Category Archives: Holiday

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar

If you’re hosting a holiday brunch this season, a vegan hot chocolate and coffee bar is a delicious way to welcome your frozen friends and family into your home. While our hot chocolate recipe is rich and tasty enough to drink on its own, we recommend decorating it with spices, candy, and other toppings to take it to the next level. These are some of our favorites hot chocolate mix-ins: Peppermint extract Almond extract Orange extract Coconut whipped cream Candy canes Vegan marshmallows … Read more

Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Hot Pockets

Thanksgiving Leftover Hot Pockets

Happy post-Thanksgiving! How’d you do yesterday? If you’re anything like us, you have an insane amount of leftovers taking up space in your fridge. And you know what they say, “When life hands you Thanksgiving leftovers, make hot pockets.” Okay, nobody has ever said that. But we’re saying it today because we have a ton of mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and cranberry sauce to eat pronto. All you need to spiff up your leftover game is a couple of piecrust … Read more

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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up (Our Biggest Yet!)

As I’m sure is true of most food bloggers, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Here’s why: A) I get to spend a whole day in the kitchen, which I love. B) When else is it acceptable (and encouraged) to eat until you’re stuffed to the brim? C) Leftovers. We’ll tell you how to handle those in next week’s blog post. If you’re stressing about what to feed the plant eaters at your dinner table this Thanksgiving, fear not. There’s no need … Read more

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5 Sweet & Spooky Vegan Halloween Treats

Trick or treat! If you’re anything like us, it’s “treat” all the way. Plus, does anyone really want to be tricked when they’re faced with the option of eating a Halloween goodie? We think not. While Skittles, Sour Patch Kids and Twizzlers (all vegan!) are the easiest sweets to hand out to the neighborhood kids, it’s definitely not the only treat worth exploring this time of year – especially if you’re hosting a party. There are so many ways you can … Read more

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The Best Vegan 4th of July Recipes!

Happy 4th of July! While this weekend is all about celebrating our nation’s independence, we can’t help but get a little bit excited about eating BBQ food. On a vegan meal plan, there are so many delicious things to eat this time of year, like fresh corn, tomatoes, basil and peaches. We’re drooling just thinking about all of the yummy, seasonal goodies to come. As you’re likely thinking about what to prepare for your 4th of July BBQ, we decided … Read more

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Memorial Day Sure Fire Recipes

Post updated My 23, 2016 Memorial Day is creeping up fast this year! Be prepared to party with these sure fire holiday weekend recipe 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 … Read more

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6 Memorial Day Vegan Burger Recipes

In our experience, there are two times of year when your dedication to a vegan meal plan is tested: the holidays and the summer season. The period between Thanksgiving and New Years is an obvious one (ahem, turkey), but why summer? It’s BBQ season. On Memorial Day, we’ll un-officially kick off the start to another summer. Three months of spending lazy days at the pool, visiting the beach, and of course, backyard barbecues. If you’re anything like me, firing up … Read more

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6 Sweet Treats for Your Vegan Valentine

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Who’s already had enough of the lovey-dovey stuff? While super-mushy cards and overpriced flowers make Valentine’s Day feel kind of cheesy, it’s not all bad. Specifically, I’m talking about chocolate. And vanilla and caramel, for that matter. That’s right; Valentine’s Day presents a great excuse to go wild in the kitchen and experiment with vegan baking. Whether you’re romancing your friends, family, a significant other or yourself this Valentine’s … Read more

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6 Perfectly Sweet Vegan Holiday Pies

I once had a friend who kept a fork in her car in case of a “pie emergency.” I wish I could take the credit for this one. But no, it wasn’t me. However, now that the holidays are here, I may have to steal the idea. There’s a very short window of time when it’s (sort of) acceptable to take a chocolate pudding pie to the face, and that time is now. If you’re new to a plant-based diet … Read more

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How to Save Money on Your Holiday Groceries

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending a crazy amount of money on groceries lately. It’s really kind of alarming. I’ve been thinking about how my whole paycheck ends up going to Whole Foods, and I came up with a few likely scenarios. A) It’s cold outside and I’m fattening myself up for winter. B) It’s three weeks before Christmas and I can’t stop baking cookies. C) Pomegranates are in season and I’ve been cleaning out the supermarket. … Read more