Thursday my husband and I went to my parents for Thanksgiving as we normally do to meet with them as well as my sister and her husband. I've been a vegetarian for almost 20 years and veg*n for almost a year and a half. Believe it or not - I've never had a vegan turkey alternative until this year. I decided to FINALLY try one. I chose the Gardein's Holiday Roast. It was pretty decent! I cooked from frozen and it took about an hour or so in the oven. I really liked the center of it where they had the stuff that was mostly grains, cranberry, and celery. It came with 2 packets of gravy. I haven't had gravy in YEARS. It's not that I don't like it - it's just that I haven't made it in forever...I do like Mushroom Gravies and just might have to start making them again.
Anyhow...here is a photo of my plate. As you can see I had LOTS to choose from! All vegan! You can see the slices of the Holiday Roast at about the 11 o'clock section of the plate. At the top we did roasted Brussell Sprouts using a little bit of Wildtree's Grapeseed Oil and gently seasoned with California Garlic Pepper. Next I had a little bit of the Sweet Potatoes. Then I made a HUGE batch of Tabouli and my sister and I both had large helpings of that. I was SHOCKED to see my husband tried some and Gold Stars to my Mother for having a spoonful eventho I know she wasn't a fan of it. I think it's the texture for her as well as the Parsley and Mint...but I just LOVE it! My sister and I split up the leftovers and took them home. Then I had a few different flavors of hummus. Not pictured are the bread/rolls we had. Everything was yummy!
Earlier last week I posted about the Thanksgiving at my husband's family's gathering. Between the two families I had completely different plates of food! I ate real well last week! That's for sure :)