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Can you feel it? Maybe you’ve had your windows open all day, busted out a light, wool-free sweater or two, or perhaps even sat outside in the crisp morning air with a large, steaming mug of your hot beverage of choice. Winter is coming and so is the inevitable hibernation-mode that comes with it.
Fall has officially arrived and with it its gorgeous gem-toned autumn jewels: from changing-color leaves to vibrant fall fruit such as pomegranates, persimmons, and passion fruit. While the latter two are delicious eaten out of hand and on their own, pomegranates are special because they can be enjoyed by the spoonful or in a salad, smoothie, or creative dish such as the Pomegranate Balsamic Grilled Tempeh (We’ve got that one for you below!).
Yesterday, I received my third wedding invitation in the mail in the last two months—it is definitely wedding season. Many couples choose the pretty colors of autumn as the backdrop for their big day, including my sister.
That’s right, my sister is getting married next week, and because I’ve been denying this truth ever since the day she got engaged and I suddenly became a Maid of Honor, I had to scramble to put together a bridal shower menu. Luckily, the VegWeb recipe index is bursting with delicious recipes just waiting to be enjoyed.
Ready, set, cinnamon! Last week, we had our Pumpkin Party, and the week before that we featured Autumn Apple Recipes. It’s only natural that the fall flavors’ progression moves toward cinnamon!
Cinnamon swirls can be seen peeking out of the season’s plethora of baked goods, and all the scrumptious coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos of fall are dusted with a sprinkling of magic cinnamon topping. We want in on the cinnamon goodness and have curated a perfectly sweet cinnamon-centric menu just for you. Enjoy!
All pumpkin everything. Are you ready? Surely by now you’ve seen all the pumpkin-spiced lattes, muffins, cookies, and more! Walking down the aisles of our nearest grocery store, we’ve even seen pumpkin spiced-almonds, candles, air fresheners, and flavored coffee beans. We're keeping our eyes peeled for the pumpkin-spiced soy creamers!
Autumn is here! Well, not officially as the first day of fall falls (ba dub baaa!) on September 22 this year. But if you’ve wandered the grocery stores’ aisles and refrigerators lately, or any coffee shop and cafe, you’ll find pumpkin-everything splashed across all menus. Therefore, it’s safe to say, autumn is pretty much here, or well on its way.
There are so many reasons to love brunch––mimosas, for one; flaky pastries and fresh fruit, for another; and the sheer fact that it is the combination of two of our favorite meals: breakfast and lunch. As our favorite season comes to an end, celebrate the last few warm days of summer with the perfect brunch menu.
Forgive us for we’re getting our last bits of summer travel in the next two weeks before fall wraps its wool-free blankets around us and we cozy up to our piping hot pumpkin soy lattes. Therefore, this week’s blog post will be short and sweet, but still filled with the good stuff—rich vegan recipes that will leave you salivating and satisfied.
Few things get our engines revving as loudly as a plate piled high with pasta (well, maybe vegan doughnuts, and chocolate. Ok, maybe also dairy-free ice cream…). And that isn’t just because of the carbohydrate-rich bonus of one of our favorite meals. While it’s true that we’ve been known to carbo-load before a big race—or just before a big night out of dancing with friends—pasta gets a star (or bowtie) in our books because of its filling nature, delicious taste, and extreme versatility.
Bread, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Dairy-free butter, peanut-hazel spread, jam, jelly, cinnamon, or sugar, your toppings are endless and their tastes divine. Be it soft and fluffy or thick and hearty, your center is as filling and satisfying as a the warm air of a summer night—or the crisp morning dew beneath our feet as we brunch, bread basket nearby. Historical records and evidence suggest that bread-making has been a culinary pastime for more than 30,000 years!