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Your Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Guide


Have you planned your Thanksgiving holiday spread yet? We’ve got delicious recipes right here on HappyCow and would like to share some of our favorite bloggers recipe roundups with you!

One Green Planet has a huge selection of recipes just perfect for the holidays! You’ll find my Quinoa with Roasted Root Veggies and Currants, seen below, which makes a perfect gluten-free alternative to stuffing.


Some of the most drool-worthy recipes can be found on Spa Bettie. Many of theme have a fun twist on the traditional holiday foods like her cranberry sauce made with ginger, peach and raspberry (seen in banner photo) or her Roasted Miso-Glazed Pumpkin.

Some of the most beautiful and creative recipes for the holidays can be found at one of my favorite blogs Keepin’ It Kind.

Ricki's Cranberry Sauce

For my gluten-free friends check out the amazing recipes from Ricki Heller that also happen to be refined-sugar free! Her Quick Fresh Apple and Cranberry Compote, pictured above, is amazing because most cranberry sauce recipes have a ton of sugar. It’s just not needed!

If you have kiddos in your life Dreena Burton is known for her tasty recipes that please little people’s palates. You gotta check out this round-up of recipes from Brunch to Dinner to Dessert that are perfect for your holiday table.

JL is known for her delicious, no-fuss recipes and she’s got your whole meal planned laid out for you here. I think I’ll make her Ginger-Cinnamon White Bean Gravy this year!

Here are some perfect holiday recipes from the HappyCow blog archives!!

Southern-Style Cashew Cheese Grits with Kicked-Up Kale
Spicy Butternut and Pear Soup
Cheesy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Tofu and Mushroom Quiche
Walnut Almond Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you’re not up for cooking this year check out our Holiday Food Guide post from last year. I bet most of these restaurants are offering vegan holiday meals you can pick up! If you know of any restaurants offering to-go meals please share with us in the comments!

Here’s a fun way to use that leftover canned pumpkin you have lying around or to serve on top of some steamed greens at your holiday dinner. Heck I bet this would be a great sauce over your Tofurky instead of gravy!

pumpkin sauce

Savory Pumpkin Sauce
Makes about 5 servings

1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon coriander
1/3-1/2 cup water, more as needed


Combine all ingredients except water in a bowl and mix well. Once mixed, slowly whisk in water until desired consistency. Season to taste as needed. When ready to serve, warm over a low flame while stirring continuously until hot.

What plant-happy foods will you be serving at your holiday table this year?

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