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Plant-Based Turkey Alternatives!

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Trying TOP VEGAN TURKEYS Store Bought VS Homemade

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Turning a cabbage into a ‘TURKEY’??? | Thanksgiving Main (Vegan)

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8 Vegan Turkey Alternatives

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Plant-Based Turkey Alternatives!

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Best Vegan Turkey | How to make a Vegetarian Thanksgiving | Vegan Thanksgiving Turkey

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The Weird, Terrible World of Vegan Turkey Alternatives

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We Tried 5 Vegan TurkeysAre They Worth It? (Taste Test)

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Trying TOP VEGAN TURKEYS Store Bought VS Homemade

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5 Plant-Based Turkey Alternatives to Try This Thanksgiving. STUFFED MUSHROOMS. Like peppers, mushrooms are a great vegetable to fill with delicious ingredients and they’re rich in vitamins B and D. They WINTER SQUASH. LENTIL MEATLOAF.

GRAIN SALAD. VEGETARIAN STUFFING WRAPS. A meat-free Thanksgiving: 7 plant-based turkey alternatives, ranked 1. Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy.

Trader Joe’s breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy. 2. Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast. Field Roast vegetarian Hazelnut Cranberry celebration roast.

The Best Meatless Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving these plant-based meat alternatives will have everyone asking for seconds. 15 Vegan Pasta Sides to Try This Thanksgiving!Not every fabulous Thanksgiving dinner needs a turkey at the table, and you can still have a perfect evening without one. Whether you’re a vegetarian, you’re trying to save money, or you just aren’t a fan of the bird, here are five alternatives to cooking turkey this Thanksgiving.

Vegetarians & Vegans Share The Best Turkey Alternatives To Try This Thanksgiving Field Roast Celebration Roast. Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Why do you like this turkey alternative? The texture Quorn Meatless Roast.

Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Why do you like this turkey. Thanksgiving is about good food, good people, and gratitude.

While turkey has become a traditional part of the holiday, it doesn’t have to be; there are plenty of alternatives to add to your feast. From rosemary citrus glazed ham to vegan mushroom gravy pie, these alternatives to turkey for Thanksgiving will leave your guests pleasantly. Butter may contain several nutrients not found in many other foods.. For example, butter from grass-fed cows may provide some vitamin K2, which has been associated with improved bone health (3, 4).In fact, butter from grass-fed cows appears to be a better source of many nutrients than butter from cows fed grains. A Thanksgiving turkey isn’t everyone’s game.

This year, it might be nice to let another meat like beef, lamb or pork shine instead. These carnivorous entrees look just as momentous as an imposing roast turkey, but without the “I. The traditional roasted turkey is not the only option on Thanksgiving Day. Vegetarian dishes and ethnic twists on old favorites can be cheap, memorable, and gobble-worthy.

From Peking duck to pumpkin ravioli and turkey biryani, take a look at these recipes and see where they might fit on your holiday menu. Best Turkey Alternatives Thanksgiving from Non Turkey Options for Holidays.Source Image: www.dartagnan.com.Visit this site for details: www.dartagnan.com Maintain it timeless with our unequalled conventional Thanksgiving dinner or start a brand-new tradition with one of our fresh Thanksgiving dinner recipes, such as walnut turkey breast or onion gravy.

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As a result, many organic turkey producers continue to use the commercial strains of turkeys.

“Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry, 2nd Edition” by Robert Blair
from Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry, 2nd Edition
by Robert Blair
CABI, 2018

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS: If you have time and can plan ahead, we recommend brining the turkey, as this further enhances the flavor and texture (Click here for instructions on brining).

“The New Family Cookbook: All-New Edition of the Best-Selling Classic with 1,100 New Recipes” by America's Test Kitchen
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Turkey is traditional at Thanksgiving, but Paleo Dieters should keep it in mind all year round.

“The Paleo Diet Cookbook: More Than 150 Recipes for Paleo Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Beverages” by Nell Stephenson, Loren Cordain
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Add turkey (brine should cover bird).

“Betty Crocker Cookbook, 11th Edition: 1500 Recipes for the Way You Cook Today” by Betty Crocker
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Season the turkey with salt and pepper and then spread the mixture across the entire surface of the opened turkey breast, except for 2 inches from the edge of one of the short sides.

“Delicious Under Pressure” by Meredith Laurence, Jessica Walker
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by Meredith Laurence, Jessica Walker
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Sprinkle salt and pepper on outside of turkey.

“The Good Housekeeping Cookbook” by Susan Westmoreland
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by Susan Westmoreland
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Turkey raising might be right for you if you have plenty of land, are willing to do without chickens, and have an entrepreneurial bent.

“Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency” by David Toht
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Defrost turkey day before cooking, remove giblets and boil in water with onion, celery leaves and ribs, and garlic until tender.

“Pirate's Pantry: Treasured Recipes of Southwest Louisiana” by Junior League of Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Following the prescriptions of promoters like Sarah Josepha Hale and good marketing by turkey growers, turkey assumed its preeminent place in the Thanksgiving feast.

“Red, White, and Blue Letter Days: An American Calendar” by Matthew Dennis
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Add turkey and, if needed, additional water to cover.

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  • You should try “Quorn” products. They make a loaf that is like a turkey loaf and have great naked cutlets that are just like a chicken breast. I love them.

  • Never did care much for turkey, tbh. What I do for vegetarian/vegan Thanksgiving is stuff & roast a pumpkin. It makes a beautiful presentation, works for the ‘carving ritual’, tastes good-and can hold a whole lot of that yummy, yummy stuffing! ��

  • You should try “Quorn” products. They make a loaf that is like a turkey loaf and have great naked cutlets that are just like a chicken breast. I love them.

  • apropos of nothing, your hair texture is awesome, let it fly! also, love the vids, longtime, plant-based subscriber here:) happy thanksgiving!

  • I really like the Gardein with the gravy. I would love it if you would try to replicate the gravy the flavor is incredible. I have tried to make a gravy that tastes that good and haven’t come close.

  • Imo, the best vegan turkey substitute is a pumpkin.
    Think about it. It’s large, it’s shapely, it’s colorful, it’s rustic, it’s stuffable, and when you see a good one, your eyes light up. If a turkey was a vegetable, it’d be a pumpkin.

  • I had the tofurkey one and I think maybe you overcooked it. It was a little tricky to cut but not really. Had a nice tender texture rather than crisp

  • I REALLY WISH you’d COME TO MY TOWN and do a collaboration brunch or dinner or even a teaching class at either “The Modern tearoom” or The SDA Church in the same area? You’re really that guy! It would be so cool to learn a few vegan meats with you! My mom is one of the unrecognized pioneers that Gave away a lot of gluten meat secrets and no one really knows she can get down making gluten!❤️������ So she’s going to give me her secrets tomorrow nd I wish she had you showing her some new stuff, ���� oh THATS RIGHT WEVE GOT, YOU the VEGAN king on YouTube ������������ ������

  • I’m not vegan, but there’s a load of stuffing recipes online and in most of them you can just substitute a vegan fat or stock. The recipe I use is a sour cherry and nut stuffing and the only non vegan thing is the stock, which is vegetarian anyway. Ironically the chicken stock that tastes most like actual chicken and not chemicals is Massels Chicken Style Vegetarian stock ��‍♀️

  • Made a sage oil with canola oil, sage, and soy sauce and surrounded the tofurkey with roasted carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and sauteed onions. covered tofurky and vegetables in sage oil and roasted for about 2 hours. super tender and easy to cut, delicious. tofurky does get super rubbery without basting it but roasted vegetables are the best.:) my mom makes this every year.

  • You have such a great way of making vegan cooking fun. You should think about having a meetup/competition in Orlando, where everyone can make a vegan dish centered on different categories.

  • I’m just glad that in the UK we have the Tofurky roast, that was not on the menu five years back. The Gardein one looks fab! Hoping we see that in the next five years! Happy with Tofurky though, tbh:D

  • 100% agree. We’ve been using the mini Gardein ones for a few years now. We do a small Thanksgiving, so the small ones are better. Also, it didn’t look like the inside of the cauliflower or cabbage had much of the flavor…

  • I’m so glad you’ve found vegan food as a creative outlet. There’s so much undiscovered magic out there. I hated cooking before I went vegan but in changing my lifestyle and still wanting to enjoy the same foods pre vegan, I learned to love it and found it so fun discovering new ingredients, introducing my palate to new cuisines and just truly having fun in the kitchen rather than viewing cooking as a chore. Plants are just so versatile! Just discovered your channel and totally binging your plant based content.

  • if only these brands directed this energy to vegan mac and cheese instead �� i cant find a good one at the store and the ingredients for homemade vegan mac can be so expensive

  • We survived a family gathering today where everyone ate the most vile stuff on the planet: KFC. We brought corn chowder and vegan cookies.

  • Please forgive me for being totally OT, but could your magical self possibly conjure a vegan cotija cheese? It likely starts with nuts (cashews?) and nooch, but how to get that tang? It’s the main reason I am only 99% vegan. TY for your awesomeness ��

  • I am not a vegan but that cauliflower cabbage recipe is delicious! I love all food, sustainable, ethically farmed/ raised organic whatever that aforementioned cabbage recipe is a side dish, If I had a vegan friend for dinner that would be a side for them, one of a trilogy I cook for who ever is at my table and take into account their beliefs and or dietary restriction. I can’t have nut’s, anaphylactic My face swells and I could die Making cashew cream is hard recipe to crack when you can’t eat them!

  • You crack me up! “There’s gotta be more to this. THERE’S NOT. It’s just cabbage!”:-) Might be good but isn’t really a plate anchor, is it?

  • I STILL don’t understand the premises of having meat substitute if you want to be a vegan????? When I go for it I just want to eat fruit salad and lettuce salad everyday. This is weird.

  • I think the cauliflower and the cabbage might come out better if you marinate it for a few hours to 24 hours… maybe to get a different texture and more depth of flavor. Definitely going to try it sometime.

  • Always funny seeing vegans try to imitate meat based products. This just means you still think about real meat, and you’ll one day”if not already” cheat by getting the real thing when no one is looking.

    How long can you last with the fakes full of weird ingredients until you crack and get yourself a real fatty juicy steak or cut of bacon?

