It's that time of year... again. The season of more time with family and friends, the season of giving gifts — and getting them, too. Yes, it's the holidays: For some, it's the most wonderful time of year... and for others, not so much. No matter where you fall in that spectrum, there's one thing that can really elevate your state — and it's gratitude.
Tired of explaining your dietary restrictions to your family every year? Want to try some healthy, vegan dishes to spice up your Thanksgiving celebration? Then look no further than vegan cornbread stuffing, no-bake pumpkin pie, pumpkin sage risotto, cranberry quinoa salad, lentil loaf, green bean casserole and balsamic + pecan brussels sprouts. You'll feel totally satisfied... but not stuffed like a turkey!
You don't have to be a culinary whiz to be a good hostess. And you do not need to spend a week prepping for a holiday party for it to slay (sleigh?), either. With a few clever ingredients and a touch of Insta-worthy design, you can be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season. Because, yes, there are easy snacks and appetizers out there that don't require a) a cart full of ingredients, b) 26 steps and c) the skill to cut a cranberry into perfect thirds! (Why would you ever need to do that?)
We get it: It's not always good for our emotional health to spend time with certain toxic family members at Thanksgiving... but it's not like you want to sit around at home with all those (paid) days off. That's why it's the perfect time to travel to one of these amazing spots. Pack your bags, baby: Last-minute hotel deals are calling our name...