A totally Tofurkey Thanksgiving

On Monday, Funk and I celebrated Thanksgiving early together with some roasted chipotle cinnamon butternut squash, lemon and olive oil green beans, and Tofurkey. Have you tried Tofurkey? It is seriously the most heavily-processed, salt-loaded, long-list-of-ingredients meal ever, but once a year for a vegan “turkey” treat, we love it. I’ve never had an issue being veg at Thanksgiving. People always seem so concerned wondering what on earth a vegetarian will eat on Thanksgiving. Even when I did eat meat, the turkey was the most uninteresting thing on my plate! Pile up all those side dishes, please: squash, veggies, stuffing, cranberries, and more. But if you’re a strict vegan, you should be aware of my Thanksgiving Tips for the Vegetarian.

This year, I have so much to be thankful for, including all of YOU! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo

Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo

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