Tonight we will eat 12 grapes at midnight. Ok, let’s face it, we won’t be up at midnight. We will be eating our grapes at about 8:30.
I learned of this tradition from my friend and nutritionist Barbara Mendez. According to Barbara, “this Spanish tradition dates back to 1895 and is thought to have originated in Madrid. It symbolizes 12 months of prosperity, health and happiness for the coming year.”
Happy 2014 to everyone! Thank you for reading my blog. I love communicating with you and hearing your suggestions, challenges, and recipes. I look forward to creating new blogs this year too. I’m going to be reinventing many recipes oil free (e.g., tempeh bacon and the vegan chocolate cake formula), so stay tuned!
To be vegan is to have reverence for all life. Let’s all continue to eat, drink, think and dress vegan. As always, I wish for everyone:
A toast: To our health, the health and welfare of the animals, and that of the planet.
My family and I wish you all the best for 2014!