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2020-11-22 3:38:34 AM  
Or you could just smear some peanut butter on a pinecone.
 
2020-11-22 6:20:17 AM  
Nuts are vegan. Fruit is vegan. Candy canes are vegan. Coffee is vegan. A much harder challenge is treats for people watching their intake of some or all of these: sugar, fat, salt, caffeine. Of course, such people are likely too miserable to celebrate the holidays, anyway.
 
2020-11-22 6:41:02 AM  
Very nice with live baby otters.
 
2020-11-22 8:28:40 AM  
Nope   ,boo to subby for the slide show.
 
2020-11-22 8:43:56 AM  

alechemist: Nope   ,boo to subby for the slide show.


I tried to deslide-ify and as per usual, it about 80% worked.

it also came back with this, which, sure, that sounds like something I might want...
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2020-11-22 8:49:49 AM  

alechemist: Nope   ,boo to subby for the slide show.


It's a slideshow that is just advertising.  Inside the slideshow, though, they felt the need to throw in extra advertising.
 
2020-11-22 9:39:00 AM  

LordBeavis: alechemist: Nope   ,boo to subby for the slide show.

It's a slideshow that is just advertising.  Inside the slideshow, though, they felt the need to throw in extra advertising.


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2020-11-22 10:16:52 AM  
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Slide #1: 9 Vegan Holiday Treats I'm Sending as Gifts This Year
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9 Vegan Holiday Treats I'm Sending as Gifts This Year
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A gift doesn't have to be expensive for it to prove how much you care. I believe personalization is the real key to making a present extra special. Trust me - my friends who have gonevegancan attest to this.
Every time the holidays roll around, they end up regifting the manycookies, baked goods, and other treats that wind up on their doorstep. But not my package! That's because I search far and wide to find them festive treats they can actually enjoy.
It sounds so simple, but I'm confident theveganeater in your life will light up when they see you went the extra mile for them.

Slide #2: Dana's Bakery Vegan Black and White Cookies
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Dana's Bakery Vegan Black and White Cookies
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Your favorite New Yorker will feel right at home taking a bite out ofDana's Bakery's Vegan Black and White Cookies($29) - trust me, these are an Empire State original.

Slide #3: Safe and Fair Pumpkin Pie Drizzled Popcorn
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Safe and Fair Pumpkin Pie Drizzled Popcorn
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I bet the most pumpkin-obsessed friend you have hasn't tried pumpkin popcorn yet. Make their day withSafe and Fair Pumpkin Pie Drizzled Popcorn($5).

Slide #4: Wildly Organic Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix
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Wildly Organic Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix
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Pro tip: packageWildly Organic Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix($14) with vegan whiskey for an equally cozy and boozy night by the fire.

Slide #5: The Naughty Cookie Vegan Ooey Gooey S'mores Box
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The Naughty Cookie Vegan Ooey Gooey S'mores Box
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S'mores are just as relevant in the colder seasons thanks toThe Naughty Cookie Vegan Ooey Gooey S'mores Box($50) - grab these for the friend who's missing summers by the campfire.

Slide #6: Coop's Microcreamery Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce
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Coop's Microcreamery Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce
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My love language is, without a doubt, rich, velvety dark chocolate. That's why I giftCoop's Microcreamery Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce($13) to my nearest and dearest.

Slide #7: Sutter Buttes Fig + Olive Tapenade
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Sutter Buttes Fig + Olive Tapenade
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Nothing gathers my friends together quite like a charcuterie board - even if that means we each bring one to the Zoom hangout. Little do they know I'm sending them allSutter Buttes Fig + Olive Tapenade($12) for our virtual holiday gathering.

Slide #8: Stylish Spoon's Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread Man Decorating Kit
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Stylish Spoon's Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread Man Decorating Kit
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Another video-chat idea: send your loved onesStylish Spoon's Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread Man Decorating Kit($69), so you can all do some decorating separately yet together.

Slide #9: Barista + Bites Vegan Holiday Whoopie Pie Combo
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Peppermint adds a festive feel to any treat - not that chocolate and vanillaBarista + Bites Vegan Whoopie Pies($69) need more of a reason to be a holiday favorite.

Slide #10: Nibble Chocolate Vegan Truffle Box
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Nibble's Chocolate Vegan Truffle Box($20) is always a hit among my pickier friends. With eight flavors per box (dark chocolate, raspberry, coffee, pomegranate sea salt, oat vanilla, chai, Mexican chocolate, and lemon), there are plenty of tasty options to love.

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Slide 10 of 10: BUY NOW$20Nibble's Chocolate Vegan Truffle Box ($20) is always a hit among my pickier friends. With eight flavors per box (dark chocolate, raspberry, coffee, pomegranate sea salt, oat vanilla, chai, Mexican chocolate, and lemon), there are plenty of tasty options to love.
 
