by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Lifestyle, Recipes, Vegan
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Remember a decade or so ago when vegan Thanksgivings were thought to be sad affairs by those who worshiped at the altar of turkey? Those days are long gone. Vegan and vegetarian Thanksgivings are hip, delicious and you can get great recipes from all over the mainstream media.

And in case you’re still figuring out exactly what to do tomorrow for the relatives, here are some great places to get vegetarian and vegan recipes.

The New York Times
– For over 63 mouth watering recipes, visit the NY Times for the “Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2011″ menu. Whether you indulge in the Chugging Pumpkin Soup, Reveling Red Cabbage Salad or the Seitan Picatta, we’re sure you’ll have one heck of a feast.

Martha Stewart - Martha Stewart has been moving more and more towards compassionate cooking for some time now. She has highlighted vegan chefs on the show and even had a vegan episode. Now, check out her meat free recipes for the holiday. (Most of these have cheese, but with options like Daiya and other subs, you can still make them happen as a vegan.)

Oprah – This vegan lifestyle dabbler keeps bringing back more animal friendly content to her empire. Whether it was her 21 day vegan experiment, love for vegan shoes, or her episode on puppy mils, Oprah is in it. And of course for Thanksgiving, she has 10 recipes for you to try including Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Scallions.

NPR – NPR is a little bit of all that is good in the world. To earn that title (given by me at this very moment), of course they have a meatless segment on a vegetarian Thanksgiving. With recipes too, like the Mushroom and Spinach Galette. Enjoy.

The Kind LifeAlicia Silverstone is one of our favorite vegan celebs. Her site ‘The Kind Life’ and her book ‘The Kind Diet’ have changed lives. If you don’t have it, you can still enjoy some of her Thanksgiving meals by checking out her website. She has the Quick and Easy Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Thanksgiving Pizza.

Post Punk Kitchen – For those of you who want the fast and delicious vegan meal, check out Thanksgiving in an Hour. The Post Punk Kitchen chefs put it out last year, and it sure looks delicious.

We’re so glad that the world, both vegan and omnivore, is appreciating the wonders of plant based foods. Each year, the cause and diet seems to get more attention. So, happy eating and happy Thanksgiving, to all our Ecorazzi readers.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Beth Cherry

    In the past I’ve made (loved/devoured) pumpkin crumb cake with pecan streusel from the Veganomicon! I made individual squares of it last year (mini bundts would be great too) SO good!

    and I always make seitan pot pie, so so good :)

    This year I’ll also be making sweet potato drop biscuits and pumpkin cheesecake with candied pecans

  • Jim Corcoran

    There are so many reasons to choose a vegan lifestyle, besides great tasting food. Here are two short videos to help everyone understand why so many are making this life-altering choice: and