We know which celebrities are making the kind choice to help turkeys by not eating them this Thanksgiving. So now, we’re looking at what will be on their plates, with a rundown of some of our favorite celebrity-inspired vegan recipes, just in time for the holidays.
Warning: We strongly advise against reading the following on an empty stomach!
Portobello Wellington From Moby’s Little Pine Restaurant
Searching for the perfect vegan main course to turn your guests off eating slaughtered turkeys for good? Look no further than this mouthwatering Portobello Wellington with red wine gravy. It’s the brainchild of Laura Louise “Lou” Oates, the executive chef at Moby’s popular Los Angeles–based vegan restaurant, Little Pine. “Wellingtons are a dish that I remember sharing during my childhood growing up in England,” she told Vogue. “I have recreated it here showcasing some of my favorite fall vegetables to be enjoyed with lashings of red wine gravy and numerous sides.”
Alicia Silverstone Loves This Pumpkin–Red Lentil Soup
Known for her own line of vegan cookbooks, actor and animal rights advocate Alicia Silverstone isn’t shy about promoting other delicious vegan recipes. She recently shared this hearty, velvety soup by plant-based blogger Oh, Holy Basil just in time for the holidays. With its pumpkin base and a dash of nutmeg, it’s a perfect starter for your Thanksgiving spread.
Chef Chloe’s Tangy Pomegranate Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Luckily, Brussels sprouts are having a bit of a renaissance and showing up on menus everywhere. This recipe is from one of our favorite vegan celebrity chefs, Chloe Coscarelli, and it combines the tang of pomegranate juice with maple syrup, which adds a hint of sweetness to this healthy veggie dish.
Sweet potatoes are one of those Thanksgiving staples that are very easy to make vegan—which is great because they’re so healthy and delicious. Animal rights crusader Jane Velez-Mitchell recently shared this Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe from vegan chef Leslie Durso, which can make for a hearty main course or a tasty side dish.
Mayim Bialik’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
In addition to being a longtime vegan and PETA campaign star and starring in a certain TV show called The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik is also an accomplished cookbook author. We can’t wait to try this delicious version of a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe with pumpkin to add some flare to a vegan Thanksgiving feast.
I may not be nuts about Thanksgiving (see last wk's vlog about that!) but am nuts for baking chocolate chip pumpkin cookies at this time of year. I invited my friend & yours @ChadJamian to bake a batch for today's vlog. Enjoy! (Recipe in video description) https://t.co/XqbhDiBNuQ pic.twitter.com/jmUD6e3U94
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 20, 2017
Every year in the U.S., roughly 85 million turkeys are slaughtered and eaten for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter alone. And that’s just about a third of the 240 million turkeys who are raised for food all year round. Going vegan can help save animals’ lives—365 days of the year.
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