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Pirates of the Cacao-ribbean

Great dessert stories yesterday. And I had no idea that Disney was so accommodating to vegans! I’d always heard it was hard to find vegan food at Disney. Guess that was old information. In terms of vegan desserts, I’ve been pretty lucky in that most of the ones I’ve tried have been yummy. Hello from […]

The “Carob-Covered” Katie?

No, don’t worry. I’ll never, ever abandon my chocolate! Remember the review of my vegan dinner at Angelica Kitchen? Remember how I told you it would’ve been sacrilegious to leave such a delish restaurant without ordering a to-go dessert? Well, say hello to my chosen dessert: Sadly, it looks better than it tasted. And actually, […]

Vegan Greek Yogurt: a special guest’s take

I’m away from my computer today, but I have a lovely little guest post for ya! Vegan Greek Yogurt with Probiotics You might recall my post on Vegan Greek Yogurt. I told you that it was a pseudo Greek yogurt because it contained no probiotics. Well, the following lovely lady modified my recipe for some […]

My Modeling Gig

Did you know, I have a new job? It’s true! It’s true! I now moonlight as a dish model. And here we have the Elizabeth china. Perfect for the family with little children that still wishes to dine elegantly. See, I could be a dish model. Mr Heckles: I could play the Oboe. (Non-Friends-watchers, feel […]

Food is NOT the most important thing in the world

What are some things that are more important to you than food?  To me, family is definitely more important. Sarah (a reader) asked: In the eight (I think you said eight) years you’ve been vegan, have you ever KNOWINGLY eaten a meat or dairy product, either by accident or choice? I know you said you […]

Diet is not Religion

Forgive me, for I have sinned. Please don’t ever apologize for eating a cupcake, a Twinkie, a non-vegan food, or any other morsel that happens to categorize you as “straying” from whatever diet you’ve chosen. Guilt is present in so many areas of our lives. We feel guilty when we spend too much on a […]

Running the NYC Marathon

Sometimes, in NYC, it feels like you’re running a marathon: Catch a train to Union Street, here. Take a tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, there. Visit the Natural History Museum here, the MoMa there. Find your way to Times Square for your Broadway show at 8. Quickly stop by the East […]

"Banana Butter" me Up

This morning, as I was out running, two words kept floating through my mind. Banana butter banana butter banana butter So when I arrived home, there was only one thing to do:   Make banana butter. One track mind.

Vegan Dinner At Angelica Kitchen

NYC continued… Soon enough, after eating at Whole Foods, walking around Times Square, and exploring the amazing hotel, it was time for din-din. We journeyed to Angelica Kitchen, a vegan establishment in the East Village, for an early dinner (5PM). This left us plenty of time to get to Jersey Boys at 8. As soon […]

Dear New York City, can I move in with you?

Is that taking things too fast? Math lesson: NYC Whole Foods hot bar > Dallas’ Whole Foods hot bar. From grain salads to mock meats to soups, there was so much on offer. How to choose?! Finally, I managed to put together a cute little lunch: Curried cauliflower, pico de gallo (and some raw tomatoes), steamed […]

Breakfast Sundae School

Did you go to Sunday School when you were a kid? I only went twice, as I missed my mom and cried the whole time. Hey, I was only in pre-school! Later, I did attend CCD classes. But the following is a Sundae School I probably would have loved: The “Breakfast Sundae” School! 🙂 The way I […]

I am not Sour Cream

Wowie! Who knew there was such a high demand for vegan Greek yogurt? (WholeSoyCo, are you listening?) But wait a sec. Greek yogurt tastes like sour cream?! And you eat it by the spoonful??? (*I’m having flashbacks to one time at IHOP when I ordered crepes and shoveled the whipped cream into my mouth… only […]

It’s all Greek Yogurt to Me

As my mom was sitting there, yesterday morning, eating her breakfast of Fage with blueberries and granola, I wondered… I’ve never actually eaten Greek yogurt, and sometimes I’m kinda curious as to what it tastes like. For a second, I contemplated taking a tiny bite today, just to see. It’s not like any animal would […]

Running in the Rain

The smashing sequel to Singing in the Rain. Murphy’s Law: If you are out running, and a rainstorm hits, it will hit when you are far away from home. Sad to say, Murphy doesn’t like me much. I checked the weather forecast very carefully, and it clearly stated “scattered showers beginning at 10AM.” Beginning at […]

Day Trip to NYC

One Lucky Duck Two Lucky Girls The other day, I took a quick trip to NYC to meet with Jessica, a real-life friend. Jess and her family just so happened to be in the city this week, and I was so close that I couldn’t not meet up with her. We decided to try “One […]

Vegan Black Forest ice cream

The Vita-Mix hugs a fruit May I present:Vegan Black Forest ice cream, in honor of Hug a Fruit Month.  It’s a pretty similar recipe to my Chocolate-Strawberry Ice Cream. Look, I made chocolate-cherry art: Black Forest Ice Cream (Makes about 2 cups) Ingredients: 8 grams (about 1 and 1/2 T) Hershey’s Special Dark (For most […]

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