This year, my brother Asher hosted vegan Thanksgiving for my family at his home in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Since Asher had graciously agreed to host the shindig, he pulled rank and elected to cater the entire gathering vegan. Besides yours truly, several in attendance were vegan, including my big bro, and Courtney, however the majority of the gang was not used to going Turkey-free! Luckily, my omnivorous family consented to eating an all veg Thanksgiving meal, and we were all pleased by the spread of raw crackers, vegan cheeses, baked Mac N Cheese, “Not Meat Loaf,” hummus, mashed sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, raw kale salad, braised kale, and more all catered by Sage Vegan.
It was wonderful to see my family, dip my feet into the Pacific Ocean and bask in the beautiful greenery of Los Angeles. Out here in the desert in Arizona, we miss green things this time of year! I am so proud of my brother for pushing for an all-vegan Thanksgiving, and am inspired to one day host a similar occasion for our family.
How was your Thanksgiving? Were folks open to your vegan/raw vegan lifestyle?