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7 Questions NOT to Ask the Vegan at Your Thanksgiving Table

Once again the holidays have crept up. For most of us, it’s a special time—that perfect combination of stress and, well, pass the box of wine. Between traveling, family drama (there’s always drama, right?), and getting all the food onto the table, it’s enough to make us question what being thankful really means. Then of course, there’s the token vegan sitting at the table while everyone else discusses how juicy and tender the breast meat is.

November 19th

Humane Halloween: Find Vegan Halloween Fun Here!

Looking for creative Halloween treats? Need ideas for navigating a certain candy-centric holiday with your vegan family? Seeking some treats not rife with GMO’d up corn syrup and child slavery? Look no further! Created by Vegan Street’s Marla Rose, Humane Halloween offers a collaborative space where conscious eaters can find and share ideas for celebrating Halloween — vegan style!

October 25th

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 ‘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?

November 17th

Vegan Recipe: Sunday Dinner Roast and Roots

In my kitchen, autumn means roasting! This vegan centerpiece takes some time to prepare — just like Mom’s nonvegan roasts, of days past — but the hearty deliciousness makes it time well spent. Reach for this recipe to impress company at special events, holidays, or dinner parties; or use it as a make-ahead staple for sandwiches, wraps, and stews throughout the week. You’ll also get to enjoy a warm, cozy, delicious-smelling kitchen at no extra charge!

October 23rd