Written by PETA
I confess: The only thing that keeps me sticking to a healthy diet all summer long is my annual countdown to October 31—a night centered around ghosts, goblins, and, most importantly, candy. October 31 marks the start of a full-on avalanche of holiday food that doesn't end until January 2.
Well, this year's season of overindulgence started 30 days early: October has been declared Vegan Month of Food, so food season is officially on!
To help you get started, I'd like to present you with my own favorite fall recipe, which comes straight from our Veg Cooking Blog (where it's Vegan Month of Food every month):
Hearty Vegan Chili
2 Tbsp. oil6 garlic cloves, minced1 cup chopped white onion1 lb. defrosted veggie burger crumbles (optional)Red pepper flakes, to taste1 Tbsp. chili powder2 1/2 tsp. cumin1 tsp. oregano1 bay leaf28-oz. can diced Mexican-style tomatoes1 Tbsp. soy sauce1 1/2 cups vegetable stock6 oz. tomato paste1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar16-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed28-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsedVegan cheese (optional)
Written by Liz Graffeo
P.S.: If you're not already vegan, this is the perfect time to take our 30-Day Pledge to be Veg. And if you are vegan, please share your favorite fall recipes below.
The following is a guest post from peta2's Lara.
Greetings from our nation's capital! Pop quiz: What do Michelle Obama and PETA have in common? No, it's not our toned biceps. Yes, we are both anti-fur, but that's not what I'm getting at either. It's that we both have volunteered with a great organization called Miriam's Kitchen. Miriam's Kitchen is a D.C.-based nonprofit that provides free meals and support services to homeless people.
Since PETA is relatively new to the neighborhood, we wanted to pitch in and help out the community. And what better way to do that than with vegan pancakes?
Today, we had the great opportunity to prepare and serve the first vegan breakfast in Miriam's Kitchen history.
On the menu:
At first, the vegan breakfast was met with some skepticism, but afterwards, the empty plates spoke for themselves. Here are some reviews from some of the people I spoke with:
"It's actually good!""I wish they had soy milk every day. I am allergic to cow's milk, and it tastes better.""They're trying to makes us healthy up in here!"
Indeed we are.
Written by Lara Sanders
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