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Time to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving … the scariest time of year if you are a turkey or if you’re like me and getting married in December and have a very form-fitting dress that won’t accommodate overindulgence in holiday fare. Fortunately, we can help turkeys and our waistlines by having a vegan holiday feast!

Vegans are approximately one-ninth as likely to be obese as meat-eaters. Researchers have found that overweight people consume about the same number of calories as slim people—but they don’t consume the same kinds of food. Animal products contain much more fat than plant-based foods.

There are many delicious vegan creations to tempt your taste buds this holiday season. Green bean casserole, sweet potato biscuits, Tofurky, and Orange-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake, anyone? For a festive centerpiece that is certainly more appealing than a stuffed avian body cavity, why not try stuffing and baking a pumpkin with your favorite vegetarian stuffing? You can even use your fancy carving tools to carve it and wow your guests.

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  • Suzie says:

    This year was my first vegan thanksgiving. I learned that instead of focusing on the food, I am more interested in my friends and family, instead of the dead carcass on the table, as in previous years.

    I became a vegan last January, as my New Years resolution after a spiritual awakening, mainly which was to do no harm to others. As a vegan, I feel lighter, both in body — after losing 33 lbs., and in spirit. I never knew what that “heaviness” was in my soul and now it’s lighter. I am grateful that Proposition 2 passed here in CA and met some great people along the way while volunteering.

    I am especially grateful to one of my best friends who has been vegan for over 30 years. She never preached, corrected or looked down her nose at me. Instead I watched her example. She is my soul sister and I am so glad for her help and guidance. Thanks Alex!!!

    To all, may the upcoming year free more animals from cruelty and may we all find more peace in our hearts and lives.

  • Christina says:

    I already have the Tofurky in the oven! Last year, even the non-vegetarians in my family loved it. I’m also making the green beans with fresh cranberries from vegcooking.com. Yum!

  • Camilo says:

    Though I will be assisting a Thanksgiving dinner in which Turkey will be served, I shall not put it on my plate for the sole reason that I can choose better options that are less cruel.

  • Melissa says:

    I will be cooking your rosemary and cheese biscuits and chocolate bread pudding with rum sauce for Thanksgiving and can’t wait to taste these treats. Thanks for the ideas!

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