Category Archives: Vegan Experiences

Tofu Waffle Fail

I saw beautiful photos on Facebook of crispy, perfect tofu waffles.  I was dying to try making these and thought it sounds like a really fun way to prepare tofu.  I even saw a video of a woman and a little … Continue reading

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14 Vegan Gluten-Free Favorites from 2014

Had to share these vegan wonders with you! Most were “discovered” this year on my vegan journey.  And some are just too good not to mention, even thought they’re not “new” to me. P.S. At this writing, my blog is … Continue reading

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Coping With Being the Holiday Green Sheep

Kermit said it best. It’s not easy being green. I guess I’ve been “different” than my family and  friends for such a long time; I’m used to not fitting in when it comes to food. I’ve had allergies since before … Continue reading

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15 Gluten-Free, Vegan Holiday Recipes

I’ve been writing my blog since 2011, and have many recipes scattered throughout the posts perfect for a holiday feast.  I thought it would be handy to compile their links into one post to make it easier for you to … Continue reading

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The Dark Underbelly of Veganism?

| This morning I watched the story on ABC about blogger Jordan Younger and her battle with orthorexia. It could have been a great story about self-acceptance and overcoming a physiological disorder. Instead, it’s a blatant bashing of veganism.  Though … Continue reading

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A Typical Gluten-Free, Vegan Day

Do you ever get frustrated looking at all the beautifully photographed recipes and wonder where those food bloggers find the time?  Guess what? I do too!  I love to cook. I love to write about what I’m making and share … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat Vegan Style

The scariest thing about Halloween to me is looking at the ingredients in all that crappy candy.  First, most of it isn’t vegan – and I’m not talking about just the milk chocolate.  Red candy is often colored with the … Continue reading

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Kale and Strawberries and Goiters – Oh My!

A goiter?  I have a goiter?  Isn’t that something only malnourished people in third world countries get?  Apparently not, since I had one this summer.  Luckily, my doctor caught it in the early stages, so I didn’t have a big, … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Santa Monica – part 4

Bye, bye Santa Monica! One last meal at Euphoria and we had to catch a plane. Hubby chose cashew scrambles and I selected a breakfast wrap. It was my birthday, which entitled me to try a chocolate dessert – totally worth … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Santa Monica – part 3

Monday, breakfast was a total bust. We attempted to go to Raw Star Café since it opened at 9:00 and all the other places didn’t open until 10:00 or 11:00.  When we arrived (a bit of a walk) it was closed.  Since … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Santa Monica – part 2

Since it was Sunday, we decided to walk to the farmer’s market for breakfast.  If I lived in Santa Monica, I’d shop there every Sunday.  It was a bit of a walk from the pier, but we like to walk. … Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Santa Monica – part 1

Oh Santa Monica!  Your are an amazing city for gluten-free vegans!!  Hubby and I went for a short trip last weekend and ate some of the best vegan chow we’ve had anywhere. First stop was lunch at Real Food Daily on 5th … Continue reading

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Simple Sprouting Idea

My first attempt at sprouting turned into a glumpy, moldy mess. I tried sprouting quinoa and used a sprouting jar, following all the directions.  I’m not sure what went wrong, but I really hate to waste food, so I went … Continue reading

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Corn from Mars?

Well, not quite from Mars, but named after our fellow planet, Martian Jewel Organic Corn  is really beautiful! Far from GMO Frankencorn, this  organic, heirloom variety grew into  lovely purple stocks, with purple hulls, tender yellow corn and deep purple cobs. … Continue reading

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Vegan Vacation Part Six – Tortugas and Mamey

This was supposed to be our snorkel with the turtles day.  We had planned to rent a car and drive just north of Tulum to snorkel with the big sea turtles.  The safe in our room broke and because we had … Continue reading

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Xel-Ha – Vegan Vacation Part Five

Just north of Tulum you’ll find Xel-Ha, a fun, all-inclusive day of snorkeling and playing in the water.  They have a huge buffet and it does have a few vegan options. They offered salad, fruit, corn chips, guacamole and some salsas.  If … Continue reading

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Vegan Vacation Part Four – Kaxapa – Best Vegan Food in Playa

Kaxapa We finally found the wonderful vegan-friendly restaurant we were searching for on my birthday! Daylight, and having the name and address handy, sure help a lot. It was off the beaten path, but well worth the trip.  Thank you, Happy … Continue reading

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Birthday on 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen – Vegan Vacation Part Three

Kaan Kab A girl shouldn’t have to cook for her birthday so we ventured into town for a celebration dinner. Playa Del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue is packed with shops and restaurants, most of which cater strictly to the carnivorous crowd.  Hubby … Continue reading

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Canadian Chicken Seasoning and Lentil Stew Without Chicken – Vegan Vacation Part Two

At home, I have an arsenal of spices.  Oops.  Knew I forgot to buy something!  The salsa added flavor, but after suffering through a couple bland meals, I sent Hubby down to the bar to get a little salt for … Continue reading

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Our Little Cucina by the Playa – Vegan Vacation Part One

When you’re landlocked and haven’t taken a vacation for 18 months, the fresh, salty sea breeze is a truly breath of gratitude that fills your soul.  Yes, Hubby and I were  fortunate travelers to beautiful Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for … Continue reading

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