Archive for August, 2012

8/31 Vegan Road Trip Snacks

In honor of those about to embark on road trips celebrating Labor Day, I wanted to share two of my new favorite vegan road trip snacks. They are the perfect companion for the camp ground, college or work bound traveler.   Thai Lemon Curry Cashews, Almonds and Coconut by Living Intentions. Living Intentions has created [...]

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8/29 Eliminating Gestation Crates For Pigs

Sometimes when you believe in something so strongly, it is difficult to see how a small step is enough.  Perhaps it would be easy to say, “Are you kidding me, this is the least you can do.”  But the reality is that large scale change often takes place in small steps. The announcement that Subway is [...]

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8/27 Kale Chop Salad with Plums and Almonds

Happy Meatless Monday. I have found that making one dish that we can enjoy several times makes it much easier to eat healthy, meatless meals even when  I am in the middle of a harried week or weekend. On Saturday in the middle of  a seven hour volunteer shift with our animal shelter, I came [...]

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8/24 Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

I have begun to count the days until the Sasha Farms Animal Sanctuary Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off.  Sasha Farms is the closest farm  animal sanctuary to us. The chili cook off/fun day is one of the few times you can stroll through the farm meeting the animals and spending time on the land they call [...]

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8/22 An All Inclusive Juicer

During the  fifteen day juice fast, many of you inquired about my juicer of choice. At that time, my broken juicer was barely hanging on and I was researching new juicers. After all the searching, reading and comparing, I decided that I was most inclined to the Omega brand.  They have several different varieties of [...]

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8/20 Blondie Energy Bars

Happy Meatless Monday. I have the most insanely delicious energy bar  recipe to share with you. It takes only minutes to prepare an entire pan of them, they will keep indefinitely in the freezer and they taste like Blondie brownies. They are good enough to plan a run or any exercise around. They could encourage [...]

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8/17 Enter to Win and Kale Trail Update

Enter To Win   Exciting news. I have the opportunity to give away two tickets to this year’s No Beast Feast. No Beast is a fundraiser dinner for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. The meal is sensational and entirely vegan from the rolls with butter to the dessert buffet.  Local restaurants and chefs come together to [...]

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8/15 Raw Caramel Peach Pie

This past week  the peaches have been unbelievable. They have been drip down your arm juicy, honeyed and summery. We have been juicing , grilling and enjoying them every chance we get. I decided to create a raw dessert as a stage to  feature this succulent stone fruit.  I frequently feel intimidated by raw recipes [...]

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8/13 Isabella’s Chop Salad

Happy Meatless Monday I have a salad recipe to share that will make incorporating meatless meals into your week a tasty joy. This is a perfect salad to bring for lunch or to enjoy with your meal or as your meal. You can add anything you would like and experiment with all kinds of different [...]

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8/9 Why Don’t Vegans Drink Milk?

On Sunday our eleven year old niece Isabella came to stay with us for a week. She is here from Florida. We picked her up at the airport and took her right to one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants in Ann Arbor. We had a phenomenal lunch, sharing different dishes, fresh juice concoctions and two [...]

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