Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Course + A Cookbook Sneak Peek!

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And so it begins.

The next round of cookbook editing is going down in my living room. This round is called the “first pass” and it marks the first time that I’ve done any editing on paper. It’s kinda nice to be off a computer screen for a bit, however spending half my life on a keyboard has not improved my penmanship one bit! Oh boy, I feel like I need to re-train my hand how to write…

It felt a bit like Christmas morning when this huge package arrived in the mail this week…for some reason, I felt so nervous to open it!

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I love seeing the book in its actual size – a gorgeous 8×10” trim (I fought hard for this large trim size!) with 100 of my most-loved photographs and recipes.

Line by line, I’m going through the entire book with a fine tooth comb marking any last minute edits in red ink. Hopefully by page 300 I can still see straight! Maybe an IV of caffeine would help?

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Thank you again for supporting me throughout this journey. I never thought I’d be here, that is for sure.

As many of you know, it’s also Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Big work assignments love to fall around holidays, don’t they? I had high hopes of sharing a couple Thanksgiving recipes for you this week, but I’m afraid they are not quite ready to share. I did a trial of this stew yesterday and was hoping to finalize the recipe this morning after a second trial, but I haven’t nailed the gravy broth yet. The first trial was too bland and the second one, well, let’s just say I overcompensated a bit. I guess you know what I’ll be eating for the next week. It will just have to wait a bit longer. In the meantime, I’ve put together a round-up of some of my favourite Thanksgiving recipes from my archives and from some of my favourite blogs! As always, no turkey is required to enjoy one helluva good holiday meal.

To my fellow Canadians, I wish you all a lovely Thanksgiving!

Appetizers:

Spiced Red Lentil, Kale, and Tomato Soup 

Roasted Yellow Beet Salad with Warm Maple Mustard Dressing from Post Punk Kitchen

Holiday Salad with Cranberry Apple Orange Vinaigrette 

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Main Course:

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

Herb and “Cheese” Drop Biscuits

Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and bread Stuffing with Apples via Gena Hamshaw on Food 52

Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Pecan Almond Parmesan

Festive Chickpea Tart via Plant Powered Kitchen

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary and Garlic 

Cranberry Apricot and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

Quinoa and Red Lentil Cutlets from Fat Free Vegan

Traditional Cranberry Sauce from Plant Powered Kitchen

Itty Bitty Pumpkin Garlic Knots

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Dessert:

Sinless Sticky Toffee Pudding

Coconut Whipped Cream 

Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Pecan Crust

Pumpkin Pie Brownies

Appleberry Pie with Olive Oil Crust from Post Punk Kitchen

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream

Gift Ideas:

Homemade Pumpkin Butter From Scratch (or from a can)

Slow Cooker Naked Apple Butter

Smoothie

Creamy Butternut Date Smoothie for Two

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Baked Doughnuts for Everyone Giveaway Winner!

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Last but not least, the winner of the Baked Doughnuts for Everyone giveaway goes to #519 – Christine H. Her favourite doughnut flavour is “Double chocolate with sprinkles!”

Congrats Christine! I will shoot you an email to collect your info. Thanks again to Ashley for this generous giveaway. :)

For the record, growing up my favourite flavour of doughnut was always Maple Glazed or Sour Cream Glazed (from Tim Hortons, of course). I think I will have to recreate one some day…

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Aimee @ Simple Bites October 11, 2013

Really exciting!! Can’t wait to see it. Enjoy the long weekend. :)

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty October 11, 2013

I am so so excited about your cookbook! It looks GORGEOUS! I cannot wait for it!! Happy Thanksgiving to you! I will likely be making at least 1 of your yummy recipes this year! (if not more)!!

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Allyson October 11, 2013

I already preordered your cookbook on Amazon.. can’t wait to have it in my hands! Will definitely be grabbing a copy (or two or three) for my parents and other relatives!

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lauren October 11, 2013

Congratulations on getting to the next step in your cookbook journey! It is very exciting! I am looking forward to your cookbook :)
Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you get some restful time with family and friends.

