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Usually for a tofurky roast I just use the sauce recipe on the box, but this year I decided to switch it up a bit, and looked around for something different. I adapted tofurky boxes this Ginger Garlic Tofurky Roast Recipe as it was kind of a last minute thing, and I had no ginger – no worries, and doubled it to cover both roasts.

* 3 tbsp grated or minced fresh garlic
* 3 tbsp olive oil
* 2 tbsp sesame oil
* 2 tbsp soy sacue or tamari
* 1/4 tsp celery seed
* 1/8 tsp dried mustard
* 2 Tofurky roasts

I left a lot of garlic sitting atop each roast and went in and basted them every 20-30 minutes or so during baking. The tofurky had a really nice flavor, but it wasn’t overwhelming. Honestly, I think it was better than if I had used the ginger. I feel like it would have been a bit overpowering.


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Originally uploaded by l@in.
So, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner was truly a feast. There was so much food brought to the house – we had a ton of food and all of it was delicious. This picture doesn’t even show all of it.

Just to give you a run down there was: quinoa salad, candied sweet potatoes, 2 kinds of turkey, tofurky, veggie gravy, roasted root veggies, roasted asparagus, squash and sweet potatoes with dried cranberries, stuffing, Gina’s crazy mashed potatoes, corn bread, and green bean casserole. For dessert there were 2 kinds of apple pie, a mocha pecan pie, a banana cream pie and vanilla ice cream.

I played it kinda low-key this year with the tofurky. I even bought the tofurky stuffing in case anyone wanted some without the tofurkey. Considering that Joanna and I were both sick, it was a really good thing that none of the items we made were too taxing. (Joanna was supposed to be my prep cook/slicer/dicer but considering that I was the giver of the cold and she, the recipient, once I saw her crashed out on the couch with oliver, I didn’t have the heart to wake her.) joanna and oliver, asleep The mocha pie, squash and sweet potatoes, tofurkey and root veggies, and asparagus came from our kitchen. I attempted parker house rolls, but sadly they were a complete disaster, that never saw the table. Everything else was brought by friends, and everything was so, so good. There were mountains of leftovers, which we’re about to eat for dinner.

I’ve got recipes to come. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

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