Friday Food (on a Thursday Holiday): Season Finale!

November 25th, 2010 1:34 pm by Kelly Garbato

Friday Food…on a Thursday, you ask? Yes, ma’am! I shall be too busy chowing down on frozen pizza and pie – not to mention catching up on The Walking Dead – to bother with a “real” post today. And it’s the veganmofo Friday Food Season Finale, at that. How exciting!

(Seriously, the husband and I are opting/lazing out of the traditional Tofurky and mashed potato feast this year. But feel free to visit ghosts of meals past, mkay? See, e.g., 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.)

Whether you choose to observe the holiday or not, may your Thanksgiving day be a gentle one, friends.

 

Feed the Turkeys ceremony at Animal Acres Thanksgiving!
They got pies, salad, and stuffed squash!
CC image via Flickr user prideandvegudice.
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Food, delicious food!

Caramel Apple Pie from Apryl Knight @ Vegan Etsy

Vegan Lemon Bars from I Eat Trees

Chocolate Chestnut Tart from The New Vegan Table

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips from Manifest Vegan

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers from Cooking at the Pacific Outpost

Cornbread Casserole, Dirty Dumpling Soup and Coconut Fudge from bite me, I’m vegan.

Smokey Maple BBQ Beans from Vegan Guinea Pig

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes from Sweet Treats and Vegan Eats

Hindbærsnitter from Seglare in Copenhagen

Lentil Walnut Pate Lettuce Wraps from thefrenchvegan

Garlic-Glazed Green Beans and Candied Sweet Potatoes from the vegan crew

Thousand Island Dressing from Our Veggie Kitchen

Sweet Potato Power Cookies from vegan cookbook critic

Garlic Mushrooms and Lentils from Vegging out in T-Town

Thyme Bread and Pizza Pretzels from tahinitoo

Green Risotto with Fresh Herbs from How Not To Be A Skinny Vegan

Vegan Coconut Macaroons from seitan is my motor

Caramel Pecan Cookies from Musings From The Fishbowl

Peanut Butter Kisses from megatarian

no-bake chocolate pumpkin pie from sweet beat and green bean (photo below)

Raw Pizza Crackers from christine cooks vegetarian

White Chocolate Matcha Truffles from veganbaking.net

Pierogies from Meg’s Cooking Addiction

Caramelised Pineapple Turnovers with Chamomile Soy Cream from vegalicious

… and, for the dog-kids …

Pumpkin Pie Muffins from It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life

 

Mmm, carbs.

Thanksgiving at Animal Acres! Stuffed “turkey” roast, mashed potatoes and gravy,
and sautéed veggies from One World Vegetarian.
CC image via Flickr user prideandvegudice.
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Bonus food!: Thanksgiving / Thanksliving / Tofurky Day / Save-a-Turkey Day ed.

Frugal Thanksgiving Recipes Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 from MELOMEALS: VEGAN FOR $3.33 A DAY

Thanksgiving Recipes from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu Ideas: Cornucopia of Recipes from Happy. Healthy. Life

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas from C’est La Vegan

The Tofurkey Day Countdown from Get Sconed!

Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Vegan Thanksgiving Suggestions for Americans from It Ain’t Meat, Babe

A Vegan Thanksgiving: The 2010 Version from The Veg Blog

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu Suggestions from I Eat Trees

What Vegans Eat, The US Holiday Way from Mylène @ My Face Is On Fire

Token Thanksgiving Post from The Token Vegan

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas from the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)

Holiday Recipes for Your Vegan Kitchen from WholeSoy

 

yummy yams, and tofu cashew loaf, and bbq tofu

yummy yams, and tofu cashew loaf, and bbq tofu
CC image via Flickr user massdistraction.

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Contests

Voting for the L4 GAY CAKE CONTEST is now open – from MONDAY 11/22 through SUNDAY 11/28, stop by Loony Louzilla Lovegood Letters and show some love for your favorite, kay?

The Raidoactive Vegan is giving away one copy of Vegan on the Cheap. The deadline to enter is Thursday, November 25 at 8 PM.

Vegging Out in T-Town is giving away a copy of Veganomicon. The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 28th @ 11:59 PM CST.

Manifest Vegan is giving away a rhino-print messenger bag by Saraparelle. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 26th @ midnight EST.

I Eat Trees is giving away a copy of Vegan Vittles. The deadline to enter is Saturday, November 27th @ 11 PM EST.

