Joshua’s Vegan Holiday Recipes

Every year I host a Friendsgiving - it’s a privilege to come together with lifelong friends who have become my extended family. I started this tradition almost twenty years ago, and I am so grateful for the friends I’ve grown up with who have supported both me, and Pangea brands (some of whom, have even been models in our campaigns over the years!)

We all celebrate the holiday with a vegan feast, and one of the recipes I was most excited to make this year was the cranberry relish - using the organic cranberries we harvested with James Lake Farms.

I love cranberries - I eat them raw, bake with them, and at this time of year, it’s such a treat to share my favorite recipe with family and friends. Here’s my recipe, and I hope you enjoy trying it, as much as I enjoy making it. Nom nom.

Joshua’s Vegan Cranberry Relish

½ cup fresh orange juice, from two oranges
½ cup water
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons organic vegan sugar
12 oz fresh cranberries
Zest of one orange, about 2 teaspoons
2 star anise stars
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch salt

1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the orange juice, water, and sugar to a boil. Add the cranberries, orange zest, star anise, cinnamon stick, and salt and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and boil gently for 10 to 12 minutes, until most of the cranberries have burst open. Simmer on low for 10 mins for flavors to integrate.
2. Pull the cinnamon stick and star anise out.
3. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
4. Garnish with some orange zest.

Joshua’s Holiday Go-To Skincare Recipe:

One of the other Friendsgiving traditions is taking time for real self-care. This usually means starting with a soak in the jacuzzi (if we’re really lucky, with a sprinkling of snow falling around us), or a steam in the outdoor sauna and then putting on a robe to prepare for our skincare routines. I created our Superfood Smoothie Mask in my kitchen many years ago as a gift for the dinner attendees to take home with them; fast-forward twenty years later and it has become one of the most-requested and best-selling products in our skincare collection.

The Superfood Skin Smoothies set is my absolute favorite; because the immediate results from using both of these products are beautiful, transformational, and it allows me to share with everyone how important organic ingredients are - for both body and skin. And, the textures and colors are so vibrant that they’re also great for creating photos and lasting memories with those you love also.

Give this powerhouse duo a try - to polish and smooth skin, unclog pores, reveal visibly brighter skin and help improve tone - all while balancing skin’s moisture levels for the ultimate holiday glow.


Happy Holidays,

Founder and CEO

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