vegan thanksgiving recipe roundup.

I've been experimenting with some different recipes in the last few weeks to figure out what we'll contribute to the Height family Thanksgiving dinner this year. Here's a sneak peek at a Vegan Pumpkin Pie (with grain-free, gluten-free, insane-o delicious crust!) I've been working on. Recipe coming soon. ;) In the meantime, please hit that link to vote for it over on Tribest's website (I'd so appreciate it!).

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In my digging through old favorites, I found a selection of simple, nourishing, really yummy options -- and decided to share (just in case you, too, are trying to put together a gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar, no-meat, dairy-free, no-turkeys-were-harmed-in-the-making-of... menu for the holiday.) 

The best part? Everything is turkey-approved.

Turkey Approved Recipes

So, here you go! Some ideas to think about when putting together your friendly-for-every-guest's-dietary-preferences menu. Some of them are adaptations of traditional favorites, while others are a little untraditional, but use deliciously autumnal, harvest-time ingredients. My favorite? The Carrot Pumpkin Bites.

Starters

Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Lentil Apricot Tapenade
Acorn Squash Hummus 

Sides

Roasted Veggies with Cornichon Caper Herb Drizzle
“Cheesy” Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Garlicky Chard with Leeks 

Entrees

Coconut Curry Lentils in Squash Medallions
Crispy Sweet Potato Squash Burgers
Tomato Stew with Butternut Squash and Lentils

Desserts

Pieless Pumpkin Pie
Coconut Squash Macaroons
Vegan Love Bean Drop Cookies
Carrot Pumpkin Bites

{If you'd like to see everything in one place, check out this Pinterest board, which has a photo and individual link to each recipe.}

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 And, if you're looking for fun ways to work more veggies into your celebrations, take a peek at this DIY Gourd Crafts article. I died laughing, these are so awesome. 

Happy Thanksgiving planning!

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