• Don Lichterman

Father's Day's Meals & Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

1. Peppered Tofu Steaks

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Unseasoned tofu never draws people over to the barbecue—that’s a fact. However, nobody can resist these delicious, marinated Peppered Tofu Steaks from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer —that’s a promise.


2. Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

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Since cauliflower steaks essentially absorb any flavor you cook them in, they can be made in countless different ways! In this particular Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe from Natalie Yonan, they are seasoned with lime, paprika, cumin, and agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Simple, quick, and extremely flavorful!


3. Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks


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This Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks recipe from Maya Sozer is an incredibly delicious way to enjoy the plant protein powerhouse that is tofu. These steaks are pan seared and then glazed with a sweet and zesty homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve with white rice and greens for a hearty and tasty meal.

4. Cauliflower Steak Burger

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Using cauliflower for more than side dishes is becoming more and more common in the food world and rightfully so. They’re thick, juicy, and when flavored well absolutely delicious! This Cauliflower Steak Burger from Sofia Von Porat contains a cauliflower “steak,” a generous portion of guacamole, lettuce, and tomato. Simple and nutritious.


5. Portobello Mushroom Steaks

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These juicy Portobello Mushroom Steaks from Kathleen Henry will satisfy your cravings and fill you up. Sauteed with onions, balsamic vinegar, mirin, and herbs it’s a compassionate steak alternative!


6. Steak Sandwich

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The vegan Steak Sandwich from Miriam Sorrell is a fairly simple affair – a slab of good quality grilled or fried ‘beefsteak’ served on bread or in a roll with a choice of toppings. In fact, I have caramelized mine, and also added a simple but tasty mushroom topping. You can accompany this with a simple salad garnishing.


7. Cauliflower Steaks With Sweet Pea Purée

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For a unique dinner entrée, give these cauliflower “steaks” a try. Baked to crispy perfection and seasoned with paprika, coriander, and black pepper, they are zesty and flavorful. Sweet pea purée adds a delicious freshness to the dish as well. Check out these Cauliflower Steaks With Sweet Pea Puree from Helyn Dunn!


8. Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks


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These delectable Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks from Danya Dhanak are bursting with flavor, simple to prepare, and make the perfect addition to almost any dish you care to serve them with. The tofu is marinated in a simple mint, lemon, and black salt dressing and then fried to perfection in a cast iron skillet to give the steaks a crispy outside while the inside remains tender.


9. Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks


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This Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks recipe from Robin Runner takes time, not that much, but I will say the end result is crispy crunchy goodness! Totally gluten free and of course, vegan!


10. Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie

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This Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie from Jenny Marie is perfect for a Sunday dinner, or just as a comforting any-night meal to warm you up when it’s cold outside. They pair perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes, green vegetables, and lashings of rich gravy.


Sharon Vega's Father's Day's Gift Ideas!


1. Vegan Leather Bifold Wallets For Men

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These handmade Vegan Leather Bifold Wallets For Men are made with 100 percent faux leather. It has a similar touch and feel to leather, except you can be assured there was no animal cruelty involved in its making. It arrives in a nice gift box. Your dad will love this wallet that’s been stitched with precision and detail. It’s available in four colors: Black, Brown, Navy Blue, and Taupe. The price is $29.98.


James says, “I needed a new wallet and I wanted it to be my first vegan wallet. I was very happy when I received the delivery. I had planned on being disappointed with a vegan wallet. I thought it wouldn’t be as good as a leather wallet. I was very very wrong. I love this wallet. No animal suffered for it and it truly is better made than my prior leather wallets. I showed my new wallet to a friend, and he agreed this wallet is very very nice….with so many pockets for cards, nice texture and the divide in the cash pocket.”


2. Rosemarie Collections Vegan Leather Unisex Round Face Watch


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Rosemarie Collections’ Vegan Leather Unisex Round Face Watch is a stylish unisex wristwatch that has a classic design and decorative sub-dials and features. It’s made with faux leather and has an oversized stainless steel case. It has eight size settings so it can fit any wrist from small to large. The watch is also delivered in a gift box with a black velvet pouch so it will look adorable as a gift. The price is $38.78.


