Happy National Popcorn Day!

Once again we are faced with corn.  And so soon too.  But this time it's popped!  Popcorn is just fun food - tainted though it may be nowadays.  Once again the New Orleans Food Co-Op comes to the rescue, carrying organic popping corn.  While definitely a food to have in moderation, nothing beats a little popcorn now and then - try it with a little nooch!


Happy National Croissant Day!

For far too long, vegans had to sit idly by as non-vegans enjoyed flaky, light, delicious croissants.  No longer!  Breads on Oak has busted that wide, WIDE open.  New Orleans vegans are now welcome - nay, invited - to enjoy delectable croissants about one weekend a month, even those filled with chocolate and various nut pastes.

They always have a large selection of vegan goodies, so it's never a waste of time to stop by.  So seriously, go by and ask for some vegan croissants!  You won't be sorry.


Happy National Cornchip Day!

Corn is a troubled grain.  It's monocropped, subsidized, and of course someone had the bright idea to genetically modify it.  But it seems wrong to villainize the grass.  It's not corn's fault that it has been exploited by humanity.

And, after all, there are organic, non-GMO corn chips out there.  We don't have a Trader Joe's here in Nola, but they do make their own variety of organic corn chip dipper.  And lucky for you, you can order them from Amazon!

We live in a crazy world... one that wants you to eat corn chips.


Happy National Pistachio Day!

I am a fan of the pistachio.  I have yet to find vegan pistachio ice cream, but I have faith that some day that dream will be fulfilled.  Luckily pistachios are delicious all on their own.  As well as fun to eat.


Today is also National Peanut Brittle Day.  See?  I told you there were a lot of peanut days.


National Irish Coffee Day!

This is a day where you really can't lose - (vegan) Irish coffee day.  Except for if you get wasted drinking coffee with whiskey and sugar in it before work, which probably wouldn't be advisable for the advancement of your career.  So maybe you should wait till Saturday.

Whatever you do, make sure to drink your (vegan) Irish coffee out of a pretty vegan mug like this one from Vegan Dish.


Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

National Peanut Butter Day will be the first of many peanut-themed days.  Apparently people really love peanuts!  Except for the people who are deathly allergic to peanuts, for whom such days are a bit of a cruel joke.  (To the peanut allergic, I will not be offended if you decide to skip these posts.)  Me, I'm OK with peanuts.  My absolute favorite presentation of peanuts is in Vietnamese-style peanut sauce - preferably on the side of a nice tofu bun or some spring rolls.

Peanut Butter is one of those things that you can't really go wrong with.  It does savory.  It does sweet.  And it even does whoopie pies (that is, voopee pies).

From Etsy's Keep Calm Shop
Enjoy your peanut butter!


Happy National Rhubarb Pie Day!

Rhubarb.  It's not a vegetable you see used very often, and particularly out of the context of pie.  And, you know, famous millionaire cats.  While it's lovely in coloration and structure, one does wonder what inspired someone to bake it into a pie.  Nevertheless, not only is rhubarb baked into pies, it's even baked into vegan pies.

Happy rhubarbing, y'all.


Happy National Blondie Day!

I love me a good brownie.  Blondies have always seemed somewhat lacking to me... after all, they're lacking chocolate!  But when done properly, they are delish.  Check out this lovely recipe for vegan blondies (with chocolate chips!).  Happy baking!


Happy National Granola Bar Day!

I am a fan of granola bars.  But I feel it's important to be discerning about what granola bars to buy.  Of course there is the vegan factor: most soft or "chewy" style granola bars contain milk products.  There's also the matter of knowing what companies you are really supporting when you purchase processed foods.

Of course you can bypass all of this mess and just make our own.  The Yummy Mummy provides this delsih seasonal recipe - Enjoy!


Happy National Cheese Lovers' Day!

For years, vegans had to put up with poor substitutes for cheese.  But no longer!  With Follow Your Heart, Teese, and the market favorite Daiya available across the country we can have melty, salty "cheese" on pizza or anything else.  And all without the gamut of badness that comes with animal-based cheese.

Personally, I celebrated today by eating cheese and crackers - specifically, a Daiya Havarti on Whole Foods "Golden Rounds."  Not the healthiest snack, but sometimes you just have to go for what's delish!  So cheese it up, cheese lovers.


Happy National Fig Newton Day!

Historically, I am not the biggest fan of fig newtons.  But I've found that I will eat a whole package of Fig Newmans in a sitting without reservation.

