The turkeys will thank you
Juicee News Daily has a long article on the etiquette of sharing Thanksgiving between vegans and non-vegans. There’s nothing new if you’re already vegan, but this could be a useful article to forward to your non-veg friends and family.
It’s got good advice for omnivores who are hosting vegans; for example:
When you’re cooking for your vegetarian guest, please keep utensils separate (for instance, do not use the same spoon for deglazing the roasting pan and then serving plain steamed vegetables) and do not label a food “vegetarian” if it includes chicken, beef, or veal broth.
(I wish my mom could remember this!)
They also note that most side-dishes can easily be made vegan with minor substitutions that non-vegans won’t even notice. Soymilk and vegan margarine can go a long way toward making a vegan guest feel included.
The article is followed by a long collection of Thanksgiving recipes (all veg, some vegan). There are more veg-friendly Thanksgiving recipes here, and LiveJournal’s Vegan Cooking community is full of Thanksgiving recipes, discussion, and advice.
Do you have favorite Thanksgiving recipes, or advice for surviving the holiday with non-vegans? Feel free to share here in the comments.