New Guide Offers a Delicious Meat-Free Thanksgiving Experience

October 21 06:06 2022
New Guide Offers a Delicious Meat-Free Thanksgiving Experience

Shruthi Baskaran-Makanju, creator of A Very Vegan Thanksgiving: Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Program for a Five-Course Meal in Under Six Hours Perfect for Home Cooks of All Levels

October 21, 2022 – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the annual celebration that usually sees vegetarians and vegans struggling to find plant-based foods to fill their plates with at a traditional gathering. Plant-based Food Blogger Shruthi Baskaran-Makanju offers a delicious alternative to turkey and all the fixings with A Very Vegan Thanksgiving: Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide, providing everything home cooks need to create and deliver a five-course meat-free Thanksgiving meal in under six hours.

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving: Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide  is a three-part Thanksgiving system for people hosting a Thanksgiving dinner and looking for a meat-free alternative or simply to incorporate some vegan dishes to their traditional spread, such as stuffing and even a vegan roast “turkey”.  Baskaran-Makanju has included everything to plan a five-course, meat-free Thanksgiving meal efficiently and execute it flawlessly, including recipe sheets; consolidated grocery lists split into staples, shop-ahead and shop-fresh lists; a cooking schedule in 15-minute increments color-coded by recipe and appliance; leftover guides; make-ahead guides; substitutions and variations; and even a Thanksgiving clean-up checklist.

“I remember the first meat-free Thanksgiving that I hosted,” recounts Baskaran-Makanju. “I had explored hundreds of plant-based recipes to try and figure out which ones my guests would like, and how they would all work together, but I kept hitting a dead-end. I finally picked a few dishes, and then on the day, realized that I forgot one step right at the beginning so I had to scramble to get everything in the oven at once to get stuff ready!”

She continues, ”I was so worried the entire time that my guests would think that a meat-free holiday meal was boring or that it wasn’t traditional. So I have spent the last two years, testing and perfecting this three-part system so that other hosts can have the truly stress-free, meat-free Thanksgiving they deserve.”

“This menu and schedule takes the guesswork out of planning for the Holidays,” shares home cook, Dalya.  “The best part? It literally took me under six hours to make nine amazing dishes – I started at 10:30 and ended at 4:15 pm, with a 15-minute break in between.” 

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving: Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide is a complete step-by-step guide for home cooks to plan and execute a meat-free celebrational dinner without stress or overwhelm, featuring everything from shopping guides to recipes and even a detailed timeline. Available at

Shruthi Baskaran-Makanju is the creator of Urban Farmie, a food blog focused on seasonal, international and authentic vegetarian recipes inspired by Shruthi’s life and travels to over 60 countries. She is a management consultant who has previously worked for the United Nations for the World Food Programme and has two graduate degrees from Stanford University (MS-MBA) with a focus on energy and food systems. A lifelong vegetarian, Shruthi’s blog features delicious recipes that are free of meat, global in flavor, sustainable with ingredients and fun to cook.

For more information, please contact Shruthi Baskaran-Manju at [email protected]

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