In addition to being the guest of our highest rated podcast episode, Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a bestselling vegan cookbook author, bringing hedonism to a new (and press-worthy) level. Even though I am slightly intimidated by how fabulous she is (her dry humor is deliciously and sometimes painfully spot on), Isa is one of my favorite vegans ever (even though she recently abandoned me and her other NYC friends to move to Portland, OR). I’m not alone in my adoration for her though; she has zillions of fans all around the globe. With the holidays upon us, Isa is sharing with us a few tips on how to spread a vegan message for the holidaze…. er, holidays.
How to Spread a Vegan Message for the Holidays
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
- Create a little vegan cookzine for the holidays. Pick a theme (soups are a good choice) and use supermarket-friendly ingredients that everyone already loves (think lentils, not soy curls). Use 5 or so of your absolute favorite, time tested and loved soups. Send the zine out to friends and family like a holiday card.
- Have a bakesale! Bakesale is my response to everything. Pick a local animal organization (a sanctuary or shelter, perhaps) and organize a bakesale for them.
- Create a vegan hot chocolate kiosk. Hand out cupfuls of vegan hot chocolate for free. Have info about going vegan available for people that ask (and people will ask). Avoid pictures of factory farmed animals this time, keep it upbeat and kid-friendly. Make it obvious what you’re about; have a sign that says “Free Vegan Hot Chocolate!” You’ll have to check with local food ordinances and possibly prepare the hot chocolate in a commercial kitchen.
Isa Chandra Moskowtiz is the author of several bestselling vegan cookbooks, including Vegan With a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Veganomicon, and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. She runs Post Punk Kitchen. Her most recent book, Appetite for Reduction, was released earlier this month.