Rebecca from Florida sends us a photo of her Christmas Eve dinner, her dad’s pasta aglio e olio—“whole wheat pasta with olive oil, garlic, and many herbs such as basil, mint, and parsley, topped with Daiya”—and vegan cranberry apricot stuffing. That package at the top left of the photo is a English-style Christmas cracker, made by her mother. Rebecca’s had “organic ‘cruelty-free’ lavender bath salts, a Twilight Go Max Go candy bar, and a couple of vegan-related jokes (What does a Vegan Zombie say? Grainnnssss!).”
Later, Rebecca’s six-year-old sister set out soy milk and Healthy Happy Life’s chocolate-chip walnut cookies for Santa. AWW, YOU GUYS. What family!
[send us your holiday food photos! we’re taking them through Saturday, Jan. 1!]
These are Snickerdoodles from Rebecca, a 16-year-old vegan in Florida! She writes,
"Me and my Dad are the only vegans in my family. For our Thanksgiving Feast, we cooked a ton of food to bring to my aunt’s house. My Dad made vegan stuffing and a Field Roast and I made mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and Snickerdoodles. My Dad and I even convinced the rest of the family to have an organic free-range turkey instead of a factory farm one (I know free-range doesn’t necessarily mean cruelty-free, but getting my very Hispanic extended family members to have something slightly less than traditional is a HUGE step). I’ve been watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade while drinking Pumpkin Spice Silk with my little sisters (one of them wants to become a vegan, but my mom is to busy to cook different meals and tells her that she can become a vegan when she can cook for herself, like me) all day and we can’t wait until the feast tonight! Happy Thanksgiving!!"
Congratulations, Rebecca! It sounds like your dinner is going to be great! All of us at Vegansaurus are really proud of you, being such a good influence on your family at 16, too (as a 16-year-old vegetarian, I was living on cookies and mashed potatoes). Happy Thanksgiving!
Check out the spread at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Animal Rights Club Bakesale for Haitian earthquake relief! In just half an hour they raised $233! Santa Cruz County: home of super-awesome vegan activists. I wish I’d known kids as great as you when I was in high school, maybe I would’ve actually attended class. OH WELL.
Congratulations to Friend of Vegansaurus’ and HBiC Beau Broughton, and all the members of the SLVARC for their success!
[photo courtesy SLVARC]