10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) as a Vegan Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season, which defines that sometimes the period that includes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s shindigs can be overwhelming for anyone, but for vegans, there are particular challenges. Here are VegKitchen’s tips for navigating both the culinary and emotional aspects of the holiday season, especially for the plant-based crowd, but for anyone who wants to celebrate healthfully and joyfully. FOOD AND ENTERTAINING Be a subtly persuasive guest: If you’re invited to a gathering where you suspect there will be limited food choices, volunteer to bring something really delicious (and preferably healthy to share. I’ve found that the best way to “spread the gospel” is by showing how tasty and satisfying vegan food can be. People are much more interested these days. Bring plenty of what you’re making, as I’ve found that everyone wants to try some of what we’re having. Be a fabulous host: If you’re hosting a holiday gathering, it doesn’t have to be an 8-course meal that will leave you feeling exhausted and broke. If you want to host a gathering and want to do something simpler, think of a vegan appetizers and wine buffet (include something amazing, like the Smoky Vegan Cheddar Cheez, above), or a … Continue reading 10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) as a Vegan Through the Holiday Season