Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

The Chefs: Everyone! And Native Foods and Babycakes NYC

The Menu: Thanksgiving! We went all-out today with an amazing holiday spread. First of all, let's talk about the Native Foods' Wellington. Holy heck. This thing is puff pastry wrapped around delicious layers of seitan, kale, sweet potatoes, and portabello mushrooms, caramelized onions, and some magic. OK, OK, it was mostly magic. Seriously, we could eat this every day. Moving on from the Wellington's majesty, we enjoyed perfectly garlicky mashed potatoes made by Liz, which we doused in a cashew gravy that Elizabeth whipped up. Abby made her signature chive biscuits, and Colleen roasted Brussels sprouts to perfection and made her traditional Thanksgiving salad with candied pecans, dried cranberries, sliced apples, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Oh, and then we had dessert. Apple-crumb cake from Babycakes NYC? We'll let this photo speak for itself:

The Goods: This may well be the most epic lunch ever eaten at the VNHQ. Easily one of the most delectable meals we've had, this pre-Thanksgiving smorgasbord was a wonderful treat for our hard-working staff, and might just have us in fighting shape for the actual T-Day. ("T" is for "Thanks for not eating turkey," obviously.) We'll be back with one more post this week, and then it's off to our respective holiday celebrations/mashed potato-induced comas.


nora said...

So jealous! Happy Thanksgiving, VegNews!!

VegNews Magazine said...

Thanks so much, Nora! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that looks so delicious!!! We at Spiral Diner in Dallas whipped together an awesome vegan potluck, it also included brussel sprouts — YUMMMY!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Colleen said...

Ok now, cashew gravy. I think I'm gonna have to try to make that. Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy cooking!

VegNews Magazine said...

Colleen, we added about a tablespoon of miso to the recipe listed here. Just a little tip!

Happy cooking, everyone!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

What a great feast! I'd love to try that Wellington!

Stefanie Schmidt said...

What an amazing feast, I would love to try those foods. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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