My vegan centerpiece dish of choice is a Tofurky roast, which is put out by Turtle Island Foods, Inc. It’s all-vegan and very easy to make. (It certainly requires far less prep than dead turkey corpses that are sadly on too many holiday tables.) You can buy the Tofurky roast by itself, with just the gravy, or as part of a packaged “feast” that comes with the roast, Amy’s chocolate cake, savory gravy, bread crumb stuffing in the roast, Tofurky “Jurky” Wishtix, a Happy Tofurky Day card, and even coupons. (I got the feast, and it’s totally worth it.)
The great thing about a Tofurky is that it has widespread appeal. I made it for a few non-vegetarians this year, and it got rave reviews. Don’t feel pressured to make food that goes against your ethics if you are hosting omnivores throughout the season. Instead, opt for main dishes like Tofurky. Since we all have different tastes, if Tofurky is not your thing, don’t give up. Other vegan centerpieces include ones made in the kitchens at Whole Foods and vegan roasts from Field Roast and Gardein. There are also recipes for making your own from the Post Punk Kitchen and Vegetarian Times. I recommending trying Tofurky first, though.
In conclusion: I think you’ll find that a Tofurky roast is just the thing to make your feast complete. It serves six moderate portions or three very generous portions so be sure to get more than one if you have a large gathering, or if you just want some of those yummy leftovers. It makes for a great sandwich the day after the meal.