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Mom’s Ratatouille

Sorry for not posting anything for the past few weeks. My mom peacefully passed away on October 28th. R.I.P. With planning for traveling and preparing for funerals, and everything else that comes with such event, I didn’t have the energy or the time to write. Two weeks before turning ninety two, her soul gently departed […]

Best Foodie Movies

Top 10 Feel-Good Foodie Movies

Fall is time to spend more time indoor, by the fireplace, bring out warm fuzzy clothes, clean our closets, cupboards, garages… it is also a great time to treat ourselves to a feel-good foodie movie with beautiful food, romance, and travel to other parts of the world while traveling is not happening! Below is a […]

Trace Elements

How to Boost Your Immune System with Trace Elements

This week, I wanted to write about something different that is important this time of year. We all know about the importance of minerals for our health and well-being. Whether it is calcium and magnesium for bones, nerves, potassium for muscles, and better sleep but what about trace elements? I was first introduced to them […]

Praying sacred woman

The Power of Prayer – My New Anthem!

A dear friend sent me this short video a while back and it has been playing in my mind ever since. I have to say that it has been a source of great comfort and hope. Considering all that is going on these days, I thought I would share it. Even though this isn’t directly […]

Farm Spirit Restaurant review Portland

Review of Farm Spirit Restaurant

Months before the pandemic, we chose to treat ourselves to a special 12-course meal at Farm Spirit for my birthday. I went ahead and made a reservation. I knew that it was going to be a very different kind of experience. Instead of the usual entrée, main dish and desert, you are served a multi-course meal, […]

Go Vegan As New Year Resolution

Make Being Vegan Your New Year’s Resolution!

So we have all made our share our New Year’s resolutions that we thought at the time we could keep but turned out to fizzle over time. Exercise more, stop smoking, volunteer, eat better, watch less tv read more etc. While all are all worthy of our efforts, they mostly benefit us and a handful of […]

Tofurkey for Thanksgiving

Vegan Holidays, Because Eating Turkey is Foul Alright!

Have you ever wondered, what is it with the human specie and the need to kill something every time we celebrate an event? I probably should say with men, since I somehow can’t imagine women coming up with this strange practice that has become so ingrained in our culture. It would be like saying “Today, […]

Vegan Thanksgiving

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Vegan Thanksgiving

To kick off the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to mix recipes with musings around these traditions. So for this week’s post, I give you my Top 10 reasons for having a vegan Thanksgiving. and now the red enveloppe… Drumroll please… 10. A dead bird on the table is so old paradigm […]

Kindness

The Many Faces of Kindness

I had a recent conversation with a friend at a dinner about hunger in the world. When I mentioned that the Western world was very much responsible for children, let’s say in Africa, dying daily of starvation, my friend opened her eyes really big and replied “what does this have to do with me and […]

Las Vegas Vegan options

Vegan Dining at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas

Sin city must be looking for some redemption because it is now offering vegan choices in Wynn and Encore hotels and restaurants. With endless huge buffets where vegans can usually only find meager selections and not always very flavorful ones, the news of vegan options will be music to your ears! Who do we have to […]

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