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    If you’ve stuffed yourself into a post-Thanksgiving haze and feel in need of a good detox, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans eat their way into a food coma on Thanksgiving. Those of us on plant-based diets are no more immune to the effects of Holiday food than anyone else, and it can be easy thinking that just because your seven-layer carrot cake is vegan, it’s also a good choice for your body. From there, it isn’t long before the Holidays are in full swing and our eating habits have transformed into gluttonous Mr. Hyde versions of their regular selves. Eating too much food can be stressful on your body. While cleansing after the Holidays is popular, it’s also not the best choice for your health, especially if you plan on enjoying yourself at the Thanksgiving table. Using sweet, plant-based smoothies to get your body back on the healthy plan is an excellent way of finding a happy medium. Smoothies are sweet and filling while still giving your body all the happy nutrients it needs. We’ve put together a...
    The last thing anyone wants to think about before the holiday feast is staying healthy. Certainly, the holidays are a time for enjoying food, family, and friends without too much thought to how your body is going to react to it all the morning after. Still, why not show your body the love it deserves in between Holidays this season as well? Raw foods are an excellent choice when trying to detox. Raw foods give more energy, are jam-packed with nutrition, and are recommended by experts and popular outlets alike. The only question is, where do you start? Right here is a good choice! We’ve put together a list of fifteen delicious raw food recipes for your post-Thanksgiving, pre-Xmas detox, courtesy of the Food Monster App! 1. Kelp Noodle Chili Salad  Source: Kelp Noodle Chili Salad  Kelp Noodle Chili Salad by Nikki Stokes is a quick, easy and delicious way to start using kelp noodles. It takes barely 10 minutes to pull together, and you can be soaking any remaining “sea” taste out of your kelp noodles while you chop your veggies, so it’s efficient as well. 2....
    Newsmax’s Eric Bolling shared a number of disturbingly hateful messages he received over a recent segment where he accused President Joe Biden of not doing enough to enforce the law. The segment in question showed Bolling proclaiming that “In Biden’s America, Black Friday isn’t negative, it’s positive because everything is free.” Bolling made the claim during a snarky segment about the smash-and-grab robberies witnessed across the U.S. in recent days. “America’s back, baby!” Bolling exclaimed with clear sarcasm. He went on by ripping Biden’s Thanksgiving message to Al Roker, plus the president’s holiday getaway to Nantucket “while the regular folks like us struggle with the most expensive Thanksgiving in history.” Bolling made it clear he was being hyperbolic, even as he chalked up the lawlessness to “Biden’s America.” Nonetheless, it was enough for some people to send venomous criticism his way, one of which was an email that cruelly referenced the death of Bolling’s son from a drug overdose. You said on Newsmax: “In Biden’s America, Black Friday isn’t negative, it’s positive because everything is free.” You’re a fucking idiot....
    The narrative that the planet and its inhabitants face eventual extinction if humans don’t end climate change has landed on the table as Americans sit down for Thanksgiving. “The consequences of a warming world have challenged farmers and food systems throughout the United States,” is the gloomy beginning of a Washington Post article that seeks to end another piece of American traditions one dish at a time. The Post claims drought, heat waves, and wildfires in the western United States are the result of climate change. And in the northeast it is cranberries that suffer because of “budding earlier, making them more vulnerable to frost damage.” And in the Southeast, changes in the weather are forcing farmers to “move turkeys north” to drier ground. Thanksgiving turkey in the oven. (Getty Images) “Agriculture definitely stands to be impacted by climate change,” Sonali McDermid, a climate scientist and associate professor of environmental studies at New York University, said. McDermid expresses distain for agriculture, not as a victim but a driver of the changing weather. The Post actually described Thanksgiving as “one of the...
    Her Christian faith was unshaken, and she obeyed Jesus' commands to love God and to love others as herself. She volunteered with Restoration Ministries in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, distributing food to those in need. Jessica was sweet, and she was kind and helpful. Everyone who met her loved her. Many tears were shed for her from relatives and friends at the funeral. She is remembered well by all who knew her. This year, the Thanksgiving celebration in my family is tinged by sadness, because we loved Jessica and we miss her greatly. But we are nevertheless grateful to God for the life that she lived, for the joy she brought us, for the service she gave to others out of love for them. We are glad that we can gather together to remember Jessica and give thanks to God for the blessing that she was to each of us, and to many more. We are also thankful for the doctors and health care workers, who valiantly fought to save her life and the lives of many others. And for...
