Thanksgiving Pre-order options

I’ve been noticing more and more vegan-friendly thanksgiving pre-order options popping up every year in Toronto, which is probably great, both for vegans and people with vegans in the family coming for dinner, especially if they are not quite sure what to feed them. This list also gives a good number of options for people with dairy or egg allergies, some gluten free options, and more. So here is a list of everyone I’ve seen so far I will continue to update it as I see more, feel free to send me hot tips: me@meshell.ca Through Being Cool Vegan Bakery Pumpkin Pie Cookie Pack Butter Tarts Apple Crisp Veggie Gravy Pot Pie Lentil Loaf Scalloped Potatoes Dinner Rolls Cranberry Sauce Orders must be placed in the store. (1277 Bloor St. West, closed Mon. Tues-Sat 9-7 Sun 9-5) Bunner’s Bake Shop If you’re looking for gluten-free vegan fare, look no further. As a gluten-fan I’ve still loved so many of their baked goods and treats that it’s been fantastic to have a gluten-free option that didn’t taste like it was missing something. They do good work. Kensington pick-ups: 647-350-2975 Junction pick-ups: 647-352-2975 Savouries: Stuffing 6×9″ tray – $12 (contains soy lecithin) Veggie Pot Pies (feeds 4) – $26 (soy free) Thanksgiving Bowls – mashed potatoes, corn, soy “turkey”, gravy, cranberry sauce and stuffing, all in one handy container! All of our taste testers raved and raved about this one! small size: $7 / large size: $18 (contains soy) Sweeties: 9″ Pumpkin…

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Vegan Mofo 2012 – Happy Thanksgiving!

I forget sometimes that Thanksgiving becomes a holiday entirely wrapped up in celebrating thankfulness around a big dead bird. Unfortunately, that’s just something I can’t get into. Most of the time when I think of Thanksgiving I think of the celebrating the harvest, which in Ontario is quite bountiful. I think of sharing a meal with my loved one(s), and most of all, I think of cooking up something fun and delicious. This year we celebrated twice. I made a small meal on Sunday before JC went to his family’s house, and a big one for Monday. For mini-thanksgiving we had a field roast celebration roast, smashed root vegetables, and steamed corn. Simple, but tasty. It was the first time I’ve ever tried the Celebration Roast from Field Roast, and the one we ate was actually brought back from a trip to the USA. They are now available most of the usual veggie meat places in Toronto – like Big Carrot, Essence of Life, Fiesta Farms, and Evergreen. Whole Foods is supposed to have them eventually as well. The smashed root veggies were potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots, slow cooked on low for most of the morning till they were soft enough to smash with a whisk. Pressed garlic and onion added to the flavour, and we were ready to eat. The Celebration Roast reminded me a lot of the Field Roast sausages in texture and flavour. It was good, but I generally don’t like fake meats if I can avoid…

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