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Thanksliving Menu (V, GF)

Yes, Thanksliving – my family’s Holiday table spread is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious.  Friends tell me how difficult it can be not only being vegan, but gluten-free during the holidays and it shouldn’t be!  That’s what motivates my food: I want everyone to be able to enjoy eating, and not just during the Holidays!  I’m thankful for my family.  I take for granted my family is vegan (after I made the switch), let alone my parents raised me in a vegetarian household (talk about a different upbringing that I’m most thankful for!).  I truly believe smart eating habits start at birth, and for that I want to say “Thank you” to the best supportive parents a gal could ever ask for.  Since I’ve had to remove gluten from my diet they’ve taken the journey with me, tasting my trials & errors and lifting me up when I’ve felt down.

Since Joey & I will not be spending this Holiday together, we celebrated Thanksliving #1 this past Saturday and hiked Plateau Mountain the following day (photo above!).  We packed leftovers of my Tofu Loaf & Gratifying Gravy for lunch and if possible, was even more delicious when looking out at the vista.

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Scrumptious Meatless Tofu Loaf

This year will be my first gluten-free Thanksliving!  10 months ago I had to relearn my eating habits and at first I was lost & felt like I’d never be able to enjoy food again.  I wouldn’t let negativity bog me down!  I refused to eat processed, let alone mostly tasteless gluten-free options (and then I found even more foods I was intolerant of, which kept me out of public eating for good!).  My kitchen was my salvation; frustrated at the lack of healthy & delicious food options I was on a mission.  I refused to believe that healthy allergen-free food was an oxymoron and was I right!  This year I am very excited for my first gluten-free Thanksliving (it’s by far my first Vegan Thanksliving, and they’ve been cruelty-free my whole life as I was raised a vegetarian.  I will miss my brother as it’s his first Thanksliving away, but I hope with these recipes he’ll be able to feel right at home!).

This tofu loaf has the quintessential fall spices and flavors that brings back childhood memories.  And you know what?  This is delicious any time of the year!  You can even make a double batch, and freeze one before baking to use the next week (now that’s easy!).

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