Tofurky Vegetarian Roast for the Holidays

Tofurky Roast in the box The holiday season is a merry time of the year to spend time with loved ones and friends, catching up, reminiscing and enjoying a delicious holiday meal together, but it can be a lonely time for some vegetarians and vegans. For years, people who chose not to eat meat have been left out of the holiday meal celebration (or had to bring their own separate meal), but that all changed with the introduction of products like the Tofurky Roast. Now, everyone can... Read More

Vegan Holiday Gifts for Him, 2013 edition

Lists of gift ideas for the holidays are a popular feature everywhere on the internet this time of the year, so we couldn’t be left out 🙂 Here are some suggestions that I like, taken from various sources, including some items previously reviewed here on From A to Vegan. Hopefully this will offer some gift ideas you can give to other guys. All the suggestions are vegan, of course. Clothing and Accessories Grape Cat is giving a 25% discount on your whole purchase, if you... Read More

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review

You may have seen my previous review for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box. Well, ladies and gents, this here is a review on the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box*. When I received the December sample box and opened it, I squealed with joy. The sparkly Medusa body shimmer with a fluffy pink applicator, the glittery Persephone nail polish from Rainbow Honey, Pacifica’s Coconut Kiss creamy lip butter in deep red (my fave lip color), North Coast Organics’ Death by Lavender deodorant sample... Read More

The Dreaded Office Holiday Party

Every year I dread our holiday office parties, since I am the only vegan. Our CEO loves to eat steak, so we are forced to always pick a restaurant that serves it. Last year we went to a local hotel and my vegan entrĂ©e was pasta with tomatoes on top. There were no appetizers for me to eat because they all had meat or dairy in them. My dessert was excellent—it was five different sorbets. This year’s office holiday party was way better. It was held at the same hotel and I got... Read More

Vegan Holiday Gifts for Him

If you have to buy a gift or stocking stuffer for a vegan friend, boyfriend or husband here is a list of some of my favorites. Some of the links are the same from Vegan Holiday Gifts for Her. I hope this list will help. Or check out the From A to Vegan gifts. Food If he loves food and what vegan doesn’t, you can buy a gift card to his favorite local vegan friendly restaurant or you could make him a romantic dinner from a recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen or one of the cookbooks... Read More

Vegan Holiday Gifts for Her

I always stress out trying to find the perfect gift and stock stuffers for my wife, Chris, during the holidays. If you are also trying to find a gift for your vegan friend, girlfriend or wife I hope this list will help. Or check out the From A to Vegan gifts. Candy My wife has a sweet tooth, so I know chocolate is always a good purchase. We just ordered Rescue Chocolate Peanut Butter Pit Bull and it was delicious. We also love Sweet & Sara Peanut Butter Smores. Allison’s... Read More

Allergen-free Holiday Tradition

Gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan cookies Last week Chris shared her vegan holiday tradition, so I wanted to share mine too. When Mauro and I bought our house, I thought it would be nice to give our closest neighbors some yummy baked goods for the holidays. Throughout the years we’ve exchanged everything from pies, cakes and bread to chocolate and cookies. And so it became a tradition. In all these years neighbors have moved, some bonds have become weaker and others stronger,... Read More

My vegan holiday tradition

Holidays usually come with family traditions. One of my family traditions is baking cookies. I can remember being at my grandmother’s house up in the Poconos and waiting impatiently for a taste of her homemade sugar cookies, rolled out to perfection and molded into shapes with her old, metal cutters. Those were my absolute favorite cookies for many, many years until I started baking on my own. My mom isn’t a baker, so we never had home-baked cookies at our house unless Grandma... Read More

How do you survive the holidays?

It is that time of year when there are plenty of parties and dinners to attend. At my company holiday party, they made me a special vegan meal of pasta and red sauce and it was really disappointing. There were no appetizers that I could eat and the only thing available at the salad bar was romaine lettuce with some oil and vinegar. They made up for it by offering five different flavors of sorbet. The human resources manager is lactose intolerant, so they bought her a cake from... Read More

Giving thanks for helping animals

Many of you may have heard of Daniel, the beagle who survived a gas chamber in Alabama. I’ve been so moved by his story and encouraged at the response to his survival. In October 2011, five year-old Daniel was one of 18 dogs that were to be euthanized at a shelter in Florence, Alabama. It’s estimated that 3-4 million shelter animals are euthanized yearly in the United States. Only 19 states have a ban on the use of carbon monoxide for animal euthanasia. Somehow, in this case,... Read More