The High Holidays are a time of reflection, renewal, reunions with friends and family, and, let's face it, food. Trouble is, traditional dishes like your grandmother's chopped liver and Aunt Susie's stuffed cabbage aren't exactly veg-friendly, and sweet treats like kugel (noodle pudding) and rugalach tend to tip the scales calorie-wise. We've come up with veg versions of four High Holidays classics that are light enough for every day (Mock Chopped Liver makes a great sandwich spread) but taste rich enough for a celebration. Best of all, you won't feel a shred of guilt as you help yourself to seconds!
Away from home for holidays
Given all the shopping lists, social obligations and decorating demands that fill the holidays, a spa getaway is probably the last thing on your mind. You might want to make it first. A mid-season day of self-pampering, a post-holiday week of recharging or even a long weekend during the peak festivities—at a veg-friendly resort spa with friends/family along and the cooking and decorating done for you—could make this year unlike any other.