Friends of Animals is encouraging everyone to exercise the freedom they are so thankful for and start a new tradition of not serving turkey this Thanksgiving and instead providing hearty plant-based plates (see recipes below). It’s time to give turkeys something to be thankful for.

The National Turkey Federation estimates that 46 million turkeys will be eaten this Thanksgiving, but not if more people offer vegan options at the centerpiece of their celebration.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to awaken your palate and Friends of Animals can get you started with its comprehensive, full-color vegan starter guide debunking the “myths” of veganism that includes recipes. Friends of Animals President Priscilla Feral has also authored and compiled two vegan cookbooks, The Best of Vegan Cooking and Dining With Friends which are now on sale! Check them out in our online store.

Rose writes: “These are books that revel in luscious, seasonal natural foods, prepared just enough to bring out the best of their flavors.”

Here are some recipes from the books for you to cook up on Nov. 26 that will give turkeys something to gobble about.