Welcome new theme for the week:
The greatest month ever.
The home of Thanksgiving, sure, that’s a given.
But the real celebration rolls around mid-month for the birthdate of yours truly.
(((If you have not been celebrating my birthday in the past, no worries.
It’s never too late to start a new tradition!)))
But back to Thanksgiving–
in honor of what we here call “Turkey Day”,
here is a vegan-friendly turkey
that is fun to eat
(and clear on the conscience):
The only turkey any vegan will eat…
I actually ate this for my lunch yesterday
and I must say that it didn’t make me drowsy one bit!
He was almost too cute to eat…
Baked Potato “Turkey” Recipe
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- body: 1 small russet potato (cook in microwave until softened yet still firm)
- head: 1 extra small potato (cook in microwave until softened yet still firm)
- nose: carrot, sliced into a triangle
- tail feathers: broccoli florets
- eyes: 2 chives slices (held on by vegan cream cheese)
- wattle: 1 piece of parsley
- plate of lettuce
- 1 toothpick (to hold head and body together)
Assemble your Turkey together, admire, then chow down–knowing that no real turkeys have been harmed.
That little wattle just does it for me, wouldn’t you say?
I’m giggling over here.
AWwww! SO creative Cara! And such a cute little bird at that 🙂 and healthy and yummy – you’ve got it all love!
You are just too sweet, Nora! Next up, I’m putting you on a stick and covering you with chocolate. (That was supposed to sound like a compliment but to me, it ended up a bit creepy, wouldn’t you say?)
Angela @ Vegangela.com
He he, so cute! I love the chocolate turkeys too! Are you a Scorpio?! Guess who’s birthday is on Monday?? 🙂
Angela, I knew there was another reason that I liked you that we hadn’t discovered yet! We are 8 days apart–goooooooooooooo Scorpios. How old are you going to be? <–that isn't a rude question if another girl asks it to a girl right? Oh, and how much do you weigh? haha. Okay, now I'm kidding with the last question.
Angela @ Vegangela.com
HA! Ditto, I knew there was some deep dark force bringing us together. i thought it was dark chocolate, but stars and charts and planets work too!
I’m turning 32. I’m not really into it this year but I think the solution will be to bake myself a gigantic cake. What are your plans?
But you are turning an even number! It’s gonna be fabulous! Me? 33. Odd numbers = lame. haha. When did I ever establish this and why??? No big plans, sadly. My bf is in Maine for business right up until Thanksgiving so it will be low key. That is, unless he rents out a puppy for me that day as requested 🙂 <–I really did. HA. I'm with you on the giant cake, though. I will make it in honor of you as well! xo
Angela @ Vegangela.com
Oh I think 33 is the best cause it’s all the same number! You only get those every 11 years, so that’s super special! 🙂
Sucks that you’ll be alone on your birthday. Hope he makes it up to you when he’s back, puppy or not!
Aw, aren’t you the sweetest?! I like that idea though, we should all make Scorpio cakes this month. Even the non-Scorpios, just because they love us and secretly wish they could be so cool!
Happy almost birthday to you!
Happy almost birthday to you!
Happy almost birthday to SISSY!
Happy almost birthday to you!!!!!
And PS – That turkey is so cute … I bet your nieces would love to eat it (or at least keep him as a pet)! =)
So far he has mastered “Sit!” 🙂 Thanks for the early birthday song. You got 2 weeks to work on your pitch… haha
That might be the cutest freakin’ turkey I’ve ever seen. Well, with the exception of the ones my kids make with their hand prints. But you know, you can’t really eat those…
Or you can just deal with the indigestion… Come on, Brooke. Admit that you eat paper every once in awhile…
Well, yeah. But they made me quit in the institution…
I just spat. My computer screen, however, got the worst of it 😛 Where do you come up with your funny comebacks? I hope they are on sale…
PS, my favorite thing about this recipe, besides the whole “potato turkey” thing, is that you cooked them in the microwave. That’s my kinna cookin’ right there!
Shoot girl, I’m all about convenience.
Oh, you know that’s right! (Sorry, been watching a lot of Psych on Netflix…)
My dad would love you!
Oh good lord she’s still going!
I would totally devour that poor little turkey, cute little potato butt and all.
I will never quit until the day I stop breathing 🙂 Comforting, huh? haha
You are blogging machine!! This is so cute too.
I should start blogging on some of my traditional Thanksgiving fare. Between my sis and I, we make a full-on vegan, gluten free somewhat tradiitonal Thanksgiving dinner. But, unlike you, I need a short break first.
I am a robot 🙂 Um, Dawn. If you *don’t* post those Thanksgiving recipes, you are going to have one very upset machine. Do it!!!
Since you asked so nicely 😉 FIrst up will probably be cornbread stuffing!
Being bossy gets you far in life 🙂 I can’t wait for that recipe!
Too bad I don’t have any potatoes. It’s tragic really because I’m still rebelling from my mother’s edicts. “Don’t play with your food!” I think that’s when I started covering it with my napkin and saying a prayer for the dearly departed.
Oops, sorry – too cute.
You better be!
Bahaha! Oh Laurel, your comments always make me laugh! In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…
OOoh. I dig Scorpios and turkeys made from potatoes. Last year we had stuffed portabellos, horseradish mashers, and spinach salad with cranberries, walnuts and a sesame dressing.
I *so* want the recipe for the horseradish mashers, please!
too cute.. and Happy birthday from one Nov. girl to another!!!
Alright Gloria–another Scorpio girl 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Well actually Sagittarius (Nov. 24)… LOL — love your site.
Can’t win them all, right? ha. Close enough 🙂 We are nine days apart!
And thank you!! xo, Cara
What a cute, cruelty free turkey! This is a very cute idea!
And you don’t felt gross and full either 🙂
this is awesome! You are my new favorite blogger! Because of you, my little one may just start eating veggies yet! She used to be so good, eating all kinds of veggies. Then she became a preschooler. And, of course, we all know that three year olds know EVERYTHING about what is good. You are the savior that is going to change all of that! No pressure though. 🙂
Eeek! No pressure at all 🙂 Now all I am going to post is veggie stuff so we can see how long it takes your daughter to start loving veggies again…
Hi Vanessa! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Awww… potato turkey! The parsley waddle does give him that extra something. What’s the term for a vegan who only eats cute things? I think that’s what I want to be when I grow up… a cute-ivore or something.
One of my favorite siblings has a birthday mid-November. It’s a good time to celebrate!
Cuteivore! bahahaha. I love it–a lookist (get it? like sexist or racist, but lookist. one who is judgmental towards certain looks. no?) What day is your sib’s birthday on? Maybe we share the same day…
He’s November 11th.. so really not *quite* the middle, but the beginning of the middle third…
I’m definitely a lookist, but only a food lookist!
I’m the 15th! Scorpios 🙂 raaarrrrrrrrrr! <–do scorpions "rarrr"? ha. I knew I liked you for a reason. Us food lookists must stick together…
We gave up trying to find a turkey substitute last year, opting instead to make vegan red beans and rice our new tradition, but this one might have to make an appearance this year. He is so cute!
Last year was my first year doing Thanksgiving as a veggie. I hear you–finding a turkey substitute is almost pointless really. Time for *new* traditions, like a Baked Potato Turkey. ha!