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    a Flexitarian Thanksgiving feast!

    It's almost Thanksgiving and I'm finalizing my menu to accommodate my guests. There will be vegans and meat eaters, so I will be serving a small turkey with many delicious vegan side options that will double as main dishes for some of us.  It's exciting to hear more and more people I know are trying a plant based, flexitarian, pescatarian or vegan diet.Plant Based Thanksgiving Menu Ideas - click on the title or picture below for the recipe, if not listed in the comments.  Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna This recipe is one of my old favorites that I've made for many Thanksgiving feasts.  Originally, I had used Giada's (food network) recipe, but…

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    Elegant dinner of Seafood Provencal with vegan sides

    Seafood Provencal makes an elegant dinner for family and friends.  In keeping with my “flex” meal planning, I prepare all the sides as vegan or plant based.  This gives everyone options, if they want seafood they can have it but there’s always plenty of plant based sides to fill up on.  This recipe is easy and quick, but you wouldn’t know that by the taste!  The original recipe is Ina Garten’s but I have altered hers to eliminate the butter and swapped regular onions for shallots(because I didn’t have any).  The sides include mashed potatoes, green leafy salad with mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, as well as, steamed broccoli.  I like…