Nov 14, 2015
10 Plant-based Turkey Alternatives for a Nourishing, Plant-based Thanksgiving.
When I say “turkey alternatives” I am NOT referring to “Tofurky” “Field Roast” “Turkey-less Stuffed Roast” or any of the other fake, trying-to-look-like-turkey-but-I’m-not-turkey crap lurking on health food stores’ shelves. I’m talking about WHOLE FOOD in its natural state without a bunch of fillers, stabilizers, texturized and isolated soy proteins, vital wheat gluten, methyl cellulose, and other strange ingredients that would never find their way onto my holiday plates. Just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean it’s healthy.
So I’ve rounded up some yummy and beautiful dishes that I’d like to share with you that are plant-based, made with whole foods that I know you will love.
But let’s talk about our feathered turkey friends for a moment…
Turkeys happen to be sentient, highly social animals. They love humans and enjoy having their feathers stroked and being cuddled. Turkeys are known to exhibit over 20 specific vocalizations, including a distinctive gobble, produced by males, which can be heard a mile away. Individual turkeys have unique voices. This is how turkeys recognize each other.
Did you know that Turkeys blush when they are frightened, agitated, excited, or ill, causing their exposed skin to take on red, blue, and white hues…
No doubt, turkeys are beautiful creatures! So let’s be thankful for the many and diverse plant foods that can grace our table with their own beauty and life-giving nutrients this year… here are some main dishes that will brighten your holiday and nourish your body and soul!