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Submitted by SHNS on Tue, 11/04/2008 - 12:57. By LISA MCKINNON, Scripps Howard News Service food and nutrition
As the chef and owner of Mary's Secret Garden, a vegan restaurant in Ventura, Calif., Mary Grayr uses organic ingredients in all her cooking.
For the Thanksgiving recipes she shares here, Grayr specifies "organic" for those ingredients where she feels the distinction is crucial.
Vegan ingredients are available at stores such as Whole Foods.
Grayr's savory, comfort-food Shepherd's Pie gets dressed up for the Thanksgiving Day table with flavorful add-ons like Vegan Mushroom Gravy and fresh green beans that have been blanched and then sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Grayr prefers to bake her pie in an aluminum steam-table catering pan instead of Pyrex. The disposable pan is deeper, and its shape helps make for even, square servings, she said. ...