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Cruelty-Free Christmas Collab!

It’s holiday season and you know what that means.  It’s time for the celebration of deeply rooted traditions.  The bonding of family and friends.  The spreading of goodwill towards all.  And at the core of it all…presents and food!  Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any December-based holiday, it’s likely that gift-giving and serious eating factor into the festivities. In my last video post, I got you completely covered on the gift front so be sure to check that out.  But for the food frontier, the holidays can be a challenging time for vegans, especially new vegans.

Perhaps you’re with non-vegan family and have a looming Christmas ham centerpiece on your table with an eggnog chaser.  Or your family’s Hanukkah brisket and potato latkes are staring you down. or your Kwanzaa plate is loaded down with cheese grits and fish patties.

Going vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of your traditional delicious holiday eats. You just veganize them.  You can celebrate your culture, religion, family, tradition, or whatever it is you hold most dear without having to impose cruelty and death upon other beings–because they too have family and things they hold dear.  So this holiday season really spread goodwill towards all- non humans included, by making your celebration a human holiday.

And to show you show you how, I’ve enlisted the help of eight other incredible vegan channels. You all seemed to love our epically ethical Thanksgiving dinner so much that I brought back the team with one new addition (see if you can spot her) and, this time around I’m adding my own recipe into the mix–so prepare yourself–but don’t compare me to these culinary geniuses.  I really have no idea what I’m doing.

So without further ado, here’s your holiday recipe roundup!


we start of with a lovely winter farro salad from york and spoon

Winter Farro Salad from York & Spoon


Plant based judy's bring us a traditional stuffed tofu turkey

Stuffed Tofu Turkey from Plant Based Judy

The veggie nut shares a hearty holiday lasagna

Hearty Holiday Lasagna From the Veggie Nut

Sim’s kitchenette brings us a sinfully rich chocolate log

Rich Chocolate Roll from Sim's Kitchenette

Vegan what lightens it up with a pecan and fruit crumble

Pecan and Fruit Crumble from Vegan, What?

Mary’s test kitchen creates a beautiful roasted eggplant with gluten-free cornbread stuffing

Roasted Eggplant with Gluten-free Cornbread Stuffing From Mary's Test Kitchen

andre from the unhealthy vegan busts out a tamaliano, his own epic creation

Tamaliano from the Unhealthy Vegan

then i try my hand at this recipe thing with a banana cream date pie

Banana Cream Date Pie from Bite Size Vegan


And anja from cooking with plants helps us wash it all down with a festive vegan eggless nog.

Vegan Eggless Nog from Cooking With Plants

And the recipe links:

I hope you enjoyed this guide to your own cruelty-free Christmas or humane holiday of your choosing.  Now you can celebrate with delicious, decadent food that doesn’t ruin anyone else’s holiday.  Be sure to check out the rest of the playlist for all the tasty recipes you saw previewed here.  (the video at the top of this post is the full playlist)

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  1. valerica iordanescu on December 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I’m a Vegan, and I hope for a Vegan World ! <3

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