It’s getting down to crunch time now! If you need some last-minute gift ideas, how about some festive edibles for the folks on your list?
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Food-filled festivities are inevitable this time of year. Whether it’s a workplace potluck, a cocktail party, or a good old-fashioned family gathering, food ultimately plays a starring role. And while health is often put on the back burner this time of year, perhaps it’s time to start a new holiday tradition – a tradition that embraces both good food and good health. This is where a plant-powered diet comes into play.
The holidays are full of sugary temptation. Here are some tips to squelch that sweet tooth and be good to your body!
These gluten free, vegan cookies come out fluffy and light, just like a sugar cookie should! Who says you can’t make tasty baked goods without animal products?
Yesterday we talked about organic junk food, and I promised that today I’d share some healthier ways to indulge over the holidays.
I ran across an interesting video that talks about organic junk food that I thought makes some really good points. Around the holidays, we’re all trying our best not to fall into the holiday junk food trap, and I think this is an important time to remember that organic junk food is still junk food.
Whether you’re planning a vegan thanksgiving, cooking up a local, organic turkey, or doing something in between, we hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family this year!
So you’ve realized there’s no good reason to bother any turkeys, in order to enjoy a day of abundance and thanks. Wonderful! Now let’s get down to business: celebrating Thanksgiving vegan-style, in our meat-soaked food culture, can pose special challenges. Maybe it’s your first Unturkey Day since going vegan, and you’re wondering what to serve. Perhaps you’re traveling to visit non-veg relatives, or hosting omni guests. Social pressure to conform to others’ visions of ‘tradition’ can be daunting, especially coming from family members or close friends. Not to worry! With a bit of planning and forethought, there’s no reason for your vegan Thanksgiving to be anything other than joyful and delicious.
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 ‘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 ‘traditions’ to follow – so why not create new ones, better suited to our own values of compassion and nonviolence?
From what I hear, Tanya is working on an epic series about eating vegan for Thanksgiving, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a yummy, sample vegan Thanksgiving menu!
Winter holidays set the perfect stage for showing off a luscious vegan table! Try this deliciously easy casserole for your next holiday celebration. This Thanksgiving, rejoice in family traditions that reflect your own values of compassion and nonviolence — possibly tempered with just a tiny bit of gluttony!
Yippee!! Summer is officially here! Beach time, pool lounging, road trips, movies and outdoor parties! Memorial Day marks the start of the “fun in the sun” season, so kick it off right with an awesome get together and killer food! Check out our fun menu of vegan Memorial Day recipes.
Check out these healthy and vegan Mother’s Day recipes!