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Meet our new kid, Leo. He was born on a dog meat farm.

I have exciting news today about the newest addition to our family: Leo. Leo is the most adorable pup you’ll ever see, with soft black eyes, a serious gaze, and the softest fur that I want to cuddle all day. He is skinny, with ribs that show … [Read entire story...]

5 Vegan Breakfast DishesThat Taste Just Like Eggs

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for ethical vegans who miss the taste of their favorite eggy dishes, it can be a bummer. Luckily, with creativity and a special ingredient or two, plant-based eaters can still please their … [Read entire story...]


How could anyone resist this? While I dream about all of that, I’ve been putting a great new book to work in my kitchen. Ashley Melillo’s Blissful Basil, like her blog of the same name, has a special way of making you happy just by looking at it. One … [Read entire story...]

Quinoa Pancakes with Strawberry Compote

I have been wanting pancakes lately. These have only served to heighten the desire. These fluffy pancakes are made with a mixture of quinoa and whole wheat pastry flour, and served with a slightly sweet strawberry compote. The best part? Everything … [Read entire story...]

Roasted Balsamic Beets + Rutabaga

Doesn't this look awesome! Last week, it was on the cooler side, a bit rainy (for Southern California) and kind of grey outside. I loved it! I wrapped myself in a sweater, drank tea, and just felt cozy being inside. I took advantage of the drop in … [Read entire story...]

12 Tips for Going Vegan!

Pre-tip tip: visiting sanctuaries like Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is great motivation on your vegan journey!It’s that time of year again! The beginning of the year, when we welcome curious new vegans into the fold. Are you trying to make The Big Change … [Read entire story...]

Finding Community at Vegan Shop-Up

If your family owned a TV between the years 1982 and 1993, you’re probably familiar with the sitcom Cheers. The main draw of the show wasn’t the good-hearted bartenders, the strong-willed female characters, or even the charismatic owner; it was bar … [Read entire story...]

Animal News You Can Use: Friday the 13th

It may be Friday the 13th, but what’s really scary is how many taxpayer dollars are flushed down the toilet on cruel and purposeless programs. In a show of true fiscal conservatism, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) this week blasted a wide array of federal … [Read entire story...]

Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto

This is a delicious main meal salad. Very hearty and filling. We enjoyed it as a winter lunch, it would also be lovely in the summer at suppertime. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients for the pesto: 1 cup walnut pieces 2 garlic 3-4 cups kale, cleaned and … [Read entire story...]

Cajun Pasta, Greek Nachos, Tofu Vindaloo, Apple Hand Pies & more!

Now that the holidays are over and you’re finally getting your life back…Get back in the routine of meal prep with this week's meal plan!(It makes life soooo much easier!) Enjoy Red Lentil Bolognese (NEW), Greek Nachos (NEW), Cajun Pasta (NEW), … [Read entire story...]

Greek style baked lima beans

I once ate baked lima beans, made the Greek way, at a Mediterranean restaurant in Baltimore city.  It came as a “mezze,” an appetizer, served at a restaurant of the same name. I was hooked. Although I tend not to love anything drowning in … [Read entire story...]

Veg Speed Date is coming to cities across the country this February!

It can be hard to find love when you’re vegan. Do you date people who eat gross meat and walk around in gross leather? Or do you date exclusively veg and cut your dating pool down significantly? If the latter sounds better, Veg Speed Date is here to … [Read entire story...]