Tribest Sedona Express Dehydrator Giveaway

Digital timer and temp control

There’s something so empowering about growing and/or preserving your own food. Since Mauro and I bought our house (eons ago), I’ve gotten into the habit of prepping and preserving meals to save time during a busy week. When we first moved in, the previous owners had left a bountiful veggie garden and several fruit trees that were at their peak of production. We wanted... Read More

Kajitsu – Japanese Shojin Cuisine in NYC

Course 6, Buckwheat Seed and Hijiki Rice

We were recently in NYC for a multi-birthday celebration, and had the opportunity to have dinner at Kajitsu. It’s a vegan (at least for dinner) Japanese restaurant that does multi-course meals based on a Japanese culinary tradition originated from Zen Budhism called shojin. The menu changes constantly to use ingredients that are in season and is inspired by the time of the... Read More

Jambu – Arctic Vegan Boot

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Who doesn’t like to look stylish while wearing a warm and comfy, vegan winter boot? I certainly do. Luckily, Jambu has a line of women’s vegan shoes to fill this gap. Since I reviewed the Jambu Princeton last year, they’ve expanded the women’s line of vegan shoes and boots (yay!), added a vegan tab and labeled all their vegan shoes on their website, and even... Read More

Ecco Bella Review & Interview with Sally Malanga

Eyeshadow, Mascara, Water-Free Herbal Body Lotion and Eye Nutrients Cream

The health and beauty market is booming with eco- and vegan-friendly make-up, personal care and beauty products. We’re so fortunate, and so are the animals and our planet, to have an ever growing demand for cruelty-free products and to have companies willing to push themselves to fill this demand. Let’s face it, the world we live in is very animal ingredient-centric,... Read More

Almond Milk Cookbook Review & Give-away

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We’re at the golden age of plant-based milks. Most supermarkets in the US now carry at least one type of plant milk. Be it coconut, almond, soy or rice, for the basic types, or cashew, flax, oat, hemp, sunflower, or quinoa for the not so common varieties. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some, but you get the point. “Ditch the dairy without giving up milk”. I’ll... Read More

Pur Vegan Mints & Gum – $10 off

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Before I became vegan I always had some sort of mint or gum in my handbag and you’d, inevitably, see me popping one in my mouth at some point during the day. As a vegetarian I didn’t read the labels/ingredients on candy. I just presumed they were vegetarian, but the truth is a lot of them aren’t. Candy and gum can contain gelatin (made form animal carcasses and... Read More

Raw by Rae Dessert Treats Give-away

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In the search of a dessert that has balance between tastiness and good health? Trying to soothe the relentless sweet tooth, while remaining gluten, dairy, soy, egg, refined sugar and preservative free? Well Raw by Rae’s Dessert Treats may be what you’re looking for. They combine a base of nuts, seeds and dates with a special blend of ingredients to produce delicious,... Read More

Raaka Virgin Chocolate Review

A lineup of some of their flavors. Photo by Linda Stein.

While we were at the Winter Village in NYC (read our review here), we stopped at Raaka Chocolate to try some of their samples. Lydia knew about the company and immediately recognized them when she saw their stand. They’re an artesanal shop, 100% vegan, with a dedicated facility so there’s no cross-contamination. Aren’t we glad we did. Their stuff is amazing. They... Read More

TofuXpress & ChefXpress – Review

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Anyone who eats tofu regularly knows the routine all too well: sandwich the block of tofu between two cutting boards or plates and pile up a ton of heavy stuff on top of it to press out the water. That process is messy, precarious and antiquated. We now live in an era when the interwebs supplies us with several tofu press options to make the pressing process more convenient—and... Read More

Vegan-Ease Review, Recipe & Give-away

Beautiful Beet Bisque

The Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore, is at it again with her new cookbook Vegan-Ease*, An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet. Note the emphasis on “Easy”. In this new book Laura focuses on delivering scrumptious, vegan recipes that are quick and easy to make. The book is a nice, glossy hard cover with 4-color photos of most of the recipes. I know most people... Read More

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