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Thanksgiving Desserts + 1,000 Vegan Recipes Cookbook “Thanks-Giveaway”!

For most of last week’s Thanksgiving posts, the subjects were savory.  Today we get to the important stuff: dessert!

One of the great thing about traditional Thanksgiving desserts is that they are easy to veganize and they can be a wonderful way to introduce omnis to the wonders of vegan food.

The problem at my house is limiting the holiday dessert to just one, especially since we all have our favorites.  Jon loves apple pie, I’m crazy for pumpkin cheesecake, and I heard a rumor that one of our guests this year is craving pecan pie.

If I have time, I may end up doing mini-versions of each so that I can serve a variety.  We may just want to skip dinner and go right to dessert.  The Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cranberry Drizzle and the Pecan Pie are just two of the recipes that can be found in my book, 1,000 Vegan Recipes.  Here’s the pecan pie recipe in case you don’t have it handy:

Pecan Pie
This super-rich, nutty pie needs no embellishment, but adding a scoop of vanilla is hard to resist.  To save time, you can substitute a ready-made vegan pie shell instead of making it from scratch. This recipe is from 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson.

For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegan margarine, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons cold water
For the filling:
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup plus 1/4 cup water, divided
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegan margarine
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups pecan halves or pieces

For the crust: Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Place the flour and salt in a food processor and pulse to combine.  Add the margarine and process until crumbly.  Add enough of the water to form a soft dough.  Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and fit the dough into a pie plate.  Trim the dough and flute the edges. Prick holes in bottom of dough with a fork.  Bake until golden, about 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.  Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.

For the filling:  In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and the 1/4 cup water and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining 3/4 cup water, maple syrup, and brown sugar, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 5 minutes then stir in the salt and the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring until the mixture thickens and becomes shiny. Remove from the heat and add the margarine and vanilla, stirring to melt the margarine.  Add the pecans, stirring to coat. Pour the pecan mixture into the prebaked crust, spreading evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on a rack for about 1 hour, then refrigerate until chilled.

 
THANKS-GIVEAWAY: To celebrate Thanksgiving and share the bounty of vegan recipes in my ultimate vegan cookbook, I’ve having a Cookbook Giveaway this week for a chance to win a copy of 1,000 Vegan Recipes.

To enter: just leave a comment at the end of this post — you can leave any comment you like, from your favorite Thanksgiving dessert to what you are thankful for this year.  A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 11/25 at midnight and announced on Monday 11/26.  Even if you have a copy of 1,000 Vegan Recipes, you should enter.  It makes a great gift — or even a great prop: just hold it up whenever anyone asks “what’s left to eat if you don’t eat meat and dairy?”

For a second chance to win (and also to help spread the word) link to this giveaway on your own blog, or on Facebook, and/or Twitter, and then leave a second comment here.

Enter now!!   Good luck!

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  • Birgit Davis November 19, 2012, 10:19 am

    1000 Vegan recipes is my favorite go to cook book, I can always find something amazing with ingredients I already have in my pantry/fridge. Shout out to the beet salad, family favorite.

  • Lisa November 19, 2012, 10:23 am

    I am thankful for so much this year, my health, is back, my son’s NF is at bay for now, and My new job… and my passions….

  • Diana November 19, 2012, 10:25 am

    I love this book and need a new one because mine is in pieces from over use. I made the pumpkin cheesecake with cranberry drizzle one year for Christmas and it was a hit!

  • Mylène November 19, 2012, 10:27 am

    I would love to have a copy of this so that I could indulge myself as well as review it for my blog.

    Favourite Thanksgiving-like dessert? Definitely a vegan version of my grandmother’s Québecois sugar pie.

  • Kristin Troska November 19, 2012, 10:28 am

    Fingers Crossed. I don’t have this one yet. I am thankful for Family, Friends, and Finius, Hubbard, and Shamrock Kitties! Thanks Robin. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  • Vikki November 19, 2012, 10:28 am

    I just bought Fresh From the Vegan Slow Cooker and it has quickly become my favorite cookbook.

  • Mylène November 19, 2012, 10:32 am

    I shared this in my Facebook cooking group, Vegan Cooking from Around the World (http://www.facebook.com/groups/VCFATW/).

  • Jonathan Shanes November 19, 2012, 10:39 am

    I am thankful that I met you. In just a year I have learned a great deal and have enjoyed working with you.

