VeggieDag Thursday is an occasional Thursday post
on an animal-free diet and ecological issues.
Kugel is a hearty, stick-to the ribs, potato pudding —'soul food' for Eastern Europeans, and Americans like me of their descent, whether Ashkenazy, pagan, or Christian. For Thanksgiving, this year, I'm going to try again to successfully concoct a completely vegetarian kugel. No eggs, no milk, no cream, no butter, and no pig parts, of course. Just potatoes and accoutrements.
Here's the recipe of my grandmother, Nana Ambraziene, a first generation Lithuanian-American. In the past, I've substituted for her eggs and cream with silken tofu and soy or almond milk. (Recipe: here.) Good enough, but not worthy of Nana's kitchen. So this year, trying again, but with a few new tricks, I'll either do it and succeed, or fail and respect the original.
Have a happy Thanksgiving next week. Enjoy the squashes, crucifers, cranberries, nuts, legumes ... and the potatoes.
Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving
- Recipes for 'vegan' kugels.
- Egg-Free Vegan Potato and Carrot Kugel Recipe. Via About Food.
- Vegan Passover Kugel. Via Bok Choy Bohemia.
- 2 Potato Kugel. Via Vegan Street.
- Vegan (Thus Pareve) Potato Kugel. Via Catflight of Fancy.
- Mini Potato Kugels. Via Kveller.
- 25 Reasons to Host a Vegan Thanksgiving This Year. + Recipes.
Via Healthy. Happy. Life.
- Preparing for Vegan Thanksgiving (60+ Plant-Based Recipes)
Via Happy Herbivore.
- Big or small, vegetarian dishes worth Thanksgiving centerpiece status.
Via Joe Yonan (Food editor of Washington Post).
- A vegetarian Thanksgiving.