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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vegan Holiday Turkey

Vegan Holiday Turkey

There are 7.3 million vegetarians who will be celebrating Thanksgiving day. So I'm giving them something to celebrate. Some vegans/vegetarians tend to make an exception on the holidays, and eat turkey. It's only once or twice a year right? Well, it's time to stop making excuses and start making your own vegan turkey! 

Here is a special recipe video to enjoy this holiday season. This is a great alternative to having turkey for your holiday meal. It's a simple recipe to make, but tastes amazing. Even non-vegan and vegetarians will love this as well.

This is SO much better than the ones you can buy in stores, plus everyone will be impressed at your amazing cooking skills once they taste it. So go ahead, impress those taste buds, and make your own vegan turkey this holiday.




Ingredients:
2 1/2 c. vital gluten flour
1/2 c. nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp McKay's Chick'n seasoning (optional)
2 c. vegetable broth
1/4 c. olive oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
Puff Pastry (vegan)

Instructions:
In a mixing bowl add all dry ingredients and stir. In another bowl add all liquid ingredients. Combine both dry and wet ingredients and with a spoon or hand, until it is mixed well. Form into a loaf with your hands. Unwrap the cheese cloth and place the loaf on the cheese cloth. Roll up the cheese cloth, and place string on the ends to hold the loaf in the cheese cloth. 
In a pot fill with water, enough to cover the loaf, and bring to a boil. Place loaf in a pot of boiling water. Make sure it is enough water to keep the loaf the entire time. Once you place the loaf in the bowling water, bring the heat down to a medium-high heat. Leave in water for 50-60 minutes. Remove loaf with tongs. Allow it to cool off and then remove the cheese cloth.
You can serve the loaf like this or add puff pastry to the outside of the loaf, to make it look more like a turkey. Roll out the puff pastry and wrap the loaf in it. Brush on olive oil on the top of the puff pastry to help brown it. Place the loaf in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until you see that it is golden brown. 
Serve and enjoy!  



Leftovers? It makes the perfect sandwich when you slice it thin. Homemade is always best made. 


Enjoy your Thanksgiving day, and remember there is truly so much to be thankful for, no matter what we may be going through. God bless!