Vegetarian Thanksgiving

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After forty years I’m still a vegetarian, and I’ve celebrated forty Thanksgivings without eating animals.
My family have always started our dinner with steamed artichokes dipped in garlic butter or olive oil (whether vegan or lacto ovo.)
We eat the traditional foods, like yams, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce. I stuff a squash using my mother’s stuffing recipe that has a lot of sage in it, and of course make gravy, nice and thick.
Sometimes I make a tofu dish or a nut loaf.
Depending on what we have in our garden that particular year, we might have cucumbers, beans, carrots, or whatever. Tomatoes and lettuce are the basis of a tossed salad.
There are spicy pumpkin pies, apple pies, whipped cream for those who like it, and then we relax with a glass of juice or cup of coffee.
We are thankful for all we receive from this good earth.

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Magda and Brent solve crimes and unravel mysteries on Mayne island. These exciting mystery/adventure stories for 9 - 13 year-olds, Magda's Mayne Island Mystery, Mayne Island Aliens and Mayne Island Skeletons, are available at various bookstores in the Gulf Islands. Amber enjoys reading to school classes. Teachers, please contact her if you'd like her to read to your class.

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    • Speaking of “tofubeest” I’ve tried commercially made “tofurkey” and was not too impressed. A dear friend made her own a couple of years ago, and it was amazing! She actually stuffed it, as well. I’ve never tried this. I wonder if any of you readers out there have made your own “faux-turkey?”

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