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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 [...]
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 [...]
With tomatoes in abundance at the farmers’ markets, it’s the perfect time to make your own sun-dried tomatoes! It’s easy to do in your oven or food dehydrator, and you’ll have a bit of summer’s sweetness to take into the Fall. Yellow sungolds are the sweetest, purple cherry tomatoes add a depth of color, and standard cherry tomatoes have the tang and acidity with which you’re likely the most familiar. You can also use standard full-size tomatoes as well to make “tomato chips!”