2020-11-22 10:17:57 AM  
 
2020-11-22 11:32:59 AM  

Biscuit Tin: Nuts are vegan. Fruit is vegan. Candy canes are vegan. Coffee is vegan. A much harder challenge is treats for people watching their intake of some or all of these: sugar, fat, salt, caffeine. Of course, such people are likely too miserable to celebrate the holidays, anyway.


Strictly speaking, avocados, almonds, dates, white sugar, sprinkles, honey (well known), many banana brands, most pasta, Tropicana "juice", and many red colored candy aren't vegan.  Vegetarian, yes. There are many more, but fruit & veggie aren't a guaranteed option.

But all of those have animal parts or made by animal labor.  Some of those are well known, but not all. Bleached sugar usually uses bone char, most bananas use a dusting of chitosan (ground up insect exoskeleton) to look nice, sprinkles do the same but I don't remember the specific chemical, Tropicana adds omega-3 that comes from fish oil, that kind of thing.

/Me, I think those reasons make it more interesting to eat.
//Had to break the news to an ethical vegan friend that she'd have to actually do more research, while she sat there eating guacamole
 
2020-11-22 11:36:34 AM  
Oh, and most white wine uses isinglass to help clear it, which comes from fish.  Tell that to your vegan mommy acquaintances and watch them cry.
 
2020-11-22 12:25:54 PM  

Biscuit Tin: Nuts are vegan. Fruit is vegan. Candy canes are vegan. Coffee is vegan. A much harder challenge is treats for people watching their intake of some or all of these: sugar, fat, salt, caffeine. Of course, such people are likely too miserable to celebrate the holidays, anyway.


I've been to a vegan strip club in Portland, and thankfully, beer and whiskey are vegan-friendly.  😇
 
2020-11-22 12:31:29 PM  

The_Sponge: and thankfully, beer and whiskey are vegan-friendly.  😇


As long as they are not filtered with isinglass, then yes, they can be vegan-friendly.

Sometimes, red colorants are carmine, which comes from cochineals (a beetle). So watch out on red dyes.
 
2020-11-22 12:33:02 PM  

azn_firebug: The_Sponge: and thankfully, beer and whiskey are vegan-friendly.  😇

As long as they are not filtered with isinglass, then yes, they can be vegan-friendly.

Sometimes, red colorants are carmine, which comes from cochineals (a beetle). So watch out on red dyes.


Yup...although I am trying to remember which beers contain isinglass.....

Guinness, IIRC.
 
7 days ago  
WTF? That site was such a hot mess it should be burned to the ground. Scrolling down led to ads. Clicking the slide show arrow led to different article headlines and more ads. Refreshing led to more ads. In the future, can we link to something more reasonable like SovereignCitizen.org?
 
7 days ago  

zeroflight222: avocados, almonds, dates, white sugar, sprinkles, honey (well known), many banana brands, most pasta, Tropicana "juice", and many red colored candy aren't vegan.  Vegetarian, yes. There are many more, but fruit & veggie aren't a guaranteed option.

But all of those have animal parts or made by animal labor.


Really? Avocados, almonds, and dates contain animal parts or are made by animal labor? There's not going to be much left on the menu if you eliminate anything that requires a pollinator.
 
7 days ago  
nope, no vegans, some vegetarians, but they love good cheese, so they are easy.
 
6 days ago  

Bruscar: zeroflight222: avocados, almonds, dates, white sugar, sprinkles, honey (well known), many banana brands, most pasta, Tropicana "juice", and many red colored candy aren't vegan.  Vegetarian, yes. There are many more, but fruit & veggie aren't a guaranteed option.

But all of those have animal parts or made by animal labor.

Really? Avocados, almonds, and dates contain animal parts or are made by animal labor? There's not going to be much left on the menu if you eliminate anything that requires a pollinator.


Sorry, not dates.  I meant figs.

Almonds and avocados heavily use kept bees to do the polinating to the point that finding some that don't requires research.  Strict vegans see that as basically farmed animal labor since they're not wild bees per se.  The same could be said about a lot of fruit from major producers but the avocados and almonds are easy to prove and extremely hard to find any that don't use kept bees as part of the production cycle.

So if the vegan doesn't care about using bee labor, those are fine.

/traveling beekeepers & hives are in such massive demand that there's a huge business around them going from orchard to orchard to the point that beekeeper wars happen on the west coast.  it's a fascinating read in itself
 
6 days ago  

Bruscar: zeroflight222: avocados, almonds, dates, white sugar, sprinkles, honey (well known), many banana brands, most pasta, Tropicana "juice", and many red colored candy aren't vegan.  Vegetarian, yes. There are many more, but fruit & veggie aren't a guaranteed option.