    Does your state's favorite Thanksgiving food line up with your own? Google compiled a state-by-state list of most-searched dishes. It included search entries between Nov. 11 and Nov. 16, according to a report . "Thanksgiving is a holiday of national food traditions, so there is a lot of consistency in search interest for Thanksgiving dishes," said Lorrie Guess, a Google data strategist. "But search interest for casseroles this year reveals regional trends in our Thanksgiving tastes, plus a few surprises." CONSUMER JOURNALIST TELLS PEOPLE TO 'PERHAPS FORGO THE TURKEY' ON THANKSGIVING Much of the map for the West to Midwest is colored green for green bean casserole. Some states were wild cards, with Connecticut opting for breakfast casserole and Pennsylvania, among others, preferring leftover casserole. Virginia and Massachusetts, two of the 13 original colonies, went for French toast and broccoli casserole, respectively. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER People might be assembling Thanksgiving on a budget amid the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the supply chain crisis. Some experts are even...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — There are more cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Last year, Thanksgiving Day turned tragic in New Bedford, when more than two dozen people were left homeless, after fire spread through a building. Officials say it was caused when someone tried to deep-fry a turkey. READ MORE: Safety Tips For Frying A Thanksgiving Turkey“You can’t underestimate the danger of cooking,” said New Bedford, MA Fire Chief Scott Kruger. Nikki Fleming with the Consumer Product Safety Commission says, on average, 1,700 cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving – that’s three times more than any other day of the year. According to the CPSC, deep-frying a frozen turkey can create massive flames. READ MORE: Don’t Be A Turkey: AAA Activates ‘Tow to Go’ For Thanksgiving Weekend“Make sure you start with a thoroughly thawed turkey, and never overfill or overheat the oil in that turkey fryer,” Fleming says. “If you’re using a turkey fryer, make sure you use that outside of the home – that means not in...
    BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Your furry family friend doesn’t want to be left out from the Thanksgiving table this year. Before everyone sits down to eat, it’s important to know what foods are off-limits for pets and it’s a good idea to inform your house guests as well. READ MORE: Don't Be A Turkey: AAA Activates 'Tow to Go' For Thanksgiving Weekend“So much of Thanksgiving centers around food and eating that people are often tempted to feed a traditional holiday meal – complete with turkey and stuffing – to their pets. But those foods can actually make your dog or cat very sick, and at times, can even be deadly,” caution Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Veterinarians. To keep your pet safe, feed your pet at the usual feeding time and do not feed them any part of the Thanksgiving meal. While people may think turkey is safe, often the seasoning from the turkey drippings, along with the skin and gravy can cause pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas. Turkey bones are particularly dangerous since they can splinter and cause...
