Vegan Thanksgiving 2020

The Vegan TG Meal 2020
The Vegan Thanksgiving 2020

Vegan Thanksgiving 2020 seemed to come and go with out stress this year.  Unlike our first vegan TG, this one was much more relaxed.  Vegan, plant based eating, even oil free, has all seemed to come quite easily.  Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  Though our menu varied a bit from last year, it included most of the traditional sides:  Risotto, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Cheesy Cauliflower, Mashed Carrots, Vegan Bread Stuffing, and Corn Bread Muffins

The new stars of the seasonal meal were the Roasted Cheesy Cauliflower and the Vegan Bread Stuffing.  Both dishes quite easy, and full of herbs and flavor.  The cauliflower dish is a score and perfectly mimics the traditional holiday cheesy cauliflower. The dish is topped with a nice home-made walnut-bread crumble.  After the final bake, the taste is soft, warm and delicious.  I find that I make this recipe often-as it’s not only fast and easy, but it’s a perfect way to use your abundance of cauliflower.  The stuffing was also easy and delicious. I used the standards (celery, bread, garlic, etc), but also added a bit of extras.  Sun-dried tomatoes, lentils (left over’s I had) and a bit of rice, but truthfully, feel free to derive your own concoction.  Not much more to say here.  

Thanksgiving is still a days worth of cooking and preparing, but at least I no longer suffer the guilt of roasting a bird.  After all, it’s said that every year in the U.S. alone, that over 45 million Turkeys are killed for the Thanksgiving table.  Not mine!  Wishing all you plant-based vegan’s a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

  • vegan bread stuffing
  • vegan risotto
  • vegan mashed potatoes
  • The Vegan TG Meal 2020
  • The Creamy Vegan Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
  • baked stuffing in serving dish

Vegan Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

A delicious alternative to the traditional cheese-baked cauliflower. This is warm, hearty and topped with a delicious splash of walnut bread crumbs. Perfect anytime!
Course Main Course, Part of dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Sauce, vegan, Vegetables, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 large Cauliflower cut into spears or heads with stems
  • 2 Tsp salt for the bake
  • 1-2 TBS olive oil optional

Vegan Cheesy Sauce

  • 1 cup cashews soaked in hot water for about 10 min.
  • 2 TBS mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp kombucha
  • 1 cup oat milk or your favorite vegan milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Bread Crumb topping

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1-2 pieces old bread
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika

Instructions

For the Cauliflower

  • Simple stuff here. Cut the cauliflower up, removing the leaves and spread out onto a lined baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes, until toasted on the outside and a bit soft
  • For the sauce, cream all ingredients mentioned together in a high-powered blender
  • For the bread crumbs, put all ingredients into a blender and blend until consistency is all even.
  • Transfer the roasted cauliflower to a baking dish, add the cream topping
  • add the crumbs and bake for an additional 10 minutes
  • take it out and serve

Vegan Bread Stuffing

Anything goes here-just let you mind do the thining. What I used here was a french loaf of bread, left-over lentils and rice, celery, some dried fruit and nuts and that's all! Season it up well, give it a nice roast in the oven, and add to your Thanksgiving plate! It's simple, easy and loaded with flair and flavor.
Course Part of dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Breads, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread day old bread is perfect. cube up and set aside
  • 1 bunch celery sliced up
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit your choice! cut it up or leave whole
  • 1/4 cup nuts your choice! cut it up or leave whole
  • 2 TBS olive oil optional
  • 1/4 cup vegan bouillon
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions

  • assemble your ingredients and cut it all up, mix it all together
  • put on a lined baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes (F. 200)Bake for about 20 minutes
  • serve and enjoy

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