Since I am actually going to PA for Thanksgiving this year, I figured I would have a pre-thanksgiving meal of my own that is entirely cruelty-free. I do plan to cook something for the family dinner aside from the incredible vegan pumpkin cheesecake I’m making for everyone, but it’s not likely it will be anything traditionally eaten at a thanksgiving dinner (I might make a casserole of some sort).
My local natural food store has Tofurkys currently on sale, and I have never had one, so I bought one and made it tonight, along with roast carrots and onions and candied sweet potatoes. I didn’t make gravy for tonight, but I will likely make it tomorrow for the leftovers. (It’s the same gravy I used for my poutine recipe – delicious!)
Some notes about the Tofurky:
-it’s mostly vital wheat gluten, which may or may not be a very bad thing. I guess time will tell how it might affect me.
-it tastes very similar to Tofurky’s deli slices, so if you don’t like them, I don’t think you’ll like this.
-the texture is very close to being too similar to actual turkey flesh for me, but I can make an acceptably clear distinction, unlike the steak strips I have tried in the past.
That being said, dinner was absolutely delicious. I am so pleased with how everything turned out and it took hardly any effort at all. My favorite part of the Tofurky was the stuffing inside. Almost creamy and very flavorful. And I was even able to use my vegan marshmallows for the top of the sweet potatoes, which made it even yummier! I definitely consider this meal a great success.