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Easy Vegan Holiday Entertaining Tips

The holidays are a wonderful time to bring together your friends and family to celebrate the joys of the year. If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or an omnivore and want to host a party full of delicious appetizers and traditional desserts—check out my guide to hosting a veg-friendly party. If you’re heading to a friend’s party [...]

The Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Menus

I absolutely love Thanksgiving—a holiday centered on delicious fall food—yes, please. If you’re new to vegan eating or have vegetarian/vegan friends coming over for dinner, have no fear. You don’t have to nibble on carrots while everyone else feasts. There are tons of vegan simple side dishes, enticing entrees, and yummy desserts out there. You [...]

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Wishing all Moms everywhere a wonderful, special day!    

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving with Robin Robertson

Thanksgiving is that magical time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate shared connections, express gratitude, and to enjoy home-cooked meals in a warm and festive environment. You may already be thinking: What kind of meal do I make? How do I cook it? Will my guests like what I serve? Thankfully, there are resources aplenty for those who want to prepare delicious, comforting, plant-based meals that will satisfy guests of all dietary persuasions.

Easy as Pie: Vegan Baking Tips from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The pleasures of the yuletide season are many, but for some of us, the list can be narrowed down to just three: cookies, cake, and pie. The sweet allure of those ubiquitous holiday treats is hard to resist this time of year, especially when you toss in the homey smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, revered author and founder of Compassionate Cook, teaches us how to veganize our holiday favorites. Tell us what you’d most like to veganize this holiday for your chance to win a membership to Colleen’s 30-day Vegan Challenge program!

What Do Vegans Eat? (ie. What the Heck Is a Vegan Diet?)

People across the globe are turning to plants for sustenance. We hear the words vegan diet and plant-based diet, but what exactly IS a vegan diet? And what do vegans eat? If you’ve been thinking about eating more whole veggies and plant-based sources of protein, even perhaps becoming a vegan, read on.

Treat Yourself with So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Desserts and Help the Brees Dream Foundation

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? As you’re cooling off this summer, your So Delicious Dairy Free ice cream purchases can help improve the quality of life of cancer patients and families in need through the Brees Dream Foundation! So Delicious Dairy Free has committed to donate a minimum of $50,000 to the Brees Dream Foundation and will donate .75% of net sales of all frozen desserts throughout the months of July and August, with no cap. What a wonderful gift! We can stay cool, enjoy a sweet treat, and help make the lives of others better.

Yummy Plants Vegan Recipe for “Fancy Macaroni & Cheese with Peas and Mushrooms” Featured in This Week’s So Delicious Contest!

Vote for the Yummy Plants recipe in this week’s So Delicious® Dairy Free SO Much to Love Giveaway and you’ll have a chance to win great prizes like an iPad3, a catered champagne and dessert for 10, and free coupons from Whole Foods!

Yummy Plants Butternut Squash Soup Featured in the So Delicious Recipe Contest! Please Vote for Us… Thank you :)

Vote for the Yummy Plants recipe in this week’s So Delicious® Dairy Free SO Much to Love Giveaway! You can vote once a day, and you’ll be entered to win daily prizes each time. And… if the Yummy Plants recipe gets the most votes, you’ll also be entered to win a great weekly prize!

Vegan Cooking Classes at The Natural Gourmet Institute of Food and Health in NYC

If you want to master the peas and (quinoa) qs of vegan cuisine, try The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health of New York City! The Institute offers culinary training for chefs and cooking classes for the general public. Classes are taught by accomplished vegan chefs and cooks like Jennifer Abadi, Robin Asbell, Korrie Chichester, and Fran Costigan.

Vegan Meal Delivery Service in Southern CA from Vegin’ Out!

We have some great news for folks who are living or visiting Southern California: Vegin’ Out delivers vegan meals to the Southern California area one week at a time. (No long-term contracts required!)

Tips for Vegan Easter Dinner, Vegan Easter Baskets & Decorating with Vegan Easter “Eggs”

Yummy Plants has gathered some great tips, recipes, and products to help you celebrate a fun and festive vegan Easter holiday. Learn how to make vegan Easter “eggs,” where to find the yummiest Easter candies, and menu ideas for Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner. Happy Easter!

Let’s start with the baskets! We found lots of great sources for vegan sweets and chocolate.

Vegan Passover Recipes Galore Plus Tips for a Vegan Seder!

Passover is just around the corner.  Let’s think about how to create a vegan Seder and yummy kosher for Passover meals for the rest of the holiday!  You’ll be amazed at the abundance of delicious vegan Passover recipes online.  To get you started, we’ll give you some of our favorite tips for veganizing the Seder [...]

Mimi Kirk: Young on Raw Food

Mimi Kirk is 73 years old, but you would never guess from her appearance. The author and raw food expert credits her raw vegan diet with keeping her youthful looks and energy. Learn more about Mimi and watch her prepare her special recipe for raw vegan “Cheezy Cheese Sauce.”

Going Vegan with Ellen

We’ve found a terrific resource by vegan celebrity Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen has launched a vegan lifestyle section on her website entitled “Going Vegan With Ellen.” Ellen’s answers to the question “Why go vegan?” are simple and straightforward: (1) Do it for the planet (sustainable living), (2) do it for the animals, and (3) do it for yourself (health benefits galore). The website includes recipes, tips, and more!

Green and Clean: Home Remedies for Cleaning Solutions

Are you looking for environmentally-friendly, natural cleaning products? You can find safe, non-toxic products available commercially from companies like Ecover, Seventh Generation, Nellie’s All-Natural, and Green Works, or you can make your own cleaners from items already in your pantry. Check out our short list of home remedies and the standard recipes for homemade cleaning solutions.

Vegan Super Bowl Party!

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away, and we have some recipe suggestions for a fabulous vegan Super Bowl party! Whether you’re tailgating or hosting inside, we’ve got some great snack ideas to enjoy while you watch the big game!

Vegan Diets on the Rise Among Celebrities

Jump on the Plantwagon!  Hollywood life has always been about the newest and hippest trends, and now it’s taken celebrity eating habits by storm. Vegan diets are now becoming a more common option to maintain a healthy weight, help the animals, and help the environment. Some like celebrity Alicia Silverstone have gone on to write [...]

Vegan Cocktails

Learn how to “veganize” your favorite drinks! Most hard liquor is vegan and there are easy non-dairy substitutions for your favorite dairy-based cocktails. Cheers!

Einkorn – An Ancient Wheat Makes Its Return!

Have you ever heard of einkorn?  I hadn’t either!  I saw a pasta made from einkorn at the store the other day and decided to learn more about it. Einkorn is an ancient grain.  In fact, it was first cultivated by man over 12,000 years ago!  It is called a “pure” grain because it has [...]