Friday, November 26, 2010

Vegan Mofo-I'm Thankful for Pie and Family

     I am thankful to be able to sit down and eat with family members even though most of them are sick or spending thanksgiving with other people they know. Last night was a lovely dinner. I ate 99% vegan. All I had was a tiny bite of some cheese onion thing that my aunt made. Here's what I ate
Cooked Cubed Plain Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Brussel Sprout Sauteed with Olive Oil and pinch of salt
Slices of Kabocha Melon
and......(here's my favorite part).....
Pumpkin Pie! from Cakewalk Vegan Bakery and Grocery

   The pie was yummy and a great ending to a simple yet tasty thanksgiving meal. My dad and I also made a blue berry pie. We bought the crust, but made the filling. I only substituted two things in the recipe I found. Everyone seemed to like it even though I substituted things. They said it was not to sweet, but still very good. The pie happened to be vegan as well. :) I love sneaking vegan things into omnivores mouths without them knowing. Although they did ruin it by putting whipped cream on top. Here's the recipe for the pie.

Blueberry Pie adapted from me HUNGRY!

1 prepared 9” pie crust, homemade or store bought

4 cups fresh blueberries, divided
1 cup cold water
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup raw or natural sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 Tbsp apple juice
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
In a medium saucepan combine water, cornstarch, sugar, salt, apple juice and 1 cup of blueberries. Stir until cornstarch dissolves. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture starts to come to a boil. Lower heat and continue to stir, mashing blueberries with a black spoon(so it doesn't stain the spoon). Cook until mixture has thickened and turned a dark glossy purple. Once mixture is a dark glossy purple mix in coconut oil. Set aside to cool. When mixture is cool enough to the touch, carefully stir in remaining 3 cups of blueberries. 

Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Chill for several hours or overnight until filling has set.(I set mine in the freezer for about an hour if not more. Then I put it in the fridge for 4 hours) 

 I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving full of tasty food and loving family and friend. What was your favorite thing you had for thanksgiving?


  1. That pie looks divine!! WOW! So, am I the only one in the world who doesn't like pumpkin pie? Just wondering...

  2. You aren't the only one that doesn't like pumpkin pie, my dad doesn't like it either. Although he like everything else pumpkin.