That is all.


Happy Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

There will be many, many "ice cream days" this year, and Strawberry Ice Cream Day is one I can definitely get behind.  Here in Louisiana, we get some seriously amazing fresh strawberries in the spring.  When they come into season, we should all try this strawberry ice creme recipe!

In the winter, warm-ish though it may be, it's best to enjoy strawberries preserved somehow.  Like in delicious strawberry ice!  Or use some frozen strawberries to create strawberry ice cream in your Vitamix.

When it comes to vegan strawberry ice cream, it's hard to go wrong!


Happy Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day!

Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day would seem to present a huge veganizing challenge.  But as it turns out, vegans seem rather fond of creating vegan pastrami delicacies.  There's this vegan pastrami recipe on Two Vegan Boys, the vegan Reuben from the Snarky Vegan posted during Vegan MoFo, and many more.

If you want to go a simple and easy route, pick up some peppered Tofurky "pastrami-style" slices.  Fry them up for a few minutes, maybe melt some Daiya on there, and pile it onto some high-quality rye bread for a hot pastrami treat!


Happy National Peach Melba Day!

I gotta say, I've never had peach melba.  But it sounds freaking delicious.  Poached peaches with raspberry sauce over vanilla ice cream?  That is a whole bunch of mid-summer delicious YES.  Of course, it's currently... January.  Which strikes me as an odd time for ice cream confections.  I intend to look into this during the summer when peaches are at their peak.  Until then, enjoy this lovely Vegalicious recipe.


Happy National Marzipan Day!

Marzipan is, hands down, one of my favorite treats.  I will eat it straight out the tube, but I do so enjoy the pretty little fruit-shaped ones that are sold, among other places, at Brocato's.

Brocato's is a place of magic, and while most of their goodies are not vegan there is plenty to satisfy, such as Roman candy, Italian ice made in-house, and the aforementioned marzipan.

Happy marzipanning!


Happy National Bittersweet Chocolate Day - and happy birthday to me!!

Hi!  It's my birthday!!  For reals.  I'm old.

It's also National Bittersweet Chocolate day - how completely fitting for the birthday of a chocolate addict like me.  Now, I am all for some delicious chocolate, but I also have a conscience, which means that these days I only buy fair trade.  (Trust me, not-fair-trade chocolate is a bad scene.)

Lucky for me, the New Orleans Food Coop carries a nice variety of fair trade and absolutely delicious chocolate for my enjoyment - and yours too, for that matter.  Hooray for coops!!


Happy National Apricot Day!

Apricots are, truly, a thing of beauty.  I made it well into my twenties before tasting a real, ripe apricot - what a different experience it is from those uber-sweet dried suckers.  While dried fruit has its place, it just doesn't compare to the delicate, succulent flesh of the real thing.

Given that apricots are only really in season during a narrow window from late spring to early summer, today's celebration will have to be one of a product that uses apricots instead.  I'm fond of Whole Soy & Co.'s apricot and mango yogurt - though I do feel they could have left out the mango.  Available at your local Whole Foods, and possible Rouse's as well.  ;)


Happy National English Toffee Day!

When I saw this National Day listing, I had to ask myself: what the hell is English Toffee?  Does it differ from regular toffee in some way - some English way?  (Like, is there fish in it?)  The answer seems to be a) no, it is not particularly English, and b) it is just candy pretty much made of equal parts butter and sugar and often coated in chocolate.  YUMS.

Now, I'm a girl who does not like making candy.  Thermometer what??  Not my style.  And sadly, I've not found any vegan toffee in these parts.  Candy made predominately of butter tends to be somewhat difficult to find in vegan versions - especially when you have recipes advising *not* to sub margarine because you'll "lose essential flavor."  What the heck ever y'all.  Plants have plenty of flavor, I promise.  Lucky for us, we have... the internets!  Which quickly revealed to me this beautiful option of bulk Vegan English Toffee.  Internets FTW!


Happy National Tempura Day!

Wow.  What an interesting food day to have, eh?  I am fairly fond of tempura, though in my old age I do tend to be getting more sensitive to fried foods.  Alas.  Nevertheless, every now and then I stop by Sake Cafe on Magazine Street and just can't resist.  I have been assured that there is no egg in the tempura batter here, as is sometimes the case.  So if you're in a vegetable tempura kind of mood, there you go!  Just remember to order it with ponzu sauce rather than the one it normally comes with (which has a fish base).


Also, Happy King's Day!!

