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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 […]

Mondo Zucchini Burrito

Tortilla stuffed with No-Name Zucchini. Mondo Zucchini Burritos (Makes 2 burritos) 4 medium zucchini, sliced into coins high-quality olive oil (Be sure to store olive oil in a dark container. It loses health benefits when exposed to light) 3-4 tsp minced garlic salt and pepper to taste (I like about 1/2 tsp salt, but you can use […]

The (Olive) Oil Crisis

Many people ask why many of my recipes have the option of being so low-fat (or fat free). I wrote the answer on my FAQ Page, but for the sake of convenience, I’ll write it out again here. From the FAQ page: “Many of your recipes seem low-calorie.  Why is that?” I know a lot of […]

Fat Talk

A few months ago, the Atkins Diet felt my wrath when I stood up for Carbs. Well, Atkins can breathe a sigh of relief now, ‘cause I’m going after someone else! Who came up with the idea to call the important nutrients that do so much for us “fats” anyhow?  Why associate something so good […]

Female Sample Meal Plan

These programs have been created for women and the quantities of food are based on approximately 125-150- pound active women. They are just samples and exact foods and quantities can be altered based on interest, size, age, and activity level. Keep in mind these are designed for active women who are burning more calories throughout […]

Male sample meal plan

Meal #1 Bowl of oatmeal Green protein smoothie 16 ounces of water Meal #2 3 pieces of whole fruit 1 cucumber 16 ounces of water Meal #3 Large green salad with mixed greens and Vega Omega 3-6-9 EFA Oil 2 artichokes and bowl of mixed beans and sprouts Protein drink (Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer) […]

Magic Mushrooms

Story time! One day back in high school, my art teacher (we’ll call her Mrs. Smith) decided to show off a mushroom-shaped piece of pottery constructed by a student. “Look, class,” she said.  “Isn’t this gorgeous?” Her question was met with snickers. Confused, she asked, “You don’t think it’s beautiful?  Just look at the skill; look […]

Iron, Anemia, and Vegetarian Diets

A few readers have left comments on the post or sent emails asking about how to get enough iron, B12, etc. on a vegan diet. The truth is, it’s not hard at all! Here was my answer to one of the emails: In terms of getting good bloodwork results, the most important thing you need to be […]

Orthorexia Nervosa: The New Eating Disorder

Thanks to many of your blog posts, I learned that last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. You had some great, insightful posts on intuitive eating and on celebrating our bodies for the amazing things they enable us to do. When one thinks of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating come to mind. But […]

Describe your Perfect Date

Miss Rhode Island: That’s a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. Vegan Thursdays Where we sit around and eat foods such as: Girl-Scout Cookie Bites Remember I told you the inspiration for Vegan Thursdays came from one […]

Omnivores and Veganism

When I first started writing this, it was just meant to be a simple reply to a comment I received from someone interested in veganism (Hi Cecilia! *Waves*). But by the time I’d finished writing my answer to her question, I discovered I’d written so much that I should just turn my reply into a […]

Chocolate-Covered Meal Of The Day

But first, a recipe update: I added 1/8 tsp of vanilla to the Raw Cashew-Vanilla Bars, which took the flavor to a new level. Plus,  I wanted to show off the cute owl candle. When I was at Bryn Mawr (their mascot is the owl), we kinda went owl-overboard and bought everything owl-y we could find :). Chocolate-Covered Meal […]

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore

Dining at an Italian restaurant in America, it’s often quite difficult to locate a vegan dish among the meat and cheese-laden offerings.  However, in Italy, menus abound with naturally-vegan foods.  Minestrone, Bruschetta, Penne Arrabbiata, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Insalata, Pizza Marinara… it’s oft been said that one cannot eat a bad meal in Italy! One of my […]

My Cousin Vinegar

Maybe it’s because our family is from New York, but the movie My Cousin Vinny leaves us in hysterics every time we watch it. And I have a cousin who might just be the long lost twin of Marisa Tomei. Are there any movies you and your family can watch over and over again that remind […]

Sticks and Stones and Weed and Bombs

But names will never hurt me. (Channelling my inner MIA?) For the most part, I loved reading your comments on the Processed foods and Soybeans and Tofu post.  Maybe I should rant more often, because my complaints sparked some great responses! I must apologize, though, for the drama caused.  As I stated in that post, I was not attacking any blogger.  […]

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