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3 Warming Vegan Winter Soups for New Year’s Day

Happy New Year’s Day! Chances are, you don’t have any plans today. We tend to put so much thought into New Year’s Eve plans that we often forget New Year’s Day. My plan today is to stay in my pajamas all day cooking in my warm kitchen on this sunny, yet freezing cold day today […]

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My Top 5 Yoga Joys of 2015

With only a few days left in 2015, I wanted to write a post recapping my yoga practice this year. I had all kinds of great titles in mind for a post, like “5 Ways to Recommit to Your Yoga Practice in 2016,” or “5 Yoga New Years Resolutions for 2016.” As I sat down […]

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Leftovers? My top 4 Zero-Waste Strategies

Happy Monday everyone! Monday is a great day for a blog post about leftovers; if you’re cooking a big meal, chances are it’ll have been yesterday on a Sunday, and you might be scratching your head right now wondering what to do with those leftovers! Hopefully my go-to strategies will keep you from throwing anything […]

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Vegan Sushi for Breakfast

Can you still call it breakfast and be eating at 1 in the afternoon? Well, it’s the first day of my holiday break from school. I slept until 11, I’m still in my pajamas as I write this, and I can call it breakfast if I want to. I have an insane list of things […]

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Traditional-with-a-Twist Thanksgiving Recap 2015

Many thanks to those of you who’ve been reminding me to post the recipes from my “traditional-with-a-twist” Thanksgiving dinner, which feels like ages ago. I went back to work the Monday after Thanksgiving with some naïve idea that these few weeks would be leisurely. My calendar was reasonably normal (aka as predictably crazy as usual), […]

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving 2.0

I can’t believe that it’s already been over a year since I changed my eating habits. I apologize in advance for this pun, but I literally went “cold turkey,” off of gluten and dairy all in one day with no setbacks since. That decision was made Nov. 1, 2014, so my plans for hosting my […]

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We all Scream for Nicecream: My Top 3 Vegan Nicecream Recipes

I wish I had discovered the joys of “nicecream” back in the summer, rather than in November. Better late than never! This summer actually brought real hot weather to San Francisco. I had cold smoothies to carry me through the summer, but I didn’t realize until now that I was missing out. I realized while […]

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Pumpkin Season!— For Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free Lifestyles, too!

It’s officially Shane’s favorite time of year! He loves everything pumpkin, especially pumpkin-spiced lattes. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy pumpkin season the way he does. This is my first October since I embraced a gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle nearly one year ago! (My tummy has been so happy, and I’ve had […]

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Fun with Fermentation!

I didn’t think it could be done, but I’ve added another “nerd” hobby to my repertoire. For those of you who know me or who have followed my blog since its inception (in 2009!), you’ll have picked up on some of my favorite habits— taking pictures of everything I eat, metal-smithing in my guest room […]

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San Francisco Heat Wave Slowing You Down? Don’t Sweat it—My 4 Raw Fruit Summer Slushies will Have you Refreshed in No Time!

As summer draws to a close, your