Happy 2015! How We Kicked Off the New Year

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

When the clock struck midnight to ring in 2015, we began celebrating our 5th year as vegans! It has certainly been a great journey of personal exploration through food, culture, society and more. We look forward to what the next 5, 10, 20, 50 bring us, because we’re in this LIFELONG!

Being the foodies we are, we had to celebrate with delicious food. In fact, we kicked things off with a green juice, as we’re participating in All About Juicing‘s 21-Day Juicing Challenge.

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Then, we headed out for lunch to Blossom on Columbus here in NYC, where we celebrated Carlo’s birthday in September. Here are a couple of photos:

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What are some things we’re looking forward to this year? Here’s our Top 10!

  1. More Twitter chat fun with #VeganFoodChat
  2. A PODCAST coming late March/early April
  3. A trip to California for Vegan Street Fair in L.A. (March 1st) & Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim (March 4-8)
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  4. Our big girl, Connie, turns 10!!! image
    Oh and we can’t leave our Mozzer, who will be 4!
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  5. Carlo becoming a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy
  6. Vida Vegan Con III in Austin, TX – VEGAN SUMMER CAMP, Y’ALL! (Register today!!!)

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  7. COOKBOOKS! There are a lot on the horizon. Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen just shared her Top 10 list of what’s to come. 
  8. Seeing more people GO VEGAN and STAY VEGAN (Check out Veganuary, if new to veganism)
  9. Less suffering in the world
  10. All of us being our better selves

There will certainly be more outings, food and fun to be shared. Somewhere along the way, Carm will have her thesis completed and have a Master’s degree in hand! YES!

What’s on your radar or plan for this year? Share with us! 

12 Days, 8 Nights: The Holiday Recipe Collection of Do Good Action

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Thank you for being a part of our first-ever holiday celebration! Whether you took away a holiday recipe or information on a cause, just by visiting, you’ve shown us how much you care and you’re making a difference. A simple (or not-so-simple) act of reducing suffering, eating plant-based or just giving love to a cause really can be that one giant leap forward for all animals. We appreciate you for that.

Of course, we have to give a HUGE shout-out to our friends who shared their recipes with us over 12 Days & 8 Nights: Amber, Alex, Sarah, Becky, JL, Crissie, Ethan, Michael, Jason, Shoshana, Miyoko, Fran, Heather, Chris, Jon, Zsu, Sarah Eve, Dianne, Susanna, Matthew, Ella, Terry, Dan and Mike! You are so awesome and we cannot say thank you enough for celebrating the holidays with all of us!

Now, friends, it’s recap time. Get your bookmarks ready!

The Recipes 

# 12 Days of Yummy 8 Nights of Delicious
1 457707_origSpinach & Wild Mushroom Lasagna with Basil Almond Cream 162787_471606157238_7438279_n
Shepherdless Pie
   by Fettle Vegan  by Vegan Mos 
2 15781831189_71f59d116b_bChocolate Peppermint Cream Pie IMG_0829Salted Chocolate Toffee Matzo
   by Soy Division  by Brooklyn Rose Pastries
3 jlgv-marshmallow-pieVegan Marshmallow Jello Salad “Pie” ConfectionsChocolate Mendiants
   by JL Goes Vegan  by Fran Costigan
4 WP_20141209_11_37_19_ProRoasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts veganzombielatkesPotato Latkes
   by Run Crissie Run  by The Vegan Zombie
5 Wassail
Cherry Chile Wassail
 
sarRaw Vegan “Sautéed” Mushrooms & Baby
Spinach
 
with Zucchini Linguini in a Meyer Lemon Crème Sauce
   by Jason Wyrick  by Sarah Eve Cardell
6 IMAG0078-e1356826019459Bûche de Noël Spiced Honey CakeSpiced “Just-Like-Honey” Cake
   by Miyoko Schinner  by The Moral Munch
7 gingerbreadVegan Gingerbread Cookies rvHijiki and Sweet Potato Latkes with Kimchi
   by Sunny Bakes Vegan  by Ella Nemcova 
8 Ceviche_Zsu_DeverTofu Ceviche gvVegan Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls
   by Zsu Dever  by The Gay Vegans
9 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStuffed Acorn Squash  
   by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen  
10 unnamedVegan Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce  
   by The Culinary Exchange  
11 Coquito Bonito - Terry Hope RomeroCoquito Bonito  
   by Terry Hope Romero  
12 IMG_1177Roasted Potatoes with Onions & Bacon IMG_1900Gluten-Free Iced Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Twist
   by Artichoke  by Macaroon

 

The Causes We Care About & Those Who Work Hard to Help Others

Many thanks to our friends for sharing organizations they support. Each one is doing something to make a difference in this world. We hope you can show your love and support to one, two or all in any way you can. For information or to make a donation, click on the images below.

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Happy Holidays! Cheers to a great 2015!