Vegetarian Alternatives to Thanksgiving Turkey
By Kiki Powers
Why not try something different than turkey this year for a refreshing, healthy change? You may wish to start a new tradition altogether, experimenting with other entrées such as a gorgeous vegetable lasagna or lavish vegetable Shepherd's pie.
Another fun and delicious vegetarian spin on the turkey theme is the wonderful UnTurkey from San Francisco-based Now and Zen. A succulent feast made from wheat gluten covered with a skin made from soy and including a delicious gravy, the UnTurkey is your answer for a convenient, compassionate Thanksgiving centerpiece. Its succulent flavor has received accolades from vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike and has drawn rave reviews from publications such as the The Wall Street Journal, Vegetarian Times and The Washington Post, as well as television and radio shows such as ABC's World News Tonight.
The UnTurkey is available in the frozen food section of most natural food stores and many supermarkets, including Trader Joe's, throughout the country during the holiday season. It can also be ordered directly from Now and Zen or call 1-800-335-1959.
© Kiki Powers
Kiki Powers, M.S., is director of Natural Health Solutions and a national health writer and lecturer. With a background in health science, research and clinical nutrition, she specializes in health promotion and disease prevention through diet and lifestyle changes and advocates natural alternatives to traditional medications and treatment where appropriate. See her web site at Natural Health Solutions.