Our family practices gratitude throughout the year. Just as many of us use New Year's Day to revisit and reinvigorate our life goals, Thanksgiving can be a good time to refresh our commitment to being grateful in our lives.
The intention of Thanksgiving is to give thanks, yet for those of us who care about animals, Thanksgiving can be a sad day. Did you know that 45 million beautiful animals' lives are abruptly ended just for this one day?
To honor their lives, we...
Traditionally, Passover has many elements which are not vegan friendly, but there’s always room for compassion. Even though I am not Jewish, I enjoy this holiday with my family in a fun vegan way. My husband was raised Jewish, and although he isn’t religious, Pesach provides us with the chance to celebrate Spring and something we both care deeply about: Freedom.
For those unfamiliar, here is a summary of the holiday, Passover, which honors the ancient Israelites and...
In the story of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, during the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE, consecrated olive oil that was enough to last for only one night, miraculously burned for eight nights. Hence the tradition of celebrating by lighting Hanukkah candles for eight nights and eating foods fried in oil like doughnuts and potato latkes.
Several years ago, we first tried Robin Robertson’s vegan potato latkes and LOVED them! Over the years,...
Horchata (pronounce it with a silent "h") is a sweet traditional Spanish drink made with rice, cinnamon, and vanilla. You can drink it hot or over ice, depending on the season. This version is warmed.
Spiced Vegan Horchata
By Allison Rivers Samson
6 cups unsweetened vanilla rice milk
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup coconut sugar (or 1/4-1/2 teaspoon clear liquid stevia)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Lately, people have been asking me what I eat for breakfast. Those who decide to try my morning ritual are excited by how good they feel with this way of “breaking the fast” of the previous night. So, I figured it was time to share it in more detail, especially now that green smoothies and green drinks have rightfully gained popularity.
One noteworthy mention is that my morning smoothies are continually evolving. My husband and daughter make them for me each morning...
Want to know how it would feel if you moved yourself to the top of your priority list, could lovingly say "no" to what's not in alignment, and lived your life "on purpose?"