≡ Menu

Vegan Thanksgiving

TG Leftover Pizza 018b

I’ve been making a stuffed seitan roast for Thanksgiving every year for nearly 30 years, so naturally, I have to put a “spin” on it every so often.  Usually, I like to be creative with the leftovers, but it occurs to me that these so-called Thanksgiving leftovers would make great main events on the actual holiday.  So here’s a round-up of some of my favorite creations over the years, beginning with the Thanksgiving Pizza shown above.

Then there was this Thanksgiving “Pie” — a spin-off of the Almost One-Dish Thanksgiving Dinner from 1,000 Vegan Recipes which includes layers of seitan, tofu, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a puff pastry crust.


I’ve also transformed the various Thanksgiving dinner components into a tower — complete with green bean casserole on top and surrounded by a cranberry-enriched brown gravy:

Thanksgiving Tower 11-24-10 043b

One time I layered everything into a “cake” frosted with mashed potatoes:

TG Cake w slice IMG_0679

And another time I made T’day yuba-wrapped spring rolls:

Thanksgiving Spring Rolls 11-24-10 044a

Most often, however, our holiday meal looks like this:

TG Dinner Plate 2012 7101a

or like this:

Pastry-Wrapped Seitah Roulade

The infamous green bean casserole is usually present on my table.  Sometimes it looks like this:

TG Grn Bn Cass 2012 029a

But I’ve been known to serve a “deconstructed” version as well:

Decon Green Bean Cass 11-14-11 003a

And don’t forget dessert:

Pumpkin Cheesecake drizzle 1c

I hope this post gives you some “food for thought” to make this a delicious and compassionate Thanksgiving!


{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Spécialiste de l'éphémère November 20, 2015, 5:17 pm


    • Robin November 20, 2015, 9:24 pm

      Thank you!

  • Julie Workman November 20, 2015, 6:03 pm

    You know, it just keeps getting better! So much food! So many choices!

    Thank you Robin for everything!

    • Robin November 20, 2015, 9:23 pm

      Thanks, Julie. You’re right — the variety of great vegan food is amazing!

  • Susan November 20, 2015, 7:01 pm

    So many great, creative ideas! Of course I don’t do thanksgiving being that I live in Australia, but if I was ever in America for this time I’d want to be at your place!

    • Robin November 20, 2015, 9:21 pm

      Thanks Susan. You’re welcome to join us for Thanksgiving anytime! (I know Gary would love it!) 🙂

  • kat January 27, 2016, 9:53 pm

    where are the recipes?

Leave a Comment