6 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Dishes

Even though I love celeb gossip, I find myself stanning for non-famous people more so than TV folks. Sure, Oprah is my fave, but everyday people doing amazing things inspire me so much more.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is definitely one of those everyday people doing amazing things.

With Colleen (middle) at  DC Veg Fest

With Colleen (middle) at DC Veg Fest

I'm reading her book, Vegan Daily Companion and wanted to share one of her quotes...

"May our daily choice be a reflection of our deepest values, and may we use our voices to speak to those who need us most, those who have no voice, those who have no choice.  It’s up to each of us to create the world we want to live in. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?”

With Thanksgiving coming up, I know a lot of us are scrambling with meal planning, cooking and making sure that travel arrangements are in order.

Will your plate be compassionate? Even if you don’t see completely eliminating meat, eggs, and dairy as an option right now, consider serving at least one vegan side dish.

Check out these 6 awesome recipes....

This is my favorite macaroni & cheese recipe. It's creamy and sooo delicious. Get the recipe here

I love this cornbread recipe from Hungry Folktale. It's moist, simple and delicious. I used 2 tsp of baking soda instead of the 1 tbsp in the recipe (too much baking soda flavor with the 1 tbsp). I also added 1 tbsp of Earth Balance vegan margarine to the batter. Get the recipe here


Like Michelle, I wasn't the biggest fan of collard greens growing up because they were usually cooked to death. Substitute your ham hocks with liquid smoke (usually found in the same aisle as the BBQ sauce) and cook up some greens this Thanksgiving. Get the recipe


A simple no-bake cheesecake? Yes, please! Get the recipe


Ain't nobody got time for dry ass biscuits, so you won't be disappointed with this veganized Popeye's biscuits on your Thanksgiving table. Get the recipe here


I didn't grow up eating green bean casserole, but last year I made this one for the fam and we loved it. Get the recipe here


What's going on your Thanksgiving table?