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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

Because we have many staff members who are vegetarian, we often host meat-free celebrations at the office and get asked to share recipes with those who are seeking vegetarian options for special occasions.

While the recipes from our cookbook, Vegeterranean, are Italian, there are many wonderful ideas we thought would make a superb and unique vegetarian Thanksgiving menu. Of course, you could create these recipes any day of the year, and there are many more found inside the 296-page book, but these are just a sampling of our favorites.

Prima Colazione - Breakfast  
Torta di Mais

The corn provides a healthy boost of energy (perfect for new moms). Aside from the health benefits, the subtle sweetness and the appealing texture of corn blend deliciously, especially when complemented by tea or a cappuccino.

Antipasti - Starters

Primi - First Courses
Risotto allo Zafferano

Vegetable Stock (from ingredient list above and below):
4 cups

8 cups water 2 basil leaves
1 carrot, peeled and halved lengthwise 1 potato, peeled and quartered
1 onion, quartered 1 zucchini, quartered
1 celery stalk, halved 1 garlic clove, gently smashed
1 sprig parsley Salt to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for
45 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, cool, and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Secondi - Second Courses
Pizza e Minestra

Dolci - Dessert
Torta di Ciocolato e Noci


Feel free to pin these recipes on Pinterest or share with family and friends. Leave us a comment if you attempt one of the recipes from Vegeterranean: Italian Vegetarian Cooking. We'd love to hear how they turned out for you.


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