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Vegan Halloween

Why I want a Vegan Halloween

Halloween begins the “holiday” season in our house.

  1. Halloween proper, not to mention the various other school/soccer/band/art parties!  Now I love a good party but too much is still too much.
  2. Birthday Party for my #2 kid.
  3. Thanksgiving.
  4. Birthday Party for my #3 kid.
  5. Christmas Eve (my new tradition is to have a big Polish 12 dishes meal.)
  6. Christmas Day (I fill the kids stockings with their favorite treats.)
  7. New Year’s Eve.
  8. New Year’s Day.

That is a boat load of cakes, cookies, fudge and candies–some are vegan and some are not.

My intention for myself is to not eat animal products, to eat as close to the source as possible, rarely eat anything that comes from a box, I’m certainly not perfect but I do my best to align with my own personal values.  Each member of my family has a different set of personal values . . . this is where it gets a bit tricky, lots of namaste moments and tons of respect.  From everyone.

I’d like to promote compassionate celebrations . . . that is my bottom line.

 

How I have a Vegan Halloween

I’m not the kinda girl who recreates the wheel.  I’m a cheerleader!  I love to share what others are doing.  I know my limitations!  And my gifts.  This is where I went to create my vegan Halloween.

  1. 10 Halloween Recipes that include hummus and cupcakes.  The bloody fingers were kind of gross and cool at the same time!
  2. This is an amazing Pumpkin Pudding Latte Cake from Oh She Glows!  and it’s Gluten Free!
  3. Amazing Vegan Pumpkin Caramels.  So good.  Seriously good.  Just stop reading this and go make them!  They are that good!!!

What I discovered (and I’m disappointed about)

Lots and lots of “vegan” recipes aren’t really vegan.  Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes don’t read labels as closely as I should BUT if I make something that uses honey (which is rare) I would say 98% vegan, includes honey.  Or chocolate is another thing that typically isn’t vegan but where I live . . . I can’t find it.  So I need to get it while I’m traveling back home in Ann Arbor or mail order it–a minor pain in the tukus.

That is my pet peeve, when I get something different from what is presented.

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Do you want to eat and live with more compassion?

If your goal is to eat and live with more compassion and gratitude you may want to consider getting a email from me each week on how I eat and live with L.O.V.E., compassion and gratitude.  I’m not perfect but I try really really hard–it is in failing and getting back up each time that I learn more about my authentic self.

Be Blessed as we eat and live with L.O.V.E., compassion and gratitude.

 

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