Q: My family and I are vegetarian, and as such our past few Thanksgivings have been totally meat-free. I have actually found this really simple and quite delicious to do — I make all the side dishes (just nixed the sausage in the stuffing and made the gravy w/mushrooms), and have done vegetable pot pies and shepherd's pies as mains. This year we're hosting a vegan and I'd like to accommodate her as much as possible. I'm stuck since so many of the things I've loved to make have butter or cream in them. Any thoughts on vegan Thanksgiving dishes?
Sent by Arielle
Editor: Arielle, I just gave it a quick scan, but I do believe that this stuffed pumpkin is vegan:
• Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Stuffed Pumpkin
It looks really delicious — perhaps do this as a main dish this year? Then supplement with at least one or two vegan sides, as well as your non-vegan traditional dishes.
Readers, what else would you suggest?
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