Book review: The Vegan Cheatsheet

We received a copy of “The Vegan Cheat Sheet: Your Take-Everywhere Guide to Plant-based Eating“*, by Amy Cramer and Lisa McComsey, so we could read and review it. The book is presented as a guide and reference for new vegans. It starts with what is veganism and why you should adopt a vegan diet, talks about some myths and misconceptions and then jumps into dietary advice and cooking ideas. Most of the book is comprised of recipes, but they also have sections on grains,... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 3

Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie or the recipe below? Brownie Pudding Cakelettes Brownie Pudding Cakelettes – Photographs by Kate Lewis, courtesy of Running PressThere is almost nothing I’d rather bake and eat... Read More

Nayonaise & Nayowhipped Review & Giveaway

If you’re a big fan of Nayonaise, you may have already noticed Nasoya’s recipe changed a bit earlier this year. They also changed the label design on the jar and added another item to the product line, Nayowhipped. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left:... Read More

OMG! Organic Meets Good Powders

Have you heard of OMG! antioxidant and vitamin powders? I just heard about them a few weeks ago and their Indiegogo campaign to help launch their new quinoa protein powder. Unfortunately, they didn’t meet their goal, but I certainly hope they will still be able to launch it. I’ve tried a few performance protein powders in my vegan lifetime and I’m always open to trying new options. Quinoa Protein Powder Quinoa protein powder blended with unsweetened almond... Read More

Nut Butter Universe Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Nut Butter Universe It seems the virtual book tours are gaining popularity with cookbook authors. I’m glad I could be a part of this one for Robin Robertson’s Nut Butter Universe: Easy Vegan Recipes with Out-Of-This-World Flavors*. Who could pass up reviewing a nut butter book?! I own several of Robin’s cookbooks and I love how easy and tasty her recipes are. This one is no exception. The intro of the book walks us through some background information nuts,... Read More

Sneaky Pete’s Review & Giveaway

Sneaky Pete’s yummy flavors Sneaky Pete’s Review I don’t really drink packaged beverages all that much anymore. I cut out soda well over a decade ago and started cutting out other sweet beverages a little over 5 years ago. I find that most packaged juice are mostly sugar (empty calories, and usually a lot of them) with no added benefit. Since I sit in an office all day that really matters. I try to limit my calories to delicious foods I need for sustenance—chocolate... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 2

Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche or the cookie recipe below? Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie – Photographs by Kate Lewis, courtesy of Running PressCan gluten-free chocolate chunk cookies possibly be any good?... Read More

Product Review: Apinya Thai Sauce

There are so many hot sauces on the market, and at the market for that matter, nowadays it’ll make your head spin. The varieties are endless, from mild and yummy sauces you just want to put on everything to the super-duper-ultra-blow-your-lid-off ghost habañero sauces. If you like spicy foods, chances are you already have your favorite(s). Mauro and I have a small sampling of our favorites, on the ready, in our fridge at all times. We’ve built up a good tolerance... Read More

Restaurant Review: Silver Diner

In August we were driving down to Wilmington, NC and were looking for a place to eat half way down for a break and food. Earlier I had read an article about how the Silver Diner http://silverdiner.com was going to add a vegan shake to their menu. There are 15 Silver Diners in Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey. We stopped at the Potomac Mills Silver Diner in Dale City, VA, which close to 95. #gallery-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top:... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy: Toronto & Vegetarian Food Festival

We’ve been blogging about our camping trip to Ithaca and Toronto, with the Vegetarian Food Festival being final destination, for the past week. Here’s the penultimate post about our trip. Yes, there’s one more post coming. We had never been to Toronto before, so we were really looking forward to it. We’d heard so many stories on how veg-friendly it is and wanted to see it for ourselves and report back to you. It’s all true! To be honest with you,... Read More

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