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This will be my first major "eating" holiday I will celebrate as a vegatarian who tries to stay away from eggs/dairy (oh gosh, that is my label lol).<br><br><br><br>
Traditionaly it is held at one of my aunts house. And we have many relatives/families that come. So we will have many of us bringing a dish. I think I'll ask to bring 3 dishes instead of just one dish so I can eat a decent meal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Usually they have me making the mashed potatoes, so I'll make sure I put vegan margarine in it. I'll also make myself a little vegan gravy to go with it, since is is almost impossible for me to eat mashed potatoes without gravy.<br><br><br><br>
Easter is in springtime, so there will be fruit salads there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
you know that traditional brocolli salad with mayo, rasins, nuts and bacon in it? They sometimes like me to make that too. Maybe I'll try and make it vegan, and test it myself, if is good I wont even mention it is vegan and just let them eat it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
You know, I was always one who loved to dine out, and Thanksgiving I loved too. I love food!! Now, it is hard, it is not the same. But oh well, at the same time I actually like the control I have over not being so inlove with any food that tastes good to me. I like the control I now have (to a degree, i still throw the munch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> ) when I am around food.
 

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yeah! veggie holidays are the best kind of all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
i'm lucky because my cousin loves to cook, and cooking vegan is a challenge for him, so he enjoys making me yummy dishes whenever we have a family get-together. my boyfriends mom also makes a bunch of yum middle eastern dishes whenever i eat with them (falafel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">, hummus, tabouli...) - oh i'm so hungry now!<br><br><br><br>
btw, there is a great recipe for that broccoli salad on vegweb. i made it a while ago and it was so good! you may wany to cut down on the mayo though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> here's the link: <a href="http://www.vegweb.com/food/vegetables/4764.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.vegweb.com/food/vegetables/4764.shtml</a>
 

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I make that same broccoli recipe, except instead of pinenuts, I often use sunflower kernels (because I'm cheap)... and instead of raisins, I use dried cranberries or dried cherries. It's a nice change and adds some pretty color <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Last Easter was my first totally vegan holiday. We had grapefruit, spinach, and almond salad with vegenaise dressing, soy butter on our potatoes, vegan rolls, somekind of vegan casserole with soy sausage, potatoes, soy cheese, garlic, etc., vegan apple pie, and some other dishes I can't remember. It was super yummy and was still comfort food
 

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Molly....your avatar made me chuckle too! I have tried it with cranberries too. I was thinking maybe I could put both rasins and cranberries in it.<br><br><br><br>
Vegcat thanks for the link/recipe.<br><br><br><br>
So siamese...is your whole family vegan?? That meal does sound good.
 

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No my whole family isn't vegan- just my mom and I. My dad will NEVER convert lol he's argentinian and his whole diet is made up of meat.
 

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This is my first vegetarian easter as well; my mom is making her famously delicious lasagna, one traditional with meat, the other she'll omit the meat so I can eat it...<br><br>
And she's making cheesecake too, but it's this recipe she has that's lowfat because everyones on a diet, and it has gelatin in it...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I might convince her to make something else. or i might eat it because it will look delicious right in front of my face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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This year for Easter I'm making the Ligurian Easter Pie from Nona's Italian Kitchen. It's basically tofu ricotta, swiss chard, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, soy parm, and herbs mixed together and wrapped in phyllo.<br><br><br><br>
It's meant to be made ahead and eaten at room temp, so it will work out well. Easter dinner is being held at my parents' house, and they're always very thoughtful, so I'm sure all the side veggies and such will be vegan. Of course, I'll have to deal with the giant ham they're making, but such is life with omnivores.
 
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