Chances are, if you’re hosting a holiday feast this year, you’ll have
at least one friend or family member who will be a little flustered by
the feathered fowl at the center of the table. For either ethical or
health reasons, many people are making the switch to a vegetarian or
vegan (vegetarian minus the eggs, dairy products, and other animal
products) diet. Although this is all well and good for them (and for
turkeys), it can present a definite challenge for their carnivorous
These delicious recipes will please every palate and make it easier to
give up the giblets, giving everyone—including animals—something to be
thankful for this holiday season.
Appetizers and Snacks
Soups and Salads
In order to avoid ruffling any feathers this holiday season, PETA has dished up these handy tips:
- Make the holiday stuffing vegetarian-friendly by using vegetable broth instead of a meat-based broth.
- Great gravy is a cinch
with canned Franco-American mushroom gravy or Hain instant vegan gravy,
available in traditional brown or “chicken” flavors. Just add water and
- Serve any one of these tasty vegan turkeys instead of the traditional fowl.
- When baking the holiday bread, be sure to use an egg replacer and soy milk in place of eggs and milk.
- Not sure what to make for hors d’oeuvres? Check out our recipe page and choose from a variety of tasty vegan recipes.
- Swap the milk and butter with soy milk and margarine for vegan mashed potatoes that everyone will love.
- Whip up a vegan dessert using one of our recipes, or if you’re in a pinch, pick up some nondairy ice cream for a quick and delicious dessert.
- Be sure to have a vegan dressing for the salad; our shopping guide has a list of vegan dressings that can be found at most grocery stores.
- Forgo the butter this year and use margarine instead. Try Earth Balance, or check out our shopping guide for more vegan margarines.
- Save time in the kitchen by having each of your guests bring a vegan dish to share. Our holiday recipe guide has loads of tempting dishes that will satisfy even the pickiest of palates.
- Still not sure about how to make a vegan cake or what to use in place of gelatin? Our handy substitution guide will answer all your vegan cooking questions.
Article source: PETA Action Alerts