    Nobody should consume or use any imitations of anything unless they still desire the original.

  • A turkey is an animal, there are no “vegan” turkeys. Do you not see the stupidity in your videos. Cauliflower is cauliflower, Tofurkey is Tofu not turkey.

  • i just realized the inside of cantaloupe seed its a bit meaty maybe try with other squash seeds and eventually bread a squash fruit that is more seed then flesh and use that as a texture substitute

  • The tofurky one is actually not too bad when it’s cooked in a slow cooker! it’s what i usually do on thanksgiving because my family uses the oven for the turkey and some other dishes. It helps with the texture a lot. ��

  • I made the cauliflower last year and it’s really good with gravy. It was more like a nice side dish. We had vegan lentil meatloaf for the main dish

  • I feel like this video fell short. Now if you were making Myoko’s turkey (with skin) and comparing that would be a realistic taste test. Cabbage and cauliflower will never replace a turkey or a turkey mock meat. Ever.

  • Glad for your success with the channel, but I kinda miss when you used to cover all types of food, not just the vegetarian alternatives.

  • I don’t know why people are obsessed with something that reminds them of a dead bird. Screw that I’m making falafel with some cool sauces and lentil stuffed acorn squash as the main course. It tastes seasonal and looks decent on a table.

  • I’m not vegetarian and I have made a whole-roasted cauliflower. I really enjoyed it and it was well received by the other people I made it for, including a vegan and vegetarian. I made the recipe from My New Roots called ‘Whole-Roasted Cauliflower with Skhug’. I think the key is to make sauces to go with it, like this recipe does, along with toppings such as pomegranate arils and pine nuts. I think it’s fantastic as a centrepiece of a meal, as long as you make a protein side dish to go along with it. But a whole roasted cabbage and beet? Nah, can’t get behind that.

  • Would love to see your take on the currently popular on fb ‘The best vegan roast seitan no-turkey turkey (or chicken!)’ by Malin Engström
    Recipe link is https://seitankitchen.com/2019/11/24/seitan-turkey/ but it looks like she is updating this a little and hasn’t yet published the updated recipe.
    FB group is The Seitan Appreciation Society

  • I’ve only tried the Field Roast Celebration one and Tofurky and I enjoyed both. I think the Tofurky was pretty salty but with the gravy it was nice. The Field Roast one is really good although I got one without the gravy so I need to try that! I think next year I’m gonna try the Gardein one, I’ve heard so many great things in addition to this video

  • Iove the en cruite when I want a sweet one, very thanksgiving flavored for me but I’ve had all but the trader Joe’s one and love all that I’ve tried!

  • I cook the TOFURKY IN WATER WITH SOME OIL. IT MAKES IT SOOOOO MUCH MORE MOIST. ALSO SERVE IT WITH REALLY FLAVOURSOME HOME MADE STUFFING AND HOME MADE GRAVY.

  • i had a different experience with field roast. the gravy was so thick so i had to add more water. but the turkey was so dry and i didnt like it at all

  • I usually just buy the one without the gravy packet and make my own mushroom gravy, which is super easy and fast to make. Just make it while the Tofurky is in the oven. I also, generally just put it in a big Roaster Pan, chop up some carrots, onions and potatoes, dump them in all around the Tofurky, then put about two cups of vegetable broth in the pan also. Then half way through cooking, flip the Tofurky and rotate the veggies. One meal in one big pan.

  • I think the things I like the best about vegan Thanksgiving, no messy leftovers to have to deal with, no days of defrosting, and no meat hangovers or coma, if you will, that make everyone find a place in the house to go horizontal and nap. That would always ruin the rest of the day for me. All for a reasonable, guilt free price and no one stinking up the bathroom. lol I know…TMI.

  • I have been vegan about 45 years and have tried all of these. My sentimental favorite will always be tofurkey. I also like the two field roast loafs. The one with puff pastry is good when very warm. The one without is good no matter if right out of the oven or fridge. The Gardein and TJ are not my thing. I also make my own gravy.

    Thank you for taste testing. Just a friendly suggestion maybe a little less chatting. Some is okay. You both seem like very good people and make a cute couple.

  • This year I ordered the stuffed turkey-free roast from Herbivorous Butcher and thought the stuffing was great but the “turkey” was too rubbery in texture and we didn’t like it.

  • I REALLY WISH you’d COME TO MY TOWN and do a collaboration brunch or dinner or even a teaching class at either “The Modern tearoom” or The SDA Church in the same area? You’re really that guy! It would be so cool to learn a few vegan meats with you! My mom is one of the unrecognized pioneers that Gave away a lot of gluten meat secrets and no one really knows she can get down making gluten!❤️������ So she’s going to give me her secrets tomorrow nd I wish she had you showing her some new stuff, ���� oh THATS RIGHT WEVE GOT, YOU the VEGAN king on YouTube ������������ ������

  • I’ve had the tofurkey one! LOVED It But By Far My Favorite Roast You Can Buy It Year Round Is The Quron Roast!!! BY FAR MY FAVORITE. ITS soo Good. You Can Get Them At Freddys (Kroger). But It Does Not Come With Gravy & Its Delicious With a Gravy

  • Why would you go vegan and then want to eat fake meat like what is the point of that. If you want “familiar flavors” then why are you even vegan.

  • I served the Gardein Roast and the Field Roast with the Cranberry Dressing yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. The Gardein was the best it was enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans, as well. the gravy that goes with it is also really good! I highly recommend that one!

  • Glad for your success with the channel, but I kinda miss when you used to cover all types of food, not just the vegetarian alternatives.

  • You guys didn’t make the gravy right at all like literally at all. You realize the mushroom gravy from field roast is just regular mushroom gravy right??

  • I love the raw nut and veggie paste turkey! Not because it sounds appetizing, but because it looked like an actual turkey. I like fake meat to look like what it’s supposed to be. Does anyone know of a decent turkey shaped mold? One year I found a really expensive antique metal one and a cheap plastic mold in the shape of a small chicken. Because of budget I decided chicken was close enough. I squished a tofu/seitan hybrid into it to shape it before I cooked it. It was interesting… ��

  • I got my roast from veggie Grill and they said it Cooks best when you put it in freezer first. Now I’m tripping if I need to thaw it or put it right in oven. ��

  • They look like loaves of bread stuffed with something. Why, if you are vegan, are you trying to replicate meat? Maybe not you personally, but the processors. And that brings me to the point. They are processed and highly refined products. Sorry. If You want meat, eat it. People who eat this crap really don’t have any fundamental philosophy of vegetarianism.

  • I usually get the field celebration roast for thanksgiving but now I’m going to try to gardein for this thanksgiving �� thank you guys!

  • Stuffing the cabbage seems like the obvious way to fix the plainness of the cabbage and the lack of flavor on the inside of the cabbage. And if you include vegan sausage like something soy based in the stuffing, you’ve got your protein. It seems so obvious to me…

  • Hey guys. I recently started a vegan channel of my own called AllThingsPlantBased. I’d really appreciate if anyone who sees this goes and checks it out

  • I always see your videos in my suggestion, but I never click on them because they have such negative titles. But I decided to watch one and see how it went. I just don’t understand why you have to be so negative. It’s such a wonderful feeling to be uplifting, I imagine putting out negative content consistently would leave someone so hollow inside

  • Great video! I’ve never tried any roasts. I’m going to get the tofurkey and gardein. Big thanks for the review. I’ve noticed in other products that traders usually isn’t very good.

  • Hi you are so cute and I would have liked to have watched all the tests but the music is so bad and unnecessary. No music necessary.

  • Tofurky is supposed to get basted like the instructions included on the box. Most people dont bother doing so and end up not liking it. Or you can make your own marinate.

  • I made several times the Traders Joe’s one and it was delicious. It did not have enough vegan gravy, so make extra. The texture was like real turkey meat, so fool your friends, but longterm vegans may get weirded out It must be hot. Go by directions and eat warm for sure, cold not so good.
    These are great, if you can’t cook and have no time, if you invite meat-eaters, get two or three options for them, do make extra gravies and you will have an amazing vegan Thanksgiving.

  • I bought a tofurkey last year I believe and it was not edible and embarrassing. Hoping to get some direction to go this year.. The stuffing was good but the outside yuck. I do not recommend the tofurkey unless they’ve changed the recipe.

  • I have a yummy and super easy quinoa stuffing recipe that I sorta invented by accident. Just cook quinoa as you normally would do, except use veggie broth instead of plain water. When cooked remove from heat and stir in some seasoned breadcrumbs to a desired consistency. Add any other optional seasonings. Let it firm up a few minutes. That’s it. It is so easy I make this year round as a regular side dish.

  • What’s really great is that my family isn’t vegetarian or vegan but, after years of seeing me eating that way wasn’t a phase, they’ll make sure I have a vegan option. Like, they bought tofurky Italian sausage for their bbq. Since my dad spent the extra $5, he was curious and ending up eating 2 of them. Lol. So, my family has tried some fake meats, which is awesome.

  • Hey thanks! That was fun. This will be my 12th vegan Thanksliving, and I really appreciate the taste test. I live in a rural area, so will drive to a city down the road that has a WF and TJ’s to find some yummy food for the day. From my area’s vegan page, I was leaning towards TJ’s, but I think I might see what WF has to offer. I’ve only made the Tofurky one it the past, so maybe I’ll try something different this year. Hey, it’s all good when no one gets hurt in the making of our food. Cheers!

  • Very grateful you both took the time to offer this comparison for those of us newbie’s. My only comment as far as filming presentation of foods is to not constantly be touching and flipping hair during the presentation. ( I realize we are not eating but, presentation is everything) Thank you!

  • I’ve had a few, and I always go back to Tofurky. I know the comments haven’t been giving them much love, but I have enjoyed everything I’ve bought from them. The holiday ham one is pretty kick ass too. Lots of respect for that company. Being vegan has gotten better and more fun to try things every year. ��

  • Tofurkey doesn’t come with enough gravy, and it doesn’t reheat well. Think it’s dry? Try it reheated. It will absorb your essential body fluids. The stuffing is awesome, though.

    Field roast has a very strong gluten flavor.

    Trader Joe’s is too greasy with its breading, and the gravy is very bland.

    Gardein is perfect. Get Gardein.

