Billie Lee sits down with Buzzfeed to taste three major vegan turkey brands in preperation for Thanksgiving. Read more to hear which one she liked best!
When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of my grandma Kays cooking. We would all make our way through the snowy fields and windy country roads in hopes of a warm holiday feast. She would let me sip on her hot coffee, I remember how it made my chewing gum shrink. All the kids would be outside playing in the snow while I hung with the adults checking in on the turkey. I would set outside the oven window watching the turkey roast into a golden brown. The heat of the oven pouring out warming my cold little body. While at the dinner table grandma served ice cold coca-cola with her meal. The sugary bubbles went so well with our thanksgiving turkey, the white polo bear on the oh so coca-cola red can spread across the dinner table, it wasn’t a holiday feast without it.
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Did you know:
“Turkeys are intelligent animals who enjoy having their feathers stroked and who like listening to music, with which they’ll often loudly sing along. In nature, they can fly 55 miles an hour, run 35 miles an hour, and live up to 10 years.” -PETA
I’m not hear to ruin your tradition, all I ask is you go beyond your table and your holiday feast and ask yourself how does this meal impact my world? What you do with your hands and your mouth make the most impact on your environment starting with your own body. By choosing life (plants) over death you are literally saving our planet.
I recently collaborated with Buzzfeed to taste test the best vegan turkeys. My top three picks were Field Roast Celebration Roast, Gardein Holiday Roast and Tofurky Plant-Based Roast. All three so delicious in their own unique way.
The Field Roast had to be thawed in the fridge for 24 hours but smelled delicious fresh out of the packaging, its aroma reminded be of vegan jerky. It also came with a thick mushroom gravy.
Gardein’s Holiday Roast
Gardein’s Holiday Roast went in the oven frozen and came with a delicious crusty outer layer. It also came with a yummy turkey gravy that I unthawed using hot water.
Tofurky’s Plant-Based Roast
Tofurky’s Plant-Based Roast also needed unthawed for 24 hours prior to baking. It didn’t come with the gravy but still delicious.