Happy Thanksgiving from Randall Beans!
From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful day with the ones you love. We have a lot to be thankful for and hope you do too.
What Thanksgiving celebration is complete without a feast of wonderful food. However, with all the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for vegans and vegetarians. This year, don’t be let these friends and family be left out. There are plenty of delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes out there that everyone can enjoy.
Be sure to include a couple of these recipes around the dining room table this year. Look, we even have the side dishes, main course and dessert all covered for you!
It’s not Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. This simple recipe from The Kitchn is sweet potato Heaven! A fresh, crisply flavored great northern bean and kale filling for the sweet potatoes creates a wonderful flavor dynamic that leaps with taste. The potatoes take a while to bake and the filling can be whipped up quickly, making this recipe fairly hands off. Giving you plenty of time to decorate, prepare other meal items or just spend some extra time mingling with friends and family. The potatoes are good to refrigerate for a few days, so you can even prepare them in advance a day or two before.
On to the main course! Traditionally, Thanksgiving’s star is a plump, juicy turkey. In some cases, ham takes its place. Either way, not a lot of wiggle room for vegans and vegetarians. How about this for an alternative! Vegan Richa has a tasty veggie loaf using chickpeas, fresh veggies and more herbs and spices than you can shake a stick at. This recipe is easy to put together and makes a limited number of servings, making it a great item to prepare alongside your turkey as a vegan-friendly option for guests.
If sweet potatoes and turkey are must-haves at Thanksgiving, then stuffing is the Godfather. Seriously, what other time of year do we eat stuffing? Some people like sausage in their stuffing, others like oyster dressing. Regardless, milk, butter and eggs are usually apart of the recipe, again making stuffing typically a pass for vegans. Last season, our food blogger Nicole created this downright delicious cornbread and black bean stuffing recipe that is perfect for the holidays. While the recipe isn’t vegan, we offer easy extra steps to take to make it so. It’s a new holiday hit.
The table’s been cleaned, belts unbuckled – who wants dessert?! Pumpkin pie is the most quintessential Thanksgiving dessert out there, so of course, we had to include something pumpkin-flavored on our list. Chocolate Covered Katie has a terrific recipe for flourless, eggless pumpkin muffins made from hearty great northern beans. Smaller than a slice of pie, one or two of these muffins are much more manageable after a gigantic feast. This recipe makes 9-10 muffins, so there’s plenty to go around.