    Field road

  • I’ve been cooking the Tofurkey for years. Although I make my own dressing (stuffing) and don’t like their gravy so I’ve finally come up with a solution a couple years back.

    In a pan I make a bed for the roast of chopped potatoes, carrots and onions. Then I mix an onion/mushroom soup powder with veggie broth and cover the vegetables. Once everything is cooked I scoop out their stuffing and mix it with the broth from the bottom of the pan to make a chunky like gravy.

  • I really liked this video bc it was so helpful hearing both of your opinions and how they differed! I think I know which one to get

  • I compared the Tofurky roast and the one by Trader Joe’s. The Tofurkey gravy has a lot less fat according the the nutrition facts.

  • In my country the closest thing I can get to a vegan holiday roast is a chicken nugget without the inside, America deadass has different options

  • The Gentle Chef has an amazing homemade turkey roast in his cookbooks, you should check him/them out and so much better than any of the purchased ones

  • I wouldn’t recommend for Christmas or whatever but roast cauliflower is actually so good! If you marinade it overnight the flavour goes right through.
    Also if you pre-carve your veg it’s not bad at all, then you can make tons of amazing sides to fill up on

  • Even better than this taste test would be to find which makes the best leftovers! For me it was the Gardein, while I liked the Fieldroast en croute best fresh.

  • can you mention in your videos whether or not the products are also gluten free and soy free? otherwise it does me no good to subscribe.

  • Field Roast seems to have gotten rid of their vegan “meatloaf”, which is a shame because it was way better than their celebration roasts.
    I just tried the new Field Roast mini corn dogs today. The sausage is very good, because it’s their excellent frankfurters. However the breading is not a traditional corn dog dip. It tastes just like the crumbly breading on cheap frozen fish sticks, which was a big disappointment.

  • The Tofurkey is the oldest one there, I remember it from 20 years ago, when I first started my plant based journey. I was scared of it at first lol so its funny to see that someone else was scared of it too:) It is a classic tho!! This was fun to watch, you two have a cute chemistry.

  • I know this is way late, but the best way to get a big dinner together is to try out your recipes all year long and see how well they turn out. Then combine the best ones into your menu for the day and you’ll already know how to prepare them and how long they need. Plus, prep as much as you can beforehand.

  • I love Tofurky Deli Slices, have been eating them for decades. Thanksgiving and Xmas, I get together with a small group and we have a vegan meal, including Tofurky Roast!

  • I recommend Avant Garde Vegan’s nut-roast wreath. You can make it the day before and then pop it in the oven for 45 minutes (it’s already cooked but you can brown it in the oven to make it next-level).

  • But clearly vegans are disgusted by anything that even remotely resembles a dead animal or their secretions and are perfectly happy with a whole food plant bla bla bla.. right?

  • I think the veggies in the shape of a turkey is actually a really good idea… if that’s gon be the salad. Like. If you’ve made some really yummy chickpea/bean dish, then some other nice side dishes, I think the veggie turkey is kinda cute:’)

  • I remember going this field trip to a museum with some research mates… A few weeks earlier they asked us our preferences in food for the museum restaurant (the uni would pay for everything) and I said that I didn’t eat meat. While my colleagues were having actual meals, the waiter put in front of me a cauliflower head with something that looked like buffalo sauce drizzled on top. Frustrating.

  • Hi, I am not a vegan and I don’t celebrate thanksgiving, but I tried some thanksgiving receipts from caitlin skomaker(I hope this is right spelling) for lentil loaf and some veggies and my family liked it a lot. It became a fall dinner at our home. Really satisfying.

  • It’s pretty difficult to figure out a celiac-friendly vegan holiday roast. I tried making my own tofu roast this year but it was just ok.

  • Hi you are so cute and I would have liked to have watched all the tests but the music is so bad and unnecessary. No music necessary.

  • Omg. So I live in Maryland, and on Wednesday I went on an epic quest trying to find that Gardein Holiday Roast. I used the Gardein store locator on their website for that specific item. I drove over 100 miles to check 5 different stores with Zero luck. Almost all of the Gardein products have been wiped out. Which makes me happy that more people are going plant based. But sucks for me. Luckily I called this one grocery store in another county and the store manager happened to be vegan, and she was like, hey I’m not supposed to obviously turn away business from our grocery store but since my whole family is vegan, I’ll tell you to check Whole Foods or the target next to Whole Foods. They always have tons of Gardein. That was so sweet! Because Whole Foods wasn’t even on the store locator but they did have the turkey cutlets there. So at least I have that.

  • The best homemade cranberry sauce: 1lb fresh cranberries, 2 cups red wine, 2 cups sugar, 1-2 green apples, sliced into bite-size pieces. Throw it all in a pot and let it simmer and reduce. It will continue to thicken as it cools

  • I came here prepared for you to bash the Gardein roast because of the title and I was ready to aggressively defend it hahaha. ITS SO GOOD THO.

  • This is a great idea..I’ve always loved cabbage and this recipe sounds really tasty..and I would have done what you did,cut the cabbage in half and put in some other veggies..it turned out really well I think,and it looks tasty..I’m not a vegan but I am trying to incorporate more healthy food into my diet and this is a great idea to try..thanks for sharing it:D

  • That reminds me of the time I went to the Keg (steak restaurant) and they had one vegetarian/vegan option….colliflower steak. Yup, just a big old piece of colliflower roasted like a steak with some homemade relish. There was some chickpeas in the relish….about 1/6 of a cup, totally not enough to substain anything bigger than a cat.

  • I agree about the cabbage, it’s a side dish or appetizer. You might as well prepare Brussels sprouts the same way. Brussels sprouts would also take less time to roast, and be easier to serve.

  • Stuffing the cabbage seems like the obvious way to fix the plainness of the cabbage and the lack of flavor on the inside of the cabbage. And if you include vegan sausage like something soy based in the stuffing, you’ve got your protein. It seems so obvious to me…

  • When you are a meat eater but love her channel. I’ve tried being vegan before but I can only last a month �� I feel sick and my depression gets worse without meat. Wonder why?

  • I mean a nice hearty lentil soup or black bean soup could be a really nice option, even for non vegans. May not be a traditional Thanksgiving dish, but they would be really good with mashed potatoes too!!

  • I wouldn’t recommend for Christmas or whatever but roast cauliflower is actually so good! If you marinade it overnight the flavour goes right through.
    Also if you pre-carve your veg it’s not bad at all, then you can make tons of amazing sides to fill up on

  • I eat turkey.

    Once a year I eat turkey.

    Vegan meat alternatives are hypocritical, and gross. I eat plant based all year long, and have my one family meal together.

    If you can’t handle my comment don’t bother. I won’t reply.

  • I hate Tofurkey Roast it’s so rubbery, I don’t know how everyone is crazy about it! I’ve always wanted to try Gardein with the cranberry stuffing

  • This year I ordered the stuffed turkey-free roast from Herbivorous Butcher and thought the stuffing was great but the “turkey” was too rubbery in texture and we didn’t like it.

  • If you are vegan, you cannot eat turkey sorry. Just have something else, you chose to be vegan, so your convictions should be enough.

    In my country we eat fried carp for Christmas and vegans are saying fried celery is just the same. SORRY NO. Fried celery is great, but it does not taste like a fish and never will.

  • I have to work Thursday so we did Thanksgiving last night and I made the Gardein Stuffed Roast and it was an absolute delight. I’m pretty sure YouTube is spying on me cause today this video was suggested and after watching it I realize you were spot on, it tastes great!

  • I’m not vegan, but there’s a load of stuffing recipes online and in most of them you can just substitute a vegan fat or stock. The recipe I use is a sour cherry and nut stuffing and the only non vegan thing is the stock, which is vegetarian anyway. Ironically the chicken stock that tastes most like actual chicken and not chemicals is Massels Chicken Style Vegetarian stock ��‍♀️

  • On the NYT site there’s a recipe for a chickpea, hazelnut and Kale tart. It’s vegan. My daughter is vegetarian so I’m adapting it and adding a MAC and cheese casserole. Along with veggie sides she should have plenty to eat.

  • All I could think about was those two videos from hot for food from some time back, where they tried to recreate that veg-duck-en abomination and also a whole roasted cauliflower head in one of their “cook-offs”…… to be fair, they do make fun of the veg-duck-en recipe, because it’s literally JUST vegetables and nothing else…. if I were to bring something like that to a family dinner or whatever, everyone would just think “oh.. so that’s what vegans eat? I’m never gonna try this” haha

  • Store-bought stuffing is the best! I’ve never had trouble finding a vegan-friendly box stuffing in the supermarket. We’re probably getting mushroom wellingtons for Xmas dinner, as our neighbour makes them and lots of vegan market food! Nom! I expect I’ll make a seitan /tofu dish as well, to boost the protein.

  • Jesus Christ, like this is kind of thing that my family thinks veganism is. This is what fuels the misconception that vegans CANT get enough protein. Imagine eating delicious fall foods, like squash and legumes with nice spices that just happen to not have meat/dairy?

  • stovetop pork flavored stuffing is actually vegan. they just use spices that go w pork and no actual animal products in it. i’ve had it before and it’s good, but i’m gunna add gimme lean veggie sausage to it this year ����

  • stovetop pork flavored stuffing is actually vegan. they just use spices that go w pork and no actual animal products in it. i’ve had it before and it’s good, but i’m gunna add gimme lean veggie sausage to it this year ����

  • There’s a Worth It episode where the most expensive vegan thing they ate was like a roasted cauliflower. Like $30+ dollars or something ridiculous. I don’t understand why there’s so many vegan things a person could make, and they resort to “a really big beet” or cauliflower ����

  • We’re having the Celebration Roast for Thanksgiving. In regards to more wacky ones, how about a giant onion as the roast? My wife would kill me as she’s not a big fan of onions.

  • Even better than this taste test would be to find which makes the best leftovers! For me it was the Gardein, while I liked the Fieldroast en croute best fresh.

