Try vegan comfort classics this Thanksgiving at Whole Foods

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Try something new for health or ethical reasons this Thanksgiving, by switching over to vegan comfort classics with inspired recipes from Whole Foods. The supermarket chain has teamed up with cookbook author and chef Chloe Coscarelli to create holiday recipes that don’t revolve around turkey, meat or any other animal byproducts.

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Here’s what you’ll get with your Vegan Meal for 2:

Cremini Mushroom Roast

A hearty vegan roast for your holiday table made with roasted mushrooms blended with onions, celery, garlic, tempeh and herbs.

Mushroom Gravy

Vegan gravy created with three kinds of mushrooms, wine, garlic and herbs.

Miso Creamed Greens

For an unforgettable flavor, sauteed lacinato kale is tossed in a creamy, white miso cashew sauce with roasted garlic.

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Coconut Sweet Potato Casserole

Tender sweet potatoes combined with coconut milk, winter spices, and sweet-tart cranberries, then topped with marshmallows and a crunchy streusel topping.

Jalapeño Cornbread Dressing

Made with spicy jalapenos, onions, corn and celery.

Pumpkin Curry Soup

Spiced pumpkin pureed with coconut milk and sweetened with apple.

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While traditional comfort foods are a holiday crowd-pleaser, it’s increasingly important that your modern Thanksgiving menus reflect inclusivity in dietary needs and restrictions. Chef Chloe Coscarelli also listed her favorite vegan holiday staples, including, frozen vegetables, no-chicken bouillon base, nondairy whipped topping, frozen pie shells and non-dairy frozen dessert.

Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Meal for 2 is available for $39.99 at Whole Foods. A la carte dishes are also available for purchase. Order online by Nov. 23 for in-store pickup.

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