Food is NOT the most important thing in the world

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 see […]

I am not Sour Cream

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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

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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

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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 […]