  • The Trader Joe’s vegan turkey roast is AMAZING!! Just tried it out for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and will but it again for Thanksgiving! ��

  • Turkey will have to be the next big thing to replace in the v egg an world. The ground beef like substance is amazing. I currently dos you tube channel that does vegan reviews and my personal life

  • I just kinda want to talk about my journey and my relationship with animal Products…so i am just going to do that:

    I discovered UV about three years ago. I was hesitant at first, I had always assumed that Vegans were those crazy people, rejecting animal products because of needless sentimentality, wanting to be trendy or for no good reason at all. Some vegans almost seemed cult-like to me and I got angry when I saw vegan recipes, because I didn’t like “the agenda being pushed down my throat.”
    But the truth is that I wasn’t hesitant about watching UV videos because I thought Veganism was wrong, I was afraid that I was going to realize that I was wrong.

    And I was.

    I ate meat every single day, at least 2X per meal. I was a cheese-fanatic. I thought I could never be vegetarian or vegan.

    But then I watched your videos. And I started thinking about reduction. So I started meatless-mondays. A week later I decided to go meatless 2 times a week. Then 3, then 4. Soon I was only consuming meat on weekends when visiting my partner (their mother was raised in a butcher-family and did not know how to cook without meat). But then I decided to go vegetarian and to stop eating meat, because I wanted to please my partners family.

    I have been a vegetarian for the last 3 years (holy shit, I did not realize how long I have been doing this) and have started reducing my dairy consumption. I drink my coffee with soy milk, eat soy yogurt and have even started replacing cheese(my weak spot). However, whenever I go out or my mom cooks I find myself consuming dairy out of convenience or fear of being rejected.

    I plan on transitioning to full-vegan this year when I move out of my home.

  • I tried tofurky for the first time last year, I’m from Ireland so these types of American Christmas/festive foods didn’t really exist until a couple of years ago. Anyway, it was the most disgusting, overly salty, rubbery awful thing. I reminded me of dog food. Never again. I’ll stick to my tried and tested 2 favourites, mushroom and walnut wellington and torta di risotto stuffed with roasted veg and all the trimmings for Christmas.

  • I love the raw nut and veggie paste turkey! Not because it sounds appetizing, but because it looked like an actual turkey. I like fake meat to look like what it’s supposed to be. Does anyone know of a decent turkey shaped mold? One year I found a really expensive antique metal one and a cheap plastic mold in the shape of a small chicken. Because of budget I decided chicken was close enough. I squished a tofu/seitan hybrid into it to shape it before I cooked it. It was interesting… ��

  • apropos of nothing, your hair texture is awesome, let it fly! also, love the vids, longtime, plant-based subscriber here:) happy thanksgiving!

  • I love the Field Roast Celebration Roast! We have it every year. I highly recommend eating it with cranberry sauce on top. It’s so so good.

  • And the winner is Gardein of course it is! The cauliflower and cabbage shouldn’t have really bean in this video. One Christmas I made my own homemade roast from Conniesrawsomeskitchen on YouTube and it was pretty good….next to all the meat I think some people were fooled that mine was a meat product because they were all coming to cut some off for themselves but it was made with vital wheat gluten spices and basted with bear and rosemary on the stove I slaved over it the whole day in hopes it would taste good and thankfully it satisfied me that year

  • Honestly though, why do we need to find a vegan meat alternative for the turkey? I’m fine with just the Thanksgiving sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, casserole, etc. They taste much better than the turkey

  • Last Christmas my partner’s family made a roast entirely out of celeriac. I just… why? Whose idea was that? (as a side note, they all seemed to like it but I already hate celery so…). Luckily one of the side dishes was this amazing mushroom thing and some tofu so I just gorged myself on that.

  • I’m not vegetarian and I have made a whole-roasted cauliflower. I really enjoyed it and it was well received by the other people I made it for, including a vegan and vegetarian. I made the recipe from My New Roots called ‘Whole-Roasted Cauliflower with Skhug’. I think the key is to make sauces to go with it, like this recipe does, along with toppings such as pomegranate arils and pine nuts. I think it’s fantastic as a centrepiece of a meal, as long as you make a protein side dish to go along with it. But a whole roasted cabbage and beet? Nah, can’t get behind that.

  • That roasted cabbage is delicious. I make it all the time. We made it last year for thanksgiving but we also had a lot of other stuff like pot pies with beans.

  • I think the veggies in the shape of a turkey is actually a really good idea… if that’s gon be the salad. Like. If you’ve made some really yummy chickpea/bean dish, then some other nice side dishes, I think the veggie turkey is kinda cute:’)

  • I’m a vegetarian and I love my nut roast for Christmas, it consists of a lot of nuts, mushrooms, dark bread and an egg and cheese to stick it together. If you find an alternative “sticking“, that’s vegan, go ahead, it’s amazing!

  • I am NOT trying to be hurtful in anyway. I think you are wonderful/needed voice in the vegan community and love your videos. However, I think you are not looking well recently. Please don’t be offended, I’m a fan. I just feel like your hair is looking thin and has lost its luster. The texture looks very dry. Your skin looks sallow, too. Just wanted to point it out in case you haven’t noticed. Could be a nutrient deficiency. Fats maybe?? Your diet relies so heavily on processed food, perhaps it’s that. Swear, I’m not trolling. Genuinely care about your health and know how important nutrition is to you.

  • Omg. So I live in Maryland, and on Wednesday I went on an epic quest trying to find that Gardein Holiday Roast. I used the Gardein store locator on their website for that specific item. I drove over 100 miles to check 5 different stores with Zero luck. Almost all of the Gardein products have been wiped out. Which makes me happy that more people are going plant based. But sucks for me. Luckily I called this one grocery store in another county and the store manager happened to be vegan, and she was like, hey I’m not supposed to obviously turn away business from our grocery store but since my whole family is vegan, I’ll tell you to check Whole Foods or the target next to Whole Foods. They always have tons of Gardein. That was so sweet! Because Whole Foods wasn’t even on the store locator but they did have the turkey cutlets there. So at least I have that.

  • roasting whole is arguably the worst way to prepare turkey as a protein so i guess it’s fair to just throw a whole-ass vegetable in an oven? we do a wild rice and mushroom stuffed squash, visually impressive and easy and customizable, but maybe this year i’ll just catapult an ENTIRE ROASTED BEET at my sister’s FACE, BE GRATEFUL

  • If veggies are so tasty and great, and plants are so fulfilling and awesome.. Why, oh why, the need to name it anything meat related? This cabbage is a cabbage, it will never be a turkey… if roasted cabbage tastes great ( it might, I have not tasted it), call it roast cabbage.. dont offend the turkey. Milk, as an other example, comes from animals.. nuts and grains mixed with water, is not milk.. stop calling it milk, its fake advertising.
    If someone is eating plants because they feel they are herbivores, they would gross out at naming any plant something meatlike never think of trying to copy meat taste and texture. If someone eats plants because they think that saves animals lives ( it does not, it kills even MORE animals), then it should go without saying that you do NOT make imitation meat! If you claim to save animals, but eat a tofu hot dog or bacon or burger, you are a hypocrite.
    By all means, eat plants, but stop calling them what they are not.. animal products.

  • I bought a tofurkey last year I believe and it was not edible and embarrassing. Hoping to get some direction to go this year.. The stuffing was good but the outside yuck. I do not recommend the tofurkey unless they’ve changed the recipe.

  • I’ve avoided your channel for awhile since I thought you were somebody who made videos against vegans finally I clicked and started watching and now I’m obsessed!!!! You’re like a vegan friend dream of mine! ��

  • Anybody else’s family make them feel like they’re some joke all because they’re vegetarian/vegan? And not being respected or treated nicely? I don’t come at ANYONE for eating animals and animal byproducts.. but yet when the roles are switched it’s like you’re a joke for being vegetarian/vegan?.. idk it’s it’s very hurtful. Anybody else’s family like that? No just mine? Greattttttt love that for me lol

  • Will you talk about what you think is causing all your hair loss? Even though you’re trying to hide it at the part, you can tell it’s getting much worse.

    People may want to know what’s going on there and how it relates to diet. Thanks.

  • I made your way the only thing is I use my season I took a little taste and it’s good I can’t wait to eat it tommrow. This was my first time thank you so much. Hug

  • i gotta admit Jenny, when i first started watching this i was skeptical, but once i saw that you werent relying on tofu and actually made it LOOK like turkey, i was shocked XD looks so good i want to try this for myself now (im the only vegan of the family so ill be bringing my own “turkey” this year thanks to you haha) thanks so much for posting! God bless!!

  • I’ve only tried the Field Roast Celebration one and Tofurky and I enjoyed both. I think the Tofurky was pretty salty but with the gravy it was nice. The Field Roast one is really good although I got one without the gravy so I need to try that! I think next year I’m gonna try the Gardein one, I’ve heard so many great things in addition to this video

  • I am so making this for Thanksgiving this year! We feel so much better having plant-based Thanksgivings. None of that post-dinner bloat and food coma!

  • I agree, I’m personally not a fan of making mock meats into the shape of animals, but if it helps people transition then no worries. Another great vid Jeannine, keep up the good work and happy holidays! �� x

  • I had the Field Celebration Roast for Thanksgiving and didn’t really like it. Would love to try the Gardein version but couldn’t find it or the turkey cutlets anywhere near me. Booooo 😉 May try Vegan store in Seattle this week, crossing fingers.

  • We survived a family gathering today where everyone ate the most vile stuff on the planet: KFC. We brought corn chowder and vegan cookies.

  • Hahahahhahahahahahaha I*M CRYING
    Wtf you vegans are so vitamin deficient you try to make fake real food. Jesus. This was so idiotic. OF COURSE THE DRESSING WASN’T GOING TO PENETRATE A WHOLE GODDAMN CABBAGE
    Vegans are the dumbest people besides flat earthers.

  • I want to thank you for this post. I’ve been making this recipe since you made it. Of course it is not “turkey” but my husband who is now vegan loves it. I used your recipe. The only thing that I did different, I added some liquid smoke to the vegan butter and it gave the cabbage a smoke flavor like “smoked turkey”.

  • Perhaps using [email protected] It’s is a mixture of spices and herbs. It smells like the holidays. It is very light so measure it and use a lot. It is in a yellow paper box with a turkey on the box. My mother always said use too much and that’s the correct amount. I would put lots of [email protected] in the bottom of the dish and cover the cabbage wedges copiously in addition to salt and pepper.

