Since I can’t be with my Mom on Mother’s Day this year, I went to see her a week early, bringing with me some yummy vegan treats. Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers BitterSweet, I made vegan Limoncello Cheesecake Bites which turned out to be surprisingly easy, scrumptious, and the perfect size. As I was packing my car with my goodies, my neighbor came out to see where I was going, and we determined that she had made the same vegan cheesecake recipe from BitterSweet just last week! What a small world.
With my Mom, it’s not really about what present I give her, but about the valuable time we get to spend together. If I had to guess, I would say that most Moms have a similar opinion of the day as well. So instead of running out to buy the latest kitchen gadget — even though I know Mom would love that — I came home with my vegan treats, a bouquet of locally grown flowers, and ingredients for a lovely veggie dinner. Key ingredient — time to cook together.
When you’re thinking of what to get for Mom this year, try to think of something she will appreciate, but that doesn’t take from the land. Remember — Mother Nature deserves some thanks as well this Mother’s Day. Support a local farmer or business, get something that can be used and reused over and over again, or forget buying anything and spend some quality time with Mom. The greenest choice of all!
What are you doing this year to show Mom you love her?
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