It’s no secret that good ole Turkey day is right around the corner. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the family togetherness (if that’s even a word) and I love how every store and most commercials are geared around cooking and baking. My eyes just light up when I walk into the grocery store and they have all the baking goods right out front for easy access. There is just such a warmth this time of year even though it’s a chilly outside.
This will be my first Thanksgiving without eating Tom the turkey. I have never been a huge meat-eater but what little I did was definitely around the holidays. I was raised on fried chicken, chicken fried steak and just about anything else you may associate with being from the south. I have not made a declaration to my extended family(aunts, uncles, cousins,etc) about being vegan and most of their faces would grimace as to say “what is that”? I will have to be selective as to what I eat at the huge buffet we are accustomed to.
I have been in search on the wonderful web to find some kind of substitute for Tom. I have heard of tofurkey and other like things but I really I wanted something that was really going to give me that turkey day feeling. I happened upon this website called www.everydaydish.tv. I found a lot of great looking recipes for vegans. Tonight I am giving the Vegan Turkey Roast by Brian P. McCarthy a try. If you go to the website you can see a short video and they post the recipe below it. I have to be honest I was a little intimidated by Vital Wheat Gluten ,but the more I worked with it I realized how easy it really is. I have prepared it and now I wait with patience to see if my turkey roast will be as good as it looked. Waiting…waiting….. O.k the end result is ….not too bad. It has a nice texture and has a nice turkey taste. I think I would add a little more poultry seasoning but all in all I would give it a thumbs up
I have learned so many thing you can do with vital wheat gluten so I’m really excited about trying some of the recipes I saw on this website.
On an end note for the day I signed up for my first half marathon in April of next year I am really excited about it. I will start training for it now. I have always wanted to do this but have either had to cop-out for an injury or just chicken out. No chickening out I’m doing this time around
I hope you are keeping warm and toasty tonight unless you are somewhere tropical. In that case I would be very jealous