Bonzai Aphrodite

I am a mother, a freelance writer and author of Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide, a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and I'm about to begin a master's program in evolutionary biology. I love good food, authenticity, the California sun, and living a life that's "Socially Conscious, Totally Fabulous!"

Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

Heat waves all across California, and that means beach season is extended. I’m not upset about it. Hi guys! ...more

Sustainable School Lunch – Early October

Hellooooo autumn! Er, I mean hello? ...more

Vegan Parenting Moments: The Popsicle

Vegan Parenting Moments – a collection of my own little experiences, be they “triumphs” or be they “fails”, as I navigate this wild adventure of raising a vegan child in a non-vegan world. Waits is five and a half, which means he started kindergarten a few weeks ago. It’s the first time he’s really been off on his own, left to make his own decisions about what is – or what isn’t – acceptable for him ....more

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar At Home – From Leftover Apple Scraps!

Can you believe it’s actually autumn already? It’s true. And even though you couldn’t tell by the current climate here in California, the equinox has come and gone and we are officially Fall-ing ....more

Sustainable School Lunch – Late September

Hello friends, and welcome to another round-up of healthy, vegan, eco-friendly school lunches! But before we jump in — on the last post I got quite a few questions about the quantity of food I was sending. Mostly along the lines of, “Does he really eat all that??” And the answer is yes, but not all for lunch ....more

Okay! So We Opened A Wine Bar. A VEGAN Wine Bar. Huzzah!

I told you something big has been keeping me busy! And this, my friends, is it. Last weekend we officially opened the doors to Five & 1/4, our brand new weekly pop-up wine bar ....more

Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

Just a nice relaxing evening on the beach. Hellooooo!! My goodness, my goodness ....more

Sustainable School Lunch – Early September

Hi guys, and welcome to the first post in our Sustainable School Lunch series! These photos were taken during the first week of September, which means here in California, we’re still feeling the full effects of summer. That translates to hot hot days, fresh fruit overflowing in our CSA box, and leftovers from low-maintenance, no-heat dinners ....more

Healthy Homegrown Sweetener: How To Make Liquid Stevia Extract

One of my very favorite hobbies is the taking of beloved store-bought items, and finding a way to replicate them at home with healthy, wholesome ingredients. The benefit here is threefold: firstly, I save money — often paying pennies on the dollar for the DIY supplies. Secondly, it’s always more environmentally friendly, with less packaging and plastic, less shipping of products, and less trips to the store for me ....more

Pictures of Things + Le Love List

Waits and his Papa-san (my dad). Hello my dears! Happy Friday, and happy happy Weekend Send-off! ...more