Golden Tomato Sauce

The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market has been brimming lately with vibrant colors of a new season of produce. The sweet and cooling fruits and vegetables of summer are becoming abundant and inviting. On my last visit to the market, I was drawn in by glowing baskets of sunshine at the Tutti Frutti Farms […]


Simple mezze platter with eggplant, grape leaves, olive paste, hummus, tomato and a big puff of laffa bread.

Vegan Delights in Istanbul 1

A few weeks ago, Jacques and I traveled to Greece for two and a half weeks to finally celebrate our honeymoon. Before venturing through a majority of the more popular Greek islands, and eventually spending a week on the mainland in Athens, we spent one jam packed day in Istanbul. […]

Vegan Meringue for Mother’s Day

My mom was not a cook. I got that love from my dad. My mom did enjoy baking, however. Especially pies. I remember my mom always experimenting with different pie recipes. She even made a Mock Apple Pie once made from Ritz crackers instead of apples. Yeah, I don’t get […]


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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, Earthlings!   We only have one planet to live on (at least for now) and we’ve got to do a better job taking care of it. For me, everyday is Earth Day in the choices I make and the actions I take: consuming a plant-based diet shopping […]

Easy Weeknight Meals: Curried Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are most commonly known as the Hummus Bean, but they are so much more versatile than that. I love using chickpeas for everything from breakfast scrambles to tacos, to burgers, to crispy roasted snack alternatives, and in soups. I’ve yet to try them for dessert as Blondies, or a grain free […]



Vegan Sweet Potato Kugel for Passover 1

Friday begins Passover, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. I grew up in a half Jewish household, on my dad’s side. What this pretty much means is that we didn’t really celebrate any of the religious aspects of holidays, but we […]

Meatout: Eat Vegan For a Day

Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring and it’s also Meatout Day. Last year on Meatout Day, I celebrated my 18 year vegiversary, which makes this year 19! What is Meatout Day? “Since 1985, thousands around the world have celebrated the first day of Spring by eating vegan […]

Thai Meatball Bowl from Native Foods


Guest Post: Artichoke Spinach Lasagna and Cookbook Giveaway 6

Today I am thrilled to have Stephanie Dreyer aka VeegMama as a guest contributor. Even though I don’t have kids of my own yet, her blog is an inspiration for maintaining a fun filled vegan lifestyle, and shows how easy it can be to eat healthy.  The best part about her […]

Easy Weeknight Meals: Flatbread Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Growing up in New York, it was probably one of the first solid foods I ate. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if “pizza” was my first word. Okay, I might be exaggerating here, but I certainly do love pizza. When I first went vegan, […]



Easy Weeknight Meals: Curry Bowl

At lunch the other day, I was having a discussion with Jacques and his coworker about eating vegan and eating healthy. As he put down his fork, the coworker said very eagerly “if I could eat like this at home all the time, it would be so much easier to maintain a […]