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                                                                               November 17, 2017

Hi Everyone!

This weekend, many of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving, the beginning of the season of temptation. Lindsay Nixon, aka the Happy Herbivore, says: "The only way I avoid temptation is by having a better alternative on hand that I truly want."

She also has great suggestions on how to make cooking easier by having a game plan. Read how she does it here. Lindsay's Thanksgiving recipe suggestions are at the bottom of her website page. For those unfamiliar with her recipes, they tend to be easier than most.

So, once again, we have menu suggestions (with recipes) to help you plan your plant-based Thanksgiving. If you have severe heart disease, you can omit the nuts in these recipes.

In case you'd like more options, you can find last year's Thanksgiving's recipes here and here. Or, check out Mary McDougall's many holiday options here.

For those newsletter subscribers who are new to plant-based eating, here is some basic info:

We will be cooking and celebrating as well, so your next newsletter will arrive on December 1st.

Enjoy the newsletter, the weekend and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Warm regards,

Stans Slaats
Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist
Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center

Upcoming Events

Plant-Based Eaters Meeting
November 29, 6 to 7 PM
Join this fun meeting where we share experiences in plant-based eating, even if you are just curious!

For more information or to let us know you're joining us, please call 702-754-4900.

For additional upcoming events, please check our website.

the Physician's Committee
Vegan Podcast

This new podcast series is available on iTunes and Google play. In the first episode, Dr. Neal Barnard talks about the number one threat to health in America. Click here for more info.

Mushroom-Walnut Meatloaf

This delicious loaf is patient-tested and unlike many others, it contains no lentils. Although the ingredient list has 1-1/2 Tbsp of oil in it, just leave the oil out! It will be just as delicious, but much healthier! Find the recipe here.

Delicata Squash Stuffed w/ Holiday Rice
This is a very festive, yet easy dish. Roasted delicata squashes are filled with a wild rice pilaf, studded with dried cranberries, shallots, celery, and toasted pecans. Delicata squash is beautiful and the peel is soft and entirely edible. Find the recipe here.

Maple-Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is an easy holiday side dish. Tasty Brussels sprouts baked to perfection in a tangy-sweet marinade of maple syrup & balsamic vinaigrette. For a slightly different and more complex flavor, add a tablespoon of Dijon or grainy mustard. Find the recipe here.

I-Love-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These easy potatoes are made with red potatoes, non-dairy milk and plenty of garlic. Find the recipe here.

Port-Mushroom Gravy

Hearty mushrooms, shallots, and a subtle sweetness from Port wine come together in this satisfying vegan gravy. Best of all, it's easy to make. Find the recipe here.

5-Minute Cranberry Relish
This fresh cranberry relish is raw. Naturally sweet, yet tart with a bright citrus twist, this is a wonderful alternative to traditional relishes. Find the recipe here.

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
This cheesy recipe from FatFreeVeganKitchen fools even non-vegans. Don't tell non-vegans that there is no cheese in this dish; just watch it disappear.

The dish can be adapted in many ways. You can substitute tahini, soaked raw cashews,or even peanut butter for the cashew butter, or leave them out altogether. Also, you can use veggie broth or water for (part of) the soy milk, fresh garlic and finely chopped green onion or sauteed onion for the garlic and onion powders. Some have left the miso out, although I consider miso an important flavor ingredient. Read the recipe's Comment section for substitutions. Find the recipe here.


Pear Spice Upside-Down Cake
Fresh pears are in season. For a nice change from the traditional pumpkin pie, try this lovely cake. The spices make it delicious and they are loaded with healthy anti-oxidants to boot. Find the recipe here.
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