Today was our big Third Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck! It is one of our most anticipated yearly potlucks with awesome traditional Thanksgiving food, all made vegan! Not only does it show that Thanksgiving can be delicious and satisfying without the Turkey, it's also a great early treat for vegans who will be home in front of a carcass in a few weeks. I feel like I'm missing a bunch of pictures that I could have sworn I'd taken, but this is a good sampling of our delicious feast!
Homemade Chex Mix - Multigrain squares, rice Chex, Pretzels, Breadsticks, mixed nuts, and bagel chips all toasted with EB and spices and veg Worcestershire sauce!
Crock Cheese Trifecta!! Smokey, with facon bits, Original, and Herb
Seitan Turkey Loaf
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Stuffing with Veggies and Gardein "Beef" Tips
Mac & Cheese
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Parsnips, and Carrots
Harvest Fritters. I pretty much invented this. They are really delicious. I'm hoping to post the recipe tomorrow.
Cranberry-Pomegranate Agar Mold with Raspberries and Black Grapes.
This really needs a PSA. Pretty, right? Rubber. Absolute Rubber. Inedible. The instructions on the Agar powder said "2 tbsp to 1 pint of liquid - heat for 5 minutes, then refrigerate to set." This yields a rubber ball. But isn't it pretty? Just don't try to eat it.
Oh man, one full counter of food. Some I don't have individual pics of because I feel like it was taken out when I was frying fritters or something. Anyway, the top row is fritters, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, pumpkin saag. The second row is Mac & Cheese, Roasted Veg, Stuffing with Veggies, Green bean Casserole, Seitan. The bottom row is Cranberry sauce, plain stuffing, and maple-mustard potatoes. Not featured (STILL!) is the multiple boats of delicious, delicious gravy.
I also managed not to get pictures of dessert, except for the apple pie I made (and posted the recipe for yesterday), and the Spicy Spritz Cookies I made, which I think I may blog about later in the week... so maybe I'll hold the picture until then!! I am so full. We also had mulled cider. And crackers. And Soyatoo whip. And Chocolate Chip Cookies. And great friends, good conversation, and we all ended with full bellies. I also have lots of dishes to do.