Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Very (almost) Vegan Thanksgiving

I have been taking a break from Vegan Ventures for a long long time and I am sorry but I needed to neglect my food blog because I just had too much work. I am all caught up for now (as best as I can be at least) so I can finally add my pictures. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, whether you had tofurky, Chinese food, or PB&J for your feast. My grandma brought the turkey (no comment) and I was in charge of making all the sides. I made pumpkin crusted tofu from VWaV for my main food, mashed sweet potatoes, corn bread, sugar snap peas, creamed spinach, and a pumpkin pie. No one in my family knew the sides were vegan and my grandparents even ate the tofu, and liked it. All in all it was a very successful first vegan Thanksgiving.

Yesterday was my birthday and I was going to make brownies but, again, I was too busy writing a huge paper for bio. My mom made vegan chocolate chip cookies from this allergen free mix (ie. no wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts...). I am not allergic to anything but at least they were vegan and very tasty. I am going to try to do some baking over Christmas break.

Corn Bread

Pumpkin Crusted Tofu
from Vegan With a Vengence
Previous post

Sugar Snap Peas

Pumpkin Pie

Crust recipe Pumpkin pie recipe I used firm silken tofu and I put the tofu in the blender until uit was smooth


laura jesser said...

Kate, that all looks and sounds delicious! I am interested in the pumpkin seed-crusted tofu--it looks amazing. I have never tried it, but I guess I need to now!

Happy birthday! That's so funny that your mom used an allergen-free mix to make your cookies! It was definitely thoughtful though.

I know what you mean about school. The semester is nearly over though, right? At least mine is! I can't wait! Hang in there...

funwithyourfood said...

I want to make another pie already!

Midwest Vegan said...

Happy belated Birthday! I hope it was a happy day.

Your sides look great - it's it funny that as long as people don't know the food is vegan, they eat it and enjoy it?

bakehouse dori said...

I like the pumpkin crusted tofu. I want to try that sometime. Very nice table setting!

Johanna3 said...

so yummy!

aTxVegn said...

Welcome back! And happy birthday! Your dishes all look wonderful.

I really did have pb sandwiches on Thanksgiving!

VegTeen for Christ said...

Hey! i commented you yesterday but for some reason it didn't show up...hmm..! well also very glad to find someone else whom is christian/vegan/teen! your food all looks very delicious! are you the only vegan in your family? so to answer your question the falafel was cooked in the oven at 400 degrees F. I coooked it for about 25 minutes flipping them half way through. well good luck with your finals!

elizabet said...

wonderful! i had the same sort of holiday: all vegan except a pature-raised turkey. They all loved it!