  • I am a Canadian and our Thanksgiving was in October… for the past four weeks I’ve been following you and trying to eat a plant based diet. Since it was American Thanksgiving and there was so much talk about it so I decided to try this and it turned out FABULOUS! Thank you!!! I used Kirkland’s Organic No Salt Seasoning with vegan butter and my whole family loved it and they are not interested in most of the vegan food I’ve been making this month. I will be making this again:D

  • If veggies are so tasty and great, and plants are so fulfilling and awesome.. Why, oh why, the need to name it anything meat related? This cabbage is a cabbage, it will never be a turkey… if roasted cabbage tastes great ( it might, I have not tasted it), call it roast cabbage.. dont offend the turkey. Milk, as an other example, comes from animals.. nuts and grains mixed with water, is not milk.. stop calling it milk, its fake advertising.
    If someone is eating plants because they feel they are herbivores, they would gross out at naming any plant something meatlike never think of trying to copy meat taste and texture. If someone eats plants because they think that saves animals lives ( it does not, it kills even MORE animals), then it should go without saying that you do NOT make imitation meat! If you claim to save animals, but eat a tofu hot dog or bacon or burger, you are a hypocrite.
    By all means, eat plants, but stop calling them what they are not.. animal products.

  • Ignore what people are saying, this is creative and I love creative��
    You don’t see people complaining about plant meat, or plant ice cream.
    Also people only like the taste of Turkey because its killed, gutted, drained, cooked, and seasoned with….PLANTS! You don’t see people biting into a bird while it’s still alive and chewing and eating it raw and bloody, because we ARE NOT omnivores, period.

    Keep doin what chu doin gurl��

  • Thanks for the recipe! It was a hit with the hubby. I did not do the roasted veggies because I had vegan turnip greens. I also used pink salt, a 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke, no salt seasoning. Happy Thanksvegan to all!

  • Vegans get on my last nerves, they are so against meat but want everything to look and taste like meat.
    This doesn’t make and sense a all.

  • I like the second half (halved) recipe. I’m wondering if we could cover it in a yuba skin or rice paper that has been softened in veggie stock and a little seasoning to create a “skin.” I’ll try that some day and let you know.

  • sweetheart oven cleaner will clean up that pan of yours! lifes to short to not eat real food! and turkeys are so dumb and ugly they want to reincarnate so you eat them and you are doing them a favor!LOL and 4 hours is a lot of energy to use to cook a vegetable!

  • I’m always a bit sad when people don’t try things and just go “sounds horrible, I won’t eat it” without actually trying if you like it or not… you could be missing out on so many great things!

  • I hate Tofurkey Roast it’s so rubbery, I don’t know how everyone is crazy about it! I’ve always wanted to try Gardein with the cranberry stuffing

  • Next time try blanching the head of cabbage in a pot of boiling water for a minute before adding the butter. The outer leaves should will just enough to not break when you peel them back.

  • SweetPotatoSoul Next time just melt the margarine and use a pastry brush to spread onto the cabbage. Far less messy that way. btw: Is that margarine hydrogenated? If yes, then it’s dangerous for your health, especially when heating. Much safer to use Butter or Coconut Oil instead.
    Five hours cooking time? YIKES. Your energy bill must be thru the roof.

  • It’s a cabbage!!! Just make some seitan or something. What is wrong with you????

    This is how you pick on your vegan guests at thanksgiving dinner. LOL

  • I know this is way late, but the best way to get a big dinner together is to try out your recipes all year long and see how well they turn out. Then combine the best ones into your menu for the day and you’ll already know how to prepare them and how long they need. Plus, prep as much as you can beforehand.

  • I feel that this would be better as a side served with a more traditional vegan roast like one from Tofurkey. Now I want to bake some cabbage just to try it.

  • Nasty touching your phone while cooking… just write it on paper first… probably passing lots of germ from your phone and rings to the food.

  • I would add some mushroom broth into the brine, but then that’s me… great recipe can’t wait to try. Liked and subscribed long ago! <3

  • roasting whole is arguably the worst way to prepare turkey as a protein so i guess it’s fair to just throw a whole-ass vegetable in an oven? we do a wild rice and mushroom stuffed squash, visually impressive and easy and customizable, but maybe this year i’ll just catapult an ENTIRE ROASTED BEET at my sister’s FACE, BE GRATEFUL

  • I would add some mushroom broth into the brine, but then that’s me… great recipe can’t wait to try. Liked and subscribed long ago! <3

  • I use to get the tofurkey then for the garden one and it’s sooooo much better still trying to find the small one you can buy all year cause they are so good for those after thanks giving Sammy’s

  • I really like the Gardein with the gravy. I would love it if you would try to replicate the gravy the flavor is incredible. I have tried to make a gravy that tastes that good and haven’t come close.

  • You are cookoo, loco, crazy, insane in the brain. If you are vegan why do you have to eat things that are ”supposed” to taste like meat? You need to see a therapist asap.

  • I like the second half (halved) recipe. I’m wondering if we could cover it in a yuba skin or rice paper that has been softened in veggie stock and a little seasoning to create a “skin.” I’ll try that some day and let you know.

  • I wanted to try one of these, but they were all sold out. However, mainly my problem with the ones I saw earlier was that they all have some type of “natural Flavoring” and or carrageenan in them, which can be such nasty stuff. Did any of the ones you tried not have natural flavors in them? Thanks and thanks for the video.

  • I swear by the Gardein every year….even for meat eaters (though they prefer real turkey gravy vs the vegan gravy). It’s amazing!

  • Made a sage oil with canola oil, sage, and soy sauce and surrounded the tofurkey with roasted carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and sauteed onions. covered tofurky and vegetables in sage oil and roasted for about 2 hours. super tender and easy to cut, delicious. tofurky does get super rubbery without basting it but roasted vegetables are the best.:) my mom makes this every year.

  • You have such a great way of making vegan cooking fun. You should think about having a meetup/competition in Orlando, where everyone can make a vegan dish centered on different categories.

  • I’m just glad that in the UK we have the Tofurky roast, that was not on the menu five years back. The Gardein one looks fab! Hoping we see that in the next five years! Happy with Tofurky though, tbh:D

  • 100% agree. We’ve been using the mini Gardein ones for a few years now. We do a small Thanksgiving, so the small ones are better. Also, it didn’t look like the inside of the cauliflower or cabbage had much of the flavor…

  • I’m so glad you’ve found vegan food as a creative outlet. There’s so much undiscovered magic out there. I hated cooking before I went vegan but in changing my lifestyle and still wanting to enjoy the same foods pre vegan, I learned to love it and found it so fun discovering new ingredients, introducing my palate to new cuisines and just truly having fun in the kitchen rather than viewing cooking as a chore. Plants are just so versatile! Just discovered your channel and totally binging your plant based content.

  • if only these brands directed this energy to vegan mac and cheese instead �� i cant find a good one at the store and the ingredients for homemade vegan mac can be so expensive

  • Wondering if Gardein has reformulated the stuffing. I bought one about 3 years ago I think. and while the “turkey” was pretty good, the stuffing was hideous. I just scooped out the rest and used the “meat” for a great sandwich the next day. Perhaps I’ll have to pick one up again and see if it has gotten better.

  • Please forgive me for being totally OT, but could your magical self possibly conjure a vegan cotija cheese? It likely starts with nuts (cashews?) and nooch, but how to get that tang? It’s the main reason I am only 99% vegan. TY for your awesomeness ��

  • And the winner is Gardein of course it is! The cauliflower and cabbage shouldn’t have really bean in this video. One Christmas I made my own homemade roast from Conniesrawsomeskitchen on YouTube and it was pretty good….next to all the meat I think some people were fooled that mine was a meat product because they were all coming to cut some off for themselves but it was made with vital wheat gluten spices and basted with bear and rosemary on the stove I slaved over it the whole day in hopes it would taste good and thankfully it satisfied me that year

  • Thanks for your persistence in making this recipe more tasty. We will not “babysit” a cabbage for 4/5 hours yet God’s creature, the turkey we will cook for 4/5 hours. Anyway, I did try a stuffed roasted cabbage recipe I saw on the internet but it was stuffed with ground beef, i used TVP. To stuff you core out the middle then stuff it. It turned out ok just not cooked. But as cabbage can be eaten raw I did not mind that.

  • I STILL don’t understand the premises of having meat substitute if you want to be a vegan????? When I go for it I just want to eat fruit salad and lettuce salad everyday. This is weird.

  • I think the cauliflower and the cabbage might come out better if you marinate it for a few hours to 24 hours… maybe to get a different texture and more depth of flavor. Definitely going to try it sometime.

  • Always funny seeing vegans try to imitate meat based products. This just means you still think about real meat, and you’ll one day”if not already” cheat by getting the real thing when no one is looking.

    How long can you last with the fakes full of weird ingredients until you crack and get yourself a real fatty juicy steak or cut of bacon?

    Nobody should consume or use any imitations of anything unless they still desire the original.

  • I made several times the Traders Joe’s one and it was delicious. It did not have enough vegan gravy, so make extra. The texture was like real turkey meat, so fool your friends, but longterm vegans may get weirded out It must be hot. Go by directions and eat warm for sure, cold not so good.
    These are great, if you can’t cook and have no time, if you invite meat-eaters, get two or three options for them, do make extra gravies and you will have an amazing vegan Thanksgiving.

  • i just realized the inside of cantaloupe seed its a bit meaty maybe try with other squash seeds and eventually bread a squash fruit that is more seed then flesh and use that as a texture substitute

  • The tofurky one is actually not too bad when it’s cooked in a slow cooker! it’s what i usually do on thanksgiving because my family uses the oven for the turkey and some other dishes. It helps with the texture a lot. ��

  • I made the cauliflower last year and it’s really good with gravy. It was more like a nice side dish. We had vegan lentil meatloaf for the main dish

  • A turkey is an animal, there are no “vegan” turkeys. Do you not see the stupidity in your videos. Cauliflower is cauliflower, Tofurkey is Tofu not turkey.

  • Imo, the best vegan turkey substitute is a pumpkin.
    Think about it. It’s large, it’s shapely, it’s colorful, it’s rustic, it’s stuffable, and when you see a good one, your eyes light up. If a turkey was a vegetable, it’d be a pumpkin.