Molly @ It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life is giving away a copy of her book, also titled It’s A Vegan Dog’s Life. The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 28th.

Vegan Planet is giving away a copy of Party Vegan. The deadline to enter is Monday, November 29th at midnight.

Vegan Appetite of giving away a copy of 500 Vegan Recipes. The deadline to enter is early next week, when veganmofo wraps up.

A complete list of veganmofo giveaways is available @ the PPK forums.

 

no-bake chocolate pumpkin pie

no-bake chocolate pumpkin pie (recipe here)
CC image via Flickr user sweetbeatandgreenbean.
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Frugal Vegans

In Part II of the Barebones Vegan, chooseyourownfoodchain shows you what a barebones vegan pantry, fridge and freezer might look like – and also shares a few sources of free or cheap vegan food!

 

Thanksgiving Table

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving Table
CC image via Flickr user QuintanaRoo.
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Miscellaneous

First up, some festive holiday reading! (“Festive” from a grumpy vegan’s perspective, that is.)

* Thanksgiving without blinders… from Marla @ Vegan Feminist Agitator

* Thanksgiving Boycott from Laura @ Peace Chicken

* Walle’s Shadow from Marji @ Animal Rights & AntiOppression

* To My Friends at Thanksgiving from Mary @ Animal Person

* Thanksgiving and Tradition from Ryan @ The Veg Blog

* Rethinking Tradition from jenna @ LOVE

* “We Should All Be So Lucky” from Stephanie @ Animal Rights & AntiOppression

* A Tribute to Turkeys by Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns (UPC)

* Our Turkey Celebration at Catskill Animal Sanctuary by Kathy Stevens @ The Huffpo

* Why turkeys RULE! from Megan @ vegansaurus!

* Thanksgiving and Turkeys by Doris @ AnimalRights.About.com

And, should you find yourself needing an avenue of escape from your deer-slaughtering uncle or a break from that bacon-loving hipster doofus cousin-in-law of yours, take a copy of this awesome veganmofo crossword puzzle to your family holiday dinner. Five minutes of vegan trivia should scare even the most tenacious of meat-eaters away, no?

Finally, I know that August feels a long way off (’cause it is!), but if you plan on attending Vida Vegan Con, don’t delay – book your ticks by March 11 for Early Bird registration rates!

What’s Vida Vegan Con, you ask? Lucky mofo, have I got the press release for you!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2010

VIDA VEGAN CON: THE FIRST EVER VEGAN BLOGGER CONFERENCE

PORTLAND, OR — August 26-28, 2011. Vida Vegan Con will bring together vegan lifestyle bloggers from around the globe for a weekend of learning, mingling, and exploring led by the vegan community’s top talent.

University Place Hotel & Convention Center, of Portland State University, will act as base of operations as an estimated 200 vegan bloggers and professionals participate in workshops, panel discussions, and classes covering topics from food photography to activism, social networking to overcoming writer’s block. Speakers include The Post Punk Kitchen’s Isa Chandra Moskowitz, FatFree Vegan’s Susan Voisin, and Urban Vegan’s Dynise Balcavage.

Registration is open at VidaVeganCon.com/registration.

Vida Vegan LLC is an independent body formed by bloggers Janessa Philemon-Kerp of Epicurious Vegan, Jess Scone of Get Sconed!, and Michele Truty of Vegtastic Voyage.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Vida Vegan LLC
VidaVeganConference@gmail.com
503.395.8432
vidavegancon.com
@VidaVeganCon
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Love turkeys, don’t eat them!

For those of you who, like me, are not lucky enough to live near a vegan farmed animal sanctuary, here’s some shiny happy turkey-friendly Thanksgiving goodness, in bite-sized video form. Enjoy! (Preferably with your omnivorous family members.)

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s 5th annual “ThanksLiving” benefit banquet,
October 10, 2010. http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org
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Poplar Springs’ Thanksgiving for the Turkeys, 2009. http://www.animalsanctuary.org
(This video, filmed by Deb of Invisible Voices, focuses on piglets Izzy and Morty; a 2008 video from AFB offers a nice overview of the celebrations, but embedding is disabled.)
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Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys, 2006/2007. http://www.farmsanctuary.org
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Animal Acres’ Thanksgiving FOR the Turkeys, 2006. http://www.animalacres.org
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