Thanksgiving Part I

I just returned from my first Thanksgiving as an official member of Mark’s family. We have been to many Walley Thanksgivings over the years, but today was my first Thanksgiving as a Walley. I woke up around 9am and started baking a pumpkin cashew pie and cooking vegan stuffing and roasting potatoes. It was a very nice way to start the day. Let’s start with the Pumpkin Cashew Pie.

Vegan Pumpkin Cashew Pie
“Vegan Pumpkin Cashew Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Cashew Pie
Recipe from Healthy Happy Life

I changed the bake time from the original recipe because the edges of my pies started to darken at about 20 minutes in. I also noticed that the filling wasn’t very firm, which may have been because it wasn’t kept in the fridge long enough. It was so delicious! I served it to my family with soy vanilla ice cream and rice whip. Update: The filling firmed up overnight in the fridge, this pie is best when served chilled!

Vegan Dessert
This is how Walley’s eat desserts!

Pecan Salad
Spinach and Pecan Salad

I love simple salads. This one is just spinach, shredded carrots, roma tomatoes and pecans. I added some sea salt and pepper and served it with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. For more Vegan Salad Dressings visit this website.

Vegan Stuffing
Cranberry and Pecan Stuffing

I baked my own bread for the very first time two nights ago. It was perfect for my stuffing! All I did was crumble whole wheat bread and saute it in a pan with olive oil, sea salt, chopped mushrooms, fresh basil, garlic and raisins. I also boiled dried cranberries in sugar-water until they doubled in size and then added them. It didn’t stick together well, but next time I’ll just add more of the sugar-water from the cranberries!

Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes are good and simple. I peeled and chopped red potatoes in quarters. Then I marinated them in olive oil, sea salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic. I baked them for 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees turning them over about half way through. Be sure to use a non-stick pan!

Walley Thanksgiving Dinner
My Thanksgiving Plate

The best part about a vegan thanksgiving dinner besides saving the life of an innocent Turkey, is not feeling sick after eating. I feel happy and satisfied.

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for Veggie Angie’s Thanksgiving Parts II and III!

xo angie

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