Guide to Turkey Alternatives and Other Delicious Main Dish Ideas Tuesday, November 05, 2013If you crave that traditional dinner but want to stay cruelty-free, here are just some of the many options to try! From frozen faux-turkeys that look and taste like the real thing, to savory, protein-packed grain roasts, to hearty vegetable-based creations, these main dish Turkey Alternatives can hold their own at the center of any Thanksgiving table. Whether you’re looking for store-bought, order-online, or make-your-own options, you’ll find the perfect delicious, cruelty-free main dish here. Read about the terrible plight of turkeys here. STORE-BOUGHT/FROZEN:You can ask your local co-op or natural foods store to special order ahead of time if they don’t already carry 1. Tofurky Roast: “The Tofurky Roast is a pre-cooked vegetarian feast designed to be the delicious centerpiece of your holiday or everyday meal. Made from a revolutionary tofu-wheat protein blend, our famous Tofurky Roast is known for its incredible, turkey-like texture and flavor. Stuffed with wild rice and whole wheat bread crumb stuffing, this roast carves and cuts just like turkey but without the bones. Made with organic non-genetically engineered soybeans.”2. Field Roast: Celebration Roast: “We start with a rich and savory sausage-style stuffing made from Field Roast grain “meat,” fresh cut butternut squash, mushrooms and granny smith apples seasoned with a blend of rosemary, thyme and sage. We then surround the stuffing with our most luxuriant grain meat seasoned with rubbed sage, garlic and lemon juice.”3. Field Roast: Wild Rice Cranberry Fig Roast En Croute: “Our Wild Rice Cranberry Fig Roast En Croute is delicious, rich and nutritious. We start with a rich grain meat roast and fill it with a wild rice & quinoa sausage style stuffing. The sweet infusion of dried figs in the stuffing and the scrumptious vegan pastry give it the festive finishing touch.” 4. Gardein Holiday Roast: This company’s products have taken the faux-meat world by storm. The Holiday Roast is filled with a spiced wild rice and cranberry stuffing and comes with delicious gravy. Serves 8.ORDER ONLINE:Many of the items listed above can be ordered and shipped from either of the sites below and may be on sale:Veganstore.com VeganEssentials.comMAKE YOUR OWN: AMAZING MAIN DISH RECIPES!Seitan Roulade with Sage and Sweet Onion Stuffing from Olives for DinnerSavory Country-Fried Seitan Cutlets with Spiced Breadcrumbs and Maple Marinade from Kathy Patalsky Amazing Seitan Roast Stuffed With Shiitakes And Leeks from Isa Chandra/ The Post Punk Kitchen: Seitan Roast with Wild Rice and Chestnut Stuffing from Vegan DadMaple-Apple Cider Tofu With Stuffing and Apple Cranberry Chutney from Vegan Dad (these are absolutely gorgeous and receive rave reviews – we served a modified version as our main dish at ThanksLiving 2013!) Savory Golden Rice Loaf from Mouthwatering Vegan RecipesGlazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf, from Oh She Glows!Gluten and Grain-free Savory Thanksgiving Loaf from Fat-Free VeganQuinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Leslie DursoFor more tantalizing vegan recipe ideas check out one of our personal favorites sites VegWeb or Buzzfeed’s suggestion of 32–count ’em–32 recipes!