Report From The Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

July 22nd, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Last Saturday, Jeremy and I took wee Waits Rebhal to the Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival. And I have to admit, I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this event. I mean, Santa Barbara isn’t that big, so I wondered what size of “festival” our crunchy little community would actually be able to support. But [...]

Back To The Berry Fields // Preserving The Harvest 2014 // What Do You Want To See?

June 5th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Blueberry fields forever. ♥ California, spring 2014. Back when we lived in Portland, our summers were always filled with u-pick adventures. Morning gatherings out on Sauvie Island, where the kids would run wild through the berry fields, and the farm stands were overflowing with produce to be purchased for a song. My friends and I [...]

More Than Just Vacation Photos: Sayward’s Definitive “Must-Eat” Portland Vegan Dining Guide, Part II

May 1st, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Oh, Portland. Marching onward! Part I is here, and today I bring you Part II of our whirlwind vegan Portlandstravaganza, in which we ate all of my very most favorite things! Remember, this is by no means a comprehensive collection of Portland’s vegan eateries. Oh no, this is the condensed version, only the handful that [...]

More Than Just Vacation Photos: Sayward’s Definitive “Must-Eat” Portland Vegan Dining Guide, Part I

April 30th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

READY. TO. EAT. Oh, Portland. The vegan Mecca – land of all-vegan bars, late-night grub trucks and fancy roof-top fusion food, raw vegan “bakers” and an all-vegan strip club (seriously). I lived in Portland for 5 sweet years, and my adoration for the City Of Roses just continues to grow. Which is why I was [...]

Video Of My Recent Talk: Exploring The Ex-Vegan Phenomenon. Plus, Best Day Ever? Perhaps!

January 16th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Hello hello! I’m so excited to share this video of my recent talk, Exploring The Ex-Vegan Phenomenon, with Matt Ruscigno, MPH RD, at the amazing Animal Advocacy Museum in Pasadena. The issue of recidivism in the vegan community is incredibly complex, and Matt and I are still in the beginning stages of mapping out and [...]