November 1st is World Vegan Day and the beginning of World Vegan Month. Here are 3 easy ways to celebrate this month.
1) Order free copies of the African American Vegan Starter Guide and spread the word. Take the guide to your local grocery store, community center, faith-based organization, school, healthcare office--anywhere that you think folks would appreciate getting this great information.
2) Invite a friend over and cook a vegan meal together. Or go out to a local vegan restaurant together and share some new-to-you dishes. To find local vegan restaurants in your area, check out Happy Cow, one of the best online sources for vegan restaurant listings around the world. (When I went to Japan in September, Happy Cow was my best friend!)
3) If you celebrate Thanksgiving, make it all or more vegan. Or if you're the lone or one of only a few vegans going to your family's Thanksgiving, bring a vegan dish or two to share. This year, I'm adding homemade vegan mac and cheese to the meal that we're bringing to our family Thanksgiving. You can find the recipe on page 26 of the African American Vegan Starter Guide, which you can download for free right now or order free printed copies. My suggestion is to make the vegan mac and cheese before Thanksgiving so you can modify it just the way you like it. (I happen to like my mac on the thick side!). Here's a batch I made over the weekend with my niece Mara for our monthly sleepover. Delish!
So there you have it, fam. Three easy ways to celebrate World Vegan Month. Now I'd love to hear from you. Do you have any other ways that you can celebrate veganism this month? Share them in the comments below so we can all see your great idea(s)!