Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Frazzled is a fun word, don’t you think? It perfectly describes the way I’ve been feeling this week. Busy and slightly overwhelmed.

My SEO freelance work has picked up significantly, which is great from a financial standpoint, but it’s also involved a lot of last-minute, someone-messed-up-can-you-fix-this-right-now fire drills. Which of course translates to me sitting down at my desk at 8am every morning and realizing at 12:30pm that I’m still wearing pajamas, I haven’t showered, and my stomach is about to declare war if I don’t stop to eat breakfast.

The freelance stuff is actually not what frazzles me though. It’s the combination of trying to work on projects, not sound like a fool when I present during conference calls, and coherently respond to emails, all while the dogs either wrestle, steal each other’s toys (Barley by means of high-pitched barking and/or biting), and decide they need to pee every twenty minutes.

Barley Eating Pumpkin

Barley gets a pass because his bladder is still the size of a walnut, but I swear Honey is punishing me for bringing this attention-stealing mini puggle into her life. After I take Barley outside, she gives me just enough time to take off my coat and settle into whatever it is I’m doing before she dramatically plops herself down by the door and loudly sighs to go out. There have been points this week where I’ve literally taken them outside five times in the span of an hour.


So, seeing as how I inhaled oatmeal for breakfast at 12:30 most days this week, an actual blog-worthy recipe didn’t stand a chance. Instead, I thought I’d share some of my favorite vegan dishes for Thanksgiving, especially because I only discovered on Tuesday that Thanksgiving is next week. And I’m hosting.


Here’s what I’m thinking:

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Mock Mashed Potatoes


Rustic Bread


Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie


Pumpkin Pie or Individual Pumpkin Custards


Grapefruit Ginger Spritzers (heavy on the rum)

Ginger Grapefruit Spritzer

No Tofurky.

What are you making? And would you like to borrow my dogs?