3. Sweetbriar Classic Laptop Messenger Bag Vegan Leather Briefcase 

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Sweetbriar’s Vegan Leather Briefcase has a quick opening, secure closing, front organizer, and interior pockets. The interior pockets are perfect for pens, cell phones, chargers, iPads, and other tablets. The laptop compartment is 15 inches wide and the shoulder strap is fully adjustable. Your dad would love this gift and would be very proud to wear it to work. It’s available in three colors: Black, Brown, and Tan. The price is $39.95.


Terry says, “I am delighted with the quality of this bag. It is well made and was exactly the size I was expecting. I especially love the versatility of carrying it using the shoulder strap or using the handle. It is also surprisingly light-weight. The product arrived in excellent condition and on time.”


4. Retreez Modern Tartan Check Styles Woven Microfiber Men’s Tie

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This Retreez Modern Tartan Check Styles Tie is made with 100 percent polyester microfiber. A tie is a safe bet for the dad who loves dressing to impress for work. This one costs $10.99.


Fred Goodsell says, “I don’t need any sentient animal capable of feeling pain, even little silk worms, to be killed for my apparel. Humane alternatives are usually less expensive too- like this product! These ties are a bit skinny, but very stylish and come in lots of designs. The ties look great in real life, and seem to be very high-quality.”

5. Coideal Wooden Desktop Storage Organizer/Remote Control Caddy


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If your dad could use some desk organization or maybe he’s just a couch potato, get him this gift which doubles as a Desktop Storage Organizer/Remote Control Caddy. It’s made of eco-friendly 100 percent natural pine wood and features a classic brown finish. The price is $13.99.

Sherry says, “Good quality although the inside is not completely finished (a bit rough in spots). Looks good in my living room, keeps chair-side clutter organized. I liked it so much I bought another one to use beside my tv chair in my bedroom. Keeps note pads, pens, cell phone and remotes handy & organized.”


6. Herban Cowboy Cologne


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Cologne is a classic gift for Father’s Day. If your dad isn’t tired of it and genuinely would love some cologne, try giving him this Herban Cowboy Cologne. It’s made in the USA, PETA Certified cruelty-free, and free of phthalates, dyes, parabens, sulphates, and triclosan. It costs $17.99.


Josh says, “I love this cologne! I’ve been complimented many times by people about my manly but subtle smell. Goes great with my body chemistry, and I love that it’s not loaded with preservatives or chemicals! Smells great, isn’t over-powering, and lasts for hours. What more could you ask for in a cologne?”


7. George Foreman 5-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press


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George Foreman Indoor Grills are a wonderful addition to the kitchen. Not everyone has the space for an outdoor grill, maybe your dad already has one, or maybe he’d just love to have this when it’s cold out. This grill also works as a panini press and cleanup is easy because the grill plates are removable. The price is $43.49.


Amy says, “This is probably my 3rd George Foreman and the first of the larger sized ones. It is a bit clunky, but that’s a fair enough trade off when you take into consideration the removable, almost self-cleaning grill plates!”


8. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

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If your dad loves reading and always has a new book in his hands, he might love receiving this funny memoir about a father-son relationship! The hardcover copy of Sh*t My Dad Says costs $11.04.


Jeremiah says, “All I can say is that I loved it! Halpern’s dad is a real character and his analogies and the lessons he teaches his son are colorful, to say the least. I laughed until I cried multiple times and my poor wife had to listen to me repeat quote after quote.”


9. Pacific Shaving Company Natural Shave Cream


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Pacific Shaving Company Natural Shave Cream is made with natural, plant-derived ingredients and is free of parabens and synthetic fragrances. It protects your skin from redness, irritation, and bumps. The vegan formula keeps skin health, soothed, and hydrated, and it’s cruelty-free! A 3.4 ounce cream costs $8.99.


