Thanksgiving isn't the easiest day of the year to be vegan, because most of our countrymen think the best way to give thanks is by placing a giant stinking carcass on the table! But let's be honest, we actually love Thanksgiving food and also deserve to enjoy a rib-sticking assortment of Thanksgiving classics that truly inspire gratitude.
This year you can show up to your family's not-so-vegan-friendly spread and show them up with this box of scrumptious and hearty favorites!
From the Garden, a vegan personal chef service in the San Francisco Bay Area, is offering meal delivery for a Thanksgiving feast. We use all organic ingredients primarily sourced through local farms. All dishes are loaded with flavor and made with a healthy dose of love!
We have had dear friends visiting us from New York, and recently we found ourselves in a dilemma that many of us know well: after a delicious dinner, we all felt a sugar craving coming on, but we had no dessert! In New York, a deli is never more than a few minutes away and always open, but our life in the 'burbs of Berkeley doesn't make it quite that easy. COOKIES TO THE RESCUE!
Gazpacho sounds fancy and intimidating, but it is actually as easy as making a smoothie. While the classic tomato gazpacho or the herbaceous gazpacho verde are delicioso, the creamy white gazpacho has a charm of its own. Traditionally, it evolved as a way for peasants to use their leftover bread, mixed with fruits and vegetables from the fields. Blanched almonds (almonds without their skins) make it feel substantial, with a supple, creamy texture. But the body of this chilled soup is cucumber and green grapes, juicy and refreshing.
Summer Blackberries are one of life's greatest pleasures. Juicy, sweet and messy, they can dye my fingers and mouth purple with bliss because I just can't stop once I start! Squash is a fruit drink popular in the UK. It's pretty much a fruit flavored syrup mixed with sparkling water and tastes like a fruity soda made with real fruit juice. Back in the olden days, they made squash with whatever fruit was on hand, sugar to preserve it, and then medicinal herbs and spices.
The tomatoes are coming! As summer continues to heat up, the next couple months will bring us piles and piles of ripe tomatoes. The number of varieties of heirloom tomatoes is pretty staggering: there are bright yellow lemon boys, Paul Robeson black tomatoes, Cherokee purple tomatoes and pantano romanesco, a meaty Roman heirloom the color of blood. And these barely scrape the surface of different varieties.