Right now I am staring at my christmas tree in its luminous glory, and I can’t help but feel unsettled.
Now I don’t know if you celebrate Christmas or not, but out of all the holidays, it’s always been at the top of my list. I hate to be a grinch, but is it just me–or does Christmas feel a little strange this year?
This will be my second Christmas as a vegan and over the course of about 2 years now, I have seen Christmas in a different light.
I was so blessed to grow up with a traditional christmas like the ones you’d see on TV. Tons of presents, a beautifully decorated house, tacky sweaters, perfectly shaped gingerbread men…the whole nine yards. But, something this year just clicked with me.
Why does there have to be a single day out of 365 where we practice gratitude, love and charity? Shouldn’t these things be something we incorporate into our daily lives?
I can still wholeheartedly say that I love looking at the city all lit up, going skating in the frigid cold Vancouver weather and listening to Mariah Carey’s christmas albums, but I truly think this will be my last Christmas.
I didn’t ask for anything this year besides a jolly good day with my friends and family, and I think that’s the greatest gift of all.
However, that doesn’t mean that I will stop posting holiday recipes! No, no, no. The food lives on. I have a quick, ridiculously easy recipe that I used to make with my mom during this time of year…except of course, vegan-ified!
Regardless of whether you choose to celebrate Christmas or not, theres always room for some good ol’ holiday munching!