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38 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes for a Plant-Based Feast

Thanksgiving is traditionally all about turkey, but choosing to serve vegan side dishes at your feast makes it easier on guests who have certain dietary restrictions—and these recipes can be just as delicious as the ones you’d typically make.

A true vegan dish includes no animal-derived products including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and sometimes honey, depending on the person’s preference. To successfully incorporate vegan recipes into what’s usually a meat-heavy meal, try to plan a menu that still feels classic by pumping up the flavor, says Catherine Perez, M.S., R.D., the vegan dietitian behind the blog Plant Based

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The 12 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Eateries in Pittsburgh

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Whether you’re committed to an animal-free diet or eat omnivorously, chances are you’ve taken notice that vegetable-forward menus are becoming more mainstream. Even though a 2018 Gallup poll indicated that all-in-all American dietary preferences remain steady, with approximately 5 percent reporting they are vegetarian and 3 percent as vegan — similar numbers to a 1999 report — consumer tastes are changing.

A hunk of meat at the center of the plate doesn’t signify “this is the main course” in the way it used to in American restaurants. Vegetable-forward and 100 percent vegan restaurants are on the rise throughout the

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Minnesota State Fair 2021: The best vegetarian and vegan options

Vegan and vegetarian choices

There are SO MANY options at the Minnesota State Fair for people sticking to a vegetarian or vegan diet.

To start, some of the most popular foods at the Minnesota State Fair are vegetarian or vegan:

  • Cheese curds
  • Fried pickles, olives, green peppers, etc.
  • Roasted sweet corn

But if you’re looking to try something new – to go beyond the basics and explore new vegan or vegetarian foods at the fair – here’s what we suggest.

Fried Green Tomatoes – Fried Green Tomatoes and Corn Fritters booth

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Location: South side of Dan Patch Ave. between Underwood

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Masala Mama Serving Up Fantastic Vegetarian & Vegan Indian Dishes At A Popup In Gowanus

You may have come across Nidhi Jalan’s culinary creations before. About five years ago she started selling spice blends under the name Masala Mama (a handle Jalan “earned” in the womb), then she launched a line of jarred simmer sauces like Coconut Curry and Vindaloo, and then she did a stint one summer slinging Masala Tacos at Smorgsaburg. Now, and for a limited time only, Jalan is cooking a full slate of vegetarian and vegan Indian dishes for us all to enjoy, at a Masala Mama popup within the Michael and Ping’s space in Gowanus.

“I really wanted to

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Shailene Woodley Explains Why She’s Not Vegan or Even Vegetarian

It would be fair to say that Shailene Woodley literally has an appetite for adventure. The actor has lived all over the world and thus has tried various foods from all different cultures. The Fallout star particularly has a palate for fermented foods and has learned how to make a lot of things herself. While foods like kimchi and drinks like kombucha are all the rage now (especially amongst the famous and wealthy) Woodley was enjoying them long before they became mainstream. And while Woodley is passionate about the environment, she doesn’t follow a strict vegan or vegetarian diet.

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