Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Thanksgiving with Soul

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I cooked this year for a small family gathering. I’ve done this a few times before, and I usually try to make fall-inspired foods that are relatively reminiscent of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. But this year I decided to do something a little different – Soul Food! I figure it’s still on theme because Soul Food is real American food. Right? Right.

So, without further ado,
My Thanksgiving menu!

Hottie Black-Eyed Peas and Greens - Appetite for Reduction
BBQ Tofu
Crisp Green Beans with Roasted Shallots and Pecans – Vegan Soul Kitchen
Candied Sweet Potato Discs and Apple Slices – Vegan Soul Kitchen
Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins
Maple Pecan Pie – PPK, with homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

So how did it turn out? Awesome! The two recipes from Vegan Soul Kitchen were really amazing, BTW. If you have the book I highly recommend you give them a try.

And Isa’s Maple Pecan Pie?  Freaking fantastic. This pie is made with caramelized sugars which add an amazing depth of flavor and not-over-the-top sweetness.

All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving!


  1. That looks like an amazing meal!! I haven't checked out Vegan Soul Kitchen before but it's on my list of books to get. :)

  2. Thanks! There are some really great recipes in that book.

  3. I truly do love the look of this plate and wish I had been one of the lucky people enjoying it.