James says, “Discovered Pacific Shaving years ago, maybe 5. Thrilled to see they are on Amazon with prime shipping. the product is great. I have a beard that is like sand paper after 6 hours, and I think this is the best shaving cream I have ever used. I haven’t used anything else since I discovered it.”


10. Double Edge Safety Razor

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If your dad shaves his beard or any of his hair, you can help him be more eco-friendly with this Double Edge Safety Razor. It will also save him money if he’s been buying many disposable razors. The razor head is traditional and has a heavy-duty old school feel with a cut-minimizing system. It costs $36.97.


Rich says, “Here’s the deal, this is the second safety razor I bought, and I sure wish it was the first. I didn’t know that there was a razor of this type that doesn’t grab and cut the bejeesus out of my face. In fact this razor is downright comfortable. At first I thought the blades that came with it were ringers so I popped in one of my old blades and the shave was even closer and still no grabs or cuts. I took a closer look at the design and it appears that the slight curve in the head keeps the blades rigid and perfectly angled. The “Godfather” earns all five stars.”


11. Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit


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Some people just love beer! If your dad is one of those people, he might really appreciate this Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit. It’s perfect for beginners and makes brewing beer at home simple and fun. You could make this a double gift and add in some quality time by making beer as an activity with your dad! The kit includes the Everyday IPA making mix (grain, hops, and yeast), one gallon reusable glass fermenter, glass spirit-filled thermometer, vinyl tubing, racking cane and tip, chambered airlock, cleanser, and screw-cap stopper. It costs $37.90.


Dan says, “I got this as my first beer brewing kit and had a lot of fun with it. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the beer turned out pretty darn good! I think the best part is that I can still use most of the equipment for brewing small batches of whatever else I want. Overall, if you are looking for a kit to try out brewing with you won’t go wrong with this.”


12. Stainless Steel Classic Cufflinks


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Cufflinks are a classic gift for dads. If your dad is often in suits and just loves looking spiffy, you can’t go wrong with these Stainless Steel Classic Cufflinks. There are two pairs and two colors made of high quality stainless steel. They’re sturdy and durable. The price is 14.99.

Mia says, “I ordered these for my hubby and he loved then. The packaging is great and it comes with a small velvet draw string bag to put them in so they wont get lost a plus for my hubby. These are super sleek and look awesome with a suit. My hubby has gotten many compliments on the already. i really liked the black ones. Great gift for dad or that special someone who likes to dress up or who needs to dress up for work or events.”


13. Men’s Slippers House Shoes Moccasin 

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Who doesn’t love some comfy slippers? Get your dad these Slippers House Shoes Moccasin and we bet he’ll wear them around the house until they’re completely worn down. They have a thick memory foam cushioning that provides support as well as advance odor protection. The sole is durable and will help prevent sliding. They’re available in five colors: Black, Navy, Gray, Navy/Blue, Dark Black. The price ranges between $16.99 and $22.99.


14. Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug with Lid

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Perfect for the dad who just loves his coffee or tea, this Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug with Lid is stylish and convenient. It’s a camp mug with a strong handle for wide hands. It’s durable, resists dents, and the double-wall vacuum insulation keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. It’s available in seven colors: Black, Brick Red, Seafoam, Stainless, White, Olive Green, and Navy. The price ranges between $24.99 and $79.99.


Kendra says, Wow, what a great product. I’ve transitioned from a regular coffee cup to this. I was always reheating my coffee but no longer. This mug keeps my coffee hot for a minimum of 2 hours. Allowing me to get a few things done around the house, while i enjoy my coffee here and there.


15. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon and Miguel Ordóñez

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The book above is great for an adult to give their parent, but Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon and Miguel Ordóñez is great for a new dad! Maybe someone close to you will soon be a dad or has just had a baby. They’ll be sure to love this gift! A hardcover copy costs $7.18.


An Amazon customer says, “My daughter already was saying “Dada” but still loves this book. She stares at each animal before we turn the page. I think the simplicity of the words and images is just right for her. I bought it for Father’s Day and we’re still reading it, almost every night. She was 8 months when we bought it and 10 months, now.”

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