To most people, the Thanksgiving table is all about the turkey. But my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian it was all about the vegetable tray—and nothing else.
Last year, I decided to make my own vegetarian Thanksgiving, instead of just eating whatever I could. I realized a lot of my family members were willing to try my items, and some really enjoyed them.
This year, I want to try out some brand new recipes, and there are a few I have to choose between. has a recipe for an unconventional Thanksgiving meal that I am dying to try.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze

This is definitely a mouthful to say, but the recipe seems to be worth the title. What I love about this recipe is that it’s main pieces are relatively easy to make. Honey-sesame glaze isn’t the most traditional type of glaze for Thanksgiving, but vegetarians don’t do things traditionally, do they?
Check out the recipe here.
Another recipe I found is at Many vegetarian recipes use mushrooms to replace the meat, but this recipe takes the mushrooms to a whole new level.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Crispy Goat Cheese

Stuffed mushrooms are a staple in my vegetarian diet. I wouldn’t have even thought of this as my personal Thanksgiving main course, until I saw the pictures.
The breadcrumb topping adds to the Thanksgiving-meal feeling, and goat cheese is one of my all-time favorite ingredients. This dish is hearty, full of flavor, and it just might be the course I choose to share with my family this week.
Check out the recipe here.

Finally, my last consideration is a classic vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner, with both of my favorite meat substitutes.

Baked Tofu Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

This may not be the prettiest dish to set on the table come Thanksgiving, but it definitely combines two of my favorite main ingredients in one dish. The recipe is also very simple. Basically, tells us to cut our tofu into steak-like pieces, bake and then glaze with a homemade mushroom gravy.
Luckily, the gravy recipe doesn’t look too difficult either. It can be prepared in 45 minutes or less and appears to be the perfect topping to delicious baked tofu.
Check out the recipe here.

Although I am not yet sure which awesome recipe I’ll pick for my Thanksgiving meal, I can’t wait to share it with my family and not spend the evening eating off of the cold vegetable tray.