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7 Awesome New Vegan Finds at Costco

Hello, loyal readers! I’m excited to share some new vegan finds from my latest Costco trip. There are some new goodies that I spotted and wanted to pass them along to you. Hopefully, you can find them in your local Costco. 1. Saffron Road Sea Salt Crunch Chickpeas ($8.79) I’m always searching for healthy snacks […]

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Interview with Self-Published Author Christopher Locke About His Debut Book

I first met author Christopher Locke through his wonderful wife, Jaya Bhumitra. Jaya and I first met at Natural Foods Expo West, and we chatted for a long time. I could tell she was a compassionate, warm hearted person when I first met her, and her husband was the same exact way. Not a surprise! […]

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5 Great Vegan Products at Costco

Whenever I’m at Costco, I’m always on the hunt for the new vegan products that they have. While Costcos vary from store to store on what they carry, I always like sharing what I’ve found with my readers, just in case they’ve found it, too, or want to know what’s currently available. 1. Dave’s Killer […]

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9 Vegan Holiday Recipes & Ideas for Non-Vegans

I’m lucky enough to have wonderful friends who make sure there’s something for me—the vegan—to eat at their holiday party or when I come over for dinner. Usually, they ask me what can I buy or make. People have asked me if peanut butter and tortilla chips are vegan (yes and yes). Honestly, it makes […]

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11 Ways You Know You Live in Los Angeles

To celebrate the fact that my husband and I just bought a home in Los Angeles, I wanted to write a silly, fun listicle about things that are VERY LA. We first moved to LA in 2007, then moved to the Bay Area from 2010-2013, then back to LA in July 2013. I’ve grown to really […]

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Why I’m Vegan: A Photo Tour of The Gentle Barn

Whenever people find out I’m vegan, I get a few common questions and comments. Gosh, it must be so hard to be vegan.” “I could never give up cheese.” “Do you do it for your health?” I get it. A vegan (no meat, eggs, and dairy) diet might seem intimidating. I love eating. I spend most […]

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FREE GIVEAWAY: Comfortably Yum by Allison Rivers Samson

Congratulations to Rebecca Chartrand for winning a copy of Robin Robertson’s ONE-DISH VEGAN! This week I’m very happy to share another great giveaway with my readers. I’ve got 2 FREE copies of Comfortably Yum, a new e-cookbook from Allison Rivers Samson of Allison’s Gourmet. A little bit of background, Allison is a fantastic vegan chef who […]

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Cookbook Review: One-Dish Vegan by Robin Robertson + FREE GIVEAWAY!

I’m convinced that Robin Robertson has written every vegan recipe ever made. She has written more than 20 cookbooks—one of which is 1,000 Vegan Recipes, so really she’s thought of everything. Her latest tome, One-Dish Vegan, is no exception. I’m a fan of simple home-cooked weeknight dinners, and this is the perfect cookbook for the […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving: A Guide

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it involves delicious fall food. Around this time, well-meaning friends and family are trying to find vegetarian and vegan recipes. There are so many great recipes out there, so I was happy to put together the ultimate vegan Thanksgiving menus—gluten-free, healthy, traditional, and desserts—for YummyPlants.com, featuring my […]

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Cookbook Review: Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

I’m a huge fan of Isa Chandra Moskowitz‘s cookbooks. Her recipes are always delicious and easy, so I was excited when I heard that her new book, Isa Does It (out now), was all about simple weeknight suppers and desserts. I interviewed Isa and her talented team who photographed the book and learned how a […]

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