We SAID: Sans Turkey

Staff Writer

Millions of Americans are set to gather around the family table and give thanks, then promptly dive into the biggest turkey the cook could scavenge from the local grocery store. ‘Tis the season after all, to eat more than you can hold… rest… and repeat until every trace of Thanksgiving Dinner is done.

But an increasing number of people are breaking tradition. A rise in complicated dietary restrictions (no wheat, no pork, no dairy) have made the quintessential Thanksgiving Dinner more of a liability than a celebration. Instead of turkey, some are opting for Prime Rib (hormone/antibiotic free, grass fed)… or ditching the meat altogether.

thanksgiving1Meatless meals include all of the regular fixings, including green bean casserole, yams, mashed potatoes and (vegetarian) gravy, and even macaroni and (soy) cheese (hey, don’t knock it until you try it). Some cooks are even adding  non-traditional (but delicious) dishes like grithanksgiving4lled brussel sprouts and/or asparagus.

For dessert, there’s dairy free ice-cream (homemade if you can swing it), and no-bake pumpkin pie. By the time you’re done eating, you won’t even notice that there was no turkey on the menu.

But we’re pretty sure the Turkey will.


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