I was off by a day. Oops. Tomorrow is the review and giveaway, which I will be doing at the same time as my buddy Miss kittee at her Cake Maker To The Stars blog. Check them out tomorrow, and enter at both of our blogs, for two chances to win!
So, I’ve been wanting to do a post about all of the awesome holiday/Thanksgiving dishes that are in my Vegan Diner cookbook. These are some of the dishes that I make every year. Did I mention how much I love Thanksgiving? To me, it’s all about spending special time with family, around the table, sharing a home-cooked meal. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays.
I seriously have been making many of these dishes, or something similar, for the past twenty years or so. There’s something to say for tradition, and even when I say on occasion that I’m going to mix it up and try something new, I don’t. I go back to my favorites, the ones that I look forward to all year long. So here’s a list of some fab holiday dishes:
Garlic Mashers (page 87), Smoky Curls, which are fantastic with gravy and mashed potatoes (page 76), Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Diner House Salad, but add in thinly sliced peeled apple or persimmon and dried cranberries (page 72), Sweet Cornbread (page 56), Fluffy Biscuits (page 54), Brown Rice Hazelnut Burgers (page 99) or Quinoa Burgers (page 100) topped with any of the delicious gravies, Smoky Seitan Roast (page 114), Home-Style Loaf (page 120) or the Chicken-Style Seitan Roast (page 121), Diner-Style Dressing/stuffing (page 89), Creamy Sage and Pepper Gravy (page 160), Two Pepper Gravy (page 177), Rich Brown Gravy (page176) and Cranberry Port Sauce (page 180). And I didn’t even cover dessert. All of the dessert recipes would make a great finale to a holiday feast.
Not all of these recipes are gluten-free, although many can easily become that way. If you are abstaining from gluten, seitan won’t work, but the Quinoa Burgers and the Mushrooms Burgers will (as long as you use GF bread in the Mushroom Burgers). Sub out homemade GF cornbread cubes or GF bread for the French bread (adjusting the liquid in the recipe as needed). For all of the gravies, you can substitute GF oat flour for the wheat flour, and they come out great! For the cornbread, use your favorite GF flour blend for the wheat flour, and add about a teaspoon of xanthan gum (unless your blend already contains it).
I can’t wait to hear what’s on everyone’s menu. I’m sorry that I didn’t get this list together in time for Canadian Thanksgiving. My sincere apologies! And even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, these dishes would make a fabulous meal or feast for family or friends.
See you guys tomorrow for the giveaway!