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Let's Talk Turkey! Recipes, Vegan Alternatives, Things to Do

We have special dishes from bloggers, local chefs and Patch readers, along with suggestions for holiday events, places to shop and more.

Let's talk turkey. 

Here are recipes from bloggers, local chefs and readers of Studio City Patch.

We've also got special holiday events, places to shop and more.

Oh, and check out the huge turkey at the house across the street from Carpenter Community Charter School (picture at right).

If you have some suggestions, add them to the COMMENTS below, or create your own blog where you can post your recipes and photos.


LOCAL COOKS & THEIR RECIPES

* Chanterelles and Holiday Cheer at the Studio City Farmers Market by Melody Dosch

* MY MUSE BOX - 'HASH - Sauteed Not Smoked'

* Christmas Recipes: 5 Ways to Cook a Turkey

* Thanksgiving Recipes: 5 Ways to Cook a Turkey

* Award-Worthy Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas

* In Hard Times: Turn Your Leftovers Into Gourmet Dinners


COOKING THE WHOLE BIRD

* Thanksgiving Recipes: How to Cook a Turkey and Where to Find Studio City Deals

* Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

* More Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes


VEGETARIAN & VEGAN

* Studio City Resident's Cauliflower Side Dish Gets Published

* 5 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes

* Sweet Potato Casserole: Another Thanksgiving Favorite

* Have a Hankering for Green Bean Casserole This Thanksgiving?


JUST DESSERTS

* Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Recipe

* Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe for Thanksgiving

* Chocolate-Raspberry Hearts Recipe

* Video Recipe: Make Your Own Jelly Doughnuts

* Glazed Lemon Bread - A Christmas Tale


SPECIAL DEALS PLACES TO GO

Check Out the Studio City Businesses Involved in Small Business Saturday

Vitello's Will Cook For You

* No School Thanksgiving Week? Here's What to Do—Cheaply

* Thanksgiving Day Tips

* Fall Musical Theatre Camp

* Afraid - A Live Performance of the First 2 Shocking Episodes

* Wine Down Wednesday

* Rookies Improv

* Open Mic at the Jumpcut Cafe

* Jeans for Homeless Children / Back to School Event!

* Dobies and Little Paws Rescue Adoption Fair 

* Community Clay Day at the Village Art Project Ceramic Studio

* Free Olive Oil Friday

* Looking to Give Back This Thanksgiving?


SPECIAL LOCAL MEMORIES

* It's a Sweet Potato Life—My Thanksgiving Story by Susan McMartin

* William Shatner Warns: Don't Burn Your House Down This Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

* MY MUSE BOX - Missing Mom This Thanksgiving by Ilona Saari

* Give Thanks—Not Turkey Bones—to Your Pets by Don Helverson

* Thanksgiving Message from Tamar Galatzan

* 'I'll Be There'—A Thanksgiving Message

* Photos: What Are You Thankful For?

* Handling the Holidays with Love and Forgiveness by Debra Graff

* Thinking Outside the Boxwood by Marla Hart

* Help your Child Learn by Michele Szymanski

* Moms Talk: Advice for Each Other How to Get Through the Holidays


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Miki Henderson November 16, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I LOVE this giant turkey near Carpenter, what a great family!
Michele November 17, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I need a good vegetarin alternative to turkey. was thinking of a lentil loaf or a tofurky. any suggestions
Jim Corcoran November 17, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Clinical studies have found that casein, a protein in all dairy products, blocks the absorption of antioxidants and renders them useless to our body. Get healthier by going vegan! http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nutrient-blocking-effects-of-dairy/ Find a vegan Thanksliving event near you: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7379/p/salsa/event/common/public/search.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=277
Heidi Birker November 17, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I make a bread pudding with butternut squash, mushrooms, leeks and gruyere. What's nice is you make most of it the day before, then pour the milk, eggs and cheese over it the next day and bake.
Don Helverson November 20, 2012 at 01:45 PM
My kids have eaten vegetarian for years, so their Thanksgiving dinners have never meant traditional things like Turkey or Ham. But this is my first veggie Thanksgiving. It's what William James called "a forced option." My choice was made for me by the doctor. I'm so disappointed to be swallowing my pride rather than my turkey and gravy.
Rose Sevilla November 22, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Don, wishing you health and hoping that you're able to find satisfaction in a tasty Thanksgiving meal surrounded by, and able to enjoy, the ones you love. Thank your doctor, and may you rethink tradition! Happy (first veggie) Thanksgiving!

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