    LOS ANGELES -- If you have a furry friend at home, vets want you to be extra aware of what you're feeding them from the dinner table this holiday season.According to Dr. Sehaj Grewal, a veterinarian at The Melrose Vet in Los Angeles, it's OK to have your pets around the dinner table, but it's better to keep them in an enclosed area to prevent a potential trip to the vet."It is common, unfortunately. But most of the cases I have seen usually resolve with supportive care," Dr. Grewal said. "But really bad cases have to be hospitalized and be on an IV drip to keep them hydrated."Dr. Grewal said these are five safe holiday ingredients that are OK to feed a cat or dog.raw green beanscooked and plain butternut squashpumpkin puree (sugar free)seedless sliced applesskinless turkey (no bone)Here are the five ingredients to avoid feeding a pet:mashed potatoesstuffingbread doughpecanscorn on the cobFollow Eric on social media:Facebook.com/abc7ericTwitter.com/abc7ericInstagram.com/abc7eric
    (CBS Detroit) –– It’s hard to celebrate family this Thanksgiving without our furry friends. However, if you are sharing a meal with them, experts say to be mindful of what you feed them. READ MORE: Dollar Tree Raising Prices By 25%; Most Items Will Cost $1.25The American Kennel Club says foods like turkey skin and bones, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and ham can be harmful, especially in larger amounts. READ MORE: Detroit Tire Shop Hosting Free Community Coat DriveMeanwhile, turkey meat, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apples without seeds are appropriate treats. Click here to view the full list. MORE NEWS: America's Thanksgiving Parade In Detroit To See Stepped-Up Security© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    Thanksgiving is a holiday all about the four Fs: family, friends, football - and a feast. We look forward to nothing more than digging into a turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings including mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans and pies. But all those dishes - which can be loaded with sodium, fats and sugars - add up. According the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes a little more than 3,000 calories on Turkey Day. So how can you make sure to enjoy your meal without feeling bloated on Black Friday? DailyMail.com spoke to five nutritionists who revealed their tips and tricks of how to prepare your favorite dishes in a healthy way.   Five nutritionists offered their advice on how to cut down on calories and fat while still having a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal HAVE LIGHT MEAT OR TURKEY BREAST REATHER THAN DARK MEAT   When it comes to the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal, the nutritionists recommend opting for light meat or turkey breast. 'When people are trying to save calories or fat, the way to go...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Today is all about making sure you get to your Thanksgiving location and have what you need to make it a delicious one. Whether it’s eggs, spices or maybe even a Baltimore-exclusive pie, many are spending Wednesday picking up some last-minute items for the Thanksgiving table. Rachel: Tell us what do you have here? READ MORE: Chief Hyatt After Baltimore County's Record 50th Homicide: 'This Level Of Violence Is Incomprehensible'Lourdes Hyatt, shopping: “This is just some last-minute shopping to top off the thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.” Rachel: What are some of your thanksgiving plans and how will these last-minute items factor in? Shanna Hines, shopping: “I’m just going to be spending time with family. So, I’m going to be doing a lot of cooking, baking and will contribute a good portion of the food to our meal.” And what is thanksgiving without the proper dessert? There were long lines outside Dangerously Delicious Pies in Canton, which is filling orders all day long. READ MORE: LIST: Here’s Some Baltimore Restaurants That Will Be Open On Thanksgiving“Just getting a few...
    Some folks might prefer noshing on a tofu turkey before putting up with such an entry requirement. (Of course the authors suggest that you let your guests know ahead of time that "you'll be testing everyone at the door for their own safety" — which always gives them the option of staying home instead, one supposes.) Still, the authors insist that "normalizing rapid tests is a practical way to help extended families feel a little more normal around the holiday dinner table." Is money no object? Okay, let's say President Joe Biden's inflation-hampered economy hasn't gotten you down yet, and you bring home a big paycheck. Well, the authors add that "you might offer to pick up the tab for everyone's tests," which run about $25 for a box of two. Then again, if you're a cheapskate or strapped for cash, the authors say "hosts might ask guests to pay for their own." As if going through the ignominy of the tests themselves weren't depressing enough on its own. If you're concerned about...
    This Thanksgiving, add this tasty peanut butter and apple pie from the PB whizzes at Skippy to your repertoire.  "We wanted to give our take on a traditional apple pie, playing off of the classic fall staples: apples and peanut butter," Ryan Christofferson, senior brand manager, Skippy brand, tells Fox News. "Serve straight out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream for a creamy, scrumptious slice, or enjoy as an indulgent afternoon snack the next day." This Thanksgiving, make a delicious peanut butter apple pie from Skippy. (Skippy) TART, MORELLO CHERRY CRUMBLE FOR THANKSGIVING: TRY THE RECIPE Skippy Peanut Butter Apple PieMakes 6-8 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes   Ingredients 6 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided ½ cup SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter or peanut butter of choice 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 1 (14.1-ounce) box refrigerated pie crusts 1 tablespoon milk Ice cream for serving, optional Skippy’s peanut butter apple pie will please a crowd. ...
