Welcome to the Responsible Eating And Living End of 2016 Newsletter. Happy Holidays! Here at REAL the end of the year means "Best Of" lists. Let us start with YOU! You are at the top of our "Best Of" list! Did you know that if you make conscious food and lifestyle choices you are also an activist? YOU who have chosen plant foods and products for your personal health, the health of the planet and especially for caring about nonhuman animals, we thank you for your compassionate lifestyle choices!

Once again, we are presenting The Feast of Seven Dishes, our popular holiday recipe collection. REAL co-founder, Gary De Mattei has taken some of his favorite dishes based on traditional Italian holiday recipes of his youth and veganized them, recreating the classic Christmas Eve feast that he calls The Feast of Seven Dishes. Merry Christmas!


Just in time for those 8 crazy nights, try our REAL Baked Potato Pancakes. They are light and delicious without all that deep frying. Serve them with our REAL Tofu Sour Cream, REAL Apple Sauce, and REAL Apple Cranberry Raisin Butter (Holiday Butter) and you've got an instant party! Make all 4 varieties: plain potato, potato carrot onion, potato buckwheat and potato spinach and save the oil for the lamp! Happy Chanukah!

We love all the recipes we created in 2016.
Here is our "Best Of" 2016 REAL Recipes, ten of our favorites.

We were inspired this year by all the stories, vision, activism, books and cookbooks discussed on IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD. Below is our 2016 "Best Of" IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD interviews.

REAL co-founder, Caryn Hartglass is a contributing author in this inspiring collection of personal stories about how to cope with, and prevail over, cancer. In 25 essays, Caryn and other notable women such as Robin Roberts, Patti LuPone, Joan Lunden, Fran Drescher, Liz Lange, Barbara Delinsky, Shonda Schilling, Bárbara Padilla, Sylvia McNair, Ruth Heidrich and Marissa Jaret Winokur write with moving candor about how they faced cancer without letting it define their lives or conquer their spirit.

  Make your year end donation to REAL of $35 or more and get your copy of 25 Women Who Survived Cancer personally inscribed by Caryn.

Read about all of our REAL accomplishments for 2016 in our
2016 End of the Year report.