I’ve gotta say, since becoming a vegetarian it’s been pretty smooth sailing. On the rare occasion that I get a craving for meat, it’s not long before it’s gone. It’s not a decision for me anymore, I have information and visuals (Oh Holy Hell… the visuals…) in my head that I’m fairly certain will make eating meat impossible for the rest of my life. And – pinky swears! – I’m glad for it! I feel healthier than I’ve ever felt and that’s never a bad thing.
The only thing I’ve been concerned about since changing my diet has been holiday dinners. My family is pretty traditional and all our meals involved a giant roast of some sort… turkey, ham, beef. You name it, we roast it AND… we roast it good. Damn good. Too good. Amazingly good.
And so, I had to come up with something that I could eat that would be an equal. Otherwise I was gonna be sad. And holiday sadness is NEVER okay.
After some thought & planning, here’s what I came up with. It’s substantial enough to be a giant thing on your plate, and it goes with everything Thanksgiving-y so it didn’t steal the show for other people.
AND it was good! Damn good!