But all of those have animal parts or made by animal labor.

Really? Avocados, almonds, and dates contain animal parts or are made by animal labor? There's not going to be much left on the menu if you eliminate anything that requires a pollinator.


Really, it's like you say, using a pollinator.  Just depends on how strict of a vegan they are and what their limits are.

I knew one vegan who ate cheese from some local farms because she knew they treated the cattle & sheep really well and used vegan sources of rennet.  I also used to know one super strict vegan that wouldn't eat a whole lot that she didn't grow herself or trade to get from others of her group.
 
6 days ago  

zeroflight222: Biscuit Tin: Nuts are vegan. Fruit is vegan. Candy canes are vegan. Coffee is vegan. A much harder challenge is treats for people watching their intake of some or all of these: sugar, fat, salt, caffeine. Of course, such people are likely too miserable to celebrate the holidays, anyway.

Strictly speaking, avocados, almonds, dates, white sugar, sprinkles, honey (well known), many banana brands, most pasta, Tropicana "juice", and many red colored candy aren't vegan.  Vegetarian, yes. There are many more, but fruit & veggie aren't a guaranteed option.

But all of those have animal parts or made by animal labor.  Some of those are well known, but not all. Bleached sugar usually uses bone char, most bananas use a dusting of chitosan (ground up insect exoskeleton) to look nice, sprinkles do the same but I don't remember the specific chemical, Tropicana adds omega-3 that comes from fish oil, that kind of thing.

/Me, I think those reasons make it more interesting to eat.
//Had to break the news to an ethical vegan friend that she'd have to actually do more research, while she sat there eating guacamole


yeah, the bone char thing is still in surprisingly common use (Venezia in olden times was famous for quality sugar... they used to process human bones from their ridiculous collection of ossuaries! mmmmm.) - not all producers even mention their sources, but some do. so then you also have to start wondering about candy canes, or any candy in general, or any other product containing refined sugar. serious vegans actually diligently check into that sort of provenance - wonder if your friend does? also, anything containing ingredients listed as simply, "natural flavor" ... yeah, that can be literally anything at all, there are no rules. lol!

me, I've been a standard vegetarian (well, modulo seafood) for a very long time - never vegan, although I did still used to check very ardently into those sort of source issues, partially because it's simply quite so very interesting!!! these days, though? my increasing apathy for life in general, and my overall malaise... like, if I eat half a bite of meat that was accidentally on my pizza, it's not going to kill me. or if I highly suspect the Chinese restaurant across the street almost certainly uses chicken stock in its delicious vegetals fried rice, steamed broccoli, in the egg foo yung patties, &c. &.c. ... yeah, I'll probably still eat it. and if I had the rare chance to crunch an Ortolan? ...mhm, I'd very likely crunch on one.

as long as people aren't trying to tell others what to eat, they can do whatever they like.

personally, the times I do try to tell people about my diet, really the only reason is to brag/share about something I think is truly delicioso. or to provide context when I say nonsense like, "fried turkey SPAM used to be one of my most favoritest things on the planet!" lol. (also, it is really hands-down the best of all the SPAMs. fight me.)
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: Biscuit Tin: Nuts are vegan. Fruit is vegan. Candy canes are vegan. Coffee is vegan. A much harder challenge is treats for people watching their intake of some or all of these: sugar, fat, salt, caffeine. Of course, such people are likely too miserable to celebrate the holidays, anyway.

I've been to a vegan strip club in Portland, and thankfully, beer and whiskey are vegan-friendly.  😇


You misspelled titties. I knew of this vegan strip club you refer to.
 
6 days ago  
Last year I made my vegan friend Buckeyes and what I will call a cow pie. Took vegan chocolate chips melted in almond milk in a double boiler. Then mixed in oats and chunky peanut butter. Spread the mixture over parchment paper and put it in the fridge to cool.
I just wish vegan milks came in smaller sizes tho
 
6 days ago  

alechemist: Last year I made my vegan friend Buckeyes and what I will call a cow pie. Took vegan chocolate chips melted in almond milk in a double boiler. Then mixed in oats and chunky peanut butter. Spread the mixture over parchment paper and put it in the fridge to cool.
I just wish vegan milks came in smaller sizes tho


I truly want to believe that your friend's name is Buckeyes! but at the same time it always really makes me happy to hear when people know what buckeyes are.
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: azn_firebug: The_Sponge: and thankfully, beer and whiskey are vegan-friendly.  😇

As long as they are not filtered with isinglass, then yes, they can be vegan-friendly.

Sometimes, red colorants are carmine, which comes from cochineals (a beetle). So watch out on red dyes.

Yup...although I am trying to remember which beers contain isinglass.....

Guinness, IIRC.


Nope, not anymore- they made a big deal about getting away from isenglass a few years ago.
 
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