Amazing VEGAN THANKSGIVING Recipes | Easy Entrees & Sides

  • Published on Nov 17, 2018
  • Happy Vegan Thanksgiving (aka Thanksliving)!! RECIPES BELOW!
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    (recipe originally published in my cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul. Order it here:

    1 cup dried green lentils, sorted and rinsed
    3 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
    2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    1 cup finely diced yellow onion
    1 cup finely diced celery
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 cup shredded carrot
    10 ounces baby bella mushrooms, minced (about 2 cups)
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    1 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
    1 cup bread crumbs
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
    Red chili flakes to taste

    1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the lentils, partially cover the pan with a lid, and cook until tender, 30 to 45 minutes, stirring halfway through. Drain and set aside.

    2. In a small bowl, stir together the flax seed meal and ½ cup water. Set it aside to thicken for at least 3 minutes.

    3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and sauté until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the shredded carrot and mushrooms, sautéing until the mushrooms begin to soften and release their liquid, about 5 minutes. Stir in the thyme and fennel seeds and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

    4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    5. Once the mushrooms are soft, add the nutritional yeast, cooked lentils, flax mixture, walnuts, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and chili flakes to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if desired. The mixture should stick together, but if it doesn’t, place about 1 cup of it into a food processor and pulse until it’s a thick mush. Stir that back into the skillet.

    6. Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and press firmly into the pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top of the loaf feels firm to the touch.

    7. Let it cool for 10 to 20 minutes before slicing.
    ** Glaze I added to the loaf in the video was 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, and 3 tablespoons of ketchup. Stir that together and spread over the loaf before it goes into the oven.
    3 sweet potatoes
    1 teaspoon oil
    ¼ cup Califia Farms pumpkin spice almondmilk creamer
    ¼ -½ teaspoon sea salt
    Pomegranate seeds for garnish
    Preheat oven to 400°.
    Poke holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork. Coat each potato with oil, then set them onto a baking sheet or cast iron skillet.
    Roast for about 1 hour, or until the sweet potatoes are super tender.
    Once cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh of the potatoes into a bowl. Add the pumpkin spice creamer and salt, and mash. Season with more salt to taste if needed.
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Comments • 281

  • jbudney2000
    jbudney2000 2 months ago

    I just prepared this lentil loaf. It is DELICIOUS even before going into the oven, and the kids love it too! Thank you and YUM. Now, onto the coconut butternut squash soup!

  • Summer Rose
    Summer Rose 2 months ago

    califia farms is not very vegan once you research it real good and they are really a dirty brand. Sorry for the bad news

  • Bryce Hageman
    Bryce Hageman 5 months ago


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  • Uneak Tershai
    Uneak Tershai 7 months ago

    Wow yes so creative 💕

  • Soliel Paden
    Soliel Paden 7 months ago

    saving to try!

  • La Fille Gourmande
    La Fille Gourmande 8 months ago

    Turkey is overrated. Everything looks so delicious.

  • Totally Raven
    Totally Raven 8 months ago

    I made the lentil loaf for Christmas it was really good

  • Bob Bobfrey
    Bob Bobfrey 8 months ago

    Ketchup is full of sugar. Bread is one of the worst foods u can eat

  • 1024specialkay
    1024specialkay 9 months ago

    always wanted to make a lentil loaf and going to attempt it soon!

  • Joy P
    Joy P 9 months ago

    Yum every recipe looks delicious (and I'm not even vegan 😂)

  • Brian Weight Loss Journey

    Not for nothing, but the ad for this video was for pork...not sure why on a vegan channel, but it feature a bacon wrapped pork roast demo...anyway, Love your channel, great, great recipes.

  • Kathleen Jackson
    Kathleen Jackson 9 months ago

    I can’t wait to make the loaf!

  • Claire Choquette
    Claire Choquette 9 months ago +1

    Can you omit or substitute the walnuts?

    • JulV Wildcat
      JulV Wildcat 6 months ago

      @Claire Choquette you're welcome.

    • Claire Choquette
      Claire Choquette 6 months ago +1

      JulV Wildcat thank you!

    • JulV Wildcat
      JulV Wildcat 6 months ago +1

      I made it without walnuts the first time and added the walnuts the second time around. Personally for my family and myself we preferred it without the walnuts.

