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Hot Dog! Let’s celebrate summer — and save our arteries — with veggie dogs and brats

July 3rd, 2012

It’s the Fourth of July, and we must have food!

But the requisite menu — barbecue, hot dogs, potato salad — doesn’t have to be as fattening or environmentally questionable as always. You can buy grass-fed meat locally, make a lower-calorie potato salad and add fresh fruit and veggies from the summer garden.


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Spare the bird, try these vegetarian alternatives for Thanksgiving

October 28th, 2011

If T-Day at your house always means Thanksgiving, and never “Turkey Day,” then there’ll be no roast beast, only nut, tofu or veggie substitutes.

Veteran vegetarians who’ve been cooking up animal-free feasts for years, will have undoubtedly have their strategies for going against, or rather, with the grain once again this year. But newcomers, or those of you trying to (finally) please your veggie friends, may need some help with the alternative holiday dinner.


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A no-Turkey Thanksgiving, no kidding

November 15th, 2010

Our friends in vegan-land issue a call every year about this time asking people to consider celebrating the holidays without eating animals.

(For those of you already looking for turkey substitutes and other veggie friendly recipes, you can jump off right now to Gentle Thanksgiving, where they’ve got a recipe for juicy, tofu-based stuffed Not-A-Turkey.)

We recognize that some people might find this call to action needless, strange, even an affront to their position atop the food chain. That is certainly understandable considering that the Thanksgiving turkey and the Christmas ham (or brisket or pork loin roast) are a big part of the American holidays. Other events that fall around this time, like Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, also have their meat components, kosher or otherwise. Having meat is usually part of the repast.


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