The World on a Vegan Plate – Italy

Last week Jerome & I “traveled” back to Tuscany for a locally inspired pesto pasta, a classic Chianti & a dream! Several years ago, we took Chris on a whirlwind 16-day tour of Italy. We stayed in all the big cities – Milan, Venice, Florence & Rome – and saw all the major cites – […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Vietnam

Last week Jerome & I “traveled” to Vietnam for a sandwich, a beer & a night with Robin Williams! Lately, I’ve become obsessed with Vietnamese food. Between the spring rolls & the pho, I’m loving the freshness of everything. The Vietnamese sandwich known as a Banh Mi has quickly become one of my favorites. I […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Mexico

This month we’re traveling to Mexico for tacos, margaritas & a night with an iguana! I’ve lived in southern California most of my life and eating tacos is a way of life here. In fact, we have them at least once a week & I love them. Since becoming vegan, I’ve been experimenting with lots […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Turkey

This month we’re traveling to Turkey for a mediterranean meze, a Casbah inspired cocktail & a daring prison escape! Last year when we were planning our visit Turkey, I was less concerned with the political unrest & more concerned about what I could eat. I was a new vegan & was a little nervous that […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Spain

This month, we’re traveling to Spain for Paella, Rioja & Jésus de Galíndez. While visiting Spain last year, I quickly realized this VERY meat-centric country loves their tapas but most are animal based & I was hard-pressed to find a lot of vegan options. However, once we arrived in Barcelona, we found tucked away in the very […]

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My Long Journey to Becoming Vegan

“I didn’t change, I just woke up.” –Anonymous One year ago this month I started eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Yes, I became “one of those people”! This new way of eating didn’t happen overnight for me. In fact, the road getting to this point had been 23 years in the making. Because I’m always […]

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Solo Mini-Vacation in West Hollywood with Spork Foods & The Elan Hotel

“Sometimes I need to go off on my own. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. I’m recharging my batteries.” –-Kristin Butler I have a confession to make – I like to be alone sometimes. No, I NEED to be alone sometimes. That’s not to say that I don’t like to be around people, it just […]

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A New Year, A New Beginning

  “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill us” –-Hal Borland Happy 2017 Everyone! The greatest gift of any New Year is that it brings with it new beginnings, new blessings & new bliss. But every year at this time, many of […]

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Favorites Friday – SmileAmazon, Isa Does It, Google Maps

Favorites Friday posts are all about sharing products, services & places that I love. The opinions given are all mine. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them & what you think. SmileAmazon AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you support your favorite charity every time you […]

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Favorites Friday-Happier Podcast, Treeline, Whiskey & Charlie

Favorites Friday posts are all about sharing products, services & places I love. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them & what you think. Happier Podcast Hosted by Gretchen Rubin & Elizabeth Craft I discovered this podcast about a year ago & listen to it when I walk. It’s […]

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