Articles written by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Creamy Leek Polenta
The buttery texture of leeks and soft texture of polenta culminate in this dish of creamy perfection.
VN Guide to a Great Memorial Day Vegan BBQ
Warm weather and a long weekend make Memorial Day the perfect opportunity to entertain al fresco.
Celebrate Spring with a Vegan Twist
Put a progressive spin on holiday traditions without foregoing the festive feelings of the season.
4 Tips for the Perfect Vegan Thanksgiving
Don't miss our must-read tips for throwing a Thanksgiving meal that doesn't compromise your ideals.
New Year Traditions from Around the World
Take a page from another culture's book and incorporate new traditions into your holiday celebration.
10 Ways to Give Back at the Holidays
From volunteering to baking, here are VN's 10 ways to make a difference this holiday season.
Why Eating Your Colors is Essential
All of the nutrients we need reside in plants, and their vibrant hues are a clue to their healthy components.
What Vegans Should Know About Food Language
Do words affect the way we approach food? VN explores how language can help save the animals.
5 Must-Know Tips for Vegan Party Planning
VN’s resident party guru dishes her favorite tips for hosting the perfect spring shindig.
Fight the Recession by Eating Vegan on a Budget
Think plant-based diets aren’t an affordable way to live? Two words: drop biscuits.
Celebrate Easter the Vegan Way
Want to continue celebrating Easter, sans cruelty to animals? It’s as easy as biting into a vegan chocolate egg.
How to Host the Perfect Tea Party
Host a tea party at home with our three examples of ways to steep you and your guests in the tea tradition.
7 Flowers Good Enough to Eat (Really!)
These seven flowers pack a sweet punch, adding more than just decoration to your dinner plate.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
These melt-in-your mouth cookies have many names: Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pecan Balls, Snowdrops, and Snowballs. They’re often baked during the holidays but are also popular at weddings and other festive occasions. Vary the recipe using hazelnuts, almonds, or walnuts in place of the pecans.
Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frosting
This chocolate cake might be the easiest cake in the world to prepare, and it’s incredibly versatile, lending itself to a layer cake, bundt cake, or cupcakes.
Apple Cobbler
Many kinds of fruit can be used in a cobbler, but apples are perfect for fall and winter. This is a very simple dessert you can prepare in advance and pop in the oven just before guests arrive.
Chocolate Almond Brittle
This easy-to-make treat resembles peanut brittle in its rough-hewn appearance and buttery flavor. It takes much less time to make, however, and is simply delicious.
Apple Cobbler
Tart apples and fluffy biscuits meet in this perfect fall dessert.
Spooky Vegan Halloween Party
Have fun transforming your home from drab to fab for a Halloween-themed get-together.

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