On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Athens Vegan Cooking Workshop hosted its annual Vegan Thanksgiving in the basement of United Campus Ministries (UCM), located at 18 N. College St.
Over 50 people crowded into the room to share a warm, home-cooked meal with friends and new faces. Guests were asked to give a small contribution or donate a canned food item in exchange for the dinner.
Cooked with local ingredients, the menu consisted of salad, vegan turkey, roasted carrots, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and cookies.
The hearty meal was packed with variety and distinct flavor. The spiced tofurkey and steaming potatoes were complimented by creamy, cool pie for desert.
Sophomore Hannah Graber says this is her second time attending Vegan Thanksgiving.
“I went to Vegan Thanksgiving because I love being around such positive and generous people, especially the individuals that cooked the meal,” she says. “It was delicious!”
Interested in the Vegan Cooking Workshop? Stop by UCM on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to help cook the evening’s meal, or at 9 p.m. to eat!