  • I have to work Thursday so we did Thanksgiving last night and I made the Gardein Stuffed Roast and it was an absolute delight. I’m pretty sure YouTube is spying on me cause today this video was suggested and after watching it I realize you were spot on, it tastes great!

  • I remember the first thanksgiving I was vegetarian my cousin who had spent the past two years in China made this fantastic eggplant and tofu stir fry with like this garlic sauce on it

  • Would love to see your take on the currently popular on fb ‘The best vegan roast seitan no-turkey turkey (or chicken!)’ by Malin Engström
    Recipe link is https://seitankitchen.com/2019/11/24/seitan-turkey/ but it looks like she is updating this a little and hasn’t yet published the updated recipe.
    FB group is The Seitan Appreciation Society

  • Awesome sense you guys are local and this is my first vegan thanksgiving one year past vegetarian if that makes sense. Two years total no meat anyways like you guys are in wa state I’m in Everett so I’m hoping to get some of the same to try…

  • Iove the en cruite when I want a sweet one, very thanksgiving flavored for me but I’ve had all but the trader Joe’s one and love all that I’ve tried!

  • I tried tofurky for the first time last year, I’m from Ireland so these types of American Christmas/festive foods didn’t really exist until a couple of years ago. Anyway, it was the most disgusting, overly salty, rubbery awful thing. I reminded me of dog food. Never again. I’ll stick to my tried and tested 2 favourites, mushroom and walnut wellington and torta di risotto stuffed with roasted veg and all the trimmings for Christmas.

  • i had a different experience with field roast. the gravy was so thick so i had to add more water. but the turkey was so dry and i didnt like it at all

  • I usually just buy the one without the gravy packet and make my own mushroom gravy, which is super easy and fast to make. Just make it while the Tofurky is in the oven. I also, generally just put it in a big Roaster Pan, chop up some carrots, onions and potatoes, dump them in all around the Tofurky, then put about two cups of vegetable broth in the pan also. Then half way through cooking, flip the Tofurky and rotate the veggies. One meal in one big pan.

  • I think the things I like the best about vegan Thanksgiving, no messy leftovers to have to deal with, no days of defrosting, and no meat hangovers or coma, if you will, that make everyone find a place in the house to go horizontal and nap. That would always ruin the rest of the day for me. All for a reasonable, guilt free price and no one stinking up the bathroom. lol I know…TMI.

  • I have been vegan about 45 years and have tried all of these. My sentimental favorite will always be tofurkey. I also like the two field roast loafs. The one with puff pastry is good when very warm. The one without is good no matter if right out of the oven or fridge. The Gardein and TJ are not my thing. I also make my own gravy.

    Thank you for taste testing. Just a friendly suggestion maybe a little less chatting. Some is okay. You both seem like very good people and make a cute couple.

  • I love watching your videos because I like to cut back on animal products as much as possible, but its so sad when the only really tasty options are made from soy or seitan because I’m really allergic to soy and wheat������

  • I wanted to try one of these, but they were all sold out. However, mainly my problem with the ones I saw earlier was that they all have some type of “natural Flavoring” and or carrageenan in them, which can be such nasty stuff. Did any of the ones you tried not have natural flavors in them? Thanks and thanks for the video.

  • That roasted cabbage is delicious. I make it all the time. We made it last year for thanksgiving but we also had a lot of other stuff like pot pies with beans.

  • Why would you go vegan and then want to eat fake meat like what is the point of that. If you want “familiar flavors” then why are you even vegan.

  • I served the Gardein Roast and the Field Roast with the Cranberry Dressing yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. The Gardein was the best it was enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans, as well. the gravy that goes with it is also really good! I highly recommend that one!

  • You are cookoo, loco, crazy, insane in the brain. If you are vegan why do you have to eat things that are ”supposed” to taste like meat? You need to see a therapist asap.

  • You guys didn’t make the gravy right at all like literally at all. You realize the mushroom gravy from field roast is just regular mushroom gravy right??

  • I always see your videos in my suggestion, but I never click on them because they have such negative titles. But I decided to watch one and see how it went. I just don’t understand why you have to be so negative. It’s such a wonderful feeling to be uplifting, I imagine putting out negative content consistently would leave someone so hollow inside

  • I got my roast from veggie Grill and they said it Cooks best when you put it in freezer first. Now I’m tripping if I need to thaw it or put it right in oven. ��

  • They look like loaves of bread stuffed with something. Why, if you are vegan, are you trying to replicate meat? Maybe not you personally, but the processors. And that brings me to the point. They are processed and highly refined products. Sorry. If You want meat, eat it. People who eat this crap really don’t have any fundamental philosophy of vegetarianism.

  • I usually get the field celebration roast for thanksgiving but now I’m going to try to gardein for this thanksgiving �� thank you guys!

  • I agree on all points here. I’ve had ALL of these roasts. I’d buy three of them again. I am always happy with the Tofurky — but it is the densest (maybe that was the word you were looking for) — and you can make great ‘tofurky salad’ and sandwiches with the leftovers. The FR Celebration Roast is very good but I don’t even remember the gravy. The Gardein roast is very nice & moist — and satisfying. I think those three are better than the En Croute — which I raved about when it was new. The TJ’s one I’ve had but don’t really remember. The Tofurky gravy probably is the best — there’s something magical in it, I think!

  • Hey guys. I recently started a vegan channel of my own called AllThingsPlantBased. I’d really appreciate if anyone who sees this goes and checks it out

  • the more i think about these things the more i just want to stick to rice stuffed acorn squash. tried tofurky my first vegatarian thanksgiving, major texture issues with it and the gravy. flavor was also lackluster. home made is the only way.

  • Great video! I’ve never tried any roasts. I’m going to get the tofurkey and gardein. Big thanks for the review. I’ve noticed in other products that traders usually isn’t very good.

  • next time i am fasting, i will watch this, to help me continue….. so disgusting and absolute absence of any sort of nutrition whatsoever.

  • Tofurky is supposed to get basted like the instructions included on the box. Most people dont bother doing so and end up not liking it. Or you can make your own marinate.

  • This turned out absolutely delicious. Hubby approved. I made this for our Thanksgiving this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • the more i think about these things the more i just want to stick to rice stuffed acorn squash. tried tofurky my first vegatarian thanksgiving, major texture issues with it and the gravy. flavor was also lackluster. home made is the only way.

  • I love the Field Roast Celebration Roast! We have it every year. I highly recommend eating it with cranberry sauce on top. It’s so so good.

  • What’s really great is that my family isn’t vegetarian or vegan but, after years of seeing me eating that way wasn’t a phase, they’ll make sure I have a vegan option. Like, they bought tofurky Italian sausage for their bbq. Since my dad spent the extra $5, he was curious and ending up eating 2 of them. Lol. So, my family has tried some fake meats, which is awesome.

  • Next time try blanching the head of cabbage in a pot of boiling water for a minute before adding the butter. The outer leaves should will just enough to not break when you peel them back.

  • Very grateful you both took the time to offer this comparison for those of us newbie’s. My only comment as far as filming presentation of foods is to not constantly be touching and flipping hair during the presentation. ( I realize we are not eating but, presentation is everything) Thank you!

  • I’ve had a few, and I always go back to Tofurky. I know the comments haven’t been giving them much love, but I have enjoyed everything I’ve bought from them. The holiday ham one is pretty kick ass too. Lots of respect for that company. Being vegan has gotten better and more fun to try things every year. ��

  • Gardein roast is the best! Tofurkey is just not my thing…. idk why. I think tofurkey has that dry chewy flavor that tastes really similar to turkey (which no one actually likes).

  • I’ve been cooking the Tofurkey for years. Although I make my own dressing (stuffing) and don’t like their gravy so I’ve finally come up with a solution a couple years back.

    In a pan I make a bed for the roast of chopped potatoes, carrots and onions. Then I mix an onion/mushroom soup powder with veggie broth and cover the vegetables. Once everything is cooked I scoop out their stuffing and mix it with the broth from the bottom of the pan to make a chunky like gravy.

  • I really liked this video bc it was so helpful hearing both of your opinions and how they differed! I think I know which one to get

  • I compared the Tofurky roast and the one by Trader Joe’s. The Tofurkey gravy has a lot less fat according the the nutrition facts.

  • In my country the closest thing I can get to a vegan holiday roast is a chicken nugget without the inside, America deadass has different options

  • I want to thank you for this post. I’ve been making this recipe since you made it. Of course it is not “turkey” but my husband who is now vegan loves it. I used your recipe. The only thing that I did different, I added some liquid smoke to the vegan butter and it gave the cabbage a smoke flavor like “smoked turkey”.

  • I feel like this video fell short. Now if you were making Myoko’s turkey (with skin) and comparing that would be a realistic taste test. Cabbage and cauliflower will never replace a turkey or a turkey mock meat. Ever.

  • Meat subs are just that… fakes. They can taste good, but, to we unrepentant carnivores, they just… are… not… the… same!

  • can you mention in your videos whether or not the products are also gluten free and soy free? otherwise it does me no good to subscribe.

  • Field Roast seems to have gotten rid of their vegan “meatloaf”, which is a shame because it was way better than their celebration roasts.
    I just tried the new Field Roast mini corn dogs today. The sausage is very good, because it’s their excellent frankfurters. However the breading is not a traditional corn dog dip. It tastes just like the crumbly breading on cheap frozen fish sticks, which was a big disappointment.

  • I use to get the tofurkey then for the garden one and it’s sooooo much better still trying to find the small one you can buy all year cause they are so good for those after thanks giving Sammy’s

  • I made your way the only thing is I use my season I took a little taste and it’s good I can’t wait to eat it tommrow. This was my first time thank you so much. Hug

  • It’s a cabbage!!! Just make some seitan or something. What is wrong with you????

    This is how you pick on your vegan guests at thanksgiving dinner. LOL

  • Our local vegan restaurant sells house-made “thanksgiving takeout” which includes a stuffed roast, veggies, gravy, a three “cheese” platter, and sourdough cinnamon rolls �� you just place your order, and pick it up the day before thanksgiving, it’s awesome.

  • I cook the TOFURKY IN WATER WITH SOME OIL. IT MAKES IT SOOOOO MUCH MORE MOIST. ALSO SERVE IT WITH REALLY FLAVOURSOME HOME MADE STUFFING AND HOME MADE GRAVY.

