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Okay teens, for those of you in Omni households, what do you do come the big dinner? Do you just quietly eat the side dishes that don't contain the offensive materials, or do you make your own dish and bring it to the table? If you make your own dish, I don't suppose you'd like to share <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> We can make this a nice collection of teen-friendly recipes.<br><br>
So, when posting ideas, stick with the basic outline in the recipe section (or give a link to the recipe), but also include if it can prepared ahead of time and be stored in the fridge/freezer, assuming i'm not the only one who has to battle for kitchen space <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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Well I make everything but the turkey for my family's thanksgiving dinner, so of course I join in the festivities and share.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
This year I'm going to make a black bean and rice nutloaf for my main dish (<a href="http://opendiary.com/entryview.asp?authorcode=D655736&entry=10056&mode=" target="_blank">here's</a> the link if you want it) along with vegetarian green chili mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and various other side dishes.<br><br>
I think this can keep in the frige for about two weeks, but it was gone long before that the last time I made it. This can defiantly be made ahead of time because the reheated leftovers tasted better then when it first came out of the oven. It also makes great sandwiches and you can toss it in almost any casserole recipe you want.
 

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thanks a lot, looks really good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I figure if I tell my mom i'll make it ahead of time, I might have a chance of having something other than yams and corn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
anyways, thanks again, you were a HUGE help!!
 

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I'm glad I could help. A little tip about how to get the family cook off your back during holidays is to help out in the kitchen. Don't ask to make anything, but offer to do the thankless jobs, like peeling potatoes, snapping the ends off green beans, and washing the vegetables.<br><br><br><br>
And one more recipe incase any vegans are afraid of gelatin or carmine(sp?) in they're cranberry sauce.<br><br><br><br>
Ingredients<br><br>
1 10oz bag of cranberries<br><br>
1 cup orange juice<br><br>
1/2 a cup of beet sugar (no animal filtering)<br><br>
1 tsp vanilla<br><br><br><br>
Instructions<br><br>
Pour the orange juice, vanilla and sugar in a pot or sauce pan on medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved. Next add the cranberries and make sure to coat all of the little buggers in the orange juice mixture, turning the heat up to medium high. Once the cranberries come to a boil they will start to pop open and turn soft. After about 15 minutes, or once almost all the cranberries have popped open, refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.<br><br><br><br>
Side notes<br><br>
This keeps really well in the fridge and even though I hate cranberry sauce I make this every year for my family, because it such a hit.
 

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I always do the mashed potatoes, since everyone always puts butter and milk in them. It's pretty simple, especially out of the box. Just replace the butter with margarine, and the milk with soy or rice milk. Of course, then you can make some yummy tamari gravy with it.
 

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aw, thanks guys!<br><br>
hahaha, i'm no fan of cranberry sauce either... but I've always figure "eh, it probably has gelatin in it, so I'm not going to try it anymore..." (haha, last time I had that stuff i was like 5 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
hmm... but yeah, i'll have to try that recipe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
evilvegan- ha, i'd love to try that with my family... I'd be the only one eating mashed potatoes though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> my family has some strong stuff against non-dairy... I'm doing my best to simply limit the stuff... but we do use margarine in mashed potatoes instead of butter...so we're halfway there... *sigh*<br><br>
but I'm glad to know that that actually works (i've been thinking about it for some time now) i'll try it some time with like a single serving of mashed potatoes...does it taste a lot different?
 

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I'm making a vegan pie this year. I'm also making a broccoli casserole. It's really simple, and no recipe required! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Throw some earth balance and broccoli in a dish and cover. Heat. Crumble up some (vegan) crackers and mix together.<br><br><br><br>
Everyone loved it last time I brought it, too.<br><br><br><br>
You could... You know... Not tell them that you used rice/soy milk?<br><br><br><br>
Heh. :/
 

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Heh, I made tonnes of stuff for this year's (Canadian) Thanksgiving! I spent most of the day in the kitchen, but of course was not allowed to put anything in the oven because that's where the turkey was... (*glare*)<br><br>
Actually, everything turned out great although I ended up doing the pies on the barbeque!<br><br>
I made:<br><br>
Turkey-ish stuffing pie: <a href="http://slumberland.org/wp/2003/11/26/tofurky-its-whats-for-dinner" target="_blank">(Link)</a><br><br>
It calls for store-bought seitan, but I made <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-seitan/detail.aspx" target="_blank">this</a> instead.<br><br>
I also made a <a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/75522" target="_blank">Sweet Potato Braid Bread.</a><br><br>
And dessert: <a href="http://www.sunrise-soya.com/?p2=page2.jsp&page2=194" target="_blank">Pumpkin</a> and <a href="http://vegetarian.about.com/od/desertrecipes/r/tofupie.htm" target="_blank">Chocolate Peanut Butter</a> tofu pies!<br><br>
The pies are good, although the pumpkin one does need baking time (I somehow managed to fit it in... it could probably be done the night before though. The bread is the same, doing it the day before would be a good idea.
 