  • C Golden
    C Golden 9 months ago

    can you use oats instead of bread crumbs in the loaf?

  • Teaira D
    Teaira D 9 months ago

    Just bought your cookbook. I can’t wait to make my first vegan Christmas dinner!!

  • Malisha Goggans
    Malisha Goggans 9 months ago

    Loving the necklace. I'm making butternut squash soup bc its 20° burrr thanks for this vid

  • Maureen Bullis
    Maureen Bullis 9 months ago

    Making this today!

  • Deshonay Dozier
    Deshonay Dozier 9 months ago

    i tried this loaf and it was absolutely amazing! i made a glaze out of pureed dried golden raisins and coconut aminos. Tasty! I may make this my tradition!

  • The Vegan Twins
    The Vegan Twins 9 months ago +1

    This looks delicious as always! So... after years of being vegan and watching my favorite vegan youtubers (including you of course!) my twin sister and I finally decided to start our own Vegan Cooking Channel! We've wanted to make videos for years but always gave ourselves excuses like: "We need professional lighting", "Our kitchen isn't nice enough", "Our filming equipment isn't good enough"... etc. But we finally just decided to hell with the excuses! The predicaments are never gonna be perfect and that's ok! Because our first and foremost objective is to get our recipes out to the vegan community! And hopefully even curious meat eaters. Being vegan is our life and cooking/baking vegan is our passion. There's been so many trials and errors and coming from an ethnic family there have been so many recipes that we couldn't find veganized online so we had to make them ourselves. So we really just wanted to share our wisdom and love and passion with the community that we feel so belonged to. I apologize for the self promotion but we know how supportive the vegan community can be and we think that ultimately there's no shame in reaching out for support. We are just super excited to start our journey and appreciate it if you check out our channel. We hope that whoever reads this comment has an amazing day, joyful holidays, and a happy life. 💜 The Vegan Twins

  • Erika Erika
    Erika Erika 9 months ago

    I just went vegan. I’m 12! Thank you so much for helping me to transition.

  • Cynthia Ruiz
    Cynthia Ruiz 9 months ago

    Khalifas milk is so delicious , I stopped drinking regular milk every since my friend told me about it .

  • Elizabeth ***
    Elizabeth *** 9 months ago

    Actually the best vegan chef online

  • Naomi Nonnie
    Naomi Nonnie 9 months ago

    You're so radiant, love your hair and skin. Thanks for the inspiration. Are those artificial dreads? How long can you keep them for?

    COME WATCH ME 9 months ago

    I absolutely HATE the texture the flaxseed egg gives. I prefer "Aquafaba" jell like egg made from power. I would try it that way.

  • June Siegel-Hill
    June Siegel-Hill 9 months ago

    Keep them coming!

  • June Siegel-Hill
    June Siegel-Hill 9 months ago

    I don't see any measurements for this dish. I made it tonight but it was too moist. I just took a guess on ratios but would love to know what you used. Thanks.

  • Joana Miranda
    Joana Miranda 9 months ago

    Just had the lentil loaf for dinner and it’s amazing! Thank you!

  • Vanessa Embling
    Vanessa Embling 9 months ago

    Made the lentil loaf for thanksgiving and it was awesome! If I freeze it, will it still be good later?

  • kilo hotel
    kilo hotel 9 months ago

    How much water for the flaxseed? Am I missing something?

  • kilo hotel
    kilo hotel 9 months ago

    Where are the measurements for lentils, walnuts, yeast, and bread crumbs??

  • MJ Griffin
    MJ Griffin 9 months ago

    That butternut squash soup was super delicious!!!! And, easy to make. I love that you use "real food" so much better than processed Vegan.

  • Tina Step
    Tina Step 9 months ago

    delish as usual. note, i would prefer an ebook . hope you can make that available for purchase through paypal.

  • Color Resale
    Color Resale 9 months ago

    Yuummmm!!! So many goodies!

  • Rachael DeLashmit
    Rachael DeLashmit 9 months ago

    love you ❤️❤️❤️ thanks a million! 🌱🌱

  • Audrey Montgomery
    Audrey Montgomery 9 months ago


  • Barbara Brekken
    Barbara Brekken 9 months ago

    That lentil loaf recipe is delicious! And huge! I was able to make 2 decent sized loafs! Dinner & lunch for a week! 😍😍😍

  • Noa Delphi
    Noa Delphi 9 months ago

    such great recipes!! constantly motivates me to try them out with my family who are happy eaters that appreciate wholesome, nutritious meals. forever grateful to finding this channel, thank you for sharing!!

