A Thanksgiving without turkey sounds like no Thanksgiving at all to many people. Now that I’ve been vegetarian/vegan for three years I’ve finally convinced my own family that, yes, I am perfectly happy without turkey for the holiday. Of course I have no problem with them cooking and serving one, I just don’t partake of it!

In this section you’ll find some vegan and vegan gluten-free alternatives to the quintessential bird. Each dish is simple, easy to make, and extremely flavorful–and yes, they are all squash dishes. Winter squash is the perfect alternative in that you can find butternut and acorn squash local and fresh at your grocery store, market, or food co-op, and hearty enough to stand on their own, each squash-based dish will wow and please your guests who will think you spent hours slaving over it. In fact, as with a turkey, your oven will do most of the work for you! All you need to do is slice and glaze or slice and stuff, the place in the oven. The, voila!, a delicious, roasted alternative to the Thanksgiving turkey.

Maple Mustard Glazed Butternut Squash (Gluten-Free)
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Gluten-Free Stuffed Acorn Squash


4 Responses to “Main Dishes”

  1. Susan Says:

    Hi, I am really glad to have found your blog. I am vegan (as best I can…cheese creeps in there from time to time). And being vegan cooking for the holidays is a drag. I just can’t get excited about it. So this demonstration is coming at just the right time! I will see you on Wednesday. Way to go with the blog!

    1. Jes Says:

      Susan, the next demonstration will be Tuesday November 17 at 6 pm. Hope to see you then!

      1. Susan Says:

        got it on my calendar!

  2. […] Jes the Cupcake Punk has not one, not two, but THREE stuffed squash recipes with tutorials included on her blog and includes gluten free recipes. Also, the Veganomicon has a recipe for a chestnut roast that is […]

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