Arizona, the southwestern desert state and home to the Grand Canyon. The largest city in the state, Phoenix, is a growing capital boasting its own baseball team, great outdoor activities and yes, a growing foodie population. I was stoked to see the great variety of healthy, vegan and gluten free places to dine in and around Phoenix and I know you will too!!...more
I've been posting a lot about death recently, so let's try to focus on life...We've had our home about a year now. I think I've mentioned before that the prior owners didn't do a whole lot of upkeep. Here's the main "valley view" area on the side of the house when we first looked at the property......more
A few weeks ago I shared my “vegan conversion” story on James McWilliams’s Eating Plants blog. Since then, I have been thinking a lot about my transition from a dietary vegan to an ethical one.
Image: Tambako the Jaguar via Flickr
I always give credit to the big three:...more
If you're a tofu virgin, or possibly someone like me who's only cooked tofu a few times, the beautiful step-by-step photos in this recipe for Black Pepper Tofu from Macheesmo will make it easy to cook this dish. Nick isn't even a vegetarian, but he makes a lot of vegan dishes and says, "This recipe might be one of the most flavorful and interesting vegan dishes I’ve ever made or had." And one look at the flavors in the ingredient list convinced me this is a perfect recipe to try for Meatless Monday.
Good morning from NYC! I want to thank you for your kind tweets and Facebook messages about my interview on Our Hen House yesterday! It means so much!BlogHer 12 wrapped last night but I stayed an extra night in the city so that I could enjoy a night out with two of my favorite people!...more
I have been contemplating doing a juice fast since I started moving in the direction of a plant based, whole foods diet as recommended by the people at Hallelujah Acres. That was December of 2011. I have done 2 one-day juice fasts and the amount of willpower needed to get through 24 hours scared me away from trying anything longer. I am not lazy by any means but I like flexibility and the freedom to change my mind....more