Nutrition CHAMPS – Recipe & International Giveaway

Friday, March 27, 2015

Back in 2013, Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, aka The Veggie Queen™, pressure cooker maven and author of The New Fast Food, contacted me and asked if I’d like to submit three recipes for her upcoming cookbook, Nutrition CHAMPS*. Wow! I was flattered beyond words. Only later did I find out who else was collaborating in this cookbook: Jill Nussinow, of course, Fran Costigan (my dessert idol), Dreena Burton, Victoria Moran, Jason Wyrick, Robin Robertson, Miyoko Schinner, and a big handful of my favorite vegan bloggers and... 

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Wild Mushroom Duxelle

Flora – Jenkintown, PA

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Exciting news for vegans in southeastern PA. Flora is a new, 100% vegan eatery in Jenkintown, PA, making its debut in November of last year. Man, I feel so lucky living in this part of PA. Just look at all that delicious food we tried. Flora is a small and cozy space, with an urban shaby-chic flare, right in the heart of Jenkintown. It only seats 16, so be sure to make reservations, especially if you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday. It’s a BYOB and there are two dinner options, $30 per person for 3 savory courses... 

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Aran House Dinner

Vegan Gastronomy Tour – Ireland & England

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last summer I went on a trip to Ireland and England and visited many locations where it’s not easy to find vegan food. It was particularly difficult to find anything to eat during the many long bus rides between towns when our only stop was usually a gas station “convenience store” or possibly a small town where there were maybe two restaurants. On those occasions, I either didn’t eat or ate if I found fruit. I would often scour the store for something vegan – sometimes getting lucky. I ate a lot of Starburst... 

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Professor Higgins and Karen napping

Much in Little – An Essay by Karen Winkler

Monday, March 9, 2015

Translated from the Latin multum in parvo Professor Higgins and Karen on their comfy chair Professor Henry Higgins, as he is known, was born to a feral mother in the month of October and is the offspring of Norwegian Forest Cats. His ancestors travelled with Vikings as mousers.  He is a descendant of adventurous, intelligent, and proud cats. His line is built to withstand cold weather and climb sheer rock.  It is unknown how or why he was brought to the shelter as a mere baby. When the shelter called to tell me there... 

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Women's FastLane in Limestone/Creamsicle

Unstitched Utilities – Review

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Women’s FastLane in Limestone/Creamsicle Women’s FastLane in Limestone/Creamsicle Women’s FastLane in Limestone/Creamsicle Every time I find out about a new vegan shoe, clothing item, accessory, book, restaurant, vegan offering at a non-vegan restaurant, food item at the supermarket, I get so excited. We’ve come a long way. Vegan products are getting more attention in the media and more people are looking for them. But we still have a way to go in the footwear... 

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To Whom It May Concern – An Essay by Karen Winkler

Monday, February 16, 2015

I walk shelter dogs. All breeds. All needs. All weather. Walking dogs is my calling. I have walked parks from Peace Valley to High Rocks. I know what a Martingale, haltie, gentle lead, and EZ-walk harness are. I keep a dog treat, poop bag, or squeaky toy in at least one pocket of every pair of jeans I own. I can take a damn good photo of a dog at the end of a 20 ft lead while wading through a creek and post it on Facebook without missing a step. I wear a head lamp, fanny pack, camelback, and carry my own people snacks... 

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Millet burger with Potato Salad and Hot Chocolate

Stone Row Pub & Eatery – Jim Thorpe, PA

Friday, February 13, 2015

  Millet burger with Potato Salad and Hot Chocolate Apple Cider Cake Cool old stove Last month we went to Stone Row Pub & Eatery, in Jim Thorpe, PA, for lunch after talking to a few people that highly recommended it at a convention we were at. The staff was very welcoming and they were enthusiastic about their vegan items after we told them we were vegan. They were especially excited about telling us they have vegan hot chocolate made with a choice of soy, almond or rice milk,... 

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Puffed Quinoa Bark

Sweet Designs Chocolatier – Review

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Looks yummy, right? “Mmmm, chocolate!” was the first thing I thought when I received the sample package from Sweet Designs Chocolatier to review. The company isn’t vegan, they also make milk chocolate, but they have a nice selection of certified organic, vegan and gluten-free 70% dark chocolate barks and an assortment box—with truffles and other goodies! Who doesn’t love good chocolate? And it says “vegan” right on their package and website. What’s not to love about that? Sweet... 

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V Street – Philadelphia, PA

Main seating area with festival street lights V Street is the newly opened baby of chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, owners of the nationally acclaimed Vedge and former Horizon. V Street is a street food bar and its menu is inspired by the great ethnic and street foods of the world. It’s 100% vegan, of course. And it’s awesome! Four years […] Read more...

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Review & Giveaway

atovegan_vegetarian-flavor-bible_cover4 Around the same time Mauro and I were becoming vegan, I was also in the midst of becoming a foodie. We had started eating more local foods, eating seasonally thanks to our CSA shares and I was interested in becoming a better cook and baker. I would hit up my local library on a weekly […] Read more...


The Green Gardening Chronicles, Vol. 1, #2

Bleeding heart plant

  Checked one thing off my list this afternoon—I cut down the butterfly bush in our backyard. My friend and extraordinary gardening resource, Jen, tells me that it’s quite a hardy plant and I can cut it back severely and still keep it healthy. Let’s hope so, because it is now nearly stumpy (okay, not […]


Vegan Gastronomy Trips

Vegan Gastronomy Tour – Ireland & England

Aran House Dinner

Last summer I went on a trip to Ireland and England and visited many locations where it’s not easy to find vegan food. It was particularly difficult to find anything to eat during the many long bus rides between towns when our only stop was usually a gas station “convenience store” or possibly a small […]



Interview: Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby – Chopped

Rich describing the Singapore Noodles. So much passion!

Chris talks to Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, Vedge and V Street, about Rich’s appearance on Chopped and why he decided to use honey. Watch the full episode here. Like this:Like Loading…


Kitchen Gadgets

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway 2014


Two and a half  years ago we wrote our first review on the EZ Tofu Press, a simple and very affordable kitchen gadget that helps press excess water out of tofu. Last year Mauro wrote an updated post on how it was holding up and that it was still working well for us. We’re happy […]

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