Marni Fogelson-Teel, 11/16/11
There are some great vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving options out there, but many people turn their noses up at meat “substitutes” such as tofu and seitan. Although making a meal out of veggie side dishes is an option, we’d like to offer another option: cassoulet, a delicious and filling veggie main course that vegetarians and omnivores can both dig into. With French roots, this one-pot dish includes a classic mirepoix - a tasty mix of carrots, leeks, and celery. I added some diced potatoes since it’s a favorite veggie for kids. The whole dish is great for all ages - even my 1 year old could eat the tender veggies. Oh, and did we mention it’s great with those little rolls that find their way to every dinner table on Thanksgiving?