For all you veggie-loving folks out there, we are sharing with you our favorite very veggie Thanksgiving dishes just in time for some last-minute shopping.
The main dish.
Spare a sweet turkey and try Field Roast Celebration Roast with Traditional Bread Stuffing and Gravy. Available at Whole Foods. With the roast, stuffing and gravy all in one, the hard part is done for you. It’s really easy to prepare, just follow the cooking instructions, add a few diced carrots, onions, and rosemary – like we did (pictured below) – and enjoy!
Other great main dish option are Stuffed Squash with Jasmine Rice, Cranberries and Raisins and Cauliflower Steaks.
The side dishes.
Pumpkin Risotto is a winner and fairly simple to make.
Best Darn Fluffy Biscuits. You can’t go wrong with these. They’re perfect for soaking up gravy.
Cauliflower & Beet Mashup. Beautiful color and smooth, mashed potato-like texture. Yum, yum, yum.
Massaged Kale Salad. Don’t forget your greens!
Gravy. With all these sides, you’ll most certainly need more gravy. Mushroom Gravy by Vegan Richa is my absolute favorite.
We substituted the corn starch with Arrowhead Mills Ancient Grains Gluten Free flour and it turned out perfectly. See recipe below.
Recipe by Vegan Richa
Gravy: Serves 2
2 teaspoons oil
1 cup chopped onion
1.5-2 cups chopped mushrooms
3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
1/2 cup coconut milk or other non dairy milk
1 tsp liquid aminos or tamari (optional)
Black pepper or cayenne to taste
1 + teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 Tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tablespoon water (or use other thickeners like arrowroot/potato starch or plain flour)
Cauliflower sliced 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
Olive oil, salt and pepper.
Gravy Variations: Add a few Tablespoons of white wine along with the coconut milk.
Add sage instead of parsley.
Saute onions and mushrooms and garlic on low-medium heat in oil, partially covered for 15+ minutes or until evenly brown.
Stir once or twice in between.
Add the herbs and mix well. I used dried herbs for the pictures, use fresh for a deeper flavor.
Add water and coconut milk, salt, pepper, cover and bring to a boil. 3-4 minutes.
Taste and adjust salt, herbs, spice.
Add cornstarch mixture and nutritional yeast and continue to mix until it thickens. 1 minute.
Switch off the heat and keep ready.