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Mom Would Be Proud

If she were here, I know she would be taking my online cooking classes.

It’s funny…we didn’t cook together a lot (I lived 3,000 miles away, after all), but I was always so touched when she made my recipes, particularly my Carrot Ginger Soup, which (along with my Garlic and Greens Soup) was her favorite. ⁠ ⁠

In honor of her, it’s one of the soups in my upcoming Soups and Stews class. (I can’t believe I’m already scheduling classes for October! I’m already working on recipes and schedules for Thanksgiving and Holiday classes!

In the meantime, I’ve added more, including one we’re trying out as a Friday Night Happy Hour Cocktails and Nibbles class!⁠ ⁠I’ll be demonstrating how to make the nibbles; David will be demonstrating how to make the cocktails! 

Here’s what we’ve got so far for our upcoming Online Cooking Class Line-Up:⁠ ⁠

The classes were recently mentioned by VegNews, and I’m grateful for everyone who shares the classes with friends and family. Thank you so much. Mom would be proud indeed.

How (and Why) to Celebrate A Vegan Thanksgiving

For those who have never met them, turkeys are magnificent animals, full of spunk and spark, each with individual personalities and concerns. I was amazed the first time I visited rescued turkeys at a sanctuary for farmed animals, birds who had been abused, whose beak tips had been cut off and whose toes had been mutilated, but who still displayed immense affection for humans. A special turkey lady climbed into my lap and cooed as she fell asleep in my arms, while I stroked her soft chest and beautiful feathers. The next year, a special turkey named Lydia became very famous for hugging anyone who squatted down and held out his or her arms. Extraordinary animals they are.

If we claim to be a compassionate society—a compassionate species—don’t we have a duty to foster solutions that do not harm others? The great humanitarian Albert Schweitzer certainly thought so when he wrote, “The thinking [person] must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another.”

Try a turkey-free Thanksgiving this year. It will be a Happy Turkey Day for Turkeys indeed. Take advantage of all of the audio and video resources below for lots of reasons and ideas for celebrating this holiday without turkeys. Oodles of recipes, of course, can be found in my cookbooks.

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