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Four Turkey Alternatives To Give Thanks For.

20 Nov

Since this Thanksgiving I know ALL of you are going veg, I figured I would toss out some delicious turkey alternatives that will make you, your family and all the turkey’s of the world, very happy. Here are the most popular turkey alternatives I know about. Also keep this in mind, many vegetarian restaurants offer a faux turkey meal situation that you can pick up on Thanksgiving or even the day before. I know here in NJ, Loving Hut in Ledgewood and all 3 Veggie Heaven locations are baking up faux birds for the masses. Just some food for thought 🙂

First off, we have the classic Tofurky. Tofurky is a soy alternative to eating a dead bird. Besides the basic Tofurky, they also offer a whole vegetarian spread which includes 1 Tofurkey roast made with non-gmo soy, Savory Giblet Gravy, Wild Rice, Whole Wheat Bread Crumb Stuffing, Tofurky® Jurky Wishstix, Organic Chocolate Cake from Amy’s Kitchen (this is a new addition) and Happy Tofurky Day card & coupons. Each feast is 100% vegan, cooks in about an hour and serves 6.

http://www.tofurky.com/tofurkyproducts/holiday_products.html Tofurky Vegan Feast.

Next up, the Gardein Holiday Roast. This veg roast serves 8 and is a soy and wheat gluten based protein. Vegan friendly, it also comes with home style gravy and a wild rice, cranberry stuffing. Gardein also does not use gmo-soy and their feast is also all natural.

http://www.gardein.com/products.php?t=frozen&p=67 Gardein Holiday Roast

Now for something totally soy free, we have the Field Roast which is a grain ‘meat’. This alternative is also all natural, stuffed with Field Roast ‘sausage’, crystallized ginger, cranberries and apples all wrapped in a savory puff pastry.

http://www.fieldroast.com/products/retail/hazelnut-cranberry-roast-en-croute/ Field Roast, Stuffed Grain Roast.

We also have a ‘Celebration Roast’ that too comes from Field Roast. This grain based roast has sausage-style stuffing made from Field Roast grain meat, fresh cut butternut squash, mushrooms and granny smith apples seasoned with a blend of rosemary, thyme and sage. We then surround the stuffing with our most luxuriant grain meat seasoned with rubbed sage, garlic and lemon juice.

http://www.fieldroast.com/products/retail/celebration-roast/ Field Roast Celebration Roast.

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Read This: Vegan For The Holidays; Celebration Feasts for Thanksgiving Through New Year’s Day

16 Nov

Since it is that time of year, I figured we all may as well get vegan with it. In with the plant-based holiday goodies and out with the dead animals, is the new motto. So what better book for us to be indulging in now than, Zel Allen’s ‘Vegan For The Holidays: Celebration Feasts For Thanksgiving Through New Years’.

Jam packed with so many amazing recipes, you can rest assure you nor your guests and/or family will not miss the meat. At all. Vegan For The Holidays offers up appetizers, desserts, side dishes and main courses, most without added fat and all full of flavor. A recipe for vegan pie crust? Check. Vegan Mac and Cheese? Check. Yummy salad dressings? Check. This book is literally a one stop shop for all your holiday cooking needs.

This book is adored by the masses, hence its 5 star review rating on Amazon. Get it below…

http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Holidays-Celebration-Thanksgiving-Through/dp/1570672849/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Recipe Time: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

10 Nov

Figured this is a great recipe for this time of year. Bake a bunch and share the vegan goodness with your friends and family through out the Holiday Season. This recipe makes about 16 muffins, each muffin has 145 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

Enjoy 🙂

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

Ingredients:

– 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

– 1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

– 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

– 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

– 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

– 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

– 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

– 1/2 Teaspoon All Spice

– 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree

– 2/3 Cup Light Agave Nectar

– 1/2 Cup Canola Oil

– 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk

– 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

– 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts, Toasted

– 3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 350. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with baking cups.

– Sift together flours, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and all spice in a bowl.

– In a separate bowl mix together pumpkin puree, agave, oil and coconut milk.

– Stir wet mix into dry until just incorporated, do not over mix.

– Fold in coconut, walnuts and cranberries.

– Divide batter evenly into muffin tins.

– Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Adopt A Turkey!!!!

24 Nov

As we all know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and many of our fethered friends have lost their lives so we as a country can ‘celebrate’ and ‘give thanks’.  I could go on forever about how I truly feel about Thanksgiving and it’s hiporacy, BUT let’s not even go there. Instead let’s give thanks and save a couple of feathered friends this year 😉

Since 1986, Farm Sancturary’s Adopt-A-Turkey program has saved over 1,000 turkey’s from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. For $30 you can adopt a turkey, sponsors receive an “adoption” certificate, membership to Farm Sanctuary for one year, and a one-year subscription to the nonprofit’s quarterly magazine. You can also donate bedding, feed and veternary care to the turkeys if you want to help. Those of you who have the ability to shelter and provide for 2 or more turkeys can also adopt a fethered friend if you wish to do so. They have an annual Turkey Express adoption day and you can also join the Farm Animal Adoption Network if you are interested in adopting one of these little guys.

Why not sponsor a little fethered friend today?

http://http://www.adoptaturkey.org/ Adopt-A-Turkey

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