How To Host A Vegan Thanksgiving

How To Host A Vegan Thanksgiving

July 18, 2019 100 By William Morgan


my mom has been super open and accepting to me eating a plant-based diet she has helped me veganize a ton of recipes and she’s taught me everything I know about cooking hi I’m Rachel and this is my mom hi I’m Carla and we’re gonna host a vegan Thanksgiving this will be my fourth Thanksgiving that I’ve been vegan and while my family still makes a turkey we veganized all of the sides so like the green bean casserole we use non-dairy milk the stuffing is being we just use like vegan butter and the mashed potatoes and my dad and my brother don’t even notice it’s been really easy and great one of the concerns I had when we decided to veganize the thanksgiving dinner was that we would lose our traditions and I had found that I don’t miss certain things and we are starting new traditions I used to always make the gizzards with my dad on Thanksgiving and we’d have that as like a little pre Thanksgiving snack while watching the parade but then I started to find that we just replace these traditions with new ones so now my dad and I will have a different special beer every year and try something new I think what we also realize is that it’s really about being together and enjoying the meal as opposed to the individual foods I try to eat plant-based but I can’t say do it a hundred percent at all when I go in the grocery store I almost never buy meat because I feel you on my shoulder disapproving some of the things that I realized that I cook are already vegan and I had never thought of it for example when I was growing up grandma would always make like pasta Brazil which is peas and onions and pasta sometimes I have a recipe of broccoli rabe and cannellini beans a lemon so there are a lot of things that you might enjoy that are already vegan you don’t have to go crazy thinking about looking for something new that’s vegan so this Thanksgiving we’re going to have a mushroom Wellington this is a delicious recipe that Rachel brought into our lives and I’ve given it to people I work with who love it and it’s just it’s just great first of all we all love mushrooms in my family so you layer mushrooms and potatoes and spinach and wrap it in a puff pastry and it’s just really really good and it looks very beautiful and elegant it makes a really nice presentation so I think that desserts are one of the easiest things to make vegan I’ve made a few videos in the past it made vegan chocolate chip cookies and vegan fudgy brownies and I just don’t think that anyone would eat that and know that it’s vegan or think it doesn’t taste good I think it is exactly the same so I saw a recipe online for a vegan pumpkin cheesecake so I thought that’d be a fun recipe to try out with my mom and this cheesecake came out awesome I was so impressed by the texture and the creaminess of it and I know that I’ve been vegan for a few years now but the one thing that I definitely do not miss is dairy because it’s just so easy to replicate the texture the creaminess with things like coconut milk silken tofu cashews it’s just something that I think a lot of people would really love if they tried and I just think that making little changes like this without taking away from the food are so important because they have such a big impact on the environment and on our health and on animal welfare and can really add up and make a big difference when Rachel cooks vegan for me I’m thrilled her cooking is so delicious and I have often said to her that if she moved home I would be a hundred percent vegan she cooked for me every day and she also enjoys feeding people I see that when I watch her and I was always the same way and so was my mother so you do get pleasure when you give food to people and you see them enjoy it now let’s try this cheesecake that’s the stuff very good [Music] [Music]