thanksgiving animals

Overeat on Thanksgiving? You’re not alone. It looks like this bear clearly enjoyed its meal and is ready for a nap. This photo was taken near Wonder Lake in Alaska’s Denali National Park by visitor Georgia Riddick and donated to the park.

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“A heartwarming family recipe that isn’t fucking gross!

On today’s farms, chickens, ducks, and turkeys are abused beyond measure. They’re kept in dark, crowded sheds, and after an awful life, they are hung upside down and have their throats cut at a slaughterhouse.

Don’t make your Thanksgiving obscene. Go vegan!”

i thoroughly enjoy cooking for thanksgiving- especially since becoming vegan. the beautiful array of colours, flavours & textures, & of course it’s completely cruelty-free. well, i’ve gotten a lot of people, whether they’re just becoming vegan, someone who isn’t who’s preparing food for a loved one that is, or even just another fellow vegan looking for a new recipe to try- asking what my favourite go-to side dishes are & i just thought to myself ‘why not just share this recipe so everyone can give it a go?’.

here it is, you guys- my hearty (vegan) baked mac & cheese.


this feel good recipe features a vegetable & nutritional yeast purée that acts as your cheese & hearty elbow pasta. this ‘cheese’ sauce isn’t only creamy, it gets crispy & brown on-top, too. a win / win for both omnivores & vegans. i hope you enjoy this recipe this holiday season!


hearty (vegan) baked mac & cheese

3 idaho potatoes, peeled & chopped,
2 carrots, chopped,
¼ of a sweet or red onion, chopped,
2 large cloves of garlic, peeled,
½ cup of nutritional yeast,
1/3 cup of olive oil,
½ cup of water, or vegetable broth for boiling the vegetable base, (i mix a spoonful of vegetable broth base into the water that i’m using to boil)
¼ cup plant based milk,
1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice,
½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder,
½ teaspoon of turmeric,
salt & pepper to taste
1 box of pasta, (i chose elbows)

take your chopped potatoes, garlic, onion & carrot & add them into your vegetable broth & boil until they’re easily punctured with a fork.

while you wait for the vegetables to become soft, boil the pasta of your choice according to the directions on the packaging.

preheat your oven to 400° fahrenheit.

once they’re soft, in a high speed blender (such as a ninja, blendtec, or vitamix) blend your vegetable mix down with your broth, spices, nutritional yeast, plant based milk, lime juice & olive oil until creamy & smooth (add more milk as needed).

once everything is blended & your pasta is ready, put everything in a mixing bowl & coat all of your pasta with the cheese sauce.

take a baking dish & either rub it with olive oil or coat with aluminium foil & fill it with your mac & cheese & top it with a little bit more cayenne pepper powder, or even some bread crumbs, tempeh bacon or fresh or dried parsley. bake for about 45 minutes or until bubbly & golden brown.

serve & enjoy!

happy turkey day!

looks like things went south for the crew… shiro doesn’t understand human holidays. lew aint happy about his cooked bird being pilfered..

used markers, colored pencils, and some oil pastels. markers didn’t have the tones i needed… wish i had my old extensive set of markers.

(it didn’t save my text with the original post.. at least the photo loaded. uuuugh tumblr stop hating on my crappy phone service provider)

science says that humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day. so there’s no reason to think animals are any different. since dogs are generally extremely attached to their owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you. …and on this day of thanks, i’m forever grateful to have someone in my life that’s (potentially) dreaming about me like that. 💛🐶💛