Category Archives: Holiday


6 Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

When I was growing up, eating leftovers was just as much of a tradition as Thanksgiving itself. At least the way I remember it. It was turkey noodle soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for at least the next five days. I may be exaggerating on the breakfast bit, but soup was definitely served at least twice daily until we ran out. Now that my days of eating traditional Thanksgiving foods are over, I get sent home with a lot … Read more


6 Turkey Alternatives for a Vegan Thanksgiving

If you’re new to a plant-based diet, the holidays can present all kinds of obstacles and temptations that threaten to throw you off track. Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, buttery rolls and pumpkin pie – the list goes on. We know it’s hard. Trust us, we’ve been there! The trick is finding ways to make plant-based versions of your old Thanksgiving favorites so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. We also suggest starting new traditions with recipes you’ve never … Read more

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5 Vegan Treats for Your Halloween Party

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? Considering this is the only time of year it’s (kind of) acceptable to binge on candy, we’re all about indulging our cravings for sweet, sugary goodness. While Halloween candy is arguably the easiest thing to hand out to the neighborhood kids, it’s certainly not the only treat worth exploring this … Read more

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5 Delicious Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

It’s officially summer. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier. The sun is shining, my garden is overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies, and I seem to weasel my way into a barbecue on a weekly basis. Yeah, life is pretty good. In my experience, I’ve found that starting (and sticking to) a vegan meal plan is easiest during the summer. All I want to do is snack on watermelon and eat a giant salad for every … Read more


6 Delicious Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means it’s finally time to dust off our grills and drag them out of their winter resting places. Though the seasons don’t technically change for a few more weeks, Memorial Day marks the unofficial kickoff to summer. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to fire up the grill and slather everything in my refrigerator with barbecue sauce. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme. But honestly, the idea of being able … Read more


Chocolate-y Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Some love it, a few hate it, and others are indifferent. I fall into the latter category. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s important to show your loved ones you care. But shouldn’t we do that every day of the year? That being said, a holiday that encourages me to load up on sugar, send my friends and family cute little notes, and hug everyone who crosses my path is a day worth celebrating in … Read more

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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


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


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


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