Q: I'm the only vegetarian in my family. I want to make a festive protein dish for our Thanksgiving dinner that I can eat instead of turkey. I don't want to use any tofu or imitation meats because I think that will scare away my family members with very traditional palates. I also want it to be delicious to show them that eating less meat is not so difficult! Any suggestions?
Sent by Katy
Editor: Katy, what about a stuffed pumpkin? You can stuff a pumpkin with stew or with bread and cheese and it looks terrific. Here are a few tips and recipes:
• Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Stuffed Pumpkin
• A Bread-and-Cheese-Filled Pumpkin from Dorie Greenspan
• Autumn Supper: Savory Stuffed Pumpkin
Readers, what would you suggest for Katy's festive yet vegetarian dish?
Related: Recipe: Thanksgiving Tofu Loaf
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