Category Archives: Holiday

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Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Vegan

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t worry, I’m not going to break out into song – but I am filled with joy that the holiday season is upon us. I don’t know about you, but I love buying gifts for my family and friends. And I’m not just saying that. I’m serious! I keep a running list of holiday gift ideas going all year long so I have a good batch to choose from once Thanksgiving is … Read more

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Easy (and Healthy) Vegan Holiday Detox

Thanksgiving is over. How are you feeling? If you’re anything like me, you tend to get a bit lax about your diet this time of year. And you know what? It’s okay! As long as you’re still eating vegan and manage to sneak a couple of balanced meals into your day, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in some pie. Or, in my case, some flaky biscuits coated in vegan butter. I am a self-proclaimed carb queen. I just can’t quit. … Read more

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Hold the Turkey! 8 Vegan Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. And I am so ready. I thought that maybe my favorite holiday would lose a bit of its luster after deciding to switch to a vegan meal plan, but oh how wrong I was. I love Thanksgiving now more than ever. You know why? I really get a kick out of experimenting with new recipes and putting a seasonal twist on my old favorites. Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to get a little … Read more

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How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

Oh, the holidays. So delightful – yet so stressful all at once. You travel hundreds, maybe thousands, of miles to eat, mingle, exchange gifts, and avoid conversation with family members you haven’t seen in a year (only kidding on that last point). And it all starts with every foodie’s most highly anticipated event: Thanksgiving. If you’re like most Americans, Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday. It’s a tradition. A tradition you’ve commemorated on the fourth Thursday of November since before you … Read more

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Ultimate Guide to Vegan Halloween Candy

Like many of you, we at Well Vegan have a love/hate relationship with Halloween candy. But mostly hate, because it has a hold on us. We can’t stop eating it. I, for one, eat the first piece of candy at about 10 am. I sneak another couple of pieces after lunch, followed by maybe three or four in the afternoon and a few after dinner. I know candy isn’t part of a healthy vegan meal plan (it’s not even a “real food”), … Read more

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Memorial Day Sure Fire Recipes

Memorial Day is creeping up fast this year! Be prepared to party with these sure fire holiday weekend winners. The Grill, Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Basil Aioli How about a little grilled portobello burger with the most amazing basil aioli. I’m not sure you can sincerely call anything vegan an aioli, but we’ll let it slide. It sounds so much more intriguing than may-on-ayze. Aioli… just flutters off the tongue and so with this spread. It absolutely makes this recipe. … Read more

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Forego the Egg Cracking and Veganize Easter Brunch!

There’s something really great about a holiday that’s pretty much over by lunchtime. Wake up, hunt some (faux) eggs, have a nice brunch and everyone is home in time for an afternoon nap. Whether you’re in the position of hostess or guest this year, I put together some suggestions for a veganized Easter brunch that won’t disappoint. You can simply make one of these and call it good, or go all in and make the whole shebang if you have … Read more

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A Fortuitous New Years, Spare the Ham Hock: Fabulous Vegan Black-Eyed Peas, Greens and Cornbread.

After weeks of travel and holiday eating, I’m ready to be home. Granted my family and friends make many wonderful and flavorful accommodations for us while visiting, but it’s nice to be home and eating normal again. No more cookies or hot chocolate mid-afternoon. By this time of year I’m just done, completely saturated from the holidays and ready for some clean livin’. So what are we waiting for?! Let’s get started! Something warm, something delicious and something that will … Read more

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Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Tired of cookies? Me too! Let’s try something that looks a little fancier, but is so simple. Start to finish, like 15 minutes. No joking. The hard part is waiting for it chill in the refrigerator. Tick-tock. Rich and chocolatey just waiting for you. Luckily there’s usually a spatula or a bowl to lick until then. You can try to make this recipe with plain old vegan chocolate chips, but I think they’re a little too sweet. What works best … Read more

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Snickerdoodles

Perfect for dipping in a warm cup of hot chocolate or sharing with the folks in the office, the snickerdoodle is a holiday staple. It’s basically a simple sugar cookie, made irresistible by rolling it in cinnamon sugar. And anything that ends in ‘doodle’ is just plain fun to say—with a name so whimsical and fanciful it lends itself to the holiday spirit. If you want the cookies to have the crackled edges, be sure to chill the dough. If … Read more