My Vegan Thanksgiving (two amazing recipes included)

I started my day waking up to my handsome little 11 week old. Then, I greeted my sweet 4 year old and husband who had a chickpea vegan omelet waiting for me to enjoy with my family.

After breakfast, we packed up and drove to the hills to hand select and chop down our very own Christmas tree. This took a little more time then expected and my husband almost lost our tree permit in the woods, but after a bumpy ride and a run we found our tree and he found the permit. We couldn’t believe we would be blessed with such a warm, beautiful day that we decided to take advantage of the weather and get into the hills.

After he loaded up the tree, we headed back home which was about an hours drive. Shortly after we got home, my husband finished up our thanksgiving lunch and we sat down and stated what we were grateful for. Then, we dug in! Wow! The meal that my husband prepared was delicious!! This was our first vegan holiday. Typically it’s a big turkey with all of the traditional sides and all day my mom and I slave away in kitchen. This year, our meal consisted of steamed kale and collard greens (fresh out of our cold frame), a green salad with dried cranberries and pecans, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy (cuz you gotta), raw carrots, and “beef” Wellington. Not only did we not spend the whole week preparing for our holiday meal, we also got to enjoy the outdoors.

Hope you all had an amazing holiday filled with lovely company, great food and lots of things to be grateful for.

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