Gather your friends together to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage and all the delicious veg-friendly dishes that abound in Mexican cuisine.
For a vegetarian or vegan living—and dining—in a non-veg world, obligatory engagements at less-than-veg-friendly eateries can be tricky. Many veg newbies fear that giving up animal products means giving up all appearances of normalcy at family, social, and work gatherings that involve eating. That’s not true. It takes a little know-how, but vegetarians and vegans can dine well almost anywhere—even at a steakhouse.
Many a sombrero-sporting reveler has confused Cinco de Mayo with the Mexican Day of Independence (false!). May 5th is also commonly understood to be the one day of the year when it’s OK to drink margaritas before noon and eat one’s weight in guacamole (true!).
Get to know the talented home cooks behind the delicious dishes featured in this year’s Reader Recipe Contest, “Best of Brunch.” The winning recipes are featured in the September issue of Vegetarian Times.
What’s your all-time favorite veg Thanksgiving dish? Share your comment below, and see what others have to say.
Are you dreaming of making your next vacation a veg-cation? From March 14th through the 21st, the Holistic Holiday at Sea will set sail in the Caribbean, featuring cooking classes; lectures by health experts; and creative vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, and gluten-free cuisine. In the meantime, you can get a taste of the culinary adventure from your own kitchen by trying this recipe from the Greens and Grains on the Deep Blue Sea Cookbook.
Patricia de Leon’s career in front of the camera began with her work as an anchor and reporter in her native country, Panama. Then Hollywood beckoned. De Leon has appeared in films as well as on TV, including the Starz series Magic City. A vegetarian, she’s taken a real-life role in PETA’s campaign against bullfighting.