Yes, today is King's Day!  And in case you didn't know, that means it's the official start of the Mardi Gras season.  All across New Orleans, people are switching out Christmas trees for colorful beads and masks.

And they're enjoying King Cake!  Later I'll show you the king cakes I make at home, but for now be appeased that you can purchase vegan king cakes at Whole Foods (beginning next weekend), and at the PeaceBaker in Metairie.  If you're out toward the Bywater, the PeaceBaker's cakes are available at the New Orleans Food Co-Op, and Shake Sugaree is also making vegan king cakes.  So enjoy!

UPDATE: Breads on Oak, your fabulous source for vegan croissants and other delish vegan pastries, is also making vegan king cakes this year!!

Happy National Shortbread Day!

When I first saw this day listed, I had to ask myself: what *is* shortbread?  I mean, really, what is it?  So I asked tha internets, and they told me this:
Shortbread is a type of biscuit which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour.
Thanks Wikipedia!

My second thought was, well hell, I can do that!  There's great vegan butter out there.  And I'm sure I can.  And I'm sure you can too.

But... I haven't had a lot of time to bake this winter.  For those of us who want to experience the joys of vegan shortbread but don't have the desire to bake, Vegan Essentials offers these Boston shortbread cookies.  Happy shortbreading!!


Happy National Whipped Cream Day!

When I was a kid, there was never (and I mean NEVER) whipped cream in a can or, goodness forbid, Cool Whip in our house.  When it was time for whipped cream, generally used to top mama's homemade pumpkin pie or strawberry shortcake, out came the cold bowl, the mixer, and the cold heavy cream.

Clearly that's not how I do it.

I take a bit of dirty pleasure in buying vegan whipped cream in a can.  So naughty on so many levels!  But I feel safe in stating that it brings joy to vegans the world over.

Those who are far less lazy than I am can also make some whipped coconut cream.  Yummers!


Happy National Spaghetti Day!

I must say, spaghetti is one of my favorite foods.  When I was a kid I always asked for my mama's spaghetti (with meat balls, back in those days) for my birthday.

My love of spaghetti and really all things pasta has endured into adulthood, though now I'm more likely to crack open a jar of Newman's on some quinoa pasta than to slow simmer a sauce to put on a pound of white wheat.  Really though, I love all kinds of noodles.  I have frequently said that noodles are my favorite food.

But what if... what IF I made a real red sauce and put it on quinoa pasta?  Only deliciousness could ensue.  I'm sure I'll get around to it some day.

I'll also try this vegan spaghetti and meatball recipe from Whole Foods... one of these days.

How do you like your spaghetti?  Do tell!


Happy National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!

Tell me truly: who does not love this sickly-sweet confection?

Well, lots of people.  But personally I've always been a fan of sickly-sweet things so these are right up my alley.  Unfortunately they tend to be made with the absolute worst bottom-of-the-line chocolate there is.  Usually, but not always!

Check out these beauties from Rose City Chocolates.  Now that is how to do a cordial!


Happy National Buffet Day!

Yes, today is National Buffet Day.  Now, traditionally buffets are long steamy pits of despair where vegans are concerned.  But behold!  Check out Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine in Houston, Texas.  All vegan buffet all the time!  It could be enough to get me over to the big sky state.

For now though, I will be satisfied with the vegan options available at the lunch buffet served up through the week at Nirvana Indian Cuisine on Magazine Street.


New year, new project: National ??? Day!

Well, it's possible that I've lost my mind.  The main evidence?  Yes, I'm starting a new project.

You know how sometimes you'll hear an offhand comment about "National Pancake Day" or "National Bagel Day" or some other seemingly random celebration of food?  Well, those have always made me think, "I wish I woulda known!"

So, I found a list.  And then I found some more.  And this year, I will be posting pretty much every day with a "National something-or-other Day."  Just for funsies.  Because really, what is life without funsies... or without National Corn Chip Day?  It strikes me as an easy and enjoyable way to celebrate (mostly) food, and provides a framework for talking about veganizing everyday pleasures.  Because if you can be vegan and still celebrate National Mincemeat Day, anything and everything must be possible!

Below is the list I'll be working from, and a few more holidays will be added along the way.  Tomorrow I'll be back to celebrate National Buffet Day with y'all.  For now, enjoy the fact that a) it's a new year, HOORAY!; b) today is also National Bloody Mary Day, and c) January is National Hot Tea month, National Oatmeal month, National Slow Cooking month, AND National Soup month!

