Got a nice letter from Katie about her X-mas holiday.
I just got back from my first Christmas as a vegan and, to tell you the truth, I didnâ€™t think I would make it because my family is nothing but milk guzzling carnivores.
However, I did! Thanks to you and VAGG, which I only shoved in my pocket as I headed out the door three weeks ago as an after thought. Not only were the recipes wonderfully convenient, but it was also interesting to read when my plane was delayed two hours. I ended up eating Aunt Bonnieâ€™s Chickpea Salad for lunch most of the days (not that I minded), and thanks to some guidance from your introduction I managed to find vegan substitutes at most of the restaurants we went to (even if it was just a baked potato with asparagus at the Keg).
So I just wanted to say thank you for keeping me happy, healthy, and vegan. Iâ€™ve included a picture of your calendar hanging fabulously in my dining room.
You rock my vegan world,
I’d love to hear how VAGG or any of the other recipes from my books played a part in your family holiday feast … e-mail your stories to email@example.com
I also went vegan over the hols. Well, technically went veggie after there was no climate deal in Copenhagen and just not eating red meat seemed kinda wussy in the face of all the rhetoric to world leaders about “do the right thing, not the easy thing)…having thought going veg would be hard for so long. Turns out not so much. Just decided and there we have it.
Then my vegan-warrior friend came to visit and was merciless with the love and cookbooks. (Mighta watched some PETA videos…oops, there go the eggs.) Kept learning new things — like: white sugar made with bone char?? Eeew.
So now the calendar is on my kitchen wall (made the Apple Pie Pancakes and put pecans in them — OMG that is heaven) and I’m trying out the HIAV 10th Edition (check out me with the Sarah lingo!) and then just working it out…one meal at a time. I won’t say it’s easy but it has been kinda yummy so far.