An Appeal to the Veggie Thanksgiving Meal

I beg of the vegetarian and vegan world, please reconsider your response when someone asks you do what you eat on Thanksgiving. Unless you are absolutely positive of every ingredient used and every step of the cooking process, you should probably be concerned. The chef may use meat drippings, gravy, or broth in stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, biscuits, and macaroni and cheese.

While it is frustrating to be asked a question that is seemingly common knowledge, it is important to remember that each person embodies values and beliefs about food, especially around the holidays. The turkey is not a focus for a lot of people but it’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving feast without that sort of prominence.

I will have one more recipe posted before the big day. I’m thinking it will be seitan related. Until then!


Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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