Until tomorrow, Happy Everything.

National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month

January 2 National Buffet Day
January 2 National Cream Puff Day
January 3 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4 National Spaghetti Day
January 5 National Whipped Cream Day
January 6 National Shortbread Day
January 7 National Tempura Day
January 8 National English Toffee Day
January 9 National Apricot Day
January 10 National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 12 National Marzipan Day
January 13 National Peach Melba Day
January 14 National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
January 15 National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16 National Fig Newton Day
January 20 National Buttercrunch Day
January 20 National Cheese Lover's Day
January 21 National Granola Bar Day
January 22 National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23 National Pie Day
January 23 National Rhubarb Pie Day
January 24 National Peanut Butter Day
January 25 National Irish Coffee Day
January 26 National Peanut Brittle Day
January 26 National Pistachio Day
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29 National Cornchip Day
January 30 National Croissant Day
January 31 National Popcorn Day
National Cherry Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Snack Food Month

February 19-25 National Pancake Week
February 1 National Baked Alaska Day
February 3 National Carrot Cake Day
February 4 National Homemade Soup Day
February 4 National Stuffed Mushroom Day
February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 8 National Molasses Bar Day
February 9 National Bagels and Lox Day
February 10 National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
February 11 National Peppermint Patty Day
February 12 National Plum Pudding Day
February 13 National Tortellini Day
February 14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 15 National Gumdrop Day
February 16 National Almond Day
February 17 National Indian Pudding Day
February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20 National Cherry Pie Day
February 21 National Sticky Bun Day
February 22 National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
February 22 National Margarita Day
February 23 National Banana Bread Day
February 24 National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25 National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day
February 25 National Clam Chowder Day
February 26 National Pistachio Day
February 27 National Chocolate Cake Day
February 27 National Strawberry Day
February 27 National Kahlua Day
February 28 National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Celery Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month

March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
March 1 National Fruit Compote Day
March 2 National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3 National Cold Cuts Day
March 3 National Mulled Wine Day
March 4 National Poundcake Day
March 5 National Cheese Doodle Day
March 6 National Frozen Food Day
March 6 National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day
March 7 National Cereal Day
March 8 National Peanut Cluster Day
March 9 National Crabmeat Day
March 10 National Blueberry Popover Day
March 11 Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
March 12 National Baked Scallops Day
March 13 National Coconut Torte Day
March 14 National Potato Chip Day
March 15 National Peanut Lovers Day
March 15 National Pears Helene Day
March 16 National Artichoke Heart Day
March 18 National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 19 National Poultry Day
March 19 National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 20 National Ravioli Day
March 21 National French Bread Day
March 23 National Chip and Dip Day
March 23 National Melba Toast Day
March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 25 National Lobster Newburg Day
March 26 National Waffle Day
March 26 National Nougat Day
March 27 National Spanish Paella Day
March 28 National Black Forest Cake Day
March 29 National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 30 Turkey Neck Soup Day
March 31 National Clams on the Half Shell Day

National Fresh Celery Month
National Pecan Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soyfoods Month

April 12-18 National Egg Salad Week
April 1 National Sourdough Bread Day
April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3 National Chocolate Mousse Day
April 4 National Cordon Bleu Day
April 5 National Raisin & Spice Bar Day
April 6 National Caramel Popcorn Day
April 7 National Coffee Cake Day
April 8 National Empanada Day
April 9 National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
April 10 National Cinnamon Crescent Day
April 11 National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12 National Licorice Day
April 13 National Peach Cobbler Day
April 14 National Pecan Day
April 14 National Hot Cross Bun Day (Good Friday)
April 15 National Glazed Ham Day
April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day
April 16 National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day
April 17 National Cheeseball Day
April 18 National Animal Crackers Day
April 20 National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day
April 21 National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
April 22 National Jelly Bean Day
April 23 National Cherry Cheesecake Day
April 24 National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
April 25 National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 National Pretzel Day
April 27 National Prime Rib Day
April 28 National Blueberry Pie Day
April 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30 National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Barbecue Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month

May 1-7 National Raisin Week
May 3-9 National Herb Week
May 1 National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 3 National Raspberry Popover Day
May 3 National Chocolate Custard Day
May 4 National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 4 National Hoagie Day
May 6 National Crepe Suzette Day
May 7 National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day
May 12 National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 National Apple Pie Day
May 14 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 17 National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18 National Cheese Souffle Day
May 19 National Devil's Food Cake Day
May 20 National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 22 National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 National Taffy Day
May 24 National Escargot Day
May 25 National Brown-Bag-It Day
May 26 National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 31 National Macaroon day