  • Mairead November 19, 2012, 10:40 am

    This may be the only cookbook of yours that I don’t have—but would be very thankful to!
    Dessert wise, for thanksgiving pumpkin pie has got to win out! But in general, I can never refuse a chocolate cake! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your readers!

  • Kim Y November 19, 2012, 10:40 am

    1000 vegan recipes will be a wonderful addition to my collection of your books! :)

  • Michelle W November 19, 2012, 10:42 am

    My favorite thanksgiving food are the desserts! (especially the pumpkin pies, sweet potato pies and pecan, yum!) Sharing this on my FB Wall, too!

  • Shannon November 19, 2012, 10:43 am

    I’m excited for my first vegan Thanksgiving!

  • Rainn Kenyon November 19, 2012, 10:54 am

    I’m thankful that the accident that put me in a wheelchair didn’t kill me, and that I have such a wonderful service dog. I’m thankful for the son who became my caregiver, and makes such wonderful vegan meals for us, and the Church ministry that learned to make vegan meals so they ccould provide meals for us twice a week. Those lovely women had no idea about “vegan” and have done a lovely job with love.

  • Celia Arnaud November 19, 2012, 11:01 am

    I just used 1,000 Vegan Recipes to make a quinoa salad for a church potluck. It’s my go-to cookbook.

  • Andrea Dodd November 19, 2012, 11:03 am

    I would be very thankful for a free copy of your book! :)

  • Livvie November 19, 2012, 11:07 am

    I think that would be a really cool idea as a prop.

    “What do you eat if you don’t eat animal?”
    *Hold up 1000 Vegan Recipes* Choose! :D

    I’d have to say (other than the obvious, health, freedom, etc), that veganism/plant-based eating has really started to take off. Everyone is becoming vegetarian (and most vegetarians are taking that step to become vegans). It’s becoming so mainstream now, Ellen’s a big voice for the vegan movement, veganism is popping in on the “Food Network” (Chloe/Doron on Cupcake wars, yay for them!), now we just need to have full shows! And You Robin, just every year you come out with fantastic books! You’d think after 1000 (and all your others!) you’d be stumped, but you just keep showing the world, we can eat fantastically without having to cause animals suffering.

    And now. Let’s talk about that pie….

  • Nadia November 19, 2012, 11:12 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is apple pie or New York style cheesecake. Great giveaway!

  • Amy November 19, 2012, 11:20 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Good old fashioned pecan pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert. However, I’ve never found one that sets up the gel in the pie like my Mom used to make. I should try yours!

  • Simona November 19, 2012, 11:21 am

    I’m thankful for a great decision i’ve made this year – going vegan!

  • Simona November 19, 2012, 11:22 am

    Retweeted your giveaway on twitter!

  • Jeanne E November 19, 2012, 11:23 am

    my favorite is a desert with pumpkin… yummmm

  • Amanda November 19, 2012, 11:28 am

    I am thankful for my wonderful family, I would not be here or be able to do anything without them! Their constant love and support have gotten me through the toughest of time and also have helped me enjoy the best of times. Family truly is a blessing and I am not just thankful for them today but every day of the year! Happy Thanksgiving and hope that everyone has a ‘family’ (whatever the form or shape) to be thankful for and spend time with like I do! <3

    Linking to my Twitter (@Mandoo322) and also my FB.

  • shoshana kleiman November 19, 2012, 11:42 am

    I’m thankful that I live in Jerusalem, even with the falling rockets.

  • Kim K. November 19, 2012, 11:53 am

    I’m thankful for puppy snuggles :) Happy thanksgiving, everyone!

  • Rebecca November 19, 2012, 12:09 pm

    my favorite dessert is pecan pie!

  • Peggy Moniz November 19, 2012, 12:14 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is your Pumpkin Cheesecake! My husband votes for a Pumpkin Pie. You and your books are two of the things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. Right after my wonderful husband, my dogs, my old friends. I think of you as one of those old friends! Many thanks!!

  • Nancy November 19, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Vegan dessert this year for Thanksgiving Day is organic Apple Crisp – YUM! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – a day of quiet reflection on our many, many blessings. Gratitude should color every day of life.

  • Cassandra G. November 19, 2012, 12:18 pm

    This year, I am thankful for a new job, my family, and good vegan food! :)

  • Cassandra G. November 19, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Linked up on FB!

