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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 […]

Vegan Holidays, Because Eating Turkey is Foul Alright!

Have you ever wondered, what is it with our race 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, we […]

Top 10 Reasons for Having 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 […]

Shopping for dinner in France!

I just read a most unexpected comic strip in a French magazine and had to share it. First, let me provide some context for my amazement. France must be by far one of the country that is most attached to its culinary traditions and all include some form of meat, dairy, fish and other animal […]

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 what […]

MY NEW ANTHEM

A dearest friend sent me this short video a few days ago and it has been playing in the back of my mind ever since and has been a source of great joy, comfort and hope. So I thought I would share it with you. Even though this isn’t directly related to cooking or food, […]

HOLY COW!

Even though I was born and raised in the Western hemisphere, I have always had affinities with the East, whether it is the grace of Thai people, the exquisite Japanese gardens and their minimalist architecture, the ancient and colorful devotional traditions of India, and of course the explosion of flavors I experienced when I first […]

Uninvited guests at our table!

Here is the interesting thing, while there is a perception out there that vegetarians and especially vegans can’t be healthy because they are cutting out almost everything out of their diet, we don’t realize, that the prevalent animal based food sold in grocery stores, whether it is in cans, frozen packages or served in fast […]

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