Tag Archives: Traditions

 

Delicious Layered Hummus Recipe

What should you prepare when you have lots of chickpeas? Lots of Hummus! This simple recipe is a twist on the traditional Hummus dish, and is made of  two layers of Humus, and a top layer of chickpea casserole. Serve with some bread on the side and you can enjoy...
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A Traditional Vegan Christmas Roast Recipe by Vegan Chef Av-Jean Levy

We couldn’t leave you without another Christmas post! For this one we have a special surprise, as vegan chef Avi-Jean stepped up to the challenge to create a Christmas style vegan roast recipe, to provide a traditional yet cruelty-free alternative to the Christmas roast.  It was from this challenge that...
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5 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes that Will Keep Santa Coming Back for More

Christmas is almost here, and we sensed that you were probably looking for some sweet Christmas cookie inspiration… We rolled up our sleeves and asked our little helpers to search the web, to bring you this list of 10 vegan Christmas cookie recipes that will keep you (and Santa) coming...
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Tasty Vegan Hanukkah Sufganiyot Recipe

Hanukkah is here, and although Sufganiyot (Hanukkah doughnuts) are not exactly the healthiest food out there, I just couldn’t resist this tasty holiday tradition! This recipe for tasty vegan Hanukkah Sufganiyot is very easy and simple to make, using only basic and simple ingredients. I aimed for average size doughnuts,...
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What to Do When Your Family Disapprove of Your Vegan Wedding Plans?

Wedding preparations can be stressful enough. A family that disapproves of your vegan wedding plans can make things even more stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way, sometimes it’s just a matter of understanding the real concerns underneath the surface so you can address them. The following three step...
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Vegan in Korea: Living in Seoul as a Vegan

Three months ago, after an interesting turn of events and a pre-midlife crisis, I found myself back in South Korea. I had lived here eight years ago as an omnivore but this was my first time braving this land, so well known for its barbeque and seafood, as a vegan....
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10 Romantic Vegan Date Ideas for a Special V-Day

The big day of love is upon us and if you’ve been scrambling to make dinner reservations or searching for vegan friendly options at over priced restaurants, search no more!  What follows are some creative, fun-filled, no-reservation-required ways to spend Valentines Day with your special someone. So without further ado,...
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Is it Ethical to Eat Eggs from Home Grown Chickens?

Every now and then, we receive a question to our inbox that stirs up quite a discussion. This article is about one we shared with our community members recently: assuming that the chickens are home grown, laying eggs, and living in good conditions, are there any ethical problems with consuming...
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Christmas Joy: Vegan Bubble and Squeak with Cranberry Gravy Recipe

Bubble and squeak has always been my favourite meal around Christmas time…all those tasty vegetables and stuffing mixed together and fried into one delicious whole. The best thing about this meal is its versatility. Whatever your favourite Christmas veg is, it can all go in…even sprouts! Topped with tasty mushrooms...
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Surviving the Chanukah-Christmas Holidays as a Vegan

Traditional ways of celebrating Christmas and Chanukah aren’t exactly vegan friendly. The extensive use of animals for food, clothing, and gifts can make the holiday season seem daunting for inexperienced vegans. Moving into my twelfth year of veganism, I have some tricks up my sleeve for not only surviving the...
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Vegan Richa’s Thanksgiving Lasgna Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means a whole lot of delicious vegan food! As the only couple choosing to eat plant based diet in our friend circle, it becomes somewhat important to cook up an almost whole meal by myself and take it to the feast. And...
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Top 10 Vegan Halloween Recipes and Treats

After all the spooky vegan Halloween drinks that Jackie made for you, you must be craving some munchie treats! We have searched close and far, entered spooky zones, roamed the Halloween web buzz, and found the best Halloween recipes and treats, just for you. So here they are, our top...
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Vegan Thanksgiving Pumpkin Soup

If you would like to pamper your tongue with a sweet, creamy, warm experience, that everyone will love, then we have the soup for you! This nutritious soup is an absolute delight, especially around this time of year,  when the weather is getting a bit colder and the pumpkins are...
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Happy Rosh Hashana: Celebrating the Jewish New Year the Vegan Way

With Rosh Hashanah (otherwise known as Jewish New Year) approaching it is time for us Jewish vegans to think of innovative new traditions in the spirit of the customary food. Honey is the main focus of this holiday as it is sweet and represents the beginning of a “sweet new...
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10 Vegan Summer Food Ideas

It’s hot. Very hot. I have been on a mission to find the most cooling, refreshing vegan summer recipes the web has to offer, and yes, I would like to share them with you! So here we go, prepare yourself for one seriously fresh breeze: 1. Festive Fruit Lollies Though the...
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No Pigs Were Harmed in the Making of This Luau

No matter which way you look at it, a Hawaiian luau (pronounced ‘lou-oww’) is not even remotely vegan. Basically, it’s a feast centered around a whole pig in a BBQ pit. What could possibly be vegan about that? Ugh – no thanks! It is pretty impossible to create an exact...
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My Vegan Wedding: Part III – The Big Day

After all the planning, choosing, preparing and stressing the big day finally arrived.Scott and I got married on June 1st, 2012, in a white, vegan, semi-traditional wedding. Even during the week of the wedding itself we were still frantically putting together the finishing touches. Since I was doing my own...
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My Vegan Wedding: Part II – The Engagement Party

You’re engaged:  congratulations! It’s such an amazing time! If you are anything like me you must be super delighted and excited about making your vegan wedding plans. But before we get there, there are a few more things to consider: an engagement party is probably a good place to start… ...
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My Vegan Story

I often feel like veganism for me is partially innate and partially a legacy of my mother. As a child, I didn’t take a dummy, but I had a security toy – a stuffed white harp seal that I named Sealy. My other favourite toy was “Ducky”, a stuffed duck...
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The Vegan Easter – Passover Mix

My husband Rob and I are like polar opposites when it comes to our backgrounds. I am Jewish and I have a mostly Polish/Eastern European background. Rob is Catholic and he is half Burmese and half Scottish. Our daughters, Leilani, 3 and Malia, 9 months are a cultural smoothie and...
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The Vegan Baby Shower Survival Guide

Baby showers are not my thing. As much as I love a party, my parties usually put the emphasis on wine and music instead of baby presents and cutesy games. As a vegan, baby showers are extra dicey. I’ve heard the usual horror stories from fellow vegans who spent the...
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How to Enjoy a Vegan Valentine’s as a Single

Four years ago I was living in Japan for my first Valentine’s Day ever in a relationship. You can imagine my excitement: there was to be no single-girl-pity-party for me that year. I was ready to be showered with chocolate, flowers and love! My partner was Japanese, and although men...
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