Today there are many vegan and vegetarian holiday options available. I see tofu turkeys, naturally sweetened desserts and banks of prepared grains and vegetables, cranberry sauce and mincemeat pies using organic ingredients and no animal food in the bigger health food stores. It's ironic that now, with all that's available, I would never dream of not cooking for the holidays or at any other time. Cooking is too much fun especially at this time of year.
I offer a few of my tried and true holiday recipes. Making the "Holiday Roll" can be fun for the whole family. I only had one quite lame (pardon the pun) photo of the Thanksgiving duck that Corey, my daughter's boyfriend, now my son-in-law, who grew up in Boston, created. I apologize to all ducks.