I Am No Longer an Omnivore; Why I Don’t Eat Meat

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I grew up eating meat like most Americans. I happily gobbled down my meatloaf and pork chops, never really thinking about the source of my food or the impact it could have on my body. I was a kid with a lot of allergies and milk was one. Now, I would be considered lactose intolerant. ...

NuGo Bars Review and Giveaway

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Today the mail carrier brought me this incredible selection of NuGo Dark Chocolate nutrition bars.  I am already quite familiar with the Chocolate Pretzel variety.  That is my breakfast most work days.  It is easy to throw in my work bag and it is so good, it makes me happy. The combination of the sweet ...

Valentine’s Day at Whole Foods Market

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I already love Whole Foods Market and I love chocolate.  So, you put those two together and I am a happy mama.    Last week I went to Whole Foods Market in Glastonbury for a blogger event.  They put out a spread of desserts and some savories for us to sample as we chatted about ...

Let Them Eat Vegan! Cookbook review

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Dreena Burton's newest cookbook Let Them Eat Vegan: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family is loaded with healthy and tasty recipes.  This is Dreena's fourth vegan (plant-based) cookbook.  She focuses on using fresh, whole ingredients rather than processed vegan substitutes or white flour.  Dreena is the mother of 3 young girls and keeps their ...

Main Street Vegan book review

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   Main Street Vegan Everything You Need To Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World is a complete guide to all things vegan.  Victoria Moran is the author of 11 books.  She co-wrote Main Street Vegan with her daughter Adair Moran.  What I really like about this book is  that it explains ...

Grilling Vegan Style Cookbook review

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     John Schlimm is back at it again with another fun and fabulous vegan cookbook.  Grilling Vegan Style has a wide variety of grilling recipes that are going to blow the socks off of vegans and omnivores alike.  When I received my copy I started to dog-ear the recipes I wanted to try.   My book ...

Veggiyana: The Dharma of Cooking

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I have to admit, I sit with a glass of wine and read cookbooks on Saturday evenings.  It is relaxing for me and I love to find new recipes to try.  This book Veggiyana: The Darma of Cooking is a wonderful read. The author, Sandra Garson studied food history at Harvard and her expertise ...

Avocado and White Bean Dip for #Superbowl Snackin’ #Vegan

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Here's a yummy vegan Avocado and White Bean Dip recipe which is both healthy and delicious and great for parties! Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 can of white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained 2 cloves of garlic juice of one lime or 2 TBS lime juice for a jar. salt to taste Directions: Mix together in a food processor or blender and get ...

Everyday Happy Herbivore Cookbook Giveaway

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Everyday Happy Herbivore is Lindsay Nixon's 2nd wildly popular vegan AKA plant based cookbook.  I began following and chatting with Lindsay on Twitter about 2 years ago.  I have been making recipes from her website, happyherbivore.com,   all along and I was actually a tester for many of the recipes in this new cookbook. And, ...

The Tipsy Vegan cookbook review

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The Tipsy Vegan came to me at just the right time of the year.he book starts with some Plastered Party Starters such as Flaming Hot Peanuts and Brusc  The week between Christmas and New Year is always the best time to sneak in a couple extra happy hours.  I might as well ...