National Candy Month
National Dairy Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Papaya Month

June 1 National Hazelnut Cake Day
June 2 National Rocky Road Day
June 3 Donut Day (1st weekend in June)
June 3 National Chocolate Macaroon Day
June 5 National Gingerbread Day
June 6 National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 9 National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
June 11 National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 13 Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 16 National Fudge Day
June 17 National Apple Strudel Day
June 17 National Cherry Tart Day
June 21 National Peaches & Cream Day
June 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day
June 23 National Pecan Sandies Day
June 24 National Pralines Day
June 25 National Strawberry Parfait Day
June 26 National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 29 National Almond Buttercrunch Day
National Baked Bean Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Picnic Month

July 1 National Gingersnap Day
July 2 National Anisette Day
July 3 National Chocolate Wafer Day
July 4 National Barbecue Day
July 5 National Apple Turnover Day
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 7 National Macaroni Day
July 8 National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 National Pina Colada Day
July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day
July 12 National Pecan Pie Day
July 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day
July 17 National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18 National Caviar Day
July 20 National Ice Cream Day
July 20 National Lollipop Day
July 21 National Creme Brulee Day
July 22 National Penuche Day
July 23 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26 National Bagelfest
July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day
July 28 National Hamburger Day
July 29 National Lasagna Day
July 30 National Cheesecake Day
July 31 National Raspberry Cake Day
National Catfish Month
August 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 2 National Ice Cream Soda Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day
August 4 National Chocolate Chip Day
August 5 National Mustard Day
August 6 National Root Beer Float Day
August 7 Raspberries 'n Cream Day
August 8 National Frozen Custard Day
August 9 National Rice Pudding Day
August 10 National S'mores Day
August 11 National Raspberry Bombe Day
August 14 National Creamsicle Day
August 15 National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 17 National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18 National Ice Cream Pie Day
August 19 National Soft Ice Cream Day
August 20 National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
August 21 National Spumoni Day
August 22 National Pecan Torte Day
August 23 National Spongecake Day
August 24 National Peach Pie Day
August 25 National Banana Split Day
August 26 National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 National Pots de Creme Day
August 28 National Cherry Turnovers Day
August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 National Trail Mix Day
National Chicken Month
National Honey Month
National Mushroom Month
National Papaya Month
National Potato Month
National Rice Month

September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day
September 8 National Date-Nut Bread Day
September 11 National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 15 National Creme de Menthe Day
September 16 National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18 National Play-Dough Day
September 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20 National Punch Day
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
September 22 National White Chocolate Day
September 26 National Pancake Day
September 28 National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
September 30 National Mulled Cider Day
National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month

October 4 National Taco Day
October 5 National Apple Betty Day
October 6 National Noodle Day
October 9 National Dessert Day
October 10 National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11 National Sausage Pizza Day
October 13 National Peanut Festival
October 13 National Pumpkin Festival
October 15 National Mushroom Day
October 17 National Pasta Day
October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 20 National Brandied Fruit Day
October 22 National Nut Day
October 23 National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24 National Bologna Day
October 26 National Mincemeat Day
October 28 National Chocolate Day
October 29 National Oatmeal Day
October 30 National Candy Corn Day
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover's Month
National Pepper Month
National Raisin Bread Month

November 1-7 - National Fig Week
November 2 National Deviled Egg Day
November 4 National Candy Day
November 5 National Doughnut Day
November 6 National Nachos Day
November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8 National Split Pea Soup Week (November 8-13)
November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 12 National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
November 13 National Indian Pudding Day
November 14 National Guacamole Day
November 15 National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
November 23 National Cashew Day
November 25 National Parfait Day
November 26 National Cake Day
November 27 National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
November 28 National French Toast Day
November 29 National Chocolates Day
November 30 National Mousse Day
December 1 National Pie Day
December 2 National Fritters Day
December 4 National Cookie Day
December 5 National Sacher Torte Day
December 6 National Gazpacho Day
December 7 National Cotton Candy Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 9 National Pastry Day
December 11 National Noodle-Ring Day
December 12 National Ambrosia Day
December 13 National Cocoa Day
December 14 National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15 National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
December 21 National French Fried Shrimp Day
December 23 National Pfeffernuesse Day
December 24 National Egg Nog Day
December 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26 National Candy Cane Day
December 27 National Fruitcake Day
December 30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day