Recipes for a Vegan Thanksgiving

Posted by – November 21, 2016
Categories: Food & Nutrition

Below you’ll find vegan recipes from our cookbooks to help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving feast. So whether you’d like to add a vegan dish or two to your table or you’re looking for a way to celebrate the holiday without any animal products, you’ll find a combination of sides and entrees to choose from, as well as some decadent desserts.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!

 

Side Dish

Autumn-Roasted Vegetables

Macrobiotics for All Seasons

Ingredients:

  • 1 leek, washed and sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 parsnips, chunked
  • 1 cup Hokkaido or butternut squash
  • Dried thyme and sage
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Spring water

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Side Dishes

Hempnut-Crusted Tofu Steak and Jalapeño-Agave Succotash

The Galaxy Global Eatery Hemp Cookbook

Tofu Steak Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds firm tofu packaged in water
  • 1½ cups cornmeal
  • ½ cup hempnuts
  • 4 cups coconut oil or other high-temperature frying oil

Succotash Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup black beans, cooked or canned
  • 1 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons kecap manis

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Main Dish

French Green Lentil and Vegetable Roast with Rich Gravy

Macrobiotics for All Seasons

Loaf Ingredients:

  • 3 shitake mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 sprigs thyme, taken off the stalks
  • ½ cup dry French green lentils
  • 2 tbsp shoyu
  • Small piece of kombu
  • 2 tsp brown rice miso
  • ½ cup brown breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup ground almonds, toasted
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

Gravy Ingredients:

  • 3 shitake mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 5 tsp kuzu
  • 1 tbsp mirin

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Main Dish

Vegan To-furkey with Brown Rice and Amaranth Stuffing and Miso Gravy

The New Seaweed Cookbook

Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 1 stem celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1½ cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked amaranth
  • 1 tablespoon fine orange zest
  • ½ cup soaked arame
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon thyme, minced
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari (or substitute)

Tofu Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds fresh firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon agar powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh summer savory, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 tablespoons zesty peck (recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1-3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari (or substitute)
  • ½ cup kombu dashi
  • 2 shallots, roasted

Gravy Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 3 cups kombu dashi or vegetable broth
  • wheat-free tamari (or substitute) to taste
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced (optional), or 1 tablespoon dried shiitake mushrooms ground into a powder (optional)
  • ⅛ cup miso
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

Zesty Peck Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup fresh rosemary
  • ¾ cup fresh sage
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme
  • 2 heads crushed garlic (¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup dried sea palm fronds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons organic lemon zest
  • ¼ cup smoked dulse

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Dessert

Pecan Pie and Vegan Whipped Cream

The New Seaweed Cookbook

Pecan Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-baked, gluten-free pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon agar flakes
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger juice or minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups prepared pecans
  • ¼ cup Medjool dates, pits removed, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick soaked and minced kombu

Vegan Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons agar flakes
  • 1 cup amazake
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • salt to taste

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Dessert

Rich Raw Chocolate & Vanilla Torte

Raw Chocolate Treats

Cake Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup raw cashew nuts
  • scant ½ cup raw almonds
  • scant ⅔ cup raw walnuts
  • 2 pinches of ground cinnamon ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup unsulfured dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 heaping teaspoon xylitol crystals
  • 1 tablespoon Buckwheaties
  • yacon syrup, for sticking the lining paper

Filling Ingredients:

  • scant ¾ cup raw cacao butter generous ¾ cup raw hulled
  • hemp seeds
  • ⅔ cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled scant ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • scant ⅓ cup xylitol crystals pinch of pink crystal salt

Vanilla Layer Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup raw coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup raw cashew nuts
  • 6 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar

Cashew Nut Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons raw coconut oil ½ cup raw cashew nuts
  • 3 tablespoons xylitol crystals 3 drops vanilla essential oil
  • scant ⅓ cup freshly filtered water pinch of pink crystal salt

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Tags: Recipe Vegetarian & Vegan

About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.