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Product Review: Sambazon 3-Day Cleanse

When I spotted the Sambazon Purifying Cleanse at my local Costco, I was intrigued. I’m a huge fan of the Sambazon açaí smoothie packs. I blend them with some unsweetened almond milk, chocolate Vega protein powder, and a few frozen strawberries for a delicious breakfast smoothie. I’ve done the Kris Carr 21-day cleanse (no alcohol, […]

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Cookbook Review: 365 Smoothies by Kathy Patalsky

I’m going to admit something—I’m awful at making smoothies. Whatever I put in my blender, whether its greens, strawberries, or chocolate almond milk, the end result is an unappetizing, watery mess. When 365 Vegan Smoothies came out, I knew author and blogger extraordinaire Kathy Patalsky would fix my problem. Armed with my trusty Vitamix, I […]

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My Top 10 Vegan Eats in Paris

When I told people that my husband and I were traveling to Paris for vacation, their reaction after smiling was, “How are you going to eat vegan in Paris?” Everyone is under the assumption that Paris, the fromage capital, is not veg-friendly. Lucky for me, we were working on a travel feature on Paris at […]

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Why Indie Magazines Matter

I’m excited to share that my first feature article, “Indies Rock,” for VegNews magazine is in the May+June Media Issue currently on newsstands! While I love all magazines, I love supporting my favorite indie magazines, starting with Sassy when I was a teenager and now writing for publications such as VegNews, Bust, and others. I […]

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How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer: An Interview with Laura Hooper Beck

Laura Hooper Beck is one of the funniest writers I know (and I live with a TV comedy writer). She’s smart, sassy, and honest. When I first read her “Ask Laura” column in VegNews magazine, before I even started working there, I looked forward to reading it every issue. Fast forward to present day, I […]

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Last Day of My Cleanse!

21 days later, I am finished with Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet and while at times it was tough, I’m happy I did it. For 21 days, I ate a vegan diet (which I already do) but no gluten, sugar, alcohol, or caffeine. I am a sugar addict so I thought that was going to […]

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My October Challenge: A 21-Day Cleanse

A year ago I ran a half-marathon. I spent six months training. It was mentally and physically challenging. At mile 12, I wanted to stop but I knew I had come so far that I didn’t. It was rewarding on so many levels, but my knees were in pain and I’ve spent time recovering in […]

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What a Vegan Eats

Recently, I chatted with a gal I sat next to during a recent awards dinner (see Winning & Losing as a Writer post). She was eating a filet mignon with mac ‘n’ cheese while I had a sad GVP (grilled vegetable platter, to quote Laura Beck). She asked me, “So how’s being a vegan working […]

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Vegan Cooking Classes with Spork Foods

I love vegan and vegetarian cooking. I will admit that I eat fish now but for a long time, I was vegetarian for over 10 years and vegan for 3 years.  My hubby knows that I’ve been eager to try a cooking class but will talk myself out of it because it’s expensive, I’m busy, […]

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