Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Consider this for a vegetarian Thanksgiving main dish: vegetarian harvest roast

This year we decided to reverse engineer the vegetarian Thanksgiving.

Traditionally, diners who ditch the turkey are forced to cobble together a "main dish" by picking and choosing from the foods everyone else considers sides. But this year, we decided to create a vegetarian main dish that not only can stand up next to the turkey, but that also is delicious enough that all the carnivores at the table will want it, too (and can treat it as a side dish).

This harvest roast is bold and substantial, just the vegetarian anchor you need to go alongside the mashed potatoes, stuffing and Brussels sprouts. You can bake it up as a loaf (similar to meatloaf) or for a more impressive presentation it can be stuffed into a squash or small pumpkin, then roasted. It's delicious either way.

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