Have a wonderful vegan Thanksgiving!

The month of November is known for many things; one of which involves food and celebration. Probably one of the most highlighted events on calendars for millions of people this month is Thanksgiving dinner.

As preparations are under way to find the biggest and juiciest turkey to serve on Thanksgiving Day, many people are left with wondering what their plans might include for dinner. If you are one of the millions of people who don't indulge in the traditional Thanksgiving menu, the idea of celebrating this festive event might feel a bit isolating if your table only includes food made with animal products.

According to the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG), 3% of the population in the United States, about 7.5 million people, are vegetarian and 1% - 2.5 million people - are vegan.

So often, people who are vegan feel isolated at family gatherings. However, with hundreds of possibilities to make any dish vegan, celebrations can include all types of meals.

Preparing and serving a purely vegan dinner or a meal that includes vegan options is easier than you might think. It does require a bit of pre-planning and creativity, but by combining a variety of vegan foods and ingredients, anyone can create a table full of savoury dishes fit for a vegan Thanksgiving.

The following tips will help you get started on planning vegan dishes for Thanksgiving this year.

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