For a variety of personal health, environmental and financial reasons, more and more people are giving meatless meals a try. Judging by the volume of vegetarian recipes I have come across recently, it looks like even Thanksgiving no longer has to involve eating an animal. Even on the one day of the year, when we Americans have a long-standing food tradition, we seem to be ready to embrace a variation: A Meatless Thanksgiving.
Whether as part of totally meat-free holiday meal, a dish for your vegetarian guests, or a side dish for all, there are delicious and festive vegetarian recipes aplenty. Here, a few from this website:
The New York Times is not against it. They are offering a running list of meatless recipes this year. They promise a new recipe every day until Thanksgiving, so keep checking back from more delectable ideas.
Martha Stewart gave her nod of approval to a Thanksgiving dinner sans bird last year, and is also offering a plentiful list of recipes this year featuring pumpkins, squashes, apples, spinach, rice, quinoa and fish.
Eating Well Magazine, always a great inspiration with their beautiful photography and easy-to-follow recipes, also offers an enticing collection of tarts, souffles, risottos, lasagnas, soups and frittatas as vegetarian main dishes.
And, Meatless Monday is a week-long source for vegetarian information, inspiration and, or course, recipes.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!