Happy Meatless Monday. There are seven Easter recipes in a link from this post for meatless feasting.
Yesterday we enjoyed the first real Spring day in Michigan and it was magical. I wore shorts and flip flops and could feel the sun healing my soul after an especially long winter. The sudden warmth shocked me into the realization that Easter is almost here.
Sandy and I have dyed Easter eggs together every year for the past eight years. This is our first vegan Easter. Change is good right? I have been thinking of alternatives to dying eggs and eating Starburst jelly beans that maintain the joy and fulfillment of ritual we have created while honoring our desire to celebrate in a more compassionate way this year. With little effort I found a ton of great ideas including painting wooden eggs. They can be enjoyed year after year so it is a cruelty free, sustainable and fun thing to do with people you love. Isn’t that what ritual is really about? Looking forward to the feeling that something creates is half the joy. It isn’t really the activity itself that is as important as the ceremony surrounding it and excitement leading up to the moment or event shared with the people you love.
There is a company online called Woodworks Ltd that is creating several different sizes of wooden eggs. You may also find the eggs at your local craft store.
I also would like to share a fun article on this very topic from VegNews. It has an exciting list of vegan Easter treats and seven recipes that will inspire you to create a feast fit for Peter Rabbit.
No reason to harm animals in the celebration of Easter and Spring. Lets try new things this year. Do you adopt a rabbit (virtually) from a farm sanctuary or do a special craft or volunteer project? If you have additional ideas or Easter moments to share I would love to hear them.
Have a delicious day.
Photos courtesy of VegNews.
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