It’s Halloween season, which means everyone is busting out their tubs o’ decorations and rediscovering just how sexy-cool Gomez and Morticia have been through the ages, but I just wanted to point out that for many vegans, aligning with the spooky season is not just a passing thing.
I’d even go so far as to say that vegans are bewitchingly in affinity with October 31 year-round because we are mysterious and magical AF. Don’t believe me? Here are ten ways that vegans express our inner-sorcerers 365 days a year, not just when pumpkin spice is in the air.
1. Kitchen Witchery
I kid you not, we can make cheese mainly out of random things in our produce drawers. Got an onion, some garlic, potatoes, carrots, cashews and a few other odds and ends? Congratulations, you’ve got a rich, creamy and umami-packed cheese sauce you’ll be scraping the blender to get every last drop out of, my friend. What sorcery is this? Everyday vegan sorcery, that’s what. Extra points if you add a little magic powder, AKA nooch, which is virtually its own vegan food group. Ask any vegan and we all have our own formulas for creating cheese out of thin air. Abracadabra, witches!
2. Communing with Seitan
Back in the olden days, legend has it that magical types would toss eye of newt or toe of frog into their bubbling cauldrons but you’d never find such ghastliness in our precious kettles. Vegans prove they are mysterious and magical AF every day by creating and eating rib-sticking, savory and flavorful proteins that don’t harm newts, frogs or any other creatures for that matter. The plant kingdom is our creative culinary playground because we take the witchcraft maxim of “harming none” to heart.
3. Animal Nature
Vegans often have a rescued cat or seven (who’s counting?) on our laps and while felines are frequent companions for spellbinding herbivores, we are also often found…