28-Day Plant-Based Diet for Earth Day

April 21, 2015

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and I am very excited about the upcoming Earth Day Challenge that I am doing in conjunction with DietBet. Basically, people are challenging each other to eat a 28-day plant-based diet to demonstrate their love for the planet and for themselves. What’s the downside? You gain energy, experience weight loss and begin a…

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Healthy Recipes For a Vegan Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

Healthy Recipes for Memorial Day Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone. With the massive beef recalls going on this week, it would be the ideal time to serve and encourage your family to enjoy a delicious meatless holiday. There are so many yummy options including this plant based burger as the piece de resistance. Sides could include baked beans,…

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Vegan Sandwich – Sun-Dried Tomato & Chickpea Sandwich

March 25, 2014

I wanted something quick and easy for lunch today, so I made this delicious vegan sandwich with chickpeas, basil and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise piled with my favorite vegetables. You can’t go wrong with chickpeas because they deliver an enormous amount of health benefits. They are loaded with protein and fiber, and they are low in fat. They…

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Eggplant Burger On A Ramen Noodle Bun With Tahini Sauce

February 25, 2014

Eggplant Burger On A Ramen Noodle Bun With Tahini Sauce Ramen noodles are all the rage here in Los Angeles, and LA restaurants are cooking them up in all kinds of original ways. Ramen noodles usually host an entire meal in one bowl, and I love that too, but I thought it would be fun…

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Baby Jackfruit Barbecue Sandwich

July 2, 2013

I ran into an old friend today. She is a 45-year-old mother of a four-year-old toddler. She did a very brave thing five years ago. She hadn’t found the right man, but she wanted children, so she adopted. Of course,  it turned out to be the best thing she has ever done. Her only regret…

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Chickpea Burger with Tahini Sauce & The Benefits of Meditation

February 22, 2013

I was speaking to a dear friend today and she was really struggling. She began sharing a heartbreaking story when suddenly she stopped, and said she didn’t want to talk about it anymore. She also said, “I don’t want to ever think about it again.” Well I have read enough Pema Chodron books to know that…

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Avocado and Chickpea Hummus with Pomegranate Seeds

April 3, 2012

Avocado and Chickpea Hummus with Pomegranate Seeds “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mohandas Gandhi There is something extremely important I would like to talk about today. It is a subject that I avoid because I write a food blog and never…

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Letting the Universe Take Me

September 19, 2011

Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich & Letting the Universe Take Me On Friday, the local nightly news announced that there were a pod of rare endangered blue whales swimming off the coast of Long Beach. Blue whales are the largest thing that has ever lived on earth and they have a heart the size of a…

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Vegan Reuben Sandwich with Russian Dressing

August 21, 2011

  “Letting go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us” ~~Joseph Campbell                          Post from 2011 I love Joseph Campbell’s quote about life. Is it genuinely possible to have the life that is waiting for…

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Keeping it Simple and Meeting Your Protein Needs

July 18, 2011

Keeping it Simple and Meeting Your Protein Needs I receive a lot of feedback from people who say “they don’t have time to be vegan”, meaning they don’t have the time to cook. One of the many things I hope to accomplish with this blog is convincing you that creating quick and easy vegan recipes…

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