I'm a big fan of which is a bold claim given that I've been thusfar too intimidated to try any of the recipes; though Anna is pledging to now the "What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat, Anyway?" blog. These guys are basically spectacular cooks, who decided to answer that constant dumb question in pictures. (Pictures that make it clear they're eating a lot better than we are in every conceivable sense.)
Here's some of their Thanksgiving wonderfulness.
And nobody has to get killed! (Or tortured.)
Oh, here's their menu for Thanksgiving 2011:
- Roasted Kabocha Squash
- Wild Rice Stuffing
- Apple Wood and Sage-Smoked Tofu Blocks stuffed with Sauteed Collard Greens
- Oyster Mushrooms
- Mushroom Gravy
- Braised Carrots
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Potatoes
- Knotted Dinner Rolls
- Bourbon-Orange Cranberry Compote
- Pumpkin Mousse with Whipped Cream
- Chocolate & Coconut Milk Ganache Tart with Sea Salt
Turkeys are naturally lively, intelligent, social, affectionate, and curious birds. This Thanksgiving, fifty million of them who, like other birds, enjoy no protections and are not included in the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act will be killed at age five months (their whole lives spent packed into dark airless sheds surrounded by their own waste) by a spinning blade that slits their throats while they hang by their feet, still totally conscious. (I'll spare you the video evidence of this, but here it is if you want it.) This week you face the choice of whether to cause one of those short terrible lives and horror-movie deaths; or whether to spare one.
Oh, and by no means least, eating a plant-based diet will help keep you from getting cancer or heart disease (our two biggest killers); and especially if you also cut out refined white carbs and sugar will make you thin. So there's that.