So you want to have a Vegan Thanksgiving without too much work? I am here to help you eat yummy, with only a little bit of cooking. We live in a day and age where we have tons of vegan options, the days of eating only a salad are over! I will give you all the vegan options available at most major grocery stores.
So whether you’re making the entire dinner yourself or you’re in need of something to take to your family’s dinner (so you don’t starve) I am here to help you have a delicious dinner.
Let’s get started!
1. Turkey Substitutes
3. Green Bean Casserole
Now all you have left to do is make your own Vegan Cream of Mushroom, it is super simple, all you’ll need are:
8 oz. Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
3 tbps. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely grated
2 tbsp. onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Dry Sherry (or red wine vinegar)
1/2 cup chickpea flour
2 cups Non-Dairy Milk, Unsweetened
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
Pinch of dry Thyme
Salt & Pepper to taste.
In a deep pan, at medium-high heat bring the oil to a simmer, add the shallot and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.
Add the mushrooms, and saute until they have released most of their liquid and said liquid has evaporated.
Then add the chickpea flour, and mix well until it turns a little brown.
Add the dry sherry or red wine vinegar and stir in in for about 1 minute.
Add about 1/2 cup of the milk into the pan and bring to a simmer, whisk well until the flour has no more clumps in it. Then add the rest of the milk, the nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper.
Bring everything up to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens, this may take up to 10 minutes. Make sure to keep whisking it as needed.
Once it has thickened, remove the pot from the heat and serve, or you can refrigerated for about 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.
4. Mashed Potatoes
7. Sweet Potato Casserole
8. Cranberry Sauce
Well, this brings us to the end of this Veganizing Thanksgiving the Easy Way guide. I hope it helps you to have a delicious, hassle-free Thanksgiving. Now you’ll only have family dynamics to deal with, and I can’t help you with that. As vegans, we have many things to be thankful for, so many new food choices, are just one of them.