This is reader Damian’s seitan roast with cranberry and wild rice stuffing, which we’re told was “awesome”—it does look pretty great!
Janet Hudson of Vegan Feast (and Project Just Desserts!) spent a quiet Christmas with her husband and this great spread. From left: beetroot and kale; wasabi mashed potatoes; fried mushrooms; lavender Brussels sprouts with clementines; pumpkin pie tarts (behind the wine!); and Asian tempeh stuffing with cherries. Beautiful!
Reader Danielle reports that her seitan portobello stroganoff from Vegan with a Vengeance made the kitchen smell so “delicious when I was cooking [that] my 80-year-old grandma said, ‘I think I’d like to try some of that.’ Finally a victory at getting grandma try her first vegan food! and she liked it too!”
Congratulations, Danielle! That looks really tasty.
This is reader Izzy’s bean and wild rice loaf, which appears to have made a colorful—and delicious?—Christmas Eve dinner. If you’d like to make it, here’s the recipe!
Hey Christmas- and/or New Year’s-celebrating vegans: we want to see your hot holiday food pics! »
Send me your photos; please include your name (for credit!), and whatever amount of description you’d like. I’ll post everyone’s submissions over the next week. For now, get inspired with our awesome Thanksgiving gallery!
Sage sent us this photo of Poncho, a rescued chihuahua-dachshund vegetarian, in his dressing gown. Poncho here had a “health scare last week when he was running a really high temperature; one infected tooth pulled later, he is back to his happy self and enjoying a week of soft foods (pureed yams and tofu).” We’re so happy to hear you’re well, little fellow!
Say hello to Grandma Moses! Reader Jacqui says that Grandma Moses is all of 18 years old; Jacqui writes that “we adopted her from the SF SPCA when she was 16! She was/is in early stage kidney failure, so they gave us some free vet care and discounted/free supplies to help us take care of her. She is beautiful and perfect and occasionally she yells, usually when she wants fresh water.”
What a darling! Adopting elderly animals is a really sweet and caring choice; everyone wants an itsy bitsy teeny tiny perfect precious baby animal, right? Nope! Sometimes an older animal will fit into your life better than a brand-new kitten—you don’t have to baby-proof your house before adopting an older cat who just wants to hang out. I knew a girl who adopted an old pug, and although he was smelly and cranky and needed several medications—thanks, breeders!—he was her little pal and they both loved each other very much. An older animal may be your new best friend, too; consider it.
This is Tiberius, who lives with Sonni! Do not challenge his pinball score.
You guys! Meg from Portland, Ore. sent this photo of Carl and Coco; just look at those two! Meg writes that “this picture is from a few years ago, when we first rescued Carl as a kitten. He was found with bad burns on his back, and after surgery had to wear tiny American Apparel shirts for a while (!). Coco was, and is, very tolerant of his shenanigans.”
Poor little Carl! I was just reading about a puppy whose family left him at the vet after he was diagnosed with Parvo—it takes a good and dedicated person to adopt an animal with existing health problems, even one as adorable as litle bitty Carl, here. Thanks, Meg!