We made several standard items: mashed potatoes, the Chef's stuffing, grilled haricot verts, and a lovely vegan "turkey" gravy, but a few items were inspired by all the Vegan MoFo out there and I thought I'd share the pictures and links.
We always do a fruit and cheese plate to start the day before the big meal:
Eldest did the fruit and cheese. She put out grapes, strawberries, baby cucumbers, baby carrots and pomegranate pips.
She also did a baked brie wrapped in puff pastry surrounded by various cheeses (all local!). The endive is tipped with a local chevre and green onion, we dipped these in the balsamic vinegar reduction Chef made on Monday.
Then for the main course I made the seitan roulade from Vegan Yum Yum's recipe. There was a warning on it because many people have, apparently, had trouble with it. I suspect it's due to regional humidity differences, since we are so dry and the recipe stresses that the dough should be wet, I simply added a couple extra tablespoons of the liquid. It was simple and SO GOOD!
Sorry you only get the raw view, I meant to take a finished picture but we ate it too fast. I did tweak the recipe by adding some poultry seasoning to the dry and using 6 tablespoons of water with three parts "chicken" bullion and one part "beef" to replace the same amount of veggie broth. It gave it a more "turkey" flavor.
I hope you all had a good vacation and I will get the roast beast and lentil loaf recipes up soon. :)