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.
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I spend a lot of time reviewing artisanal, unique and conscious cookbooks on this site. Here are five cookbook gifts I am giving this holiday.
This lentil soup mix was such a hit the year that I gave it out, that I’ve used it as gifts a few times since. It’s simple to make a big batch, so these jars are a great last-minute gift idea, too.
Do you have heaps of leftovers from yesterday’s feast? Don’t let them go to waste. Here are some ideas Thanksgiving leftover recipes to use up all of that good food.
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!
Do you guys have a non-GMO holiday meal in the works? Not if Monsanto Claus has his say about it!
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?
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!
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!
Do you have a fabulous, tasty, unique, healthy holiday recipe? If so, you might want to check out Attune Foods’ Healthy Holidays Recipe contest.
It’s Christmas eve! What better time to whip up some tasty, vegan baked goodies?
Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! We had a festive show this past weekend that was a pot luck of ideas for how to make a great holiday. While we talked a lot about holiday-ing and some great DIY and green gift, decorating and celebrating […]
You decide to skip those cookies and go for some holiday beverages this season. Sadly, that leads to an inability to snap the button on your pants come January. This is the world of calorie-laden beverages, and here are a few that should be on top of the naughty list.