Below are several vegan recipes for a meat-free Thanksgiving courtesy of Katherine Spiers, the Living Editor for KCET.
Chestnut Hummus With Pita Chips: This is an especially excellent choice this year, as we're celebrating the rare, happy occurrence that is Thanksgivukkah. And every American loves dip.
Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Shaved Walnuts: Unexpected and totally delicious, this one might take some explaining. But the flavors make it worth it.
Frisée, Radicchio, and Persimmon Salad with Dates and Walnuts: For those with a sweet tooth, this is the rare salad that appeals. It makes the most of the fruit that's still growing in California -- something we're all thankful for.
Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Pearl Onions: All the Thanksgiving side dish basics, tossed together in one warm salad.
Pomegrante and Pistachio Wild Rice Salad: Dishes that are called salad but don't have any greens in them are very cheeky. This one happens to be absolutely delicious as well.
Szechwan Long Beans with Pink Peppercorn: This one cam be made as spicy of as mild as you wish, and it adds some different flavor profiles (and fun color) to your table.