Sexy Pilgrims, Giant Turkeys, & Delicious Food

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Posted November 24, 2008 by Marta Holmberg

The holidays are a great time to get vegetarianism on people’s minds. How are we doing that here at PETA? Well, besides reaching out to people online through investigations, videos, and games, PETA is also out on the road, asking people to leave meat off their plates this Thanksgiving.

Here are our ‘Sexy Pilgrims’ handing out Tofurky samples and hot cider in Fargo, ND:

And our cute ‘Turkeys’ giving out Tofurkys to curious passersby in Denver, CO:

Both demos got covered by local media, which is great, because that means even more people learned about the delicious vegetarian options that are available!

So, what will you be devouring on Thanksgiving? For those of you who have trouble convincing your family to eat vegetarian, be sure to go grocery shopping with your parents and help make dinner. Maybe your parents will be more inclined to veganize dishes since you’re so willing to help! I know that definitely works in my family. Here are some of my suggestions:

  • Try soymilk and vegan butter/margarine in mashed potatoes—the potatoes will still be creamy and delicious (I like lots of garlic in mine, too).
  • Use tofu in your pumpkin pie. Tofu soaks up the flavor of whatever it’s cooked with, so no one will be the wiser!
  • Knock people’s socks off with this cranberry salsa (seriously, everyone I know that’s tried it loves it). Feel free to make without the vegan cream cheese—it’s just as delish.
  • Ask for a Tofurky. Hey—there’s no harm in asking, right?

For more suggestions, check this out. And if you have a tip you want to share with us all, comment with it below.


P.S. Fur-Free Friday is this Friday! Get excited!



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  • 2430 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    i am guessing that all of you missed out on stuffing this time aroumd.
    But, did you know that you could have stuffed a sugar pumpkin?
    1. Buy a sugar pumpkin. The good tasting kind.
    2. Treat as though it were a turkey. Wash well
    3. Cut off head/top
    4. Scoop out the guts/pulp and save for gravy/pumpkin pies
    5. Stuff with yummy homemade stuffing
    6. Put on a drip pan/cookie sheet and into a 325F oven
    7. Wait a couple hours, or until (thuroughly washed) meat thermometer says that its done
    8. Bon appetit!!
    Well, we used stuffing from a mix at our pescetarian house but it was still fantastic!

  • 2435 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Thos pilgrim and turkey costumes are so cute!Great job!

  • 2436 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I’m in the UK so I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. However at Christmas we have roast potatoes and roast sweet potatoes (both vegan of course!) and they taste yummy so I thought I’d share that with you!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

  • 2437 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Vegan mashed potatos are much better than regualer. The soy brings out the flavor in the potatoes.

  • 2437 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    cool turkeys

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