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Meatless Thanksgiving

This year I had two Thanksgiving meals, first one was lunch with my family and second was dinner my friends. When I eat with my family, we usually don't eat traditional Thanksgiving foods. There's no turkey (my mom doesn't like cooking it), cranberry sauce, etc. We only had the traditional mashed potatoes with gravy, a berry pie from Marie Callendar's, and a homemade pumpkin pie by yours truly that accompanied our Filipino meal. We had Filipino dinner rolls and Lumpia Sariwa (spring rolls with gravy) from Goldilocks Bakery, rotisserie chicken from Albertson's, Chocolate Haupia (Hawaiian gelatin dessert), and Pansit Palabok (noodles topped with a golden shrimp sauce, shrimp, green onions, and pork grinds). Anything that had meat, I avoided! I've been thinking about becoming a pescitarian, but we'll see...

As for dinner, I ate traditional Thanksgiving food - vegan style! Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures and it was one of the best Thanksgiving meals I've ever had! I had some bread, Tofurkey (it was saltier than a real turkey), mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, candied yams, corn, and many many pies.


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