Holiday Gift Ideas and 2 Giveaway Winners Announced

First order of business is to announce the winners:
  • Jennifer S. is the winner of 2 jars of Nacheez
  • Jennifer of KiDoing is the winner of the TofuXpress
Congrats! I will be running more giveaways and possible a contest to in the next 2 weeks.

Rescue Chocolate

Not only is the chocolate amazing, but you are helping animal rescues by buying it. 100% of net profits goes to animal groups. You can take a look at their list of organizations and see where your money is going.

From their Peanut Butter Pit Bull to Feral (cat) Fig you really can’t make a bad choice. Some of the flavors will sell out, but keep going down the list and just try another delicious flavor. All their flavors are tasty and 100% vegan too!

Rancho Gordo Beans
A great company that has a huge selection of heirloom beans. They also share their seeds with the Seed Savers Exchange. My most wanted gift is their Year of Beans. 6 bags of beans four times a year, it also includes a cookbook and some heirloom beans that will be only available in this package.

This is a great vegan cheezy dip that you don’t have to feel guilty about. It’s only 140 calories for the whole jar and perfect for a healthy after the holidays snack. You can choose from mild or spicy. It’s great with chips but you need to try it on pasta for a Mexi-twist on mac and not-cheese.

If you eat tofu in your household you really need one of these. Instead of piling up cast iron pans on top of tofu wrapped in paper towels to squeeze all the water out, you just put it in here and let the press do all the work. I use mine all the time and swear by it. I promise the veg in your life will love this.

Great Gift Cookbooks for Veggie Lovers:

  • Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas
    Nava Atlas is a veg cookbook icon and I’ve loved her since her very first book. This book is full of must try recipes and Susan Voisin’s photos are beautiful. You’ll use it everyday as well as the holidays!
  • The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions by Celine Steen and Joni Newman
    This is one case that the name does not say it all. Not only do you get a list of easy to use substitutions to use in your favorite non-veg recipes, but you get their original amazing recipes too. There is alot of goodness packed into this little book!
  • Vegan Lunch Box by Jennifer McCann
    For anyone that packs a lunch for kids or grownups. Her lunch ideas are inspiring.
  • Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robinson
    Perfect for the person on your list that’s on a tight budget, but wants to eat delicious meals too.
  • Candle 79 Cookbook by Joy Pierson
    A gorgeous book that I can’t wait to cook from. It includes Chickpea Crepes, Ginger-Seitan Dumplings, Live Lasagna, Chocolate Mousse Towers, Cucumber-Basil Martinis, and more upscale vegan fare.
  • Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet–All on $5 a Day or Less by Linda Watson
    This is a vegetarian cookbook with many vegan options. This book will get you planning tasty meals that are good for the environment and your wallet. (You can use her yogurt making tips to make your own soy yogurt too!)

Also make sure to check out the LightLife Blog to enter to win a copy of my book, The Vegan Slow Cooker! And sign up for my Lightlife giveaway here.


  1. YOUR book is what I would consider as a great holiday gift. :)