    Thanksgiving is all about the food for sure, but drinks are an important component of any holiday and any celebration. If you are looking for the perfect fireside cocoa drink or cocktail or coffee to serve with your dessert, you are in the right place! We searched our Food Monster App to bring you the best Thanksgiving drinks. 1. Cocktails  Source: Winter Sangria [Vegan] Cocktails, if made right, can be a hit and make your holidays all the more exciting and enjoyable. Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez’s Pumpkin Spice Martini truly captures the fall spirit with hints of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Make sure to keep Dawn Kriss’ recipe for Spiced and Spiked Apple Cider away from the kids but feel free to sip as much of this feisty drink as you want! After a long day of cooking, Lindsey Auerbach has you covered with her Crisp and Refreshing Ginger Beer Mocktail. Or if you prefer, make your own Homemade Ginger Beer with Elena Szeliga’s spicy and fizzy recipe. For a more classier cocktail, check out this festive Winter Sangria by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez. 2....
    When it comes time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, most of the attention goes to the main course, the stuffing, sides, and desserts. With all that food on the table, having a salad may seem unnecessary and even boring. Well, we are here to tell you that you should definitely plan a beautiful salad for your Thanksgiving menu. With all the heavy foods you’ll be serving, it’s nice to have something light and refreshing. But don’t get us wrong – salads can also be hearty and satisfying. Just check out at these 15 Salads that are Hearty Enough to Be the Main Course. You’ll Never Be Bored With These 31 Satisfying and Scrumptious Salads, either. So, move that seitan roast over to the left a bit and slide the mashed potatoes over to the right. You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of room on the table for these seasonal, exciting, and delicious salads for your Thanksgiving feast all found on the Food Monster App. 1. Sweet Potato Caesar SaladSource: Sweet Potato Caesar Salad Caesar salad is one of the...
    Thanksgiving dinner is probably the most anticipated meal of the year and it is certainly the one most planned for. Whether you will be sitting down to dinner with lots of friends and family or a more intimate meal for two, you want everything you serve to be special and delicious. Everyone will most likely spend a great deal of time figuring out the main course, the stuffing, and the side dishes. There will probably be several desserts to indulge in. But, don’t forget to plan some amazing appetizers as well. These are the dishes that whet the appetite and give your guests a hint of the deliciousness that’s yet to come. We have lots of recipes for appetizers that are so good, people just may forget the main course. Check out these 25 Meatless and Dairy-Free Soups, Salads, and Starters for Your Thanksgiving, 10 Last-Minute Appetizers You Can Quickly Make, and Simple and Flavorful Vegan Appetizer Ideas To Take to Your Next Celebration. Then, we have 20 more appetizers that are the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving feast!...
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    If you have a gluten-free guest coming to Thanksgiving dinner, or if indeed you yourself are looking for a gluten-free pie to fill you up to the top after that delicious first course, then look no further. Whether it’s pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan, or apple, no one needs to miss out for a moment with this list of OGP vegan and gluten-free pie recipes that will have your guests bursting at the seams. 1.  Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie Source: Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie/One Green Planet You don’t have to tell your guest that it’s healthy, right?  The crust in this Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie by Kathleen Henry is made from pecans and dates while the filling has pumpkins and all of those essential spices—nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.  On top of all that, this pie is also protein-rich with its secret silken tofu magic. 2.  Personal-Sized Apple Pie Source: Personal-Sized Apple Pie/One Green Planet Who wouldn’t love their own personal piece of pie?  The crust on this Personal-Sized Apple Pie by Danielle Dewar...
    It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! And nothing says Thanksgiving quite like gravy! Dousing otherwise-nutritious food in this decadent savory sauce is a time-honored tradition at the Thanksgiving table, but since gravy is made with animal products more often than not, it can be tricky navigating the gravy scene. Well, you’re in luck because we’ve compiled a list of ten of the most delicious plant-based Thanksgiving gravy recipes we could get our hands on. Please enjoy, courtesy of the Food Monster App. Stay hungry! 1. Oil Free GravySource: Oil Free Gravy This Oil Free Gravy by Alenoosh Matakupan is healthy and easy. All it consists of is vegetables, spices and red wine! And it can be served with a variety of different dishes complementing each of them perfectly. Give it a shot! 2. Miso Gravy Source: Miso Gravy Iva Mrdjanov‘s Miso Gravy has complex salty and earthy tones infuse enough flavor into the gravy that the absence of meat drippings becomes irrelevant. This recipe is perfect for the fall and winter holidays or just anytime you need some comfort. 3. Glowing Turmeric Chanterelle Gravy Source: Glowing...
