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Quick hits on the meatless beat

Vegan Business Secrets: Learn from vegan hero Sara Polon, owner of Soupergirl, about what it takes to run a business. WaPo‘s Bonnie Benwick hosts Polon and Yael Krigman, owner of Baked by Yael, on being a woman in the food industry. Hosted at Sixth & I, expect some ranting on Jewish mothers as well. RegisterStovetop Success: Women and the Business of Food; Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 pm. Tickets $10.

Give the Gift of Meatless Merriment: Metrocurean releases her local gift guide, full of suggestions for the veg-heads in your life: baked goods, jams and hot sauce.

Back to School: Peta2, the “kiddie” arm of PETA, announced last month the most vegan-friendly colleges. In the Small U.S. Schools Top 10, Georgetown University ranked #3 for its “seitan gyros with soy yogurt” and American University rounded out the list at #10. A previous winner, American is hailed as a “beacon of hope emanating from the nation’s capital” with its “vegan zucchini quinoa lasagna, picadillo stuffed peppers, and vegan cherry pie.”

Photo by Stefanie Gans