Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Dead Turkey Ruins Thanksgiving (Nov. 27)

BETHESDA, Md. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A dead turkey carcass on the Thanksgiving (Nov. 27) table is nothing to be thankful about.

Dawn Moncrief runs gentlethanksgiving.org, a site that encourages folks to go turkey-free on Thanksgiving and opt for dishes that don’t 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 won’t be up all night wondering how your turkey lived and died.”

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