If we’re honest, we find it difficult to imagine Thanksgiving without turkey. But we also realize that it sucks to be vegetarian and have to pretend to enjoy a holiday that is 90% predicated on something you can’t eat.So, hat tip to The New York Times for gathering together a Pinterest-type collection of 27 Thanksgiving recipes that are hearty, bold, and—most importantly—meatless.
Once you get past the notion of a bird-less Turkey Day, there really aren’t that many concessions that need to be made (the Squffeeto, a.k.a. Veggieducken, is a noble effort at replacing the centerpiece, but still a concession nonetheless). Here are some highlights from the NYT‘s trove of recipes:
- Northern Greek Mushroom Pie. If you love mushrooms, this dish will reward you tenfold. There is little but phyllo dough and feta between you and the fungi.
- Chermoula Eggplant. Forget Thanksgiving. This dish is fitting for any time you’re looking for a stick-to-your-ribs dish; perfect accompaniment to both wine you have on standby and wine you wish you could drink.
- Chanterelle Stuffed Acorn Squash. Served alongside turkey by its creator, this stuffed squash dish is plenty satisfying, with brioche bread stuffing and a cremini mushroom gravy.
- Roasted Apple, Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza. This pizza has zero dairy, making it vegan and friendly to possible dinner guests like André 3000 and Bill Clinton (yeah, right).
[via New York Times]