Category Archives: Daily Life

7 Healthy Vegan St. Patty’s Day Recipes

Who says you have to eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s Day? Here’s a selection of veganized and healthied up traditional Irish dishes as well as some fun green fare that will make any Irish eyes smile. Lucky … Continue reading

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How Do Vegans Get Protein?

When considering going vegan, my husband’s biggest fear (surprise, surprise) was, “How will I get enough protein?” I haven’t written a lot about protein and veganism, but it’s an important issue that came to my mind today when Uncle Guacamole, … Continue reading

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Uncouped!

On New Year’s Day my sister told me that she and her partner were going vegan for the new year. I was SO excited that my lifestyle had finally rubbed off on them. I knew this would help them with … Continue reading

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Vegan Maple Bars!

I learned some unhealthy habits from my dad such as constant chewing of Doublemint Gum, having a little coffee in my morning cream and sugar, putting peanut butter on and in EVERYTHING (including meatloaf!) and indulging regularly on maple bars. … Continue reading

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Does Chipotle Really Care About Animals?

My blogger buddy, Mike, sent me this link about Chipotle’s popular infomercial and asked me what I thought of it. The link highlights Chipotle’s anti-factory-farming-stance and their “food with integrity” mission statement. Some of you might be interested in my … Continue reading

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Rainbow Wedding Cake!

My sister, Michelle, is a lot younger than I am, and I didn’t get to know her as an adult until I returned home after living out of state for a few years. When we reconnected over dinner, the first … Continue reading

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Fresh Pork Sausage Prank – I’m Not Laughing!

My friend, Ivonne, sent me a link to a candid camera style video. The setup was in a supermarket where a guy gave customers samples of cooked sausage and then tried to get them to buy fresh sausage that he … Continue reading

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Snubbed!

I usually walk my dog, Mambo, on one of the trails near our house or at the beach, but today we strolled through Old Town San Juan Capistrano. It’s charming to walk through the shady parks, antique shops and quaint restaurants. As we … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Valentine’s Gifts

My husband and I cheated on our plant-strong diet too much over the holidays, mostly on sugar. We’ve been back on track since New Year’s, however; so I decided to treat my hubby with chocolate for Valentine’s Day. An occasional … Continue reading

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A Better Almond Milk?

I stopped cold when I saw Califia Farms Almond Milk at Whole Foods yesterday. I’d tasted this brand at Timeless Coffee, a vegan coffee shop in Piedmont, California and it was the best almond milk I’d ever had. Since taste … Continue reading

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