Posts Tagged ‘going veg’

8/22 Be Your Own Vegan

Almost every single time I am talking with someone and my being vegan comes up they will say to me,” I would be vegetarian/vegan if it weren’t for …..fill in the blank”.  This fill in the blank is something they have decided they can not live without and therefore it is the barrier to choosing [...]

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8/5 An Even More Meatless Monday

As many of you may know, I work in the demo station at Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s is an inexpensive gourmet food store that has bizarre and interesting foods from around the world. I cook in the demo kitchen preparing food for customers and staff to sample throughout the day. I demo all kinds of [...]

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5/20 Playing the Field

Happy Meatless Monday friends. Over the weekend I bought  a package of Field Roast Wild Mushroom deli slices. I had never had them so I thought I would give them a go. I knew I had a busy week and thought..these could come in handy.  This afternoon in haste and hunger I decided that tonight [...]

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4/22 Kickoff of U.S. VegWeek 2013

Happy Meatless Monday, Happy Earth Day and Happy first day of  US VegWeek 2013. Launched in 2009 by Compassion Over Killing,  VegWeek is a culmination of all things veg.  It is an all encompassing resource for veg curious and vegan wannabes like us. You can go to   In Your Area  to see if there are VegWeek activities [...]

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2/6 Come Sail Away

When Sandy and I first met, she actively sailed on a racing sailboat.  She had been crewing on a forty foot sailboat for many years and had participated in the famed Port Huron to Mackinac race.  She asked me if I was interested in joining their crew. Well of course I am. Who wouldn’t want [...]

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1/25 Kickstart Your Life

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is offering a free 21 Day Vegan Kickstart program. It is designed to help you incorporate vegan foods into your lifestyle in an easy and sustainable way. When you sign up you will receive tips and recipes every day for 21 days, beginning on the first of the [...]

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11/5 Portobello Pilaf On a Kale Pedestal

Happy Meatless Monday. Yesterday as we were running I began to crave kale and rice pilaf the way you would crave an ice cream cone or piece of chocolate. The thought overwhelmed me and I blurted out, “Let’s have sauteed kale and rice pilaf with portobello mushrooms and almonds for dinner.” When Sandy and I [...]

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10/1 A Cow Named Tod

Happy Meatless Monday. Today instead of a recipe I thought I would share a meatless experience with you. Last weekend we attended the annual vegan chili cook-off at Sasha  Farm animal sanctuary. Sasha stands for Sanctuary and Safe Haven For Animals. They  shelter over 200 animals including  sheep, cows, pigs, turkeys and kitties.  Every kind of [...]

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9/6 10 Meatless Meals for Back to School

Yesterday on Babble.com they had the most ingenious post. It was a round-up of  meatless recipes for back to school.  I decided this sounded like fun and I wanted to play along, so I did the same with some tried and true easy Exploits recipes.  I chose ten of my favorite meals that are easy [...]

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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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