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Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2012 - Interactive Feature. Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes. 2012. Here is my annual recipe guide to help you host a healthy, happy, Vegan Thanksgiving feast!

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes. 2012.

A very vegan holiday. I remember my very first vegan Thanksgiving quite well. My homemade cranberry sauce was chilling in the fridge, my sweet potatoes were baking and caramelizing in the oven. I pulled my heavy, ice-covered Tofurky box out of the freezer and started reading the instructions, yanking out the box components. Some vegan "wishbones" and vegan gravy and that round firm Tofurky. The categorized lists ahead include my personal favorite dishes featured here on my blog. Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2012 Ahead you will find these recipe categories..* beverages * appetizers * salads * entrees * soups * appetizers * dessert * festive breakfast I have loosely noted the more seasonal and/or traditional recipes with -> (*) Beverages: POM-tini using Fresh Crushed Pomegranate Juice*Ginger Juice Shooters - pre-meal palate cleanser5 Holiday Smoothies Mint Creme Soy Cocoa (after-meal)Hot Pumpkin Mug.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Pumpkin Cream. Vegan. Omega-3 Boosted! This is the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal of my fall breakfast dreams.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Pumpkin Cream. Vegan. Omega-3 Boosted!

Why? Because it is all about that creamy pumpkin. The "oats" hide beneath a velvety blanket of golden, spiced, pumpkin cream on top. (You can make this recipe #26!) This recipe starts with a steamy, hot bowl of stove top simmered steel cut oats. Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Quinoa. Method: Toast quinoa in a dry, heavy-bottomed pot for about 3 minutes.

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Quinoa

Add orange juice, apple juice, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Cut each acorn squash in half and place cut-side down in a baking dish filled with 1/2 inch of water. Simmer the aromatic mixture for 10 more minutes, at which point the quinoa should be fully cooked and hold together like sticky rice. Turn the squash cut-side up and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter. 21 Tasty Vegetarian Casseroles. Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2012 - Interactive Feature. A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Table.

Indian

No ethnic ties. Mexican. Quick Ratatouille on Quinoa. Whenever I cook quinoa, I always make LOTS of extra and then use it in just about everything.

Quick Ratatouille on Quinoa

I’m surprised I haven’t tried it in a smoothie just yet, but I get the feeling that it will eventually happen, and probably sooner than later! Last week, when my daughter asked me to make my Quinoa Cakes and Poached Eggs again, I stayed true to myself and made WAY more quinoa than I actually needed. Oh, and by the way, I had forgotten just how good these cakes really were. Southwestern Breakfast Hash. Smashed chickpea salad. It has been over one week since I told you about the Light Wheat Bread (and just as long since we’ve been out of it, sob), a post I ended with a promise to tell you about my new favorite sandwich next.

smashed chickpea salad

But instead I told you about Clementine Cakes and then Mushroom Bourguignon and Chouquettes and do you know what happened? Not a single person griped that they were owed a sandwich. Because really, who does that? I take issue with the banality of most sandwich recipes. I will actually change the channel if I see a food program that walks viewers through making one of any kind.

Now, now, before you write me off as some sort of unsettling creature that doesn’t even like sandwiches, it’s not the case. But favorite has always been the simplest, or maybe the silliest to pay $7 a pop for: the lemony chopped chickpea sandwich, which is really a decontructed hummus and I have been long overdue to make it at home. . * … Who is not only smoking hot, but a lifesaver, swoon.

Asian

Italian. Burgers. Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili. Dearest fall, You’re much more attractive than Summer told me you’d be.

Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

Let’s get to know one another. Always, Andie Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili Ingredients 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1” pieces 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 15 ounce can kidney beans 15 ounce can black beans 1 lb ground 90% lean ground beef sirloin (optional) Instructions Combine all ingredients in the base of your slow cooker (including raw ground beef, if using) and stir to mix well.

Notes Nutrition Information for 1 Serving (1/5th of recipe including 1 lb 90% lean ground beef): Calories 435, Total Fat 9.2 g, Total Carbohydrate 58.5 g, Dietary Fiber 15.4 g, Sugars 5.2 g, Protein 31.5 g.