    CASH-STRAPPED American families could receive a stimulus check worth up to $8,000 per child after Thanksgiving. Parents that have kids under 13 and an income of less than $125,000 can claim the extra stimulus cash. 2Families can claim tax credits that helps them offset expenses when providing for their kidsCredit: Getty The child and dependent tax credit aims to help working families offset expenses when financially providing for their kids. Qualifying expenses include transportation, housekeepers, babysitters, before and after school programs, as well as day camps and daycare. The cash can be used to care for dependents with disabilities. In the past, families were able to just claim $6,000 for two or more children. But, this was raised to $8,000 per dependent, capped at $16,000 under the American Rescue Plan, CNBC reports. And Americans could receive up to 50 percent of expenses as a tax refund. The checks are not sent out to homes automatically so parents have to apply to receive the cash. Most read in MoneyCASHING IN Families eligible for ‘surprise’ $8,000 payment after 'Thanksgiving' cash issuedSHOW...
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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thinking of inviting your furry family member to the table this Thanksgiving? The Animal Humane Society is reminding pet owners of the holiday dinner items that dogs and cats can eat, and which they need to avoid. First things first, the AHS says that it’s alright to give your pets a nibble from the Thanksgiving turkey, but you want to make sure that you focus on the meat rather than giving them the skin or spices. The former has high fat content, which could lead to pancreatitis, and certain spices can have a deleterious effect on canine and feline stomachs. READ MORE: List Of 2021 Restaurant Holiday Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaAs for the turkey bones leftover after dinner, the AHS says keep those away from your pets at all costs. Cooked bones are a choking hazard, and could also cause obstructions in your pet’s digestive tract. Rather than giving your pet the same bird your human family members typically enjoy on the holiday, instead consider a turkey-based treat from the pet store. Additionally, the AHS warns...
    The holidays are coming, and that means a gigantic meal of delicious sides and a hefty protein portion for many. For vegans and those observing a plant-based diet, it’s the latter that can pose an issue—what to have instead of turkey? Well, aside from the store-bought tofu turkey substitute, there are lots of yummy and inventive ways you can add protein to your plate.  You can also add all of those aromatic, seasonal herbs, such as rosemary and sage to really make sure your taste buds know it’s the holidays. Have fun with some of these awesome dishes that will work beautifully on your, and your guests’, Thanksgiving dinner plate. 1.  Holiday Loaf with Mushroom Gravy Source: Holiday Loaf with Mushroom Gravy/One Green Planet This is a seriously protein-packed dish for your celebrations. Check out Lena Novak‘s Holiday Loaf with Mushroom Gravy if you are looking for something delicious and festive.  This loaf has walnuts, chickpeas, quinoa, and pumpkins seeds for protein and bite, and it’s seasoned with rosemary, marjoram, salt, and pepper.  Get yourself a slice and smother...
    The holiday season is fast approaching, and everyone is getting into the spirit of sharing thanks, gifts, and delicious food with their loved ones. Turkey is a popular meal choice for many people during this festive period, but did you know there are other ways to “have turkey” this Thanksgiving and Christmas? From plant-based meals guaranteed to knock your socks off, to starting a new tradition of sponsoring a turkey at a local sanctuary, or even attending a “Thanksgiving” event organized by one of these charities, there are so many ways to celebrate life, love, and peace this year while also keeping the animals in mind. After all, if Thanksgiving is about celebrating life, what could be better than honoring the life of our beloved animal friends, and maybe even starting a new tradition or two in the process? Read on to discover some great ideas on having a turkey (and other animal) friendly holiday this year. The Sad Reality of Thanksgiving Turkey Birds are the most abused land animals on the planet; chickens, turkeys and ducks are killed in alarming numbers – for...
