Looking Back at Tofurky Day

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It’s a little late to ask, but here goes anyway: How was your Thanksgiving?

I read with interest a number of stories over on VeggieBoards about how people either had a great Thanksgiving because of a supportive family or a really bad one because of family that couldn’t help but make fun of the person not eating Turkey. Mine was pretty uneventful. Yeah, I had to deal with a dead bird, but thankfully it’s not something that I’m ever forced to deal with at home.

My cousin—who’s 20 and has been vegetarian since she was 7-and-a-half—and I ate Cranberry-Braised Tempeh. The dish itself was OK—I particularly liked the sauce—but wasn’t one of those blow-me-away dishes that might convince a meat-eater that tempeh really is pretty good. However, my grandmother tried a bite and said, “That’s not bad,” even after warning me she probably wouldn’t like it. I guess that’s sort of an endorsement.

I also made cranberry sauce which went over very well and a vegan pumpkin pie recipe that I got from Terry at the farm. The pie came out a little squishier than I would have liked, but not as much as my previous attempt using a recipe from Sinfully Vegan. Terry’s tasted excellent, though, so once I perfect the firmness, I’ll post it to the recipe section.

Oh, and how could I forget? The Saturday before Thanksgiving was a celebration with the turkeys at Poplar Spring (and they’re all turkeys over there! :) ). Somewhere around 150 people came to the potluck… there was so much good food. Plus the turkeys got treated like royalty. Even the ones that bite me when I try and pet them.

So, the next holiday season is upon us and there’s so much to do in the coming weeks. Let’s try and not get too stressed about it, OK?

And sign the Petition for Poultry over the HSUS site, too. Let’s try and get the government to consider chickens and turkeys animals.

One Response to “Looking Back at Tofurky Day”

  1. Erin

    Who organized that turkey celebration at the potluck you mentioned? I’d like to get something like that started here in my city, but I’m not sure where to start or who has the authority.

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