3 Great Recipes for a Vegan Thanksgiving

6 Nov

As Thanksgiving approaches, I have been hard at work in my kitchen developing recipes that satisfy the tastebuds and nourish the body. Whether you are preparing a plant based meal or just looking to add more veggies to your meal, these recipes would be a welcome addition to any table.


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  1. Roasted Cauli-Potato Leek Soup

8 yellow baby potatoes

½ head cauliflower

1 leek

1 pkg vegetable broth

5 cloves garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp thyme

1 tbsp rosemary

sea salt and pepper to taste

Cut to potatoes into cubes and cauliflower into florets, drizzle with olive oil and toss with seasonings. Bake at 375 for 30 min

Cut the green top off the leek and slice. In a pot, saute the leeks in a little bit of coconut oil until soft

Add the leeks along with the rest of the vegetables into the blender. Blend until smooth

Combine the broth and vegetable puree in a pot, whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper


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  1. Kale Quinoa Salad with Rosemary White Beans

salad base:

2 cups kale

1 cup broccoli

1 cup quinoa

bean mixture:

1 cup white beans

½ cup tahini

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp dried rosemary

juice of ½ lemon

sea salt and pepper to taste

Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add quinoa cover and simmer for 20-25 min

Chop kale and cut broccoli into small florets; put into a bowl with the quinoa

Add together all the ingredients for the bean mixture and mix well. Pour over the salad base and stir until everything is well coated


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  1. Pumpkin Pie Baked Apples

4 apples

1 cup dates

¾ cup pumpkin puree

½ cup almonds

½ cup oats

1 tbsp coconut sugar

½ tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400

Cut apples in half and scoop out the core

Bake for 30 min

Add remaining ingredients into food processor and pulse until smooth

Take the apples out of the oven, fill the middles with the pumpkin filling and return to the oven for an additional 30 min

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7 Responses to “3 Great Recipes for a Vegan Thanksgiving”

  1. Lola Reed November 6, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    Yummy, scrummy recipes- but not just for Thanksgiving please! Great to have on hand for autumn menus – really love the pumpkin pie baked apples!

  2. MARLA November 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Perfect looking for some healthy thanksgiving recipes! Soup is my fave to make. Can’t wait to try baking some apples. I’m inspired to start my menu and planning!

  3. Ninna November 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    I must admit I wasn’t sure I’d want a vegan thanksgiving, but after looking at your pictures and the recipes…I DO NOW!!!

  4. zennomad November 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Nice to see a post on mindful eating! So important to bring the right energy into our bodies! http://www.zennomad.ca

  5. Jamison Yeva November 7, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    WHOA! You seriously just gave us 3 awesome recipes! I am bookmarking this page! It’s almost midnight and now I am hungry haha 🙂 Thank you!

  6. Marinna Rose November 8, 2014 at 2:56 am #

    OMG…Love the quinoa bean and rosemary recipe!! I am always looking for different ways to eat quinoa! Can’t wait to try it!
    Thank you!!

  7. Mel November 12, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    looks delicious!

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