Celebrating my 8-YEAR Veganniversary

August 8th, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

This past August 1st, I celebrated my 8-year Veganniversary. And as it so happened, this year August 1st fell on a Monday, which was wonderful because that’s Jeremy’s day off and during summer, it can be my day off too. And it was a lovely, lazy, reflective, celebratory day. 8 years. Early morning snuggle-fest. 8 [...]

Sustainable School Lunch — Loving On Leftovers

June 2nd, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way, which means my weekly CSA box is positively packed with fresh produce, like strawberries, apricots, avocados, carrots, cukes, zucchinis, greens and so much more! Waits recently blew my mind by declaring his love for raw zucchini, and proceeding to eat almost an entire raw zucchini, cut [...]

Ask A Vegan Lifestyle Coach: Can I Eat Higher-Protein / Lower-Carb And Still Be Vegan?

April 3rd, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

I recently got an email from a reader that went something like this: I’m an on-again off-again vegetarian looking to go vegan. My doctor recently told me that I have to decrease my carbohydrates and increase my protein (she said it had to be animal protein) in order to lose the weight I gained when [...]

Sustainable School Lunch – Late Winter (well, California winter)

March 27th, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Hello All! It’s time for another round of healthy, vegan, seasonal, local, and most of all – EASY – kid’s school lunches packed in reusable, sustainable, and eco-friendly containers. Because geeze, #momlife! And who knew that packing up lunches would become such a pure little pleasure for me? It may sound strange, but I truly [...]

A Year Of Urban Foraging

January 12th, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Beach picnic with beautiful, vibrant prickly pear, passion fruit, and figs, all gathered on the 7-block walk from my house to the beach. (summer 2014) 1. urban foraging The practice of foraging for free fruits, vegetables, and other “wild food” around the city. Urban foraging is one of my very favorite hobbies, and it’s something [...]