Posts Tagged ‘vegan’

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No-Bake Berry Pie (Sugar-free, gluten-free & vegan. But don’t tell!)

This pie is perfect for the 4th of July. In fact, when berries are in season it’s perfect for weekdays, weekends, holidays, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. I’m not kidding. This pie is free of gluten, processed sugars and it’s vegan so you can have it anytime. This pie is actually raw but I don’t tell […]

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The Best Eco-Friendly & Vegan Shoes for Guys & Gals (that you’ve never heard of)

I don’t even remember how I came across the website for NOAH’s Italian made vegan shoes but I’m glad I did. I really thought I knew every vegan & eco shoe line out there but somehow the 3 year old NOAH line remained elusive. Not anymore. NOAH has shoes for both men and women but […]

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Best of Expo West 2012, Part 2: Favorite New Products

Last week I told you about my favorite new companies from Expo West (see post). This week I’m bringing you my favorite new products from some  of our ol’ time favorite companies. From snacks to steel cups to soap, these are the products I was pretty stoked about. Klean Kanteen‘s new steel pint cups. Klean […]

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Best of Expo West 2012 Part 1: Best New Companies

During the extended weekend of March 9 – 11th, I, along with 60,000 other people, attended Natural Products Expo West 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Expo West is where the natural products industry comes to show off their products and to meet up with distributors, buyers, sellers, and press.  There are beauty products, supplements, […]

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Pumpkin Pie (gluten-free & date-sweetened)

This is a recipe I am really excited about.  Todd and I LOVE our pumpkin pie and last season I began experimenting with date sweetened versions.  They always tasted great but never came out quite right; they never really got firm.  This year, I decided to start with the pumpkin pie recipe in The Joy […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Ruben Sandwich

Maybe it’s my German roots but my favorite sandwich of all time has always been a Ruben. I always got my fill of vegan rubens from Follow Your Heart Cafe in Canoga Park (one of the best rubens by far!). But once I realized gluten was affecting me in a very bad way, I had […]

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How to Bake Vegan

Vegan baking is so easy you will wonder why anyone ever bothered with salmonella tainted eggs. And I promise that most baked goods taste the same when made vegan. Now, I’m not going to say that desserts made vegan will necessarily be healthy but I will say that they will be much healthier. After all […]

Tips for Eating Veg: Buddy up and get cooking!

Find a veg curious buddy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, doing the veg thing all by yourself, without a support system is very difficult.  Some people just won’t understand why you are changing your diet and others will immediately go on the defensive even though you didn’t say a single syllable […]

Tips for Eating Veg: Open Your Mind

Okay, the first step to eating plant based (aka: vegan) food is to get your mind in the right place. This is what I call the mental starter kit. Some of this might seem obvious, but this tends to be where people have their weak spots. 1. Don’t expect a veggie version of anything to […]

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Diet and Sustainability

For anyone that missed WorldFest this year, Rachel Avalon, Whitney Lauritsen and myself participated in a panel discussion on diet and sustainability.  The question: does being vegan automatically mean you are eating sustainably? The answer?  Not necessarily.  Watch the discussion highlights to learn more: . Like most panel discussions or talks I give, there just […]