Associated Press Features Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal Options

MCafeThanksgivingSeitan-1.jpgA recent article by the Associated Press highlights delicious, cruelty-free Thanksgiving dishes and tasty alternatives to eating turkeys this year.

The article suggests using the abundance of seasonal produce to create vegetarian dishes that are every bit as satisfying and delicious as traditional holiday meals.

"It's overwhelming how many great things are in season now that we can use for a beautiful vegetarian meal," says Diane Morgan, author of two Thanksgiving cookbooks. "That's what we're celebrating. It's that same celebration of the harvest of all these things that have been underground for a while."

More than 300 million turkeys are killed in the United States every year--46 million for Thanksgiving dinners alone. In nature, turkeys are protective and nurturing parents, as well as fast runners, who are able to use reason to outwit their pursuers.

Pardon a turkey this year by celebrating the holidays with compassionate plant-based cuisine. Click here for savory and sweet holiday meal ideas.