Friday, November 28, 2014

Our First Vegetarian Thanksgiving

I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday. It was our first as vegetarians. The one thing I feared most when we changed our diets was that I would feel as if I were missing out on the over-the-top holiday meals I have enjoyed since childhood. Not just the flavors, but the sentimentality attached to them. Would I miss traditional spreads enough to "cheat" on our new lifestyle? 

I am happy to report that we stuck to our guns and pressed on with plant-based alternatives. We didn't miss out on a thing! Thanks to Quorn and Gardein foods we enjoyed two types of "turkey", complimented by homemade vegetarian mushroom gravy and cornbread and vegan "sausage" stuffing. Candied yams, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and salads also showed up to dinner. All in all we enjoyed a guilt-free hearty holiday meal, adding to the long list of things I'm thankful for.