*Scroll to end for instructions on how to win a copy of this book!* I know you’re wondering so let me clarify…no, this is NOT a Chinese food cookbook. If you’re confused by the name of this book, let me give you some brief context. (Scroll down if you’re already familiar with The China Study.) The China Study? What is that? –The China Study is a book that was published...

Posted on Jun 8 2015 - 1:01pm by Andrea
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This probably should have been a Cinco de Mayo post – I guess I’m a little late to the party!! Neither here nor there, this tasty, filling, and perfectly-spiced Mexican dish is going to rock your world. Does “ethnic” cuisine seem like a daunting task that you could very easily screw up? (slowly raises hand…) That’s why I like to rely on others to do the work. In...

This place is NOT JUST FOR VEGANS! Everyone will be stuffing themselves with dishes from the amazing menu. Read on. I had the honor of attending a “blogger preview” event for a new vegan restaurant in Pasadena, CA. The restaurant is One Veg World and there is already a very successful location in West Covina. And now, those of us a bit closer to Los Angeles can...

“Last week I had the good fortune to attend a fun PR event hosted by the awesome people over at LATHER. They set it up at a spin studio (sweaty photo of me below) and then offered us fresh pressed juice and fresh LATHER products to cool, revitalize, and clean ourselves up afterwards…” Read the full review on My Beauty Bunny! ...

Posted on May 12 2015 - 1:16pm by Andrea
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Pasta + sauce = easy dinner. But those jarred sauces are full of sodium, as well as vegetables that have been treated enough to give them a shelf life. Not to mention, they’re usually pretty pricey too. I have a much better option for you. This recipe (which is a “blend and go”) combines a number of veggies in just the right combination to give...

Posted on May 6 2015 - 2:24pm by Andrea
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Easy, creamy, basil dip. We’ll get to that. Do you ever see those pictures on Instagram of perfectly manicured fruit and veggie plates, with dozens of perfectly plump berries and leaves, on a perfectly rustic backdrop, with perfectly all-natural, mid-day lighting? I know you have. Don’t lie. Also, don’t get me wrong – I love them. They represent the “food ideal,”...

Posted on Apr 28 2015 - 3:49pm by Andrea
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Some of the top complaints I hear from people who would, in theory, like to go vegan are: -the recipes are too difficult -vegan food doesn’t taste as good -fake meats are too expensive Well, my dears, this recipe is for you. Easy. Delicious. Cheap. This is the trifecta of vegan food.   The original recipe for Black Bean Burgers is a super easy, one-pot recipe. Everything in, everything...

Posted on Apr 10 2015 - 11:43am by Andrea
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Two worlds of amazing foods are about to collide. Chickpeas are part of the legume family and a favorite among vegans for their wonderful taste and extreme versatility. You’ll often find them in salads, stews, falafel, various Indian dishes, and the all-time favorite hummus. Pancakes were gifted to humanity (among so many other things!) by the ancient Greeks. Even...

In my younger years, I had the good fortune to travel the world and live abroad in various fun places for work. At the time, I was vegetarian, but not vegan. This means that I still have the taste of various cheese-and-egg-based foreign specialties in my mind and can work to recreate them, veganized, for all of us to share. One of those local specialities is Brazilian pão de queijo, or quite literally,...

Posted on Mar 17 2015 - 1:06pm by Andrea
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One thing I love about asparagus is that it’s so easy to find. While it’s peak growing season is from February to June, it seems to me that it’s growing somewhere year round, because it is perpetually available in my local supermarket. So even in those dreary winter months you can get your hands on some delicious greenery that reminds you of spring. There are a ton of health benefits...