  • DebbieKL November 19, 2012, 12:25 pm

    Yum! I made a vegan pumpkin pie recently with ingredients on hand. Our Food Processor broke during it, so it was a bit chunky. :)

  • Laurie November 19, 2012, 12:29 pm

    I’m so glad I finally came to your website! Your slow cooker book has been a staple in our house for years. Thanks!

  • Erin November 19, 2012, 12:38 pm

    Thank you so much for your generous giveaway. This book has been on my wishlist for a while.

  • Christopher November 19, 2012, 12:43 pm

    I would be extraordinarily thankful if someone could provide me with a vegan green bean casserole recipe that tastes awesome and doesn’t have a totally weird texture. (Also, I’d love to win the book. ;))

  • Jaimie November 19, 2012, 1:02 pm

    I love Vegan food, the more I eat the more balanced I feel.

  • Anjie Pham November 19, 2012, 1:11 pm

    I bought your “VEGAN: FIRE & SPICE” cookbook from PETA when I first went v*gan and have turned to it for ideas & inspirations often over the years. One of my faves is the “Brown Rice & Bean Salad in Cumin Dressing” which I used to demonstrate how simple yet delicious & healthy vegan food can be at our local 4-H group here in Honolulu. The video has been seen more than 1500 times on YouTube since January. Mahalo nui loa, Robin, for all your wonderful vegan recipes!

  • Charlotte November 19, 2012, 1:29 pm

    I love Robin’s cookbooks! This one is on my wish list too.

  • Sandra Lee Childs November 19, 2012, 1:38 pm

    I would love to have “1000 Vegan Recipes”! My husband and our 2 vegan Pittie Princesses have loved every one of Robin’s recipes that I’ve prepared for us.

  • Carolyn November 19, 2012, 2:05 pm

    I need to add 1,000 Vegan Recipes to my RR cookbook collection! In the meantime, I’m looking forward to some good slow cooker recipes from the latest which is already on my shelf! Sending Thanksgiving kisses to the kitties–Gary, Mitzki, and Peanut!

  • Lindsay November 19, 2012, 2:16 pm

    I love chocolate pumpkin pie!

  • Libby M November 19, 2012, 2:42 pm

    Two lay pumpkin cheezecake, all the way :)

  • Katie November 19, 2012, 2:51 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie with a pecan crust. So good!

  • Rushi November 19, 2012, 2:51 pm

    I love apple pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  • Anna Murphy November 19, 2012, 3:16 pm

    I’m thankful for pinterest recipes, blogs like yours and (hopefully) this cook book, so that I can enjoy the holiday seasons healthily and vegan style!

  • Karmalily November 19, 2012, 3:22 pm

    I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving this year, despite not spending it with family. I’m hosting a vegan potluck at my house. :)

  • Mary L. November 19, 2012, 4:02 pm

    I’m grateful for a vegan family so there’s none of the “where do you get your protein” problems around the Thanksgiving dinner table. :-)

  • Toya Pratt November 19, 2012, 4:11 pm

    I am thankful for the support and love my family and friends have provided during my 4 years of medical school. I will soon graduate in May and could not imagine getting through medical school without them!

  • Daria November 19, 2012, 5:04 pm

    I am thankful for a healthy, loving family for whom I get to cook Thanksgiving dinner.

    This cookbook could help me make their diet even more healthy ;-)

  • Jessie November 19, 2012, 5:22 pm

    I am very thankful for my family. :)

  • Jasmine November 19, 2012, 5:27 pm

    When it comes to dessert, you can’t go wrong with apple pie, but pumpkin pie will also do.

  • Kim November 19, 2012, 6:39 pm

    Would love to win this book! It is one of yours I don’t own and I would really like to have it. I am thankful for many, many things. My husband, my daughters, my dogs, my extended family and friends! Too many blessings to list!

  • Lakshmi November 19, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Apple pie or apple crumble are my favorites. Now I am making myself hungry.

  • Courtney November 19, 2012, 7:23 pm

    Yay–I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Courtney

  • Michaelyn C. November 19, 2012, 7:32 pm

    I am so very thankful for the WONDERFUL summer we had here in Oregon this year. Beautiful, sunny weather for months on end really beats the rain and the seasonal blues. I got to do so much camping, hiking, biking, and general exploration… made my year.

  • Jessica C. November 19, 2012, 7:44 pm

    I am still deciding on what dessert to make for Thursday. I will probably end up making two. I would love to try this Pecan Pie!!!

