Screw the turkey. I always dive right for the stuffing. Such great texture. And the flavors! They compliment each other so well. Buuuut, it is definitely not vegan, and not even vegetarian being soaked in broth and then stuffed up a bird’s honey. And it’s definitely not healthy and I challenge the fool who says that nothing healthy ever tastes good. Balderdash! I decided to try my hand at creating a warm, hearty and super healthy stuffing. It definitely needed to have a similar texture and definitely similar flavors. So here you have it folks. If you have a cross fit paleo fiend or a vegan animal lover, this is the stuffing for your Turkey Day dinner. Plus, this will leave some extra room in your bellies for what is really important. Dessert!
Easy vegan gluten-free Thanksgiving stuffing
1 c. almond meal
1 tbsp almond milk
1 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley)
1 eggplant, semi-peeled and cubed into small chunks
2-3 large carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 spring onions, chopped
1 small fennel bulb, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1/2 c. almond milk
Salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 375˚F.
Combine the first 3 ingredients (almond meal, milk & herbs) in a bowl and cut until it becomes a crumbly mixture. Set aside.
Mix rest of vegetables, including apple and herbs, together in a large roasting dish.
Pour 1/4 cup almond milk over the vegetable mixture & stir. Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring vegetables every 10-15 minutes.
It’s that simple. Now go ahead and get your planning on and brace yourselves for the crazy (in the best way possible) holiday season.
If you’re looking for a dessert recipe that is easy and healthy, check out these simple vegan & sugar-free baked caramel apples!