EZ Tofu Press Giveaway 2014

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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 still happy to report that we’re still using it to press tofu. It still looks pretty much like... Read More

Vegan Casseroles – Review & Giveaway

Vegan Casseroles

Before I get on with the review for Julie Hasson’s Vegan Casseroles*, I have a couple of confessions to make. 1) I love one-dish wonders/casseroles. They’re hearty, comforting and make the house smell great when you’re baking them. They’re also great to take to potlucks and holiday parties. 2) I have a soft spot in my heart for Julie Hasson. She’s a... Read More

Plant Power Cookbook by Nava Atlas – Review

Curried Chickpea & Escarole

I’m a big fan of Nava Atlas’ cookbooks. I had a few in my bookcase already and love how straight-forward and easy to make her recipes are. I had the immense pleasure of meeting Nava in person last year, and again this year, and found that we have the same style of cooking. Her books are so intuitive to me, but I also found that they’re intuitive, period. When I... Read More

Tofurky Vegetarian Roast for the Holidays

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Tofurky Roast in the box The holiday season is a merry time of the year to spend time with loved ones and friends, catching up, reminiscing and enjoying a delicious holiday meal together, but it can be a lonely time for some vegetarians and vegans. For years, people who chose not to eat meat have been left out of the holiday meal celebration (or had to bring their own separate meal),... Read More

The Lusty Vegan – Review & Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Dates & Polenta Cakes

The Lusty Vegan, new cookbook authored by Chef Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg, isn’t your usual cookbook. As the title suggests it’s about uniting a passion for amazingly delicious vegan food with relationships. Ayindé and Zoë share their experiences of past failed relationships with non-vegans, what worked, what didn’t work and why, their lusts both in the... Read More

Vegan Tacos Cookbook Review

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One of my favorite go-to and easy meals is tacos. I always keep some corn tortillas in the freezer for those nights when I really don’t want to think about making a big meal. I generally use a combination of leftovers and other items in my fridge. I also prefer corn tortillas over wheat, because they are more flavorful authentic. Now, Jason Wyrick’s Vegan Tacos* cookbook... Read More

restaurant reviews: Charlie was a sinner. Philadelphia

MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKES with semolina roll, tangy remoulade, and bibb lettuce.

Charlie was a sinner. is the new vegan bar by Nicole Marquis, owner of HipCityVeg. Michael Santoro, the chef, uses seasonal ingredients to make his bar friendly dishes. The menu is made up of small dish styles, including Soup & Salad, On Toast, Salty, Chargrilled, and Pan Roasted. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top:... Read More

Better Bean Review

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Mauro and I love all types of beans and we cook them from scratch for the most part. We always keep some prepared beans (canned, frozen, etc.) on hand, though, for those days when we’re tight on time and need to prep a quick dinner. Better Bean is now one of our favorites to keep on hand. They have 5 types of prepared and well seasoned beans that are ready to heat and eat. Of... Read More

Julie’s Original Gluten-Free Cake Mix

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Brownie mix with Raspberries and chocolate chips White cake mis as a cofffee cafe Julie’s Original mixes Julie Hasson is one of my favorite vegan celebrities. Her cooking videos captivated me back when I was still a vegetarian. Her adorable, bubbly personality, effortlessly making vegan pancakes and Italian sausages won me over. I was fascinated... Read More

Ellovi Body Butter Review

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This winter was brutal here in PA. It was cold, it was dry, it got colder and it got drier. My skin was drier than it’s ever been, for a little while at least. The lovelies at Ellovi were kind enough to send me a sample of their amazing body butter to try out. This gem of a butter saved my skin from chapping, cracking and flaking this winter. Ellovi body butter is made with... Read More

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