  • Miestasestuya Ardon
    Miestasestuya Ardon 9 months ago

    Yes! I use drank their eggnog almond milk for the holidays or just for something sweet, but healthy!💜

  • Mecca Adams
    Mecca Adams 9 months ago

    Thank you for making my first Vegan Thanksgiving GREAT. I made the Lentil loaf and the sweet potato pie. Vegan & non-vegans enjoyed both.

  • Cassandra Bodzak
    Cassandra Bodzak 9 months ago

    That soup looks divine! Love how you garnished it with pomegranate molasses and the toasted coconut milk. Looking forward to making this one. :)

  • Ragga Chat
    Ragga Chat 9 months ago

    ur hot . not only that ur in shape and a sexy vegan..god dyam it...i love you..i hope its ok im not vegan and im a girl

  • Shannon
    Shannon 9 months ago

    I made the lentil loaf for my very first vegan thanksgiving and I loved it ❤️ thank you for sharing

  • Princess Perfection
    Princess Perfection 9 months ago

    Lentil loaf came out delicious, but I feel like I was missing something, it was a little dryer then I was expecting.

  • Y&S FOOD!
    Y&S FOOD! 9 months ago

    Impressive movie! Here at Y&S FOOD! we like to detect this kind of contents. We create Travel & Food videos as well, everywhere around the world, so we are habitually seeking for inspirations and also ideas. Thank You.

  • New Dawn
    New Dawn 9 months ago

    Happy thanksgiving!!! Thank you for these lovely recipes.

  • qúe tí
    qúe tí 9 months ago

    🤤 thank you

  • Kelly Marie
    Kelly Marie 9 months ago

    You’re gorgeous ! Thanks for this:))

  • Goofey ButReal
    Goofey ButReal 9 months ago

    Everything looks amazing! 😋 Go vegan 🌱!

  • Shannon Burley
    Shannon Burley 9 months ago


  • Andrea Cervantes
    Andrea Cervantes 9 months ago

    Just made this. And was so excited for it!! It looks so GOOD. But somehow it didn’t come out firm 😩 does anyone know where I went wrong ?

  • Karla Reyes
    Karla Reyes 9 months ago

    One question. I dont have nutritional yeast for the loaf, does it affect the outcome in an important way?? Btw, I love your videos!! This loaf is gonna be the star of my vegan Thanksgiving 😊😊😊

  • Rose Ladd
    Rose Ladd 9 months ago

    💗 Love that slow cooker stuffing recipe. Jumped right in and I noticed the recipe doesn't say when to add the apples and butternut squash to the other ingredients? I mixed them in after adding spices. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Make It Dairy Free
    Make It Dairy Free 9 months ago

    This all looks amazingggg. I'll be right over. But seriously, I need everything on your menu!

  • Courtney Earle
    Courtney Earle 9 months ago

    S/o to everyone (like myself) having their first vegan thanksgiving this year !! woohoo. So excited :)

  • Y&S FOOD!
    Y&S FOOD! 9 months ago

    Great video footage! Up here at Y&S FOOD! we love to notice such a content. We make Travel & Food video too, all around the world, and also we are constantly seeking inspirations as well as good ideas. Thank You.

  • Anthony Ramos
    Anthony Ramos 9 months ago

    Lovely as always! Wondering if I could omit the step on the stovetop before blending and simply adding the roasted veggies and cool broth to the blender and THEN heating it through on the stovetop? Saves the wait time for the soup to cool down to blend and would, essentially do the same thing, no?

    LIVEKINDLY 9 months ago

    The sweet potato mash sounds and looks SO delicious! What a flavor-combo!😍

  • junocomm
    junocomm 9 months ago

    Looks soooooo yummy! I literally just bought everything to make that entire meal for Thanksgiving! I'm ready for it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Elizabeth Moore
    Elizabeth Moore 9 months ago

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I love baked sweet potatoes with Earth's Balance vegan butter but it's not good for us. Do you have any suggestions?