Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, and Tofu!?

25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know I have much to be thankful for this year! As I write this, the smells of turkey, mashed potatoes, and a host of other delectable treats float up from the kitchen downstairs. But according to a NYT article, “A Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Even for Carnivores“, fewer households will be smelling turkey this year and in the years to come. The article examines a growing trend among Americans away from meat and towards vegetables and fruits in general, and during the holidays.

A Growing Trend

There are reported to be 10% of Americans interested in moving away from meat in their diets, not counting the 3% that are already vegetarians and vegans. I applaud this tread, as I am counted among the 10% who are making the shift. It’s harder to do when your household still holds a meat-centric view of the standard meal however. What about you? Are you trying to change your diet at all? Do you support a meal with reduced to no meat?


Posted by on November 25, 2010 in Interesting Articles, Personal


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3 responses to “Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, and Tofu!?

  1. MG

    November 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I have enjoyed 13 meat-free Thanksgivings, including ~10 fully vegan ones! Used to make a mean meat-free loaf w/amazing gravy that friends requested every year but these days don’t crave any meat substitutes.

    • Flustered Grad

      November 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm

      Wow! Major props for the commitment. What made you switch, how did you ease into it(if at all), and how did you find good recipes? I can never find good meat free recipes to try.


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