    One of the most challenging parts of a vegan Thanksgiving can be figuring out your main dish, but these 10 vegan meatloaf recipes will make beautiful and impressive centerpieces for the rest of your Thanksgiving spread. Almost every part of the Thanksgiving meal, like casseroles, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and even pie, can easy be made plant-based, but replacing the turkey or ham can be a bit trickier. While there’s always a store bought vegan roast option, it’s always more gratifying to create your own Thanksgiving dishes from scratch. These meatless meatloaf recipes from the Food Monster App include the goodness of healthy ingredients like lentils, beans, mushrooms, and other vegetables. Some include delicious sauce or gravy recipes to top them off, or even mashed vegetable sides. Whichever one you choose, you and your guests will end the night with full, happy bellies! 1. Meatless Meatloaf Source: Meatless Meatloaf With all the traditional seasonings of the original this vegan Meatless Meatloaf by Alison Corey with chickpeas, peppers, and onions is big on flavor topped with a tomato...
    (CNN)As millions of Americans gear up to travel this Thanksgiving holiday week, forecast models continue to show a temperature roller-coaster and a potential "significant storm" in the coming week.Starting Sunday, several states will face snow, ice and dangerous winds. And a secondary system will bring additional travel troubles for the middle of the week.Traveling by airline for the holiday? You may be in for a bumpy ride as well as delays. Stay on top of the latest delays and the most recent forecast modelsHere is the day-by-day breakdown.Read MoreSundayPotential airport delays for Sunday, November 21, 2021 based off forecasts.From the Great Lakes down to the Gulf Coast, rain will be the primary threat, though snow showers will mix in at times in areas of the upper Midwest. "A potent cold front delivers a shot of considerably colder temperatures across the Midwest and Great Lakes late Sunday into Monday, causing heavy lake effect snow showers to breakout downwind of the Great Lakes on Monday," the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) said Saturday. "Ahead of the storm system's cold front, numerous showers are...
    Thanksgiving can be tricky to navigate for vegetarians and vegans, especially if our loved ones aren’t practicing the lifestyle, too. But in the spirit of the holiday, we can sit down and enjoy the meal sans fighting and surprises. You may not be able to finagle a fully-fledged vegan Thanksgiving unless you’re planning the whole shindig. However, you can advocate for as many vegan options as possible and make sure that your own meal is sufficient without turkey on your plate. For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  – with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! Also, don’t forget to check out our ultimate guide to plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving! 1. Bring a vegan dessert for all to share. It’s fun to be present during someone’s first time trying a vegan dessert. With eggs and dairy out of the question, many people can’t fathom how a vegan dessert can be edible. But not only are they edible; they can taste out of this world, which can surprise nonbelievers....
    Thanksgiving dinner is probably the most anticipated meal of the year. People start planning their menu weeks, even months, in advance even if they know what their main course will be – the turkey. For those of us who won’t have a turkey on the table, we need to plan a little extra for the main dishes. Everyone expects some dish to be the centerpiece of the table. Well, it’s time to reimagine the Thanksgiving table. There are veggie dishes that can feed two or twenty; dishes that will please every palate. Here are some ideas for veggie-centric main dishes that will make your Thanksgiving fun, festive and fabulous. 1. Veggie Roasts Source: Stuffed Seitan Roast If you want to have a plant-based “meaty” dish on the table, there are a lot of options. Check out The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Meats and Meat Substitutes to learn about all the different types of meat substitutes available. If you prefer to make your own “meaty” centerpiece, the table is the perfect place for The Unturkey Roast or this Stuffed Seitan...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’re looking to bring your famous mashed potatoes, or if it’s your turn to provide cocktail ingredients, flying for Thanksgiving could require some extra prep. The TSA said most foods can be carried through a checkpoint, but there are certain items and ingredients that should end up in checked baggage. Officials said if it’s a solid item, then it’s usually safe to assume it can make it through a checkpoint. Any foods should go in a clear plastic bag or other container, and then passengers should put them in a separate bin while going through the checkpoint. READ MORE: Pregnant Woman Killed In Crescentville Shooting, Philadelphia Police Say Credit: TSA CARRY-ON WITH IT Baked goods: Homemade or store-bought pies, cakes, cookies, brownies and other sweet treats Meats: Turkey, chicken, ham, steak. Frozen, cooked or uncooked Stuffing: Cooked, uncooked, in a box or in a bag Casseroles: Traditional green beans and onion straws or something more exotic Mac ‘n Cheese: Cooked in a pan or traveling with the ingredients to...
