Plant-based Thanksgiving Menu for 2-4


I can't leave out our planty friends, this Thanksgiving! These are some of my favorite plant-forward Thanksgiving recipes that together make up the most delicious plant-based Thanksgiving menu. Even better- this menu is designed for a smaller crowd (2-4), which many of us need this year, right? It's easily doubled or tripled for more! Chef's Note: This is not 100% plant-based/vegan, there is some cheese, butter and eggs- all of which are easily eliminated substituted if you would like to make this menu entirely plant-based.


Menu:


What you'll need:


Fresh:

  • 2 medium acorn squash

  • 1 small onion or 1 large shallot

  • 2 stalks celery

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 8-oz box mushrooms

  • 1 bunch fresh sage

  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary

  • 1 head garlic

  • 2 lemons

  • 4 cups (1 16-oz clamshell) mixed greens

  • 1 pear, sliced thin

  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin

  • Goat cheese

  • 1/4 cup butter, ghee or coconut oil

  • 2 eggs (or egg substitute)



Dry:

  • Avocado or olive oil, as needed

  • 1 cup wild rice blend

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup pecans

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

  • 1/3 cup dried cherries

  • Maple syrup

  • Balsamic vinaigrette

  • Grainy dijon mustard

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried

  • Pumpkin puree

  • Sweet potato puree (pumpkin works here, too)

  • Tahini

  • Blanched almond flour

  • Arrowroot flour

  • Baking powder

  • Baking soda

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Ginger

  • Cumin

  • Sea salt

  • Vanilla extract

Additionally (for cheese board):

  • 2-3 x cheeses

  • 1 x nuts

  • 1 x dried fruit

  • 1 x spread



Prep Plan


1 day ahead:

  • Make Sweet Potato Pecan Loaf

  • Make Cashew Cream

  • Optional: roast squash ahead of time (stuff and reheat day of)

  • Cook wild rice

  • Prepare Rosemary Hummus

Day of:

  • 1 hour before: Prepare squash (and/or reheat just before serving)

  • Prepare stuffing while squash is cooking

  • Prepare salad

  • Prepare salad dressing

  • Prepare cheese board

  • Toss salad before serving

  • Ice loaf before sitting down










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