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Let’s be honest; nobody is more awesome than Mom. Here at the VNHQ, that blanket statement is especially accurate, as we’re fairly obsessed with our own superstar mothers. One staffer’s mom has become a dedicated family recipe veganizer, while another mom flew halfway across the country for a surprise, much-needed visit. Because we love moms, and because none of us would be here without them, we’re pretty excited to celebrate Mother’s Day. Spring is the perfect time of year to honor her, and with these recipes, tips, and tricks from VegNews and editors, planning the perfect, seasonal party is a breeze. Whether serving vegan breakfast in bed or afternoon brunch, these mouthwatering midday dishes will warm your mom’s heart and maybe even spark an interest in vegan cooking—assuming she’s not already a pro. Peruse our tips and holiday deals for the best ways to say, “You’re the best, Mom.” Most importantly, just enjoy spending time with your mom, because really, the pleasure of her company is what it’s all about. Happy Mother’s Day!

Since Mom never let you forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not return the favor by treating her to a light and fresh brunch fit for a queen. We’ve scoured our library of 15,000+ vegan recipes to find the dishes that will make Mother proud. Get the day started in celebratory style by sipping on Cozy Irish Coffee, then get to thrilling mom with all the brunchtime fixin’s, from Fantastic French Toast covered in Strawberry-Rhubarb Syrup and Classic Potato Pancakes to Savory Chive Biscuits with Rustic Cashew Gravy. Like any good holiday meal, what would Mother’s Day brunch be without dessert? Three words: Gooey Cinnamon Buns. Lets just call this the best brunch ever and leave it at that.

Brunch O'Clock:
Classic Potato Pancakes
Fantastic French Toast
Strawberry-Rhubarb Syrup
Mom's Favorite Frittata
Tantalizing Tofu Scramble
Savory Chive Biscuits
Rustic Cashew Gravy
Spicy Tempeh Sausage
Vegan Cream Cheese
Famous French Bread

Hello, Dessert!:
Delightful Banana Doughnuts
Peach and Blackberry Parfait
Super Tasty Scones
Choco-Coffee Frozen Yogurt
Perfect Pineapple Cake
Gooey Cinnamon Buns
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Parisian Vegan Crepes
Cozy Irish Coffee
Wonderful Whipped Cream
Peanut Butter Bread

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Not sure what to buy the woman who has everything? Shopping for Mom can be tough, especially if she’s too modest to drop hints—not that we’d ever do that. It may sound tacky—and mom’s love tacky, right?—but the gifts that mean the most are the thoughtful, heartfelt kind. If your mom loves fresh-cut flowers, send her a bouquet brimming with lilies or lavender. Other special gifts, such as a perfectly planned spring picnic or a relaxing spa vacation, can be just as meaningful without all the wrapping paper. Whatever the plan, leave the details to us. With these tips and tricks, we’ve taken the guesswork out of gifting.

Mother's Day Party Planning click here
DIY Gift Ideas click here
Eco-friendly Flowers click here
A Tea Party with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau click here
Green Spa Getaways click here
Spring Fling Parties click here
Perfect Picnic Ideas click here
Gorgeous Bouquets click here
Fabulous Vegan Fashion click here
Cruelty-free Candles click here
Guide to Edible Flowers click here
Vegan Parenting Forum click here

Maybe you’re not a huge fan of cooking, or maybe you just want to treat Mom to a night on the town. Either way, it’s not like you need much of a reason to share a scrumptious meal together at a gourmet vegan restaurant. Here are a few of our favorite places to celebrate Mother’s Day with a special, sit-down bite to eat. And best of all: No one has to do the dishes!

TARZANA: Brunch Affair @ Madeleine Bistro read more
SAN FRANCISCO: Dinner @ Millennium Restaurant read more
DENVER: Breakfast Feast @ WaterCourse Foods read more
CHICAGO: Brunch @ Karyn’s Cooked read more
PHILADELPHIA: Haute Cuisine @ Horizons Restaurant read more
CLARKSVILLE: Midday Meal @ Great Sage read more
NYC: Elegant Brunch @ Candle 79 read more
FT. LAUDERDALE: Supper @ Sublime read more

Living far from home can be difficult, especially around the holidays. If you’re not able to see Mom on Mother’s Day, send your love with a kind card—attached to a box of handmade vegan caramels. Yes, when it comes to celebrating holiday’s long-distance style, desktop to doorstop delivery is the name of the game. From lovely lip balms to indulgent vegan chocolates, these holiday deals are Mother’s Day must-haves.

Chocolate Treasure Trove
Soy Wax Candles
Mother's Day Marzipan
Vegan Candy Bars
Vegan Coupons Galore
Handmade Vegan Caramels
Lovely Lip Balm
Vegan Chocolate Boxes
Delicious Dessert Cookbook
Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Savvy Gift Certificates

From all of us at VegNews and VegWeb, we wish you a very happy Mother's Day!


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