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The traditional Thanksgiving menu is not exactly vegan friendly (or even vegetarian friendly). Nearly every dish contains cream, butter, eggs, or turkey stock, and the whole thing is centered around a large, dead bird.

This can leave vegetarians, vegans, and lactose-intolerant folk feeling less than thankful, which is not the mood I like to cultivate amongst my guests. In my experience, most vegans are more than willing to bring a few dishes that fit their diet, but you can make your meat-abstaining and dairy-avoidant friends feel welcomed and loved with just a few tweaks and supplementary dishes.

On a personal note: This year I’ll be drawing heavily from the following recipes and hacks. My sister is allergic to dairy proteins, my boyfriend is lactose-intolerant, and two of my very good friends are vegan and vegetarian. I’m not worried though. I got this, and so do you.