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Katie @ Serenity in the Storm October 11, 2013

Awesome! That must be so exciting to get the printed first pass! Can’t wait for the book to come out. :-)

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Sam October 11, 2013

Looks beautiful! I can’t wait to get it! :)

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Hannah October 11, 2013

Good luck dearest! And happy thanksgiving – get through that editing so we can have lunch/dinner soon! xo

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Tammy Root October 11, 2013

I’m so excited to see a glimpse of your cookbook!!! I am so happy for you and I cannot wait to see the final product. It is going to be a hit — I just know it. :) You’re an amazing cook and photographer. Not to mention just an overall nice and good person. Hugs!

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Zugey Perez October 11, 2013

Congratulations Angela! I couldn’t be happier for you, and the fact that the cookbook is coming along so beautifully; I cannot wait to own a copy. On another note, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours for all 365 days and a day. Looking forward to what will be the third year making the Lentil Walnut Loaf alongside the Pumpkin Butter, Fluffy Dinner Rolls, and Brownie Pumpkin Pie. Heck, I may just even make the Cranberry Apricot and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (considering the time I may have). Angela, thank you again for your devoted time, dedication, and love of food that you share with us all. Bright Blessing on your journey.

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Joanna October 11, 2013

How exciting!!! Can’t wait for your cookbook. I love the owl mug too btw. I’ve been looking for one in Toronto but no luck yet!

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Angela October 11, 2013

Hey Joanna, Did you check West Elm in Toronto? That’s where I got mine. Hope they still have them!

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Anna - Pipers Run October 11, 2013

It’s really excited to see your cookbook in the works! Wow, lots of hard work! Good luck with this next stage.
Happy Thanksgiving this weekend, we’re celebrating with my family in Nova Scotia.
Cheers.

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Abby @ Change of Pace October 11, 2013

I can’t imagine how exciting it is to see on paper! The sneak photos look gorgeous!
Happy thanksgiving to you, too! I can’t believe it’s already here.
By the way, your pumpkin gingerbread is my husband’s all time favourite dessert. I just made it in September for his birthday but will be making it again this weekend!

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Britt @ My. Daily. Randomness. October 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Angela! I hope you take some time to relax, it’s going to be gorgeous out tomorrow!

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Lili October 11, 2013

I’m extremely excited for your cookbook. I may need to book a week off work just to try out all the new recipes!

Editing my Master’s thesis was also a huge pain. After spending hundreds of hours writing it, it was easy to miss a few typos. I found that reading it out loud made finding mistakes a lot easier. Now my husband does that too.

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sarah@thesweetlife October 11, 2013

I cannot wait until that cookbook comes out in print! I will be first in line to get it. Hope you have a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

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Kelli October 11, 2013

The bird’s eye sneak peak looks great… can’t wait to pick it up off a shelf in bookstore! Good luck with the editing & Happy Thanksgiving!

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } October 11, 2013

I can’t imagine how surreal it must be to see your work in print like that! Cannot wait to pick a copy up!

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Shundara@SavyNaturalista October 11, 2013

Oh gosh beautiful photos Angela! I know it is so surreal and I am excited for you! I love the vegan thanksgiving recipes they are amazing

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Wendy Irene October 11, 2013

Congratulations on your book!!! It is looking so beautiful! I can’t wait to get a copy. Happy Thanksgiving :) xoxo

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Alana October 11, 2013

Congratulations! I am so excited for you…and for me because I am looking forward to having a copy of my very own! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate October 11, 2013

Thank you for all of these amazing recipe ideas. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Miche October 11, 2013

Yay, I’m so happy that you made a post like this way in advance before Thanksgiving (in the US, anyways)! As dorky as it sounds I was sitting in bed the other night (couldn’t fall asleep) thinking about what vegan dishes I could make to bring to this year’s family gathering. Now, I have a bunch to choose from and a lot of time to gather up the ingredients :) I look forward to that stew recipe once you have perfected it.

As for your cookbook, hurray! I’m so excited just looking at those few pages — it looks beautiful.

