Homemade Salsa, in a Snap

There's really no reason to buy expensive tubs of salsa from the store when you can so easily make it yourself, fresh and wonderful, and spiced just the way you like it. Also known as pico de gallo ("rooster's beak" - hmmm), or salsa fresca, this is something I like to keep on hand most of the time. It's great as a dip, sure, but I also like it on salads, nachos, pizzas, and even as a zippy bruschetta topping. ...more

Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of those things that doesn't really need a recipe, but if you've never made it, it helps to have a little nudge in the right direction. You can use all sorts of things for toppings, like tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, or any other veggies you might have on hand. I made this garlicky tomato version last night, and when a friend walked in the door, she sniffed the air and said, Mmmmmm, smells like a pizza place in here. That's always a good thing. ...more

Yoga, balance and cooking in bulk.

by JL FIELDS on JANUARY 17, 2013...more

Macaroni with Tofu and Spinach

Macaroni with Tofu and SpinachIngredients:...more

Healthy Eats in Chico

Known for being a college town surrounded by farmland, Chico is a great little town in California. Just north of Sacramento, Chico has a great downtown area that is packed with cute shops, nice restaurants and an awesome park. It's a fun place for a little excursion and a fab place to dine as well!...more

I Like Laika

I just got the premier issue of Laika Magazine, and right off the bat, I'm smitten. It's really beautiful, but it's more of a vegan lifestyle magazine than a fashion magazine, so it has something of interest for just about anyone. It includes cruelty-free fashion, cool new products, food, animal rights stories, and articles about interesting people who just happen to be vegan. I want to support such a publication. I like their style, and I want them to continue....more

The cost of being Vegan.

  Yesterday I went to stock my pantry for my new Vegan diet. Many people think that being vegan will cost an arm and a leg, this is not the case. You will need to shop around to find the best store. I shop at  Family Fare....more