Like most holidays, Christmas has food-centered celebrations and is a time for family gatherings where traditionally people light a Christmas trees, hang wreaths and stockings, sing carols, and exchange gifts. It’s also the season of goodwill and peace on earth. By extending peace to all animals on this earth, everyone can celebrate Christmas with a compassionate meal. By emphasizing wonderful fall vegetables that are abundant this time of year, it’s easy to share a delicious vegan meal.

 “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so.” (Genesis 1:29-30)