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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014
  • Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we’ve tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to serve 8, but even though […]

    Valentine’s Day At Shojin

  • Lane
  • Saturday, February 14, 2009
  • Jane and I aren’t really into the whole Valentine’s Day thing.  We’ve been together eleven years. It’s a long enough period of time for us to have gotten to know what the other wants or expects on these kinds of holidays. For instance, I know that Jane loves it when I bring home flowers, but […]

    Vegan Christmas

  • Lane
  • Monday, December 29, 2008
  • We celebrate Christmas here.  This year we had a few people over who were not interested in trying a vegan meal.  So, in the spirit of the holidays, we suggested they bring the “meat” dish of their choice, and promised they’d love our sides.  (The bit of non-vegan fare on the table is not shown […]

    Gift Ideas – Vegan Kitchen Essentials

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2008
  • It’s the holiday season.  Jane’s busy trying to bake things.  Gifts need to be wrapped and mailed to distant family members.  Holiday greeting cards have yet to be written out.  And it’s already December 9th!!!   We’ve received a few emails asking for ideas for gifts for vegans.  This is what we’ve come up with… This […]

    Vegan Thanksgiving – A Huge Success

  • Lane
  • Friday, November 28, 2008
  • We hope you all wound up having a pleasant holiday however you celebrated (if you celebrated).  Our day was very enjoyable.  I’d love to say I was a big help to Jane, however, she did most of the work.  In my defense, she had the week off, whereas I worked until late Wednesday afternoon.  Not […]

    On The Turkey

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008
  • Okay, I’d like a little clarification here.  First let me say that this is NOT an attack on anyone; I am looking to understand other peoples’ thought processes around the issue of the turkey… Jane and I have read a number of things recently in which people proclaim that they will not sit down at […]

    Our Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

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  • Monday, November 24, 2008
  • In search of the elusive Celebration Roast, Jane went to our third Whole Foods (two are close by, but we have a third that is not entirely out of our geographic area).  They had the one pound roast.  Woo Hoo!  And, not only was it in stock, but it was on sale…  $5.99 versus $6.99.  […]

    What Would T-Day Be Without The Turkey?

  • Lane
  • Thursday, November 20, 2008
  • The Wall Street Journal posits the question, “What would T-day feast be without the fowl?”  To answer this question they performed a taste test with four “faux roasts”: The ubiquitous Tofurky, made by Turtle Islands Food, Inc. Vegetarian Plus Whole Turkey made by California-based VegeUSA.  (I’m not clear whether they tested the vegan or vegetarian […]

    Vegan Thanksgiving Options

  • Lane
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2008
  • If you’re tired of Tofurky and don’t feel like trying something new like the Holiday Nut Loaf or Tofurky Take 2, Whole Foods has an option that looks like a lot of fun… a vegan turkey.  At $50, it’s not that steep if it truly feeds the 10-16 people it claims it will feed.  However, […]

    Thanksgiving Reminder

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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008
  • Reminder… We’re going to be publishing some Vegan Thanksgiving recipes early next week.  (We’re shooting for Monday, Nov. 17, but you know how that goes…).  So, if you’d like to be included in our recipe roundup, make sure to send us your recipe(s) and one photo of the finished item(s).  Photo not required.  PLEASE – […]