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Tag: Thanksgiving

Turkeys, Marketing, and Thanksgiving Tradition Invention

Many Americans struggle to even imagine celebrating Thanksgiving without a deceased turkey on the table. Most don’t realize that in fact it’s a completely invented β€˜tradition,’ woven from thin air about 200 years after the colonial celebration this holiday commemorates. The idea (surprise!) caught on like wildfire among industrial turkey producers; and the rest, as they say, is history. Modern Thanksgiving customs show clearly how we make up our own β€˜traditions’ to follow – so why not create new ones, better suited to our own values of compassion and nonviolence?

Christmas Party Ideas: Bitesized Stuffed Peppers

While struggling today a bit on what to make for a Christmas party tomorrow night, I had a small light bulb go on in my head. I really wanted to make stuffed peppers, but they are too big for something like a potluck Christmas dinner, so I made them bitesized.

Thanksgiving Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and while the focus for many of us on this holiday is all about delicious food, I’m a big believer in sharing gratitude along with those mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving.

Vegan Thanksgiving Idea: Braised Leeks

If you are looking for something to complete your vegan or vegetarian (or even more healthy carnivore) Thanksgiving, try braised leeks as an alternative to more traditional dishes. For my first vegan Thanksgiving a few years back, braised leeks were a bit hit.

The Anatomy of a Genetically Modified Turkey [Infographic]

The folks at Ethical Ocean shared an infographic with us breaking down the trouble with typical Thanksgiving turkeys. If you haven’t made it to the store yet, there’s still time to vote against these practices with your pocketbook! It’s a little bit hard to read at this size, but you can click on the photo to view a full-sized image that’s much easier on the eyes.

You Can Adopt a Turkey This Thanksgiving!

Do you ever feel great sadness over the millions upon millions of turkeys that will be killed for Thanksgiving dinner? I certainly do. Well, aside from ‘just’ having a vegetarian [ … ]

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about our impending food choices.

The typical Thanksgiving fare is not the most healthy, but with a little bit of preparation, you can make this year’s Thanksgiving a healthier one. Here are some great tips that will allow you to look and feel great after the holiday, without depriving yourself of delicious holiday food.

Best Wines For Your Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Jen Masterson works at Wollersheim winery in Wisconsin where they produce 17 regional and varietal wines, all of them vegetarian. Jen has been working on a number of food and wine pairing options for Vegetarian Thanksgivings and she shares them with us today.

Vegan Thanksgiving: Side Dishes

Halloween has passed, so it’s time to take the scary skeletons off the garage door, polish off those vegan pumpkin pies, and get ready for some vegan Thanksgiving goodness.

Just like any other holiday, Thanksgiving has many dishes that can be turned into vegan delicacies by using a little cruelty-free magic.