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 […]

Edible Vegan Holiday Gift Guide

There’s no better way to show someone you care at holiday time than to gift them with something they can eat.  I know edible gifts always make me smile!  Here is a round up of some of my favorite California local sweets and savories; edibles that are good enough to gift. Most […]



Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Well, I’m a married lady now!  I’ll get into all the wedding stuff at a later time. Still trying to bask in all its awesomeness for as long as possible and slowly come back to reality after all the stress and excitement of wedding planning. To keep it brief, I’ll […]