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Try Vegan this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving isn’t just for meat lovers anymore. Today the Rolling Green Apartments Blog is sharing a few vegan-inspired recipes for Thanksgiving dinner. Now, we know what you’re thinking: “A vegan Thanksgiving? Really?” But before you close this browser and go back to the meat-filled menu you’ve been planning, take a moment to read over the following recipes. They’re so good, you won’t even miss the turkey this year. And if you’re vegan, then we hope you enjoy a flavorful Thanksgiving dinner with these recipes.


These Wild Mushroom Croustades don’t require too many ingredients, and they are packed with flavor. Out of the many positive reviews, one person said, “Made this dish, cooking it with dry vermouth instead of sherry, and received many compliments — even from people who don’t normally enjoy mushrooms!”

Another great appetizer is this recipe for Carrot Apple Ginger Soup. You’ll need extra virgin olive oil, a small onion, two garlic cloves, grated ginger, a large apple, carrots, vegetable broth, nutmeg, and salt.

Main Course

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice Salad

“This jewel toned wild rice salad is simple to prepare and the nutty flavor of the rice and pecans along with the tartness of the cranberries and citrus pair nicely with the natural sweetness of the acorn squash. I served these to my family with a simple side salad the other night and dinner was a huge success!”

High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes

“These mashed potatoes have a delicious buttery and garlicky flavour and lots of texture from the potato skins. The boast a whopping 11 grams of protein and 11 grams of fibre per serving. Use them as a main dish by adding some cooked veggies and toppings like ketchup, salsa, BBQ sauce, or buttery spread.”

Vegan Thanksgiving Gravy

“I find that a lot of vegan gravy recipes are overwhelmed by too much nutritional yeast, so I’ve just used a tablespoon here to add a subtle poultry-like flavor. I also tried using dried porcini mushrooms in this recipe, but preferred the milder flavor of fresh mushrooms.  I’ve also kept this fairly low in fat per serving. So feel free to pour it onto your mashed potatoes and stuffing with abandon. It’s Thanksgiving, after all!”

We can’t forget dessert! No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without pumpkin pie. Try this Crustless Pumpkin Pie for a healthy, smart alternative to the classic.

Share your favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipes with the rest of your Milford, MA apartment community by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading. Happy Thanksgiving!