  • moonsword November 19, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Lemon Blueberry Almond Tart is my favorite T-day dessert. Cheers!

  • Beth November 19, 2012, 7:49 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is vegan pumpkin pie! Yum!! :)

  • katy November 19, 2012, 8:08 pm

    My favorite thanksgiving dessert is what I call “cape cod cookies,” white chocolate chip, cranberry and macadamia nut cookies.

  • Keri November 19, 2012, 8:17 pm

    I am very excited by all of the great vegan recipes that don’t involve store bought processed food.

  • April November 19, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • Phill November 19, 2012, 8:33 pm

    I am thankful for my health and the ability to eat in a manner that will maintain it!

  • Jessica Eagle November 19, 2012, 8:36 pm

    I am very thankful for your contest and that opportunity to win a free copy of a wonderful cookbook!

  • Pam November 19, 2012, 8:44 pm

    Pumpkin cheesecake, be still my heart!

  • Cynthia Rose November 19, 2012, 8:45 pm

    I would be thrilled to win 1,000 Vegan Recipes. I have had my eye on this book for a while. I purchased Vegan Planet and have it enjoyed those recipes. The slow cooker Vegan looks good as well. Those 2 pies look fantastic. When one looks at them and how delicious they look, it is amazing they have no dairy, eggs, etc. I posted on Facebook as well.

  • Mable Rose November 19, 2012, 8:50 pm

    The Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cranberry Drizzle and the Pecan Pie look delicious, and I would like to make these recipes. In the past several months, I have checked out some of your books from the library as well as other books on becoming Vegan. It is exciting and encouraging to find all these great recipes that do not require dairy etc. When one decides to eat the Vegan lifestyle, one realizes the huge abundance of variety awaiting them in healthy, whole foods. I hope I win your 1,000 recipes because I have had my eye on this book. I need to cook a vegan breakfast casserole for my bible study in a few weeks. I don’t think they will miss the meat and dairy if I find the right recipe. I am thankful for all the recipes you have provided and for all the love.

  • Janel M. November 19, 2012, 8:52 pm

    I ‘m happy this year to be seeing my mom (who I haven’t seen in 1 1/2 years), and my uncle who I haven’t seen in 15 years!

  • Janel M. November 19, 2012, 8:52 pm
  • Cecily November 19, 2012, 10:00 pm

    Can’t go wrong with an apple pie, and so easily vegan too!

  • karyn h November 19, 2012, 10:27 pm

    This is my 1st Thanksgiving without my Mom. I am so thankful for the many happy memories and all the love she gave to me. Mom LOVED Thanksgiving, not the cooking, but the family being together and the eating.
    Thursday, on Thanksgiving, I will celebrate for Mom.

  • Wendy November 19, 2012, 10:42 pm

    I would love love love to win this copy of your book. Our entire family has been transitioning to the vegan diet, and we’re finally there. Love your books as a resource for this journey!

  • Kristen N. November 19, 2012, 11:35 pm

    I can’t wait to make my first vegan pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving!

  • radioactivegan November 19, 2012, 11:53 pm

    I have this book already – but since I know how awesome it is, I’d love to have a copy to giveaway for Christmas! Somehow I’ve missed the pumpkin cheesecake recipe – I’ll definitely be trying that this year.

  • Rochelle November 20, 2012, 12:48 am

    I am thankful for my new husband and my wonderful son!

  • Rochelle November 20, 2012, 12:51 am

    I tweeted about the contest!

  • Chrissie November 20, 2012, 3:22 am

    I’m making vegan pumpkin pie for the first time this Thanksgiving.

  • Cathy November 20, 2012, 6:13 am

    I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family. I am also thankful for my daughter for introducing me to the vegan lifestyle. Last, but not least, I am thankful for you for giving us such a wonderful blog full of information, beautiful photos, and inspirations.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • Jess November 20, 2012, 6:50 am

    I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful that my mother is going to give one month to being vegan. I am also thankful that my family has no converted to a vegan friendly Thanksgiving, someday I hope it will be fully. And I love chocolate pie and can’t wait to have some!!
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

  • Jess November 20, 2012, 6:52 am

    I also tweeted to share the giveaway!

  • Christine Cook November 20, 2012, 7:01 am

    I am grateful for the friends who shared an early vegan thanksgiving dinner with over the weekend. They are not vegan and didn’t know what to expect. They arrived curious and with open-minds. The left with satisfied bellies and a positive view of vegan food. It was a good experience for all!

