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Creamy Banana-Raspberry Oatmeal Bowl

Oatmeal Bowl

Serves 4     Ingredients: 1 cup steel cut oats   Toppings: 4 bananas, sliced ½ cup raspberries 1½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 3 tablespoons raisins 3 tablespoon chopped walnuts   Preparation: In a medium saucepan, bring four cups of water to a boil. Slowly stir in the steel cut oats. Reduce…

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The Most Impactful Thing We Can Do to Protect our Planet

Planet Earth

The news for our planet is not great these days. A climate change denier has been appointed to head up the Environmental Protection Agency transition team. He questions the scientific consensus that human activity is fueling climate change. If this leaves you increasingly concerned about the environment, there is something you can do.   Go vegan!…

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Race Report from a Vegan Iron Spouse

Dan Goldman Iron Man Finish

My husband is an Iron Man. He eats a vegan diet. Tempting as it is to connect these two facts and attribute his diet to his athleticism, I don’t. I learned that lesson the hard way.   I hesitate to make claims about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Yes, it has the potential to…

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Nordstrom Sale Offers Autumn-Ready Vegan Pieces

Hello Dear Readers- Nordstrom’s best sale of the year is here with prices for fall pieces at up to 40% off. Early access starts today for Nordstrom card holders and July 22nd for non-account holders.   If you don’t have a card, and would like early access, you can register for one on the site here. I love this sale, not only…

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Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Dear Readers- I’m often asked for tips on getting started down the path of vegan eating and living. This is a fabulous time, as compared to ten or even five years ago, to explore the vegan lifestyle. There is so much information available, an embarrassment of riches really, that it can be difficult at times…

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“Have you lost weight?” and Other Questions I’m Asked as a Vegan

Question Mark

      Vegans eat plants. That’s it. To many, this diet sounds radical. I get it. Less than four years ago I ate meat, fish, eggs, and dairy and a vegan diet seemed to me “a bleak and inexplicable asceticism akin to culinary celibacy”[1]. So I do welcome and sympathize with the following five most…

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Valentine’s Day Treats

Pomegranate, date and fig chocolate cups

Hello Dear Readers- Looking to prepare a Valentine’s Day treat for the sweeties in your life? Consider these Ancient Fruit and Superfood Chocolate Cups, two of the most popular desserts I make. They come together in minutes, look beautifully artisan and are topped with a variety of health-promoting goodies. Ancient Fruit and Superfood Chocolate Cups  …

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Two Videos for Fair Foods

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Hello Dear Readers, Recently I learned about Fair Foods in Boston, a non-profit food rescue organization that collects edible food, which would otherwise go to waste, and provides it at low or no cost to those in need. There’s no shortage of food to be rescued. The USDA estimates that America wastes 133 billion pounds…

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A Fabulous Dish for Thanksgiving or Anytime of Year

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

  Dear Readers-   It’s fall in New England. The supermarket shelves abound with beautiful, seasonal vegetables and Thanksgiving sits just around the corner.  The best part of the holiday is time with family but I’m looking forward to the delicious food too.  That may be surprising. After all, I’m vegan and, therefore, don’t eat turkey. You see,…

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