Much to be Thankful For

Wan, Mookie and I spent Thanksgiving at my mom’s in Rockland this year. Growing up vegetarian and a first generation American, I never really understood Thanksgiving. As an Indian, I sympathized with those mistaken for Indians on this continent. I thought Thanksgiving was a meal of carnage celebrating in some ways an era of carnage.

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the holiday as a time to gather with family, celebrate the harvest, and enjoy good company. It’s good to acknowledge the good things we have and hold on to them.

We had a vegan Thanksgiving this year celebrating our Indian and American cultures. (Indian Savories with American Sweets) Iddly, Sambar, Rice, Chana, Eggplant, Vada, Chapati, Chutne, Aloo, and Pumpkin Pie, Banana Bread, and Fruit concoction with Soy Whip). Super Yum.

Here are some of Wan’s Photos of the Feastivities.

Tomato Chutney

Eggplants and Onions

Mom making Vadas

Mookie Eyes Banana Bread

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~ by sangamithra on November 22, 2007.

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