  • Bonnie November 20, 2012, 7:42 am

    Thank you for the yummy information and have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

  • Lauren November 20, 2012, 8:25 am

    I am thankful for my family and our health. I’m also thankful for the creativity that comes from being vegan. I’m excited about “veganizing” my old pre-vegan Southern cornbread dressing. I rarely make recipes over and over so I would LOVE to have 1000 more to try!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • Lauren November 20, 2012, 8:27 am

    I also retweeted the notice of the giveaway!

  • Peggy Stermer-Cox November 20, 2012, 8:35 am

    Hi Robin, Your deserts look wonderful! The pumpkin cheesecake looks particularly enticing. For our Thanksgiving, I’m thinking of baking your Great Northern Apple Cake. Not traditional Thanksgiving, but I think the apples give it the fall flavor.

  • Thomas Bruno November 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    I have a lot to be thankful for: First, meeting my wife in 1968. Secondly, when the both of us went forward together in 1974, to accept Jesus as Lord and savior, and when we both became vegans, on June 17, 2012, after having watched, “Forks Over Knives.” Happy Thanksgiving to Robin and everyone. Tommy and Patti Bruno

  • Kathy November 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    I am thankful for my wonderful family. I am thankful that my family is healthy and we have a home over to live in.

  • Gail November 20, 2012, 8:57 am

    Your recipes are so appealing!

  • Kathy November 20, 2012, 8:58 am
  • Karen November 20, 2012, 9:33 am

    I have a copy but would love one for my newly vegetarian niece! I am thankful for all 5 of my kitties!

  • Sharen Sammons November 20, 2012, 9:42 am

    I have never been a big dessert person except that I love brownies and cheesecake. The picture of the pumpkin cheesecake on this post looks scrumptious!

  • Marilyne November 20, 2012, 9:59 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is chocolate cake! I can’t resist :D
    I would looove to win one of your book!

  • Chris November 20, 2012, 10:38 am

    I like pumpkin pie!

  • Betty A. November 20, 2012, 12:11 pm

    One of our favorite Thanksgiving desserts has been a Cranberry-Apple Pie which combines two of the seasons stellar fruits. Your Pecan Pie looks so good that we may have to try that this year!

  • KimmK November 20, 2012, 12:33 pm

    I am thankful for my absolute sweetheart of a son. He brings joy to me every day.

  • Laurie Beattie November 20, 2012, 1:22 pm

    I would be so thankful to win this book!

  • Tracey November 20, 2012, 1:27 pm

    I’ve been searching everywhere for a vegan pecan pie recipe.

  • Jenni Smith November 20, 2012, 1:31 pm

    Those pies look amazing. We just moved into a very small space, and I had to put most of my cookbooks in storage. I only took 10 books with me, and Vegan on The Cheap was one that came with me. :)

  • Martha November 20, 2012, 1:54 pm

    Wow! Those pies look so good! And since I am new to world of vegan food (my naturopath has me going vegan) I would love to have the cookbook.

  • Georgette November 20, 2012, 2:25 pm

    Vegan pumpkin pie is The best tasting pie ever. I just made a Pecan Pie the first time in my life and it was vegan of course, but it was awesome! I have never enjoyed food until I became vegan.

  • Deborah Saas November 20, 2012, 2:36 pm

    Oh my, if the Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe featured here is any indication of what the 1,000 Vegan Recipes cookbook contains, I’ve got I have a copy! And I mean right now!

  • Deborah Saas November 20, 2012, 2:38 pm

    Oh, and I just posted this to Facebook, too!

  • AmyG November 20, 2012, 3:07 pm

    love, love, love to everyone

  • Ashley November 20, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Ahh! I want this so bad! Fingers crossed :)

  • Ashley November 20, 2012, 4:00 pm

    I tweeted!

  • Carolyn November 20, 2012, 4:10 pm

    1,000 Vegan Recipes is already on my wish list on Amazon because I’ve wanted it for a while now. I’m thankful for so many things, but one that stands out right now is the fact that my wonderful husband has embraced my vegan diet and praises everything I cook for our family. He has been incredibly supportive and encouraging. I have friends whose husbands thwart and sabbotage their attempts to eat a healthy diet, and it just makes me more thankful for my awesome husband!

  • Carolyn November 20, 2012, 4:11 pm

    I posted on facebook!

  • gail November 20, 2012, 4:17 pm

    thanks for this giveaway!

