• Canadian Thanksgiving- Vegetarian Options?

    Profile photo of thecartoonvegetarian

    Over a year ago

    Hey! I know you since Peta2 is based in LA you guys celebrate Thanksgiving in November, but up here in Canada it’s in the first week of October! I’m a vegetarian, and I like to make food vegan as possible. However, I have to go to Thanksgiving at a relative’s house. My family knows I’m vegetarian, but they just simply think I can eat mashed potatoes and roasted carrots the entire time, and thus make no effort to include me. So what are some good options for Thanksgiving Vegetarian Style?

    Note: I am allergic to mushrooms, I don’t like avocado, and I do have a dairy sensitivity (basically I get a stuffed up nose if I have too much)

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  • Profile photo of thecartoonvegetarian

    Over a year ago

    Thanks for all your help! I now definitely know what I want!

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  • Profile photo of Abnormal4Franz

    Over a year ago

    You could always make your favourite vegan dish and bring it with you, that way you have something you love and could get your family to try some 🙂

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  • Profile photo of alexblue

    Over a year ago

    You can make an easy vegan casserole and share. Or if it’s just for you make a giant vegan bagel sandwich or these awesome “turkey” wraps.
    Make them ahead of time and stow in the fridge until T-day dinnertime or if you’re visiting someone, call ahead to make sure they have room in the fridge.
    Superawesome vegan turkey sandwich stuff…
    Tofurky Oven Roasted or Hickory Smoked Deli Slices
    Field Roast Lentil Sage, Wild Mushroom or Smoked Tomato Deli Slices
    Lightlife Smart Deli Roast Turkey Slices
    Yves Meatless Deli Turkey Slices
    Or use your favorite vegan burger or meat sub. Pile on vegan cheese, mayo, pesto, veggies…whatever you groove on.

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  • Profile photo of SaraAnn-C

    Over a year ago

    Hey @thecartoonvegetarian,

    Have you checked your local health food store for a turkey alternative? I love Tofurky’s roast, but Field Roast and Gardein also have great stuffed turkey alternatives. 🙂

    ~Sara Ann from peta2

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  • Profile photo of FAR

    Over a year ago

    I’m not one to make a fuss over food when someone else is cooking or I’m eating out with people I just eat what is available. That being said I am vegetarian and a really picky eater on top of it. Normally my thanksgiving dinner with my family includes rolls and mashed potatoes (there are other side dishes that I could eat being vegetarian but I don’t because I’m a picky eater) haha though the past few years my grandma makes me or gives me some sort of noodles to warm up in the microwave. Honestly I would just say to put up with it for the day. Mostly since it is at your relative’s house and not your own. You could make some other sort of side dish to take though it seems awkward taking a main dish or making it there (I guess it depends on how close and laid back your family is). You could make sure to eat something before hand or have something ready for after you get back home. I know Tofurky makes mock turkey roasts but I doubt you would want that if you are the only one eating it though you could use other smaller mock meat or make something yourself with tofu, seitan or tempeh.

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