Dawn Moncrief runs gentlethanksgiving.org, a site that encourages folks to go turkey-free on Thanksgiving and opt for dishes that dont require slaying an animal.
Moncrief believes eating a turkey is the most un-Thanksgiving thing someone could do because killing the birds betrays the life-affirming spirit of the holiday.
She says, Thanksgiving is a celebration of life. An animal carcass on the dinner table kind of ruins that vibe.
Moncrief suggests tofurky a tofu version of turkey for the holiday feast instead, and says the vegan treat is every bit as good as the real deal.
She says tofurky has a nice taste and texture, can be crammed with stuffing, and makes great leftovers.
The tofu creation paired with vegan sides like mashed potatoes made with olive oil, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, will leave diners guilt-free.
Moncrief adds, You wont be up all night wondering how your turkey lived and died.
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