  • Jane guda November 20, 2012, 4:46 pm

    I collect your cookbooks, not only because they”re good for us but because they taste good!

  • Melissa November 20, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I have purchased only a couple of vegan cookbooks (including Vegan on the Cheap) since becoming a vegan 1.5 years ago so I’d really love this cookbook!

  • Lorraine November 20, 2012, 8:35 pm

    I am thankful for my health & my family.

  • Mary November 20, 2012, 9:22 pm

    Mylene, I joined your group!

  • Ben November 21, 2012, 9:13 am

    I found a recipe for a pumpkin beer pie that I’m hoping to “veganize” for this Thanksgiving :)

  • Heather November 21, 2012, 9:48 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  • Paula November 21, 2012, 10:22 am

    I am thankful for my health & my family.

  • Paula November 21, 2012, 10:27 am

    I tweeted about your cookbook giveaway! https://twitter.com/msmollygirl/status/271273032914448385

  • Ashley H (@SouthnPurpleVeg) November 21, 2012, 11:34 am

    I’m thankful for getting a new job after being unemployed for a year.

  • Susanne Carpenter November 21, 2012, 2:14 pm

    I am thankful that there are a lot of people who believe we can be healthy and have compassion for animals at the same time.

  • Elaine Woods-Martinez November 21, 2012, 4:10 pm

    I love apple pie because the smell of it baking reminds me most of my Mom. I am most grateful for her & the unconditional love she provides. Through her example I learned both to give & receives all the joys of life. I am most thankful for this gift that continues to give to all, humann & animal alike. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Kelly C November 21, 2012, 4:10 pm

    Your cookbooks are da best !

  • Pamela Amri November 21, 2012, 5:04 pm

    This year, I am thankful for you and your cookbooks! Keep up the great work.

  • Ilene November 21, 2012, 8:16 pm

    I’d love to win this cookbook. I’ve been cooking from your new Slow Cooker cookbook and already have a few favorites. Hubby (not vegan) asked for the tortilla soup today. Yum!

  • Rainn Kenyon November 21, 2012, 8:56 pm

    I’m thankful that I get to live a vegan life, and that I get to have a vegan Thanksgiving.

  • EMC November 21, 2012, 9:16 pm

    So many things to be thankful for… Most particularly my family. I’m so thankful that my wonderful husband has come home safely from his latest deployment; thankful that my step-daughter generally doesn’t talk back in the least; thankful for my amazing parents who have and continue to do so much for me/us; thankful for my brother, who has become one of my best friends…

  • Jennifer K November 21, 2012, 9:27 pm

    I am thankful for the great strides that veg*nism has made each and every year, resulting in more options for us outside the home. While I doubt the whole world will change, it’s comforting to see the small changes happening around us. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • Jennifer K November 21, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Hi Robin,
    I linked your contest on my Facebook, added you as a friend so you may see :-)

  • Susan Fresia November 21, 2012, 9:36 pm

    I am thankful for the loved ones in my life even when they drive me crazy. Also I’m thankful forthe great blogs I’ve discovered and the people on them that I met this year. It’s been great!

  • Jacqui Pappas November 21, 2012, 9:37 pm

    I’m thankful for my omni husband who supports my eating choices ( and willing to try some of my meals!).

  • Laurie November 22, 2012, 6:03 am

    Having another thousand recipes at my arsenal would be fantastic. Thanks for the great giveaway. Have a good Thanksgiving!

  • Valerie Hartzer November 22, 2012, 5:40 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is my no bake pumpkin cheesecake which I am trying to veganize this year. I hope it came out ok.

  • Jennifer November 22, 2012, 5:59 pm

    I am thankful for so many things. Most importantly that I have my health, a roof over my head, and enough money to buy food. We often forget how many people there are who are homeless or don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We should never take these things for granted!

    And thank YOU for the giveaway!

  • M. Grey November 23, 2012, 10:31 am

    Pecan pie? There is a vegan version of pecan pie?!!! *dies happy*

    I’m grateful for fabulous, cruelty-free food!

  • Winnie November 23, 2012, 10:50 am

    That pie looks amazing.

  • Crystal Gable November 23, 2012, 11:04 am

    I’m so thankful for health and happiness, wonderful friends and great food blogs!

  • carole November 23, 2012, 11:31 am

    I am so thankful for my family and the time I get to spend with them.

