Contradiction of the Century: The Vegetarian Thanksgiving

This time of year is, without fail, always when everyone finds out/realizes/remembers I’m a vegetarian. See also: carb-itarian, “bad hunter” and this:

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These people say all sorts of lovely things to me…

“Enjoy your tofurky, loser!”
“Hope ya like brussell sprouts, freak show!”
“Have a nice break!”

So hurtful. Especially that last one.

A lot of people assume vegetarians on Thanksgiving are either dining like rabbits or eating tofurkey in a commune while wearing a beret and smelling heavily of patchouli.

I don’t even own a beret.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a veggie and non-veggie idea for the upcoming holiday. The non-veggie idea is peace offering. (</3)

Vegetarian Delight: Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes Made with REAL FOOD!
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Greatist posted this great list earlier in the week to break the tofurkey stereotype. I think it’s helping! (I also think I’m going to gain 400 pounds this year because I am making every single one of these.)

Omnivorian* Leftover Takeover: Pumpkin Turkey Chili

This recipe is from Tone It Up and is really good and creative! The pumpkin makes the chili creamier and the cinnamon at the end (weird, I know) gives the chili some sweet heat. Don’t knock it ’til ya try it. (I tried a turkey-less version last year. It was really good!)
* I made that word up.

See, vegetarians aren’t so bad, now are they? (Except to the poor defenseless veggies. DIE, VEGGIE, DIE R.I.P.)

For you:
What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?
CARBS. Those flaky, peel-able biscuit things account for approximately 98% of my Thanksgiving meal.
Do you eat a lot of veggies? Or do you consider corn and tomato sauce your favorite vegetables?
Judgment-free zone.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


2 Replies to “Contradiction of the Century: The Vegetarian Thanksgiving”

  1. Oh my gosh, I saw the title of this and was like “She better not be hating on vegetarians!” But this was quite the opposite. I almost wrote a vegetarian Turkey Day post too, but didn’t finish it in time! I love Thanksgiving even as a vegetarian. I make a meal out of mac & cheese, sweet potatoes, green beans, and more!

    1. Vegetarians unite! And let’s be honest… the side dishes are the REAL stars of Thanksgiving anyway 😉

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