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Chelsea October 11, 2013

Congratulations! Your creativity is an inspiration and I can’t wait to get the book!

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Angela October 11, 2013

Thank you guys for your lovely words!

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Katy @ Katy's Kitchen October 11, 2013

This is an awesome list. I’m having my first vegetarian Thanksgiving this year so I’ll be sure to make some of these. Thank you thank you Angela!!

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Natalie {Use Your Words, Little Girl} October 11, 2013

Can I just say, even simply watching from the sidelines, it is so neat to see the cookbook coming together. I’ve been following you for a few years now and have always been so impressed with your photos, ability to explain preparation, and just warmth you bring to this space. Can’t wait for the book, and cheers on this amazing journey, indeed. :)

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Bridgid Gallagher October 11, 2013

I love the peek at your cookbook! Those photos look amazing (and obviously the recipes will be delicious). Can’t wait until it’s released! :)

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Willow October 11, 2013

So exciting! The pages look great already, I can’t wait to see them between the covers of a book. Congrats on making it this far, you’re almost there! :)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks October 11, 2013

I would have given my right arm to do my first pass on PAPER. To truly see what it would all look like, oh how nice! But yes about the penmanship thing – mine has gotten horrible since I rarely use pens/pencils anymore!

Congrats, Angela. You are almost there!!!

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Shel@PeachyPalate October 11, 2013

Good luck with all the proofing! It’s something I would love to do one day..write a cookbook I mean. The proofing is an unavoidable hidden beneath the taste testing task! The photography looks truly beautiful.

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Danielle@BakingBackwards October 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to your book! You are such a constant source of inspiration and great food photography!

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Emma October 11, 2013

I wonder who’s more excited about the cookbook- your readers or you?! Thrilled for you Angela. Editing is draining but think of the wonderful result!
Happy thanksgiving, thank you for sharing all these recipes.

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Felicity October 12, 2013

Haha Emma, I think we just might be!! It’s going to be such a marvellous cookbook. Congrats Angela :) You definitely deserve a printed book after creating this awesome blog that is so beloved the world over!!

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erin October 11, 2013

Thanks for all the recipes! I am really excited about your cookbook and good luck on all the editing!

I had an epic fail with pumpkin soup last night in the kitchen so at 1030pm I frantically made another batch of your trail mix cookies to reaffirm my faith in my abilities. My husband was very happy since those are really the only cookies he will eat! Thanks so much :)

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Emily - It Comes Naturally Blog October 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you get to enjoy some time off. xx

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Patrick Ross October 11, 2013

Congrats for the book, it sounds exciting! And thanks for the recipes! Have you also considered preparing an e-book? Happy thanksgiving!

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Farah October 11, 2013

Just wanted to say that you are an inspiration and I cannot wait to get your new cookbook when it comes out!! Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Pecan Almond Parmesan is made every other week in our house and it will definitely be served this Thanksgiving weekend!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

-from a dedicated fan living in Toronto :)

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Susan October 11, 2013

Ironically, I’m sitting here eating a block of thawed-out re-heated glazed lentil apple walnut loaf while I read this! On my way to an NHL hockey game down here in North Carolina in a few minutes and needed a quick bite. Still tasty, even out of the freezer :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 11, 2013

Ahhh Ange I’m so excited for you!! Congratulations for everything up until now, and I know that it won’t be long before your book is the biggest hit on Amazon! I can’t wait to see the final version, gorgeous photos and all! I hope you have at least a little bit of time to relax this weekend. PS. Your vegan Thanksgiving feast will always be my favourite! :)

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Sherri Ogg October 11, 2013

Congratulations on your cookbook. I cannot wait to see it in the stores. I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at your wonderful Thanksgiving food pictures.

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Claire (Eat Well. Party Hard.) October 11, 2013

I literally made a super-weird, unattractive “guuuuuh” noise when I saw the pumpkin gingerbead photo. It looks. So. Amazing.

Huge congrats on the progress of the book :) The photos in the sneak peeks are beautiful!

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