’s a very good sign. Here is the recipe.
And the pie turned out so good!!! Here are some pictures:
I also made a Vegan Cornbread. Before I was vegan I remember my mom making me cornbread all the time. It was one of my favorite meals accompanied with butternut squash soup. I was browsing on the internet and Facebook one day and I found this recipe for Vegan Cornbread and I had to make it. Here’s the link to the recipe: