Yesterday was, as you all know, Thanksgiving. Traditionally here it´s mostly known as “Turkey Day”, and here are som fun facts about this: In 2013, more than 240.0 million turkeys were raised. More than 200 million were consumed in the United States. Estimated that 46 million of those turkeys were eaten at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.
I am lucky enough to have family here in New York, my aunt moved here 22 years ago so me and my roommate went up to Hudson Valley to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family. My aunt also turned vegan over a year ago. And yes, is the answer to the question you re thinking right now. We did not have turkey yesterday. And no, the meal was anything but boring!
When we arrived to their house, we started of with a little snack to go along with the prosecco. Homemade curry-rosemary nuts, sweet potato cakes topped with black bean salsa and vegan sour cream and cashew “cheddar cheese” with crackers. The flavors were exploding in my mouth and my tastebuds got a run for their money.
After a few hours of drinking and socializing, it was time for dinner. I was very curious on what she had made since I knew the main thing on the table would not be turkey.
Forbidden rice and delicata squash with chanterelle mushrooms
and pickled red onions over wild greens topped with harissa spiced pecans
Lentil Shepherd´s Pie of potatoes and turnip with maple roasted root vegetables
and roasted poblano cornbread stuffing with cranberries
Served with white fluffy bread
Vegan Chocolate and Pecan Pie
Safe to say, I dod not miss the turkey at all. How was your Thanksgiving? Did any of you have a meatless one?