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ah, yes, there would be that, evilvegan<br><br>
oh! *cringe* thanks a million! the sweet potato bread looks yummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Alli- haha, I made vegan pancakes once and my mom was like *oh! pancakes, can I have one?* (I put jelly on them, and she loves jelly on pancakes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">) so i said, "sure... but fyi- I made them from scratch" so she takes a bite of one, gets a funny look on her face and takes another bite "how'd you make these? they taste funny?" i told her they were vegan her response? "you didn't use that soy milk... did you?" me-" yeah, isn't it yummy?!" her- looks at me oddly before walking out the door... couple minutes later, i was putting my dishes in the dishwasher and saw the half eaten pancake in the garbage *rolls eyes* they were so yummy!
 

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This is my first Thanksgiving as a vegan, I wasn't a vegetarian for an entire year exactly (became one after christmasish I think) so I haven't even been a vegetarian at one.<br><br><br><br>
We go over to our relative's house for Thanksgiving, and most of what to eat has meat. If it doesn't has meat I'm pretty sure it'll have egg, dairy, or animal fat. My family doesn't really respect my decision to be vegan, so I don't trust them to be honost about what is in stuff. They don't see it as a "big deal." I also think they may not even realize what is in some stuff. All this, not to mention I'm a really picky eater.<br><br><br><br>
I try to cook stuff for my own immediate family and even they won't try it and make fun of it/me.<br><br><br><br>
Therefore I plan to go there, sit at the table while everyone else eats and think about the poor turkey that had to suffer for them. I don't care if I seem rude.<br><br><br><br>
Nothing like the holidays...
 

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My family dont celebrate Thanksgiving =P Nobody in norway does anyway, well probably someone, but most people dont know what it is.<br><br><br><br>
What date is it?
 

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Its November 23rd this year.
 

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ah, yes, there would be that, evilvegan<br><br>
oh! *cringe* thanks a million! the sweet potato bread looks yummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Alli- haha, I made vegan pancakes once and my mom was like *oh! pancakes, can I have one?* (I put jelly on them, and she loves jelly on pancakes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">) so i said, "sure... but fyi- I made them from scratch" so she takes a bite of one, gets a funny look on her face and takes another bite "how'd you make these? they taste funny?" i told her they were vegan her response? "you didn't use that soy milk... did you?" me-" yeah, isn't it yummy?!" her- looks at me oddly before walking out the door... couple minutes later, i was putting my dishes in the dishwasher and saw the half eaten pancake in the garbage *rolls eyes* they were so yummy!</div>
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Oooh, I forgot to mention: In order to actually get the braided bread to a bread-like consistancy, you have to add about 2 extra cups of flour.<br><br><br><br>
Aside: Arrrgh. I totally get what you mean with the pancakes. The other day I offered to make muffins for the referee clinic my mom organized.<br><br>
"Oh no! You won't put eggs in them! Hockey players will be able to tell the difference, they won't like that at all. I'll just buy some from Tim Hortons."<br><br>
So the next day I made a batch of Apple Pie Crumb Cake Muffins, which my little brother (who is a hockey player) ate four of in one sitting. My mom ended up bringing half the Tim Hortons muffins home because no one ate them. (The whole point of making the apple muffins was to show her that vegan baking can be just as good, but she refused to even try one. Yeesh.)
 

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i'm making pumkin no-cheesecake and onion dinner rolls from 'La Dolce Vegan'<br><br>
mashed potatoes with garlic and cumin, and wild rice.
 

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All of our side dishes are vegan this year!<br><br><br><br>
Garlic mashed potatoes<br><br>
Chickpea Broccoli Casserole from Vegan with a Vengeance<br><br>
Yeast rolls<br><br>
Roasted corn<br><br>
Sauteed spinach with mushrooms<br><br>
Cranberry sauce<br><br>
Stuffing and gravy<br><br><br><br>
I'm veganizing my family's traditional "cheez-n-cherry pie". I hope it works out alright but it's really simple and quick.<br><br><br><br>
1 graham cracker pie crust (homemade or store bought for increased ease)<br><br>
1 can cherry pie filling (try and get the knd with out red 40 or HFCS)<br><br>
1 lb. soft siken tofu<br><br>
1/4 cup sugar<br><br>
1/4 cup soy milk<br><br>
1 container tofutti better than cream cheese (non hydrogenated)<br><br>
1 cup powdered sugar<br><br><br><br>
Combine tofu, vanila and regular sugar in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Gradually add soy milk until fluffy and creamy looking. Refridgerate or freeze until ready to use.<br><br><br><br>
Combine tofutti and tofu mixture in a arge bowl. Mix with hand mixers on high. Add powdered sugar and continue to mix on high about 2-3 minutes until very fluffy. Add more sugar if not sturdy or sweet enough.<br><br><br><br>
Spread over graham cracker pie crust and pour canned cherries evenly over pie. Refridgerate unti ready to serve.
 
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