Rosemary-Sage Butternut Squash Soup

Apparently Thanksgiving is hurdling towards us quite quickly! I, for one, woke up this morning shocked that we’re already practically to mid-November. I’ll post a Thanksgiving recipe round-up soon to help with some ideas for the big day, but I thought this might be a nice main dish option. Soup is generally a non-traditional main […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

It’s already that time of year again…coming into Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for vegans (and new vegans especially). For one, it is incredibly depressing to think about the 46 million turkeys slaughtered each year in the United States for Thanksgiving day alone. That is a lot of individual lives taken for one […]

Thoughts on Tradition

Yesterday, in class, I asked the students to shout out responses and we brainstormed on the board. First was…What constitutes home? comfort family love safety security bed food Next was… What constitutes food? taste nutrition comfort community satisfaction access Then I asked the class to think about familiar traditions that are centered on food: Barbeque […]


Thanksgiving can be stressful for vegans and nonvegans alike when the the question of what to eat comes up. For many people in the U.S., Thanksgiving has been tied, for generations, to the preparation and consumption of a turkey. Becoming vegan, particularly for ethical reasons, challenges this tradition and can result in a range of discomfort. Some family […]

Cranberry Orange Bread

During the holidays when we were growing up in Pittsburgh, our neighbors and family friends would bake various sweet treats and deliver them around the neighborhood. My mom spent Christmas Eve morning baking cinnamon rolls and my sister and I would run around the neighborhood delivering them that afternoon so that everyone would be able […]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Today, being Thursday, is craft day with my dear friend, Tish. Our plan today is to make vanilla extract, among some other activities to be determined…maybe a trip to the craft store. But before I head out, a quick post. This week has been a bit of a marathon of recipes in preparation for Thanksgiving and […]

Savory Stuffing

If I could only have one of the typical Thanksgiving dishes, I’m pretty sure I would choose stuffing. A pile of stuffing doused in mushroom gravy is just about as good as it gets, in my opinion. Each family seems to have their own special stuffing recipe–some with nuts, some with cornbread, some with dried fruit, […]

Raw Cranberry Orange Relish

For Thanksgiving, there tend to be the three main kinds of cranberry sauce–the pureed smooth gelatin one, the cooked saucy one with the occasional whole cranberry, and the fresh slightly chunky relish variety. Some families go for the gelatinous one in the can, others make a gelatin cranberry sauce from scratch, others are strictly for the cooked […]