Topic: Holiday

With the new year comes a sense of rebirth — starting over. It's a new year — everything that happened the year before is forgiven, forgotten, gleefully lost. It's a new year and its arrival spawns hope and optimism in many of us. 

We aspire to be better. 

We are inspired to be better. 

We set goals and "New Year's Resolutions" so we can become our best selves. 

This year and this Minimalist Monday, I ...

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Back in July, a Herbie emailed me asking if I knew of any Bible quotes that supported veganism or a plant-based diet. I didn't know of verses off-hand, but thanks to a quick Google search, I found this website: Vegetarianism and the Bible.

Afterward, I started thinking about religion and veganism, and how I have friends of many different faiths and beliefs, many of which are vegan or vegetarian because of their faith, or they find the two go ...

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I've been getting so many emails asking about baking and adapting recipes for the holidays that I thought I'd put a big post together.


"Made HH soft molasses cookies with my nephew...yum!" - Corinna

Adapting Recipes 

If you're looking to adapt an old family recipe to just be vegan, that's easy. Flour is vegan. Sugar is vegan** (see "Sugar" section below for more info). Oil is vegan, and you can replace butter with a vegan margarine ...

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Last year my parents had their first plant-based (vegan) Thanksgiving dinner at my house (as omnivores) and loved it. They both went 100% plant-based this past January, but due to my work schedule, they couuldn't make it to my house again this year... leaving them on their own for Thanksgiving.

My parents were invited to my cousin's house (not plant-based) and brought along food they could eat and share with everyone else. At one point one of my ...

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