Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Our Thanksgiving Feast

I have fallen behind for Vegan MoFo, but hopefully I will be forgiven (have been sick the last few days). Here is our Thanksgiving feast, posted just a few days late. I think my mom and I got a bit carried away with the amount of food we made for just five people, but the leftovers made it into our tummies eventually.

For starters we had Spiced Nuts from ED&BV. Very delicate and not over spiced, perfect to munch on. We made ours with a mixture of pecans, cashews, and almonds.

Pumpkin hummus with assorted veggies for dipping. The pumpkin flavor was very subtle and I think this convinced my mom that homemade hummus is the way to go! Also, not pictured for appetizers, seitan stuffed mushrooms from VWAV, requested by the mushrooms eaters in the family.
Our table, pre-dinner set up. My mom made the cutest little turkey cutouts for placecards. These will definitely be going in my scrapbook for the year! I also was a bit bored at home and printed out a fancy menu for the feast (end of table).
And finally, the main event. Clockwise from the top: green salad with apple,pecan, and dried cranberries. cornmeal masala roasted brussels sprouts (V-con), cashew-buttered sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing (my mom's veganized recipe), steamed green beans, two types of cranberry sauce/relish, chickpea cutlets (v-con) with Tofurky gravy, and my mom's homemade bread in the center (with added flax meal this time!). Wow! I tried to fit a little bit of everything on my plate. It was all very yummy but I think my favorites were the sweet potatoes, bread, and brussels.
Somehow we saved room for pie. I had a small piece of this Fudge Pecan Pie from La Dolce Vegan (made by my mom) and some of the pumkpin cheesecake I posted about previously. We brought the leftovers along when visiting family on Friday and everyone tried a piece, and no remarks about it tasting "vegan" just silence as everyone gorged themselves...
So there you have it. I will try my best to make up for my lack of posts these past few days, plus I need to visit everyone's blog. I'll get to it, promise...

30 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

So sorry you've been sick! I missed all your wonderful blog posts and am glad you're back :o).

Your Thanksgiving feast looks amazing, and the table is gorgeous as well!

Ruthie said...

yum, i think you made up for the lack of posts with this post alone! :)

Ruthie

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

this has to be one of the prettiest plates of food i've seen. i love the pattern on the plates too! i would have loved to be a member of that guest list!

Holler said...

That all looks very delicious, especially the pie!
Hope you are feeling better soon!

VeggieGirl said...

do NOT worry about falling behind on VeganMoFo - it's been DAYS since I've had a chance to catch up on everyone's blogs!! ahh!! ;0)

mmm, the Spiced Nuts, Pumpkin Hummus (I agree - nothing beats homemade hummus!), and your ENTIRE dinner plate (WOW!!) look so delightfully satisfying and delicious; and your dinner table is so impeccably decorated!! gorgeous!! But a special shout-out needs to go to that Fudge-Pecan Pie there... that is the EPITOME of vegan decadence!! I'm SO glad that your family loved it as well.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Wow, that fudge pecan pie looks very decadent. What a lovely celebration. I'm glad to hear everything turned out.

Get well soon!

aTxVegn said...

I love pumpkin hummus. I think it's about the creamiest you can ever make hummus. I really want to try the V-con Brussels, but all the oil scared me away. Do you really have to use that much to get the breading to stick?

Your dinner plate looks fantastic and so does the pie - what a great feast!

I hope you're feeling better!

bazu said...

I hope you're feeling better!
Don't worry about catching up with peoples' blogs, I'm falling more and more behind everyday, and I think others are, too! It's a combination of busy time of year + an explosion of hundreds of new blogs!

Wow, your Thanksgiving feast looks so good! You and your mom definitely share some fancy event planning genes, if you ask me!

Mihl said...

I hope you're feeling better! It sucks if you get sick right after a holiday:(

I do seriously regret that we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here now. Can I come over to your place next time? Everything looks so delicious!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Everything looks so wonderful!

Ashasarala said...

Everything looks so nice and festive! I love setting the table so it looks pretty and themed.

I have to admit, I am jealous. This food looks so good! It took me all day to make three little meals and a tofurky that burnt. Then again, I had no help, nor did I have a food processor at the time. ;)

Okay, I'm going to go drool over the pecan pie now.

Emilie said...

super elegant!

Kumudha said...

The pictures are wonderful!

Vegan*asm said...

Everything looks scrumptious, especially that pumpkin hummus. Mmmm! I wish I could have been at your Thanksgiving feast.
I hope you feel better..

the little one said...

Okay, so you are definitely super talented. Not only do you make delicious food, but look at that crafty beautifully framed menu! Most impressive!

Carrie™ said...

The table looks stunning. Like something from Martha Stewart. And the food photos looks delicious!! Hope you're feeling better!

julie hasson said...

What a stunning looking Thanksgiving feast! Everything looks wonderful.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I hope you are on the mend. V-con is killing me. Christmas can't come fast enough! The brussels look so good. I have some in my fridge right now and wish I could make them into your yummy delights. I love your entire Thanksgiving! Delish!

Veganista said...

Wow, what a beautifully set table! And all the food looks fantastic, though I'm especially wanting to try that pecan pie and the nuts in the top pic. YUM!

Gaia said...

I hope you are feeling better, VN!
What a beautiful, elegant table !
I love the menu, too!

I think I have to buy La Dolce Vegan for that pecan pie!!

textual bulldog said...

What a gorgeous spread! It all looks amazing. And I hope you get well soon :)

Carolann said...

Everything looks fantastic! I really want to try and make the pie, I've been craving a pecan pie for so long :P I hope you feel better soon!

Pink Theory said...

i'm late getting round to reading thanksgiving posts. your spread looks delicious and we love making a lot of food for just the 2 of us b/c leftovers are the best part!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Vegan nutella on a pb and b sandwich? Now THAT sounds like a winning combination!

jd said...

This whole spread looks fantastic! I'm especially enamored with that pumpkin hummus (& that table setting looks lovely, too)!

Anyway, I hope you're feeling better. Being sick is just no good :(

Veggie Cookster said...

Pumpkin hummus... that sounds AWESOME! Everything else looks delicious too. Glad to hear you had a great thanksgiving! :)

b36Kitchen said...

what a beautiful thanksgiving meal!

Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream said...

everything looks fantastic! the spiced nuts and pumpkin hummus especially - what a great thanksgiving feast!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

hey! i hope you're feeling better!

your mom cooks vegan food? is she a vegan too? either way, you're really lucky! love the thanksgiving plate - i could go for some of your brussels, sweet potatoes, and chickpea cutlets right about now...

vko said...

Um, can we say yum? what a lovely feast!