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    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more With the holidays coming up, the Food Monster team here at One Green Planet has been scouring through our recipe archives, discussing dishes we’re going to make for our Thanksgiving feasts. It can be tricky to navigate a meal if you are going to be around food that doesn’t necessarily match your dietary preferences. Here are some tips from our staff members to help you seamlessly (and deliciously!) add vegan options to your Thanksgiving spread. For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  – with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! Also, don’t forget to check out our ultimate guide to plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving! 6 Tips From the Food Monster Team 1. Offer simple ingredient swapsWild Rice Pilaf With Butternut Squash Stuffing “If someone asks how they can accommodate you, offer simple ingredient swap suggestions like vegan butter for butter in the mashed potatoes and vegetable broth for...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Surviving Thanksgiving dinner when you’re trying to eat plant-based can be tough. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes, even veggie-based dishes like our beloved mashed potatoes, are typically loaded with meat and dairy products. However, if you bring your own hearty side dish to the table, you have something to eat and pass around. While we love nothing more than a big plate of mashed potatoes, why not try putting a new spin on the classic dish this year? For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  – with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! Also, don’t forget to check out our ultimate guide to plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving! Here are 15 tasty, vegan mashed vegetable recipes that are loaded with seasonal flavors! 1. Sweet Potato Mash With Cashew CreamSource: Sweet Potato Mash This simple Sweet Potato Mash by Bianca the Green Creator has the deep flavors of roasted sweet potato, onion,...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more As November slowly creeps by, we get closer and closer to “Turkey Day.” While many people take this day to mean the day we celebrate by eating turkey … we have a bit of a different idea about what this day means. Being Green Monsters, we know that every animal has an inherent value that exists completely separate from the one humans assign to them. For this reason, we do not see turkeys as the hallowed centerpiece of a traditional meal – we see them as the incredible creatures that they are, all in their own right. Turkeys are sensitive, highly intelligent, and social creatures. They have personalities as distinct and varied as cat or dogs; however, like other animals raised in factory farms, turkeys are subjected to horrible, cramped, unsanitary conditions. Around 99 percent of turkeys raised in the U.S. come from factory farms. What’s even worse is that turkeys at so called “free range” or “organic” farms generally aren’t treated any better. In accordance with industry standards, these turkeys also have their...
    (CNN)As the holiday season approaches and many across the US are setting up their Douglas firs, white pines or spruce trees in the house, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has sent out an alarming warning.The CPSC took to Twitter Saturday, posting a striking image of a fiery skeleton in a living room decorated for Christmas. Text on the image says, 'WATER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE' and 'A dry Christmas tree burns faster than newspaper.'The image was posted with the word 'Soon.' in the tweet. The message, while a little morbid, is getting plenty of attention and acts as a good reminder."CPSC is always looking for new and innovative ways to reach consumers with our messaging, especially as families begin to gather and celebrate the holidays." Nychelle Fleming, the agency's communications specialist, told CNN Tuesday.This post was a part of the company's yearly holiday safety campaign.Read MoreJoe Galbo, social media specialist for the commission, pointed out, "In a matter of seconds, a whole room can be consumed by a flaming Christmas tree. So, while the skeleton was a very dramatic...
    By Madeline Holcombe | CNN As it is, holiday gatherings with loved ones can be a careful dance of dodging landmines on the way to wonderful memories — and this year, we are adding potentially explosive conversations around vaccination status. About 58.5% of the United States is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many experts say that vaccination is the best way to protect against the virus and slow or stop the spread, but much of the population still has hesitation. In some cases, people have outright objections to being vaccinated. The difference in vaccine stances can complicate family and friends gathering for holidays, even for those who are getting their shots. Children under 5 years old are not yet able to get vaccinated, kids ages 5 to 11 are not yet fully vaccinated, and even those who have had both of their shots risk breakthrough infections. “Think about your vaccine as a very good raincoat,” said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and professor of health policy and...
    Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, edibles have become an increasingly popular choice for buyers. In fact, edibles — a category that includes infused gummies, chocolates, cookies, candies and even beverages — accounted for 13.9% of sales in Colorado between July 9 and Oct. 7 (the most of any state, according to analytics firm Headset). But you’re not just limited to what’s sold at the store. As the variety of edibles has increased, so too have the ways consumers can make their own at home. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we tested three different infusion methods with popular holiday dishes — using cannabutter, marijuana concentrate and flower — so everyone can gather and giggle around the dinner table this year. Before we dive in, let’s start with a few disclaimers: Cannabis use is a highly personal experience and the effects tend to hit differently when eating it versus smoking or vaping. The standard single serving size is 10 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that produces a “high.” If you’re new to edibles, start by eating a little rather...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Casseroles are the perfect dish to bring to a family gathering on Thanksgiving. The entire meal is cooked in one dish in the oven and can be easily transported to wherever you’ll be spending the holidays. Not to mention, casseroles are extremely delicious. You can easily make them by combining vegetables, grains, pasta, sauces, and much more. To help you plan your perfect Thanksgiving menu, we have plenty of casserole recipes from our Food Monster App, ranging from Thanksgiving classics like Green Bean Casserole to twists on other classics like Butternut Squash Casserole which calls for vegan marshmallows on butternut squash instead of sweet potato. There are so many delicious options from the Food Monster App for you to choose from! 1. Green Bean Casserole Source: Green Bean Casserole This Green Bean Casserole remake by Sarah De La Cruz of the classic 1960s dish is a perfect addition to any holiday table. It has all of the delicious flavors, but uses all plant-based ingredients. 2. Sweet Potato Rice Casserole Source: Sweet Potato...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more With all the incredible dishes served on Thanksgiving, it seems hard to believe anyone would have room for dessert, but they are a must-have on the holiday table. After feasting on dish after dish of savory goodness, everyone needs a little something sweet. Thanksgiving may make you think of pumpkin pie, and we have plenty of recipes to choose from. Plus pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin cookies, and lots of ways to savor the flavor of pumpkin pie spices. Not all desserts have to be made with pumpkin, however. There are many other seasonal flavors like apples, pears, squash, and cranberries. Sweetness can come from fruit or from maple syrup. And who doesn’t love the aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, chai, and allspice? See How to Cook with the Seasonal Flavors of Fall for more ideas. We have no shortage of ideas when it comes to desserts. Check out these 25 Winning Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts and then scroll through these 25 more stunning vegan desserts from the Food Monster App for...
    Thanksgiving is almost here! If you're planning to cook the big bird, the USDA says there are three ways to safely thaw a frozen turkey.Refrigerator ThawingEvery four to five pounds of turkey will require 24-hours of thaw time in the refrigerator, according to the USDA."If your turkey weighs 16 pounds, it will take about four days to thaw. Once thawed, the turkey is safe for another two days, so you can start thawing it six days before Thanksgiving (the Friday before Thanksgiving)," recommends the USDA.Thawing your turkey in the refrigerator is the safest method because the turkey will thaw at a consistent, safe temperature, USDA says.But, if you forget to the thaw the turkey and need to do it quickly, don't panic! There are other ways.The USDA recommends the following:Cold Water Thawing"For the cold water method, leave the turkey in its original wrapping and submerge it in a sink (or container) full of cold water. It is important that the water be cold so that the turkey stays at a safe temperature. You should change the water every 30 minutes....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With families heading out of town for Thanksgiving, Baltimore County Police are offering to keep tabs on residents’ homes while they’re gone. All families have to do is complete what’s called a “Vacant House Form” and email it to their nearest precinct. Officers will check on homes enrolled in the program while families are away. If police notice unusual activity at a residence over the holidays, they’ll notify the homeowners right away. Do you plan to be out of town for Thanksgiving ????? If so, have you filled out a "Vacant House Form" and provided it to the #BCoPD? This is a great resource no matter when you plan to be out of town. pic.twitter.com/xIiJc99b4H — Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) November 12, 2021
    (CNN)As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are already preparing our menus for the holiday. Some of you may be pulling grandma's braciole recipe steeped in tomato sauce or that creamy garlic mash that your mom has made every Thanksgiving. Or you may still be undecided about roasting a turkey or frying one.Whatever it is you are cooking, you likely have memorable stories about the food you or your family have prepared and the recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation. Whatever your story may be, we would like to hear from you.Please tell us your story in the form below. We may follow up on some responses for upcoming stories.