Friday, October 14, 2011

Thankful for carbs

This would be a fun thing to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, or you could make it for the big meal itself, if you'd like. Even better, you could just make this for dinner anytime, because if we all love Thanksgiving food so much, why do we have to wait until November?

Stuffing, that's why. I went to Whole Foods and Target today, trying to find bags of bread cubes to make stuffing. No one had any (well, Target had Stove Top, but we all know what's wrong with that), so I knew that I would have to make do with bread, a low oven, and lots of herbs. It ended up working out quite well (dry herbed up bread slices in the oven, chop them up, add to cooked celery and onion and douse in broth). I used a Pillsbury seamless Crescent dough tube. Yes, vegan! No, not healthy! But what exactly about Thanksgiving is healthy? That's right. As for the bread I used to make stuffing? Who else but Rudi's. There's a contest below, so pay attention!

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Thanksgiving Pinwheels, naked.

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And gravied up!

Thanksgiving Pinwheels
Makes 6 small servings

1 tube Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Dough, rolled out
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups stuffing (make it extra moist)
6-8 slices Oven Roasted Tofurky slices
3/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (mix it up in a bowl to make it spreadable)

1 batch pumpkin gravy

Heat oven to 375° Spread potatoes over the rolled out dough, leaving a two inch space at one end (you'll need to seal it). Place Tofurky slices on top of the potatoes. Spread stuffing over that. Spoon cranberry sauce over it all. Roll up into a giant burrito and seal with wet fingers (do not pinch the ends). With a sharp knife, cut the burrito into twelve pinwheels. Place pinwheel disks on a cookie sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pumpkin gravy.

Now, since Rudi's AGAIN saved my ass, I'm giving away another prize pack! You'll get a coupon and a nifty sandwich box, yo. For your grilled Daiyas and PB & J's, son.


Just go like Rudi's on Facebook and in the comments here on this post, tell me what your favorite part about Thanksgiving is now that you're veg/vegan (assuming you weren't born that way!). I'll announce the winnah (US only, sorry!) on Tuesday, so you have ALL WEEKEND plus Monday to enter. Okay? Okay.


Joyfulgirl415 said...

I never used to like turkey, but I LOVE Tofurkey roasts!

Kim said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been garlicky mashed potatoes, but in the years since I've gone vegan I have also developed an appreciation for any kind of stuffed winter squash. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kate said...

I've always loved stuffing and mashed potatoes, but my new favorite is mushroom gravy!

jessy said...

ahahaha. i totally agree - what exactly about thanksgiving is healthy?! so true! it's one delicious day though and i need to make thanksgiving-type yummies more often. i mean, why not! your thanksgiving pinwheels not only look ridiculously awesome, but they're brilliant, fo 'sho! thanksgiving goodnesses all wrapped up in awesome?!?! sign me up! i'm gluten-free, but i cannot wait to make these for my spouse. he's going to flp out. thanks so much!

Lizzie Bordello said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is actually choosing which turkey we will adopt through Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-a-Turkey program. I display all the photos from years past, and eagerly await each year's new addition!

Vegan Wheekers said...

My fav part of Thanksgiving is planning the vegan dinner for my family and of course enjoying it together with them afterwards!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is cooking up so many vegan goodies. I like to try and make something new every year and planning it out is the best part. This year I'm going to make a marble rye stuffing with blue foot mushrooms and cranberry sauce with hard cider and mustard--it sounds weird but I'm hoping it will be delicious. :)