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Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

My Canon PowerShot G9X is always with me.  It’s a lovely point and shoot with a throwback design that reminds me of my grandfather’s old cameras.  I was excited to find a faux leather case that suits its aesthetic.  I was also excited about this […]

Breakfast is my superpower.

Breakfast is my superpower.

This powerful breakfast helps my morning person-ness. I make a batch of this on the weekend and divvy it up so it’s ready to bring to work. This is a revamped version of my usual chia oatmeal that incorporates new and exciting magical powders. Cacao […]

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

Eating the same thing, especially a diet that is imbalanced with starches and sugar, leads to all sorts of health ailments. But big changes can also be difficult to sustain.  That is why I resolve to welcome more healthful yet simple additions to my usual […]

Bits of Winter Renewal

Bits of Winter Renewal

On the Winter Solstice our sun takes a nice long and potent look at the Tropic of Capricorn… and then turns around all poignant-like, tossing her golden rays–all resolved in beautiful definiteness.  Winter comes and she seems farther away… but really it’s just because you’re […]

Christmas in the Raw.

Christmas in the Raw.

The holidays are typically a gluttonous time… the last hurrah of the year where many have a well-accepted excuse to dip into excess.  So this year, I choose to bring a raw dish to my parent’s home.  I made Raw Pad Thai using the list […]

Summer Dinners

Summer Dinners

Lazy summer days–besides a ton of chopping vegetables. Who wants to cook in the summer? Fresh, chilled dinners are best in the heat. Like this salad of jicama, cucumber, tomato, and red pepper. And raw kale with some black beans for protein. I massage ’em […]

Detox Salad Days

Detox Salad Days

Your body needs an internal scrub every now and again. Preparing a week’s worth of detox salads means you are eating raw for a good portion of the day. I’ve been experimenting with combining powerfully detoxifying veggies during a pre-summer detox. Shredding all ingredients helps body […]

Partial Detox Time

Partial Detox Time

When things are out of balance, this Libra takes action to enforce balance. Thinking of the rest of the gluttonous summer ahead of me, I began a brief partial detox–simplifying my food intake to mostly single-ingredient foods, along with experimental detox elixirs.  The first elixir: a mint green tea, lime […]

My Breakfast and Lunch, and Why I Don’t Like New Music

My Breakfast and Lunch, and Why I Don’t Like New Music

I’m thinking of the piano chords to Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens. They’re kind of thundering, like a definitive decision, like a confident first step of something. I love how that song makes me feel. What is so delightful about music is that you get to pick […]

Raw Cleanse

Raw Cleanse

After a particularly gluttonous summer so far, I needed to take it down a few notches with a grain-free cleanse–2 days of raw food and juice. I also wanted to take this opportunity to try out some products that I’ve had on my radar in […]

L.I. Vegan Eats: Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe

L.I. Vegan Eats: Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe

The Blue Firmament Holistic Centre in Rockville Centre, Long Island is a source for mind, body, and spiritual sustenance. It is also home to Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe, Nassau County’s only raw eatery.The inviting cafe takes up a large space in the center’s main floor. […]

Juice Cleanse-Day 3

Juice Cleanse-Day 3

Getting into the swing of my cleanse, I spent Day 3 embracing it. I set the hammock up in the backyard to peruse the newspaper and then headed to the nail salon for a low-cost massage. My achey neck and shoulders certainly needed it. After […]

Juice Cleanse-Day 1

Juice Cleanse-Day 1

My trip to the west coast was a gluttonous one. At some point during the trip, I realized a juice fast would be the only thing that could restore balance to my body after the West Coast Eating Extravaganza. I ordered a 3-day supply of […]

Juice Cleanse-Day 2

Juice Cleanse-Day 2

What are these juices doing to me? beets– stimulates enzymes in the liver celery– stimulates digestion; removes excess fluids in the body apple– fiber-rich lime/lime/orange– strong acid fruits stimulate digestion and reduce contamination in the blood ginger– stimulates intestines and bile flow in the gall […]

Rawvolution N.Y.C.

Rawvolution N.Y.C.

Rawvolution in New York City’s East Village is the baby of raw chef and author Matt Amsden. The small counter cafe serves up delicious raw foods for the price-savvy. And with its food delivery service, Rawvolution provides accessible and healthful food for all. After CP shared […]

I am One Lucky Duck

I am One Lucky Duck

One Lucky Duck juice and takeaway is Pure Food & Wine‘s to-go counter. Like PF&W, the high-end raw joint, One Lucky Duck is all raw but the focus is on sweet treats, quick juices and snacks. And much like the slew of eateries doing this […]

Raw Soul?

Raw Soul?

When I think of raw food, I think of fresh vegetable layers, ground nuts and soaked beans; the upscale Manhattan address and accompanying price tag. Never does soul food come to mind… and yet Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s new raw restaurant, Rockin’ Raw, fuses raw and soul […]

Raw, Day 5

Raw, Day 5

After an uneventful day 4, highlighted only by our gradually diminished appetites and growing weariness of food choices, Day 5 was here. Wok Man and I had an evening out at Quintessence to congratulate ourselves on our milestone. Having lost the taste for our alfalfa and beet […]

Vegan Mofo #5: Pure Food and Wine

Vegan Mofo #5: Pure Food and Wine

Although I proclaimed after my last visit to Pure Food and Wine that I’d not soon find justification to paying more than my weekly grocery allowance for a singular meal, you have to treat yourself sometimes. My upcoming birthday, CandyPenny‘s recently past birthday, Foodsparrow‘s return from a […]

Pure Food and, Karen- Stop Whining

Pure Food and, Karen- Stop Whining

Celebrating a very special period in my life, I was treated to a triple-digit all-raw dinner at Pure Food & Wine. Being perpetually broke and an avid thrifter, I am normally critical of such lofty expenditures, even food expenditures. Despite the hefty crew of NYC […]

Oh Samui

Oh Samui

With mixed emotions, I headed towards the Donsak pier in Surat Thani to catch a boat to Ko Samui. Surat Thani is the gateway to this heavily developed and very expensive island and my home last night, the slick dealings and price of my room […]