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The holidays have arrived in full pumpkin-spiced, peppermint-mocha force! We were so excited to see all the new holiday and seasonal-flavored vegan treats at the grocery store (shout out to pumpkin spice almond milk!), and it’s really got us in a festive mood.
We’ve been dreaming of caramelized, roasted Brussel sprout spreads, layered veggie bakes, and sweet dairy-free desserts every day as the temperatures dropped—and finally, it’s Thanksgiving week.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means hours and hours in the kitchen prepping the most lavish, fancy, time-consuming feast your family and guests have ever laid eyes on—so until then, how about you give yourself a break and make some quick, simple microwaveable meals.
From main entrees such as Sticky Tofu Ribs to side dishes like cornbread and creamed spinach to dessert, just 5 minutes and the press of a few buttons and you’ve got a 3-course meal.
As we approach the holiday season, it’s time to pull out our party conversation and make new friends over a table of hors d'oeuvres. Grab a Mint Julep cocktail, mingle among the well-dressed masses at your next holiday party, and impress them with your extensive knowledge on mint:
For some it's a pint of soy ice cream while for others it's a freshly baked, dairy-free pastry, but when I seek comfort from a plate, it's one piled high with fluffy, golden potatoes. I love my spuds baked, fried, sliced, diced, and mashed—you could say that I'm quite partial to the potato.
Knock-Knock! Boo! Did we scare you? Well, we wanted a more original Halloween greeting than the usual “trick or treat!” but we all know the talk before the treats isn’t important—it’s what’s in the bag (or wrapper) that counts!
Can you feel it? Maybe you’ve had your windows open all day, busted out a light, wool-free sweater or two, or perhaps even sat outside in the crisp morning air with a large, steaming mug of your hot beverage of choice. Winter is coming and so is the inevitable hibernation-mode that comes with it.
Fall has officially arrived and with it its gorgeous gem-toned autumn jewels: from changing-color leaves to vibrant fall fruit such as pomegranates, persimmons, and passion fruit. While the latter two are delicious eaten out of hand and on their own, pomegranates are special because they can be enjoyed by the spoonful or in a salad, smoothie, or creative dish such as the Pomegranate Balsamic Grilled Tempeh (We’ve got that one for you below!).
Yesterday, I received my third wedding invitation in the mail in the last two months—it is definitely wedding season. Many couples choose the pretty colors of autumn as the backdrop for their big day, including my sister.
That’s right, my sister is getting married next week, and because I’ve been denying this truth ever since the day she got engaged and I suddenly became a Maid of Honor, I had to scramble to put together a bridal shower menu. Luckily, the VegWeb recipe index is bursting with delicious recipes just waiting to be enjoyed.
Ready, set, cinnamon! Last week, we had our Pumpkin Party, and the week before that we featured Autumn Apple Recipes. It’s only natural that the fall flavors’ progression moves toward cinnamon!
Cinnamon swirls can be seen peeking out of the season’s plethora of baked goods, and all the scrumptious coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos of fall are dusted with a sprinkling of magic cinnamon topping. We want in on the cinnamon goodness and have curated a perfectly sweet cinnamon-centric menu just for you. Enjoy!
All pumpkin everything. Are you ready? Surely by now you’ve seen all the pumpkin-spiced lattes, muffins, cookies, and more! Walking down the aisles of our nearest grocery store, we’ve even seen pumpkin spiced-almonds, candles, air fresheners, and flavored coffee beans. We're keeping our eyes peeled for the pumpkin-spiced soy creamers!