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A Vegan Easter!

  • Mar 11, 2010
While many of us find ourselves indulging in our kids' Easter candy while they're out searching for eggs on Easter morning (well, not me, because I don't have children, but you get my point), I'm sure that all of us are aware of the real meaning and importance of Easter. In Christian religion, Easter celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead on the third day of his crucifixion. However, regardless of religion, it is undeniable that the best way to celebrate this April day is with family and friends. But since I know that many of us will still be devouring a box of Peeps on Easter morning, I thought it'd be fun to show everyone how a vegan does Easter (or at least the sweets aspect of it).
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Sweet And Sara Vegan Marshmallow Peepers And Skippers
These are remniscent of Marshmallow Peeps without any of the gelatin, from Sweet And Sara, the makers of every vegan's favorite marshmallows. These are just too cute; it's almost impossible to bring myself to eat them! They can be found at Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe, but only for a limited time.
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Sweet And Sara Vegan Marshmallow Easter Eggs
These aren't remniscent of anything really. They're just eggs. But they're still just as cute, and just as sweet. It's a little easier to eat these because they don't have faces :) and they too are from Sweet And Sara, and can be found at Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe, for a limited time.
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Sjaak's Organic Chocolates
These adorable little eggs are similar to Cadbury eggs, but with different fillings. Plus, they're organic and fair-trade certified. That's an uber-bingo.
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Sjaak's Organic Fair Trade Vegan Dark Chocolate Sitting Bunny
This is almost cuter than the marshmallows. There is also one that comes with an edible chocolate basket. Organic and fair-trade certified.
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Free-Range Eggs
Egg-dyeing has been an Easter tradition in my family for years, though I no longer partake in it. A more humane way of doing this is by using cage-free eggs. That way, you are supporting farmers that allow their chickens to actually roam the farmyard, as opposed to those that confine their chickens to cramped cages, preventing them from ever seeing the light of day. While I'm at it, I would also like to ask people not to bring home rabbits and baby chicks for their young ones on Easter unless they are prepared to keep, love, and care for them, because, more often than not, they are usually not well-cared for, and/or are dropped off at shelters a few days after the excitement wears down.

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March 12, 2010
Great list! And I absolutely agree with what you said on #5. So often, people will give pets as presents on holidays and very rarely are the people who receive them either prepared to take care of the animal or wanting to and then that animal doesn't get the appropriate care that it deserves.
March 12, 2010
Thanks! And I agree. I see people all the time doing things like that because they know that it will make kids excited, and it seems like a great idea, until the adults realize that they are the ones that will have to take care of them (the animals).
March 12, 2010
Yeah, that's how I ended up with my rabbits. The people who originally had them realized that their kids had lost interest and they were just going to kill them, and I wasn't about to let that happen to two sweet little dwarf bunnies (or any animal), so I adopted them.
March 12, 2010
That's sweet :) I used to have a rabbit that we found and no one claimed, but it has since passed away. I also rescued three of my four cats from a prison, the other from the Humane Society. Pets are like potato chips; you can't have just one!
March 12, 2010
Hopefully, they're less edible. LOL!
March 12, 2010
I don't know about that. I used to have a few more cats running around here... :P
 
March 12, 2010
I love this list - it's so CUTE. Every single picture had me squealing. :)


Also, thanks for the last write-up about rabbits/chicks being properly cared for. I totally agree with you! No sad bunnies or chicks :(
March 12, 2010
You're welcome, and thank you. I agree; these products are so cute, it'd be hard to eat them.
 
March 12, 2010
Great list!! I love Easter for all the non-religious stuff (Easter egg hunts, dyeing eggs), but I haven't really celebrated it much since going vegan. You've proven that vegans can get creative and still have a ton of fun during that holiday. I might just have to get creative myself this year! :)
March 12, 2010
Thanks! I don't get as excited or involved in holidays as I used to, but it's nice to know that there are vegan options out there. It just goes to show that the vegan movement is beginning to catch on.
 
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