• Pet Recipes,  Pets,  Thanksgiving

    Muttloaf

    If you are looking to start making your own dog food, this recipe is a great place to start. Made with fresh ingredients, this “meat-loaf” spinoff is a great way to bake and slice your pets portions. You can serve it fresh daily for big dogs, slice it up for smaller dogs, and even make a few batches and store in the freezer. Be careful! This could spoil your dog into not wanting to eat kibble anymore.  45 Minutes 1 loaf Freeze Dairy Free, Sugar-Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free, Freezable INGREDIENTS 4 cups turkey mince  1 cup rolled oats, cooked  3⁄4 cup ground flaxseed  2 eggs  2 cups frozen vegetables,…

  • Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Roasted Tofurkey

    Thanksgiving may be the least Cruelty-Free of all holidays since its centerpiece is always a Turkey and the more people the bigger (older) the Turkey. You don’t want to break too much of tradition by skipping “Tom” altogether, so here is a animal friendly alternative. . . the Tofu Turkey (aka Tofurkey). This roasted recipe leaves the outside crispy and the inside tender, moist, and flakey– the hallmarks of a traditional Turkey roast. INGREDIENTS Tofurky Roast, thawed in fridge for at least 24 hours 1 medium-large sweet potato, scrubbed 2 carrots 8-10 fingerling potatoes 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp rosemary pie…

  • Holidays,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Mushroom Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes just aren’t complete without gravy. As a Thanksgiving staple, people may baulk at the idea of gravy that isn’t made from the Turkey castings. I promise you won’t let them down using this cruelty-free recipe. With its main ingredient being mushrooms, this gravy is full of macronutrients instead of fats generally found in traditional gravy. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup dried wild porcini mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion finely diced 1 shallot finely diced 3 cloves garlic minced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 ounces Portobello mushrooms sliced 1 3/4 cups no-chicken broth divided 2 tbsp flour + 1/4 cup of water Stirred to a thick paste 1 tbsp sea salt Black pepper to taste 55 Minutes 8 Servings Stovetop Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian RECIPE Put the porcini mushrooms…

  • Holidays,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

    Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew… no matter how you cook potatoes they are always delicious, but this recipe lives up to its name. Nice and fluffy, buttery, and full of flavor, these mashed potatoes will certainly delight your tastebuds and no-one will notice they are Vegan.  INGREDIENTS 6-8 medium yukon gold potatoes (if large, cut in half) 1 1/2 tsp sea salt (divided) 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 5-6 cloves roasted garlic (or sub minced garlic sautéed for 3 minutes in olive oil) 3-4 Tbsp vegan butter (melted/softened) 1/4 cup fresh chives (for topping) If you would like to add some options for the vegetarians in your life, you can always add bowls of cheese, sour cream, and other toppings to the table…

  • Holidays,  Menu,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Thanksgiving Menu

    Hosting Thanksgiving while eating Vegan can be quite the challenge. Your guests don’t know what to expect, and you certainly don’t want them to be disappointed. There may be some hesitation from your guests, so providing them with a menu (for the high maintenance meat eaters in your life) may settle their skepticism. And here, we are going to make it nice and easy to make sure to hit the Thanksgiving staples so they don’t feel like they are missing out. Another great way to enhance the cruelty-free effect, invite them to bring their pets to dinner as well, that way it’s fun for the whole family. Click in the…