  • JenB November 23, 2012, 12:39 pm

    Thankful that I was called-off from my OT shift at the hospital last night. I was able to stay for dessert and enjoy pumpkin pie! Thanks for the giveaway

  • JenB November 23, 2012, 12:41 pm
  • Karen Lyles November 23, 2012, 12:49 pm

    I’ve been mining recipes from your blog. A cookbook would be awesome!

  • Danielle November 23, 2012, 4:56 pm

    I’m excited to try a new stuffing recipe this year and I’m thankful to share a vegan meal with my non-vegan family!

  • Kathi Sandler November 23, 2012, 5:49 pm

    I am thankful for my family and my wonderful husband.
    AND the opportunity to win more recipes to help with my healthy quest!

  • Audrey November 23, 2012, 7:49 pm

    Pecan pie is one of my favorites!

  • Shelly November 23, 2012, 8:30 pm

    I’am thankful for having the support and the resources of cookbooks, blogs and websites like yours and many others. It has been the single best source of support and assistance in enhancing my vegan way of life. Thank you……..:)

  • Elaine November 23, 2012, 9:22 pm

    I have and love “The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook” and “Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker” and would love to add this one to my collection. The “Slow-Cooker” is my favorite cookbook for the winter months and one reason I look forward to them!

  • Elaine Grow November 23, 2012, 9:37 pm

    I shared the post on your FB page, couldn’t figure out how to send a friend request so I could post this in the comments, but did subscribe.

  • Sheilah November 23, 2012, 10:33 pm

    Thank you for all the wonderful posts and recipes.

  • lori November 23, 2012, 11:12 pm

    My mouth is watering after discovering that Robin Robertson has written more books besides Vegan Planet (which I borrowed from the library last week.) Now on to 1000 Vegan Recipes and Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker! I am new to vegan cooking and as a nurse practitioner I intend to teach more people the how’s and why’s of becoming vegan too. I am so glad I discovered you, Robin.

  • Jen E November 24, 2012, 2:40 am

    I never had pecan pie this looks soooo good!

  • Pat C November 24, 2012, 10:26 am

    This was my first vegan Thanksgiving – Tofurky, roasted vegetables and fresh fruit!

  • vivian November 24, 2012, 11:03 am

    Hi Robin,
    Thanks so much for all your delicious recipes. One of my standbys for Thanksgiving is my raw cranberry relish. In blender, add one bag of cranberries with a peeled and seeded orange and maple syrup to taste – and blend away. So Delicious!

  • Enola Kneževi? November 24, 2012, 12:52 pm

    I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but I love pumpkin pie.

  • Kelly Garbato November 24, 2012, 2:18 pm

    This would make a great gift for my mom, who’s trying to transition to a vegan diet!

  • wendy November 24, 2012, 3:33 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving food is sweet potatoes..in pie form or baked alone.

  • natalie November 24, 2012, 9:34 pm

    I am thankful for my 2 cats and for your slowcooker cookbook!

  • bookwormbethie November 24, 2012, 9:35 pm

    fave thanksgiving day dessert….. i’m old school, so i love pumpkin pie.

  • Cathy Robinson November 25, 2012, 12:25 am

    This was my first Thanksgiving as a vegan. I still have a lot to learn, but it was was a great start.

  • Joann @ Woman in Real Life November 25, 2012, 8:37 am

    I am thankful for your wonderful books! :

  • Meredith November 25, 2012, 11:32 am

    I’m thankful for my very gracious friend who is passing her slow cooker on to me so I can buy your new slow cooker book and enjoy your delicious recipes!

  • Alex November 25, 2012, 1:14 pm

    I’m thankful for my sister

  • Susan November 25, 2012, 2:40 pm

    I’m thankful for the chance to change my cooking and eating habits without leaving out flavor!

  • Jessica November 25, 2012, 4:43 pm

    I’ve been a vegan for a long time, but I’ve never had a cookbook. I’m thankful for being lucky in the kitchen, despite my lack of direction–but I’d love to finally have a wonderful cookbook for new ideas.

    For our Thanksgiving I made a delicious vegan gravy, and it was even the meat-eaters’ favorite element. I love being able to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

  • Darvey November 25, 2012, 4:55 pm

    I’m thankful for a great group of friends who came together for our thanksgiving away from home, as well as a wonderful girlfriend who links me to awesome recipes (and contests!).

  • Stephanie in NC November 25, 2012, 5:10 pm

    I love pecan pie!

