Category: December 2022

Four vegan holiday recipes to make your meal preparation easier, kinder

Looking for a way to bring some plant-based love to your holiday meals? Check out four vegan holiday recipes to make your meal celebration easier and kinder!

Find easy recipes for the main dish of Sheperd’s Pie the decorative side dish of Apple Cranberry and Kale Salad; the festive Plantiful Holiday Cheez Balls; and sweet Molasses Crinkle Cookies.

These recipes are provided courtesy of The Plantiful Pantry in Mount Vernon, Ia., which also provides a regular column for The Real Mainstream on plant-based cooking. Read on for their first-ever column on vegan holiday recipes!

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Cookie Walk continues MCC of the Quad Cities’ expanded social events, community service

Tomorrow and Sunday, MCC of the Quad Cities holds its annual Cookie Walk, featuring traditional sugary treats but also sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free cookies, cakes, candies and breads.

It’s one of many events that have grown as MCC of the Quad Cities strives to be more than a church, not just Christian, and beyond LGBTQ. Learn about Metropolitan Community Church’s history of leadership, social justice, community service, and fun events intended for everyone seeking a connection and healthy relationships.

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November poll calls for shorter campaigns, December poll explores “A Christmas Carol”

The results are in for our first-ever TRM Poll, and the clear winner: presidential campaigns should last no more than three months.

This, after former President Donald J. Trump has already thrown us into a two-year presidential election.

America has a longer campaign season than most countries — and worse voter turnout than almost three dozen.

Read more interesting context about the TRM Poll and results. You can also take our new December poll: What’s your favorite rendition over the last 69 years of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” ? You can vote until Dec. 23.

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Jewish people, migrants, LGBTQ community face greater threats, says DHS advisory

Members of Jewish communities, LGBTQ communities, and migrants face increased threats of domestic terrorism “by violent extremists seeking to further a political or social goal or act on a grievance,” according to a new government advisory.

The increased warning is gaining new focus a week after its release because of a sabotage of the power grid in Moore County, North Carolina, that officials are describing as “domestic terrorism.” More than 40,000 people are without power for several days following an intentional, targeted shoot-up of the area’s electrical transformers.

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