A Vegan Thanksgiving Feast – 2017

November 16, 2017

Hi everyone! We are Dr. Ashley Boudet and Chef Mark Reinfeld from The Doctor & The Chef and Vegan Fusion, a husband and wife team dedicated to promoting health and wellness through our knowledge of naturopathic medicine and plant-based cooking. We are excited to partner with Natural Grocers to provide delicious original recipes for your vegan Thanksgiving feast!

One of the myths about a vegan lifestyle is that we don’t have anything to eat during the holiday season and that we have to deprive ourselves of hearty comfort foods that taste good. We are here to prove the naysayers wrong!

We’ve developed several easy—and satisfying—recipes just for Natural Grocers that will make your Thanksgiving a memorable feast! With only seven main ingredients per recipe, you can feel confident in making these for your guests.

We’ve centered the meal around a mouthwatering Pecan Sage Holiday Loaf that uses the heartiness of pecans, wild and brown rice, and lentils to create a filling main entrée. The delicious sides for our vegan Thanksgiving meal include Golden Gravy, Coconut Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Walnuts, Braised Kale with Shallots and Slivered Almonds, Lemony Herbed Cauliflower Roast, and Cranberry Apricot Sauce with Crystallized Ginger.

Try several of these recipes (or all six!) to create an abundant, satisfying, and delicious holiday feast that your family and friends will truly enjoy.

Here’s to your health, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Dr. Ashley & Chef Mark, The Doctor & The Chef

Pecan-Sage-Holiday-Loaf_200x200Pecan Sage Holiday Loaf

When the Holidays are upon us turn to this filling, savory and nutty loaf as the centerpiece for your feast. We recommend using all of the optional ingredients for the ultimate loaf experience!




cranberry-apricot-sauce-with-crystallized-ginger_200x200Coconut Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Walnuts

Creamy and decadent, this luscious dish is a perfect dish to serve at your holiday feast. Try using garnet and purple sweet potatoes for the most vibrant colors




braised-kale-with-shallots-and-slivered-almonds_200x200Braised Kale with Shallots and Slivered Almonds

Get your greens on this holiday season. This flavorful and nutritious dish is a wonderful way to balance out some of the heavier foods we indulge in during this festive time.




lemony-herbed-cauliflower-roast_200x200Lemony Herbed Cauliflower Roast

The ultimate in plant-based holiday roasts, serve this decorative loaf as a side dish or as the centerpiece. Feel free to break out the electric carving knife for a dramatic effect as carving. Top with Cranberry Apricot Sauce with Crystallized Ginger




cranberry-apricot-sauce-with-crystallized-ginger_200x200Cranberry Apricot Sauce with Crystallized Ginger

Serve this sweet and tart sauce to your sweetheart and other loved ones at your holiday meal. Serve over Lemony Herbed Cauliflower Roast and/or Pecan Sage Holiday Loaf




Golden-Gravy_200x200bGolden Gravy






Written by: The Doctor & The Chef

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