Archive | November, 2009
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

After about four different Thanksgiving celebrations stretched over two weeks, I think I can official say that I’m over it.  Although I bet if you give me about a week I’ll probably be ready for more! On the actual holiday we had about eight friends over, and I ended up serving green bean casserole (and [...]

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Yesterday I said sweet potato casserole might be my favorite Thanksgiving side, but mashed potatoes give it a run for its money.  I know they seem too simple to do a post about, but I love them so much that I just can’t help myself. We don’t save them just for the holidays either.  Both [...]

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SusanV’s Sweet Potato Casserole

SusanV’s Sweet Potato Casserole

What you’re looking at might be my favorite Thanksgiving side.  I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love this sweet potato casserole.  I found the recipe last year on the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen blog and asked my friend Laurel to bring it to our vegan Thanksgiving.  She was nice enough [...]

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Frangipane Pear Crostata

Frangipane Pear Crostata

Our good friend Joe gives me old copies of his favorite magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal.  If you ask him about it he won’t admit how much he loves it, but you can trust me that he really does. I noticed that the November issue’s cover announced a “Thanksgiving Special, America’s Best Pies.”  Since I’m still [...]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I know that Brussels sprouts have a reputation for being disgusting, but when they’re cooked the right way, they’re actually really delicious.  Any vegetable is pretty gross when overcooked, so if you’ve had a bad experience with Brussels sprouts, please give them another chance.  If the fact that they taste great isn’t enough to convince [...]

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Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Ah, the classic Green Bean Casserole.  As a kid, I absolutely hated it.  Once I got older, I learned to appreciate it.  Once I started to cook, I learned to love it. I think anyone who’s ever made a Thanksgiving meal is familiar with the famous condensed-soup version of this recipe, but making this from [...]

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Holiday Nut Roast

Holiday Nut Roast

My mother-in-law, Jan, has always been especially supportive of Ryan’s and my choice to become vegetarians (and then vegans).  One of the first Thanksgivings that we were not eating meat she asked me to send her some recipes ahead of time so that she could plan some special dishes for us.  I searched my cookbooks [...]

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“Poultry” Gravy

“Poultry” Gravy

Thanksgiving is almost here, and I’m finally getting my act together and working on some posts that will give you ideas of what to serve on this generally not very vegan friendly holiday.  Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of my favorite things to serve and of course, to eat! Last year [...]

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Back from Vacation!

Back from Vacation!

The end of Vegan MoFo just happened to coincide with a vacation that Ryan and I had been planning for a few months.  We went down to Venice, Florida, where my parents have a house in which they spend a good part of the winter.  (If you’ve ever been through a Chicago winter, you understand [...]

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