The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition. It dates back to the Roman Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat and dairy on Fridays, during Lent and on the eves of certain holidays. People would instead eat fish that was usually fried in oil. Over the years, many types of fish […]
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Gluten-Free Cookies For Santa: Chocolate Hazelnut Drop Cookies and Chai Spice Cookies
Did you hear the news about Santa? If the word on the strip mall circuit is correct, Santa has gone gluten-free! Apparently, all the flour from all the cookies all these years has taken a toll on his intestines. Maybe Santa’s round belly is filled with more bloating gases than jelly. I also hear that […]
The “V” Word Holiday Gift Guide
It’s time again for me to compile a list of my favorite things. I can be pretty hard to please so the things that made this list are pretty special. And many of them are gifts that keep giving and give back because those are the very best gifts of all. Books will be […]
Holiday Menu Extravaganza – 90 Vegan Recipes!!
Here are a bunch of recipes for an amazing Chanukah, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Mix and match. Make it your own. No words are necessary. Just click on the picture and it will link to the recipe. These are just a sample of the hundreds of recipes on The “V” Word so be sure to […]
Struffoli Fried "Honey" Balls – Regular and Gluten-Free
This could be proof the world is going to end – I’m posting 2 dessert recipes in a row!! Something is definitely up with the universe. But it’s Christmastime and I’ve been thinking about this treat that my mother always made for the holidays. Struffoli are little fried dough balls that are topped with honey […]
My Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Suggestions & a Giveaway!!!
There are only a couple of weeks left to get your Christmas gift shopping done and if you celebrate Hanukkah, well…it’s already half over. So it’s time for The “V” Word’s Holiday Gift Suggestions and a special Holiday Giveaway! This year I have compiled a list of my favorite things (like Oprah but sorry, no cars). I can […]
My Vegan Christmas Carol
A friend of mine suggested veganizing holiday songs. Here is my version, a Vegan version of “Do You Hear What I Hear.” Said the turkey to the little lamb Do you see what I see On tables all across the land Do you see what I see Our selves, our flesh All cut up with […]
My 5 Favorite Gift Ideas that Help Sanctuaries and Animal Organizations
It’s that time of year again – time to start buying holiday gifts for our loved ones (and even our not so loved ones). I love buying gifts that give back to the organizations and to the animals. Tom and I have a tradition that at least one of our Chanukah gifts to each other […]