Holidays

Holiday gifts, recipes, traditions, charities, etc

6 Ways to Celebrate a Cruelty-Free & Environmentally Friendly Valentine’s Day (VZ 295)

Be my Veggie-Valentine! Despite its theme of love, Valentine’s Day can be a high-pressure holiday. What to give your spouse of 30 years “who has everything”? You’ve only been on two dates with someone—do you give them a gift? Should you declare your undying love for your secret crush?? (probably not!) Being a cruelty-free, eco-conscious …

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All About Vegan Fashion – Just in Time for Holiday Shopping (VZ 180)

Vegan Fashion Is Becoming, Well…Fashionable! The holidays are upon us! If you’re a vegan, receiving non-vegan clothing or accessories from well-meaning gift-givers can become an uncomfortable situation. Many people don’t realize that vegans typically do not use products made from animals (leather bags, belts, or wallets, suede clothing, jewelry made from ivory, etc). Also, it …

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3 Amazing Places to Adopt a Turkey This Holiday Season

Why Adopt a Turkey? Every year, animal sanctuaries rescue as many turkeys as they can from that ugly fate, for which vegetarians and vegans everywhere are truly thankful. However, these sanctuaries are then responsible for the expenses associated with saving lives…the medical costs of rehabilitating injured or otherwise traumatized birds, and the costs of feeding …

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10 Ways to Enjoy Pecans on National Pecan Day (or ANY Day!)

Was there life before pecans?  Many Southerners might argue against it!  Although Native populations had been eating and trading pecans for centuries, Europeans did not learn about them until Spanish explorer Cabeza da Vaca described them in the early 16th century.  There was no Spanish word for this tasty discovery, so he used the word Nueces …

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