Thanksgiving 2013

This year I’m especially thankful for:

  • Our beautiful house
  • My job that allows me to work from home
  • My husband
  • The fact that my non-vegan husband is so flexible with all of our vegan meals (except tofu)
  • Our family

We’ve had a really great year this past year, and every day (walking down our long hallway to get to the other side of the house) I think about how truly lucky I am.

This year we had a relaxing Thanksgiving at home, and it was glorious. Usually we alternate years going to each other’s families houses, but I tossed out the idea of maybe spending our first Thanksgiving in our house and as a married couple here, and he totally went for it.

Earlier in the month we did our tradition of adopting a turkey (last year M asked when he was being delivered to the house lol).

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And we had a not so traditional meal of Asian-ish food. I say “ish” because besides the fact that I’m sure any Asian person would scoff at my attempt at cooking, I also cheated a bunch. We had veggie sushi, spring rolls, miso soup, and Asian-inspired stuffed mushrooms (recipe up tomorrow).

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I mostly ate the tofu, but I did hide a few pieces in the sushi.

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In the spring rolls was leafy green lettuce, carrots, red and orange sweet peppers, cucumbers, avocado, tofu (in mine), and mint.
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One of the prettier ones.

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Usually I made spicy mayo with veganaise and sriracha, but I wasn’t thinking and finished the sriracha for breakfast. So this was veganaise and Frank’s.

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Despite having a tub of miso, I cheated and used this powered soup.

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I made the mushrooms with panko breadcrumbs, miso, and tamari to give them an Asian flavor…they were great.

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For dessert we had pumpkin spice muffins and donuts.

Do you do anything non-traditional for the holidays?

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