1. Winter Squash Bowl, Bon Appetit // 2. Ginger and Citrus Cranberry Sauce, Beard & Bonnet // 3. Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots, Rikki Snyder // 4. Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad, Food & Wine // 5. Spicy Poblano Cornbread Stuffing, Love & Lemons // 6. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, Martha Stewart // 7. Mini Pumpkin Pies, Chelsea's Culinary Indulgence // 8. Rosemary and Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale, One Part Plant // 9. Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings, Oh My Veggies // 10. Vegan Healthy Herbed Mashed Potatoes, My Little City Food Garden
For this edition of '10 Great,' I decided to share ten seriously delicious recipes that I've discovered recently in my quest for new meat-free dishes to make for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I've been a vegetarian for 24 years now (wow do I feel old typing that), and for whatever reason, it always seems to be around Thanksgiving when I'm questioned about it. Usually I'm either asked what I eat if I don't eat turkey or if I eat 'tofu turkey' instead. The thing is, there is so much to eat at Thanksgiving dinner without having to eat either of them if you don't want to (no offense to those of you who like tofu turkeys, but I just can't get past the odd texture - I've tried). I am a huge fan of side dishes (give me a massive bowl of mashed potatoes and a big spoon and I'm in heaven), many of which are veggie, and there are lots of main dishes that can easily be made without meat as well. Also, there's dessert. I'll take an entire pumpkin pie along with that bowl of mashed potatoes, thank you very much.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish, vegetarian or otherwise? Can you suggest any yummy veggie recipes that I might want to try in addition to these? (*Please note that #6 calls for chicken broth; vegetable broth can be substituted.)