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A Very Veggie Thanksgiving!

Hey there! We hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends! We sure did! While it makes us sad about the brutal truths of Thanksgiving (excessive turkey/pig slaughter, etc.), we do love everything else about this holiday. Family, friends, and food! What could be better? One question we often get about Thanksgiving is “Well what do YOU eat at Thanksgiving since you don’t eat turkey?” The funny thing about this holiday is the amount of yummy veggies that show up on our tables that usually don’t ever make it to any of our plates on a regular basis! So yes, we indulge! Jenn was able to come in from Memphis so we took advantage and cooked together while we could! We made quite a few dishes but will share 2 with you in this post. First, we chose Happy Herbivore’s Butternut Squash Soup! This soup was very warming and colorful and just nice! It’s more of a curry butternut squash soup-bc it had a very strong curry taste! When we make it again, we will probably knock down a notch the amount of curry we used. ¬†We both loved it – and so did our brother. However, curry isn’t a flavor that everyone takes to immediately, so when making this for a large group of people, take that into consideration. Just a little lesson learned. But still-very yummy soup!

(http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/butternut-squash-soup/)

Also, we made a favorite-mashed potatoes! Kelli found a recipe for garlic mashed potatoes on another vegan blog that looked yummy-so we used that! Here’s the link to her recipe: (http://whattheheckareyoueating.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/vegan-garlic-mashed-potatoes/). Neither of us had never used watercress leaves before and they definitely gave this dish a little something extra special and tasty! We love garlic so we over-indulged in that! We basically used russet potatoes, garlic, soy milk, vegan butter, and chopped up watercress.

We had so much fun cooking for Thanksgiving! We have been experimenting a lot lately so look forward to more holiday cooking and craft posts!

– Kelli & Jenn

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