  • Mairead November 25, 2012, 5:12 pm

    This is definitely on wish list! :)

  • Christina November 25, 2012, 5:13 pm

    What a generous offering! Thank you, Robin.

    This year, though I was away from home and from my family, I was blessed enough to get to celebrate two Thanksgivings: I celebrated the Canadian one in October, as I am Canadian, and, because I work with Americans in Italy, we celebrated American Thanksgiving just last week. How special to have been a part of two celebrations of gratitude—not to mention being in the company of individuals who, despite not being vegan themselves, went out of their way to make vegan food for me. What a delight!

  • Asia November 25, 2012, 5:19 pm

    I love pumpkin pie, but I need to try that pecan pie recipe!

  • Dawn (Vegan Fazool) November 25, 2012, 5:20 pm

    Who doesn’t need 1,000 more vegan recipes to be thankful for? Yes, please! XOXO

  • Karine November 25, 2012, 5:38 pm

    I’m thankful for my yearly pumpkin pie :)

  • Karine November 25, 2012, 5:39 pm

    I just shared the contest on my facebook page :)

  • Dinie November 25, 2012, 5:51 pm

    Just love your cookbooks! I recently purchased Vegan on the Cheap and am excited about trying to make seitan from scratch. Thanks for so many wonderful ideas for creating tasty meals that are easy on the budget, too. 1,000 Vegan Recipes would be a wonderful addition to my library!

  • Johanna Sweeney November 25, 2012, 5:59 pm

    I am greatful for so much this year, especially my 72 lb weight loss with a 100% plant strong diet! I have several of your books to help me along with my diet, but not this book. I would love to win it!

  • Rebecca Sawyer November 25, 2012, 6:09 pm

    My favorite vegan Thanksgiving meal this year was the hashbrown casserole! So good!

  • Rebecca Sawyer November 25, 2012, 6:15 pm

    Shared on FB!

  • Lorri November 25, 2012, 6:46 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook. I have heard so much about and am very curious. I have also heard that its easy to make McDougall friendly which is important to me.

  • Lisa November 25, 2012, 7:18 pm

    MY favorite holiday item is pumpkin pie

  • Tracy November 25, 2012, 7:28 pm

    Very thankful to have found your cookbooks. The Moroccan pumpkin soup was a hit at thanksgiving this year!!

  • Lisa November 25, 2012, 8:03 pm

    Though I’ve been vegan for about 7 years now, I’ve never eaten a Tofurkey. While my homemade main dishes have always been excellent, I do wonder what the classic vegetarian dish tastes like. It’s a combination of soy and gluten, right?

  • Jennifer November 25, 2012, 8:42 pm

    Made the stuffed buttercup squash recipe from Party Vegan for Thanksgiving…love your recipes RR!

  • Dina Payne November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm

    I love your recipes! I am so glad that I found your website!
    I became a vegan in July of this year and I am always looking for
    great dishes to make. I would love to win your cookbook. Thanks
    for the opportunity to enter.

  • Lavern Sepulveda November 25, 2012, 9:34 pm

    I am thankful for finding this website with so many wonderful recipes and information. Would love to win the cookbook so I can share great vegan dishes with family and friends.

  • Melissa R November 25, 2012, 10:26 pm

    I am thankful for my amazing 17 year old son who is choosing not to eat animals like his Mom. I have been trying out your great slow cooker recipes and they are delicious! Would love another of your vegan cookbooks.

  • Deborah Dunnell November 3, 2013, 4:43 pm

    New to this way of eating. Replacing my cookbooks with healthier books. this would be a great addition.

  • Colleen S November 5, 2013, 10:31 pm

    I would love ur cookbook. The recipes look yummy. I’m always challenged with cooking something that’s vegan. I switched to a vegan diet for health and all hints and info help…..ALOT!

  • Kerry White November 22, 2013, 10:15 am

    Thank you so much for the pecan pie recipe, can’t wait to make it and try some of your others.

    • Robin November 22, 2013, 11:36 am

      You’re most welcome, Kerry!

  • Linda November 26, 2013, 7:43 pm

    Just learning about being vegan. This makes it fun!

  • Doris Scharwath November 24, 2014, 7:55 pm

    I am trying to learn good recipes for my son and daughter-in-law. Everyone comes over for Sunday dinner but they have to bring their own food. As a mother I feel bad about this. So am going to try some great vegan recipes from here for Thanksgiving!!!!

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