  • I will be making this one for the holiday but I will be cutting it in half with a hell of a lot of holes butter and seasonings ( half artificial pork and half artificial turkey). I will put it in some foil and keep tunn it till tender, then take off the foil to roast it a bit. thanks for the idea

  • I love Tofurky Deli Slices, have been eating them for decades. Thanksgiving and Xmas, I get together with a small group and we have a vegan meal, including Tofurky Roast!

  • I’m a vegetarian and I love my nut roast for Christmas, it consists of a lot of nuts, mushrooms, dark bread and an egg and cheese to stick it together. If you find an alternative “sticking“, that’s vegan, go ahead, it’s amazing!

  • But clearly vegans are disgusted by anything that even remotely resembles a dead animal or their secretions and are perfectly happy with a whole food plant bla bla bla.. right?

  • PLEASE PLEASE do a video on Matt Monarch. Owner of the largest organic health food and supplement store in the world and was on his death bed. Crazy raw vegan mess!! He did enemas for years and was bleeding during them. But meat healed him. Oh, and his health food store supplements too. What?!!������

  • I had the tofurkey one and I think maybe you overcooked it. It was a little tricky to cut but not really. Had a nice tender texture rather than crisp

  • next time i am fasting, i will watch this, to help me continue….. so disgusting and absolute absence of any sort of nutrition whatsoever.

  • It’s pretty difficult to figure out a celiac-friendly vegan holiday roast. I tried making my own tofu roast this year but it was just ok.

  • Hi, I am not a vegan and I don’t celebrate thanksgiving, but I tried some thanksgiving receipts from caitlin skomaker(I hope this is right spelling) for lentil loaf and some veggies and my family liked it a lot. It became a fall dinner at our home. Really satisfying.

  • Tofurkey doesn’t come with enough gravy, and it doesn’t reheat well. Think it’s dry? Try it reheated. It will absorb your essential body fluids. The stuffing is awesome, though.

    Field roast has a very strong gluten flavor.

    Trader Joe’s is too greasy with its breading, and the gravy is very bland.

    Gardein is perfect. Get Gardein.

    Field road

  • The best homemade cranberry sauce: 1lb fresh cranberries, 2 cups red wine, 2 cups sugar, 1-2 green apples, sliced into bite-size pieces. Throw it all in a pot and let it simmer and reduce. It will continue to thicken as it cools

  • I came here prepared for you to bash the Gardein roast because of the title and I was ready to aggressively defend it hahaha. ITS SO GOOD THO.

  • I’m always a bit sad when people don’t try things and just go “sounds horrible, I won’t eat it” without actually trying if you like it or not… you could be missing out on so many great things!

  • That reminds me of the time I went to the Keg (steak restaurant) and they had one vegetarian/vegan option….colliflower steak. Yup, just a big old piece of colliflower roasted like a steak with some homemade relish. There was some chickpeas in the relish….about 1/6 of a cup, totally not enough to substain anything bigger than a cat.

  • I remember the first thanksgiving I was vegetarian my cousin who had spent the past two years in China made this fantastic eggplant and tofu stir fry with like this garlic sauce on it

  • I agree on all points here. I’ve had ALL of these roasts. I’d buy three of them again. I am always happy with the Tofurky — but it is the densest (maybe that was the word you were looking for) — and you can make great ‘tofurky salad’ and sandwiches with the leftovers. The FR Celebration Roast is very good but I don’t even remember the gravy. The Gardein roast is very nice & moist — and satisfying. I think those three are better than the En Croute — which I raved about when it was new. The TJ’s one I’ve had but don’t really remember. The Tofurky gravy probably is the best — there’s something magical in it, I think!

  • When you are a meat eater but love her channel. I’ve tried being vegan before but I can only last a month �� I feel sick and my depression gets worse without meat. Wonder why?

  • I mean a nice hearty lentil soup or black bean soup could be a really nice option, even for non vegans. May not be a traditional Thanksgiving dish, but they would be really good with mashed potatoes too!!

  • Awesome sense you guys are local and this is my first vegan thanksgiving one year past vegetarian if that makes sense. Two years total no meat anyways like you guys are in wa state I’m in Everett so I’m hoping to get some of the same to try…

  • I eat turkey.

    Once a year I eat turkey.

    Vegan meat alternatives are hypocritical, and gross. I eat plant based all year long, and have my one family meal together.

    If you can’t handle my comment don’t bother. I won’t reply.

  • I have a yummy and super easy quinoa stuffing recipe that I sorta invented by accident. Just cook quinoa as you normally would do, except use veggie broth instead of plain water. When cooked remove from heat and stir in some seasoned breadcrumbs to a desired consistency. Add any other optional seasonings. Let it firm up a few minutes. That’s it. It is so easy I make this year round as a regular side dish.

  • I love watching your videos because I like to cut back on animal products as much as possible, but its so sad when the only really tasty options are made from soy or seitan because I’m really allergic to soy and wheat������

  • If you are vegan, you cannot eat turkey sorry. Just have something else, you chose to be vegan, so your convictions should be enough.

    In my country we eat fried carp for Christmas and vegans are saying fried celery is just the same. SORRY NO. Fried celery is great, but it does not taste like a fish and never will.

  • I don’t know why people are obsessed with something that reminds them of a dead bird. Screw that I’m making falafel with some cool sauces and lentil stuffed acorn squash as the main course. It tastes seasonal and looks decent on a table.

  • I swear by the Gardein every year….even for meat eaters (though they prefer real turkey gravy vs the vegan gravy). It’s amazing!

  • On the NYT site there’s a recipe for a chickpea, hazelnut and Kale tart. It’s vegan. My daughter is vegetarian so I’m adapting it and adding a MAC and cheese casserole. Along with veggie sides she should have plenty to eat.

  • All I could think about was those two videos from hot for food from some time back, where they tried to recreate that veg-duck-en abomination and also a whole roasted cauliflower head in one of their “cook-offs”…… to be fair, they do make fun of the veg-duck-en recipe, because it’s literally JUST vegetables and nothing else…. if I were to bring something like that to a family dinner or whatever, everyone would just think “oh.. so that’s what vegans eat? I’m never gonna try this” haha

  • We’re having the Celebration Roast for Thanksgiving. In regards to more wacky ones, how about a giant onion as the roast? My wife would kill me as she’s not a big fan of onions.

  • Jesus Christ, like this is kind of thing that my family thinks veganism is. This is what fuels the misconception that vegans CANT get enough protein. Imagine eating delicious fall foods, like squash and legumes with nice spices that just happen to not have meat/dairy?

  • My favorite “turkey” alternative is the Gardein Trk’y cutlets and their gravy is so awesome especially once I add my own herbs to it:)

  • My favorite “turkey” alternative is the Gardein Trk’y cutlets and their gravy is so awesome especially once I add my own herbs to it:)

  • There’s a Worth It episode where the most expensive vegan thing they ate was like a roasted cauliflower. Like $30+ dollars or something ridiculous. I don’t understand why there’s so many vegan things a person could make, and they resort to “a really big beet” or cauliflower ����

  • Store-bought stuffing is the best! I’ve never had trouble finding a vegan-friendly box stuffing in the supermarket. We’re probably getting mushroom wellingtons for Xmas dinner, as our neighbour makes them and lots of vegan market food! Nom! I expect I’ll make a seitan /tofu dish as well, to boost the protein.

  • Meat subs are just that… fakes. They can taste good, but, to we unrepentant carnivores, they just… are… not… the… same!

  • The Trader Joe’s vegan turkey roast is AMAZING!! Just tried it out for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and will but it again for Thanksgiving! ��

  • Turkey will have to be the next big thing to replace in the v egg an world. The ground beef like substance is amazing. I currently dos you tube channel that does vegan reviews and my personal life

  • I just kinda want to talk about my journey and my relationship with animal Products…so i am just going to do that:

    I discovered UV about three years ago. I was hesitant at first, I had always assumed that Vegans were those crazy people, rejecting animal products because of needless sentimentality, wanting to be trendy or for no good reason at all. Some vegans almost seemed cult-like to me and I got angry when I saw vegan recipes, because I didn’t like “the agenda being pushed down my throat.”
    But the truth is that I wasn’t hesitant about watching UV videos because I thought Veganism was wrong, I was afraid that I was going to realize that I was wrong.

    And I was.

    I ate meat every single day, at least 2X per meal. I was a cheese-fanatic. I thought I could never be vegetarian or vegan.

    But then I watched your videos. And I started thinking about reduction. So I started meatless-mondays. A week later I decided to go meatless 2 times a week. Then 3, then 4. Soon I was only consuming meat on weekends when visiting my partner (their mother was raised in a butcher-family and did not know how to cook without meat). But then I decided to go vegetarian and to stop eating meat, because I wanted to please my partners family.

    I have been a vegetarian for the last 3 years (holy shit, I did not realize how long I have been doing this) and have started reducing my dairy consumption. I drink my coffee with soy milk, eat soy yogurt and have even started replacing cheese(my weak spot). However, whenever I go out or my mom cooks I find myself consuming dairy out of convenience or fear of being rejected.

    I plan on transitioning to full-vegan this year when I move out of my home.

  • This stuff makes me nuts because one post like the “big beet” or the dumbass cauliflower goes viral, 1.5 million people see it, and then that’s their view of vegans forever. Great 1.5 million people now think vegans want them to eat a large beet instead of a turkey. That’s exactly what we want to do. -_-

    At least make it similar on a macronutrient level!! The tofurky may be the running gag of vegetarian/vegan holidays but at least the macros line up and it still has the stuffing, gravy, etc.

    I’ll be attempting a “beef” roast from avantgardevegan’s Vegan Christmas cookbook. Pretty intimidating as it’s a very involved recipe (seitan kneading and all that) so we’ll see how this goes. If I F the whole thing up, I have a Gardein holiday roast on standby lol

  • Anybody else’s family make them feel like they’re some joke all because they’re vegetarian/vegan? And not being respected or treated nicely? I don’t come at ANYONE for eating animals and animal byproducts.. but yet when the roles are switched it’s like you’re a joke for being vegetarian/vegan?.. idk it’s it’s very hurtful. Anybody else’s family like that? No just mine? Greattttttt love that for me lol

  • The Tofurkey is the oldest one there, I remember it from 20 years ago, when I first started my plant based journey. I was scared of it at first lol so its funny to see that someone else was scared of it too:) It is a classic tho!! This was fun to watch, you two have a cute chemistry.

  • You crack me up! “There’s gotta be more to this. THERE’S NOT. It’s just cabbage!”:-) Might be good but isn’t really a plate anchor, is it?

  • I am not a vegan but that cauliflower cabbage recipe is delicious! I love all food, sustainable, ethically farmed/ raised organic whatever that aforementioned cabbage recipe is a side dish, If I had a vegan friend for dinner that would be a side for them, one of a trilogy I cook for who ever is at my table and take into account their beliefs and or dietary restriction. I can’t have nut’s, anaphylactic My face swells and I could die Making cashew cream is hard recipe to crack when you can’t eat them!

  • Honestly though, why do we need to find a vegan meat alternative for the turkey? I’m fine with just the Thanksgiving sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, casserole, etc. They taste much better than the turkey

  • Last Christmas my partner’s family made a roast entirely out of celeriac. I just… why? Whose idea was that? (as a side note, they all seemed to like it but I already hate celery so…). Luckily one of the side dishes was this amazing mushroom thing and some tofu so I just gorged myself on that.

  • I agree about the cabbage, it’s a side dish or appetizer. You might as well prepare Brussels sprouts the same way. Brussels sprouts would also take less time to roast, and be easier to serve.

  • I’ve had the tofurkey one! LOVED It But By Far My Favorite Roast You Can Buy It Year Round Is The Quron Roast!!! BY FAR MY FAVORITE. ITS soo Good. You Can Get Them At Freddys (Kroger). But It Does Not Come With Gravy & Its Delicious With a Gravy

  • PLEASE PLEASE do a video on Matt Monarch. Owner of the largest organic health food and supplement store in the world and was on his death bed. Crazy raw vegan mess!! He did enemas for years and was bleeding during them. But meat healed him. Oh, and his health food store supplements too. What?!!������

  • I recommend Avant Garde Vegan’s nut-roast wreath. You can make it the day before and then pop it in the oven for 45 minutes (it’s already cooked but you can brown it in the oven to make it next-level).

  • I am NOT trying to be hurtful in anyway. I think you are wonderful/needed voice in the vegan community and love your videos. However, I think you are not looking well recently. Please don’t be offended, I’m a fan. I just feel like your hair is looking thin and has lost its luster. The texture looks very dry. Your skin looks sallow, too. Just wanted to point it out in case you haven’t noticed. Could be a nutrient deficiency. Fats maybe?? Your diet relies so heavily on processed food, perhaps it’s that. Swear, I’m not trolling. Genuinely care about your health and know how important nutrition is to you.

  • Gardein roast is the best! Tofurkey is just not my thing…. idk why. I think tofurkey has that dry chewy flavor that tastes really similar to turkey (which no one actually likes).

  • Never did care much for turkey, tbh. What I do for vegetarian/vegan Thanksgiving is stuff & roast a pumpkin. It makes a beautiful presentation, works for the ‘carving ritual’, tastes good-and can hold a whole lot of that yummy, yummy stuffing! ��

  • Our local vegan restaurant sells house-made “thanksgiving takeout” which includes a stuffed roast, veggies, gravy, a three “cheese” platter, and sourdough cinnamon rolls �� you just place your order, and pick it up the day before thanksgiving, it’s awesome.

  • I am so making this for Thanksgiving this year! We feel so much better having plant-based Thanksgivings. None of that post-dinner bloat and food coma!

  • I’ve avoided your channel for awhile since I thought you were somebody who made videos against vegans finally I clicked and started watching and now I’m obsessed!!!! You’re like a vegan friend dream of mine! ��

  • I am a Canadian and our Thanksgiving was in October… for the past four weeks I’ve been following you and trying to eat a plant based diet. Since it was American Thanksgiving and there was so much talk about it so I decided to try this and it turned out FABULOUS! Thank you!!! I used Kirkland’s Organic No Salt Seasoning with vegan butter and my whole family loved it and they are not interested in most of the vegan food I’ve been making this month. I will be making this again:D

  • Will you talk about what you think is causing all your hair loss? Even though you’re trying to hide it at the part, you can tell it’s getting much worse.

    People may want to know what’s going on there and how it relates to diet. Thanks.

  • I agree, I’m personally not a fan of making mock meats into the shape of animals, but if it helps people transition then no worries. Another great vid Jeannine, keep up the good work and happy holidays! �� x

  • I had the Field Celebration Roast for Thanksgiving and didn’t really like it. Would love to try the Gardein version but couldn’t find it or the turkey cutlets anywhere near me. Booooo 😉 May try Vegan store in Seattle this week, crossing fingers.

  • Wondering if Gardein has reformulated the stuffing. I bought one about 3 years ago I think. and while the “turkey” was pretty good, the stuffing was hideous. I just scooped out the rest and used the “meat” for a great sandwich the next day. Perhaps I’ll have to pick one up again and see if it has gotten better.

  • Hahahahhahahahahahaha I*M CRYING
    Wtf you vegans are so vitamin deficient you try to make fake real food. Jesus. This was so idiotic. OF COURSE THE DRESSING WASN’T GOING TO PENETRATE A WHOLE GODDAMN CABBAGE
    Vegans are the dumbest people besides flat earthers.

  • The Gentle Chef has an amazing homemade turkey roast in his cookbooks, you should check him/them out and so much better than any of the purchased ones

  • Perhaps using [email protected] It’s is a mixture of spices and herbs. It smells like the holidays. It is very light so measure it and use a lot. It is in a yellow paper box with a turkey on the box. My mother always said use too much and that’s the correct amount. I would put lots of [email protected] in the bottom of the dish and cover the cabbage wedges copiously in addition to salt and pepper.

  • This stuff makes me nuts because one post like the “big beet” or the dumbass cauliflower goes viral, 1.5 million people see it, and then that’s their view of vegans forever. Great 1.5 million people now think vegans want them to eat a large beet instead of a turkey. That’s exactly what we want to do. -_-

    At least make it similar on a macronutrient level!! The tofurky may be the running gag of vegetarian/vegan holidays but at least the macros line up and it still has the stuffing, gravy, etc.

    I’ll be attempting a “beef” roast from avantgardevegan’s Vegan Christmas cookbook. Pretty intimidating as it’s a very involved recipe (seitan kneading and all that) so we’ll see how this goes. If I F the whole thing up, I have a Gardein holiday roast on standby lol

  • This turned out absolutely delicious. Hubby approved. I made this for our Thanksgiving this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Vegans get on my last nerves, they are so against meat but want everything to look and taste like meat.
    This doesn’t make and sense a all.

  • Thanks for the recipe! It was a hit with the hubby. I did not do the roasted veggies because I had vegan turnip greens. I also used pink salt, a 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke, no salt seasoning. Happy Thanksvegan to all!

  • Ignore what people are saying, this is creative and I love creative��
    You don’t see people complaining about plant meat, or plant ice cream.
    Also people only like the taste of Turkey because its killed, gutted, drained, cooked, and seasoned with….PLANTS! You don’t see people biting into a bird while it’s still alive and chewing and eating it raw and bloody, because we ARE NOT omnivores, period.

    Keep doin what chu doin gurl��

  • I remember going this field trip to a museum with some research mates… A few weeks earlier they asked us our preferences in food for the museum restaurant (the uni would pay for everything) and I said that I didn’t eat meat. While my colleagues were having actual meals, the waiter put in front of me a cauliflower head with something that looked like buffalo sauce drizzled on top. Frustrating.

  • sweetheart oven cleaner will clean up that pan of yours! lifes to short to not eat real food! and turkeys are so dumb and ugly they want to reincarnate so you eat them and you are doing them a favor!LOL and 4 hours is a lot of energy to use to cook a vegetable!

  • This is a great idea..I’ve always loved cabbage and this recipe sounds really tasty..and I would have done what you did,cut the cabbage in half and put in some other veggies..it turned out really well I think,and it looks tasty..I’m not a vegan but I am trying to incorporate more healthy food into my diet and this is a great idea to try..thanks for sharing it:D

  • Thanks for your persistence in making this recipe more tasty. We will not “babysit” a cabbage for 4/5 hours yet God’s creature, the turkey we will cook for 4/5 hours. Anyway, I did try a stuffed roasted cabbage recipe I saw on the internet but it was stuffed with ground beef, i used TVP. To stuff you core out the middle then stuff it. It turned out ok just not cooked. But as cabbage can be eaten raw I did not mind that.

  • Hey thanks! That was fun. This will be my 12th vegan Thanksliving, and I really appreciate the taste test. I live in a rural area, so will drive to a city down the road that has a WF and TJ’s to find some yummy food for the day. From my area’s vegan page, I was leaning towards TJ’s, but I think I might see what WF has to offer. I’ve only made the Tofurky one it the past, so maybe I’ll try something different this year. Hey, it’s all good when no one gets hurt in the making of our food. Cheers!

  • SweetPotatoSoul Next time just melt the margarine and use a pastry brush to spread onto the cabbage. Far less messy that way. btw: Is that margarine hydrogenated? If yes, then it’s dangerous for your health, especially when heating. Much safer to use Butter or Coconut Oil instead.
    Five hours cooking time? YIKES. Your energy bill must be thru the roof.

  • i gotta admit Jenny, when i first started watching this i was skeptical, but once i saw that you werent relying on tofu and actually made it LOOK like turkey, i was shocked XD looks so good i want to try this for myself now (im the only vegan of the family so ill be bringing my own “turkey” this year thanks to you haha) thanks so much for posting! God bless!!

  • I will be making this one for the holiday but I will be cutting it in half with a hell of a lot of holes butter and seasonings ( half artificial pork and half artificial turkey). I will put it in some foil and keep tunn it till tender, then take off the foil to roast it a bit. thanks for the idea

  • I feel that this would be better as a side served with a more traditional vegan roast like one from Tofurkey. Now I want to bake some cabbage just to try it.

  • Nasty touching your phone while cooking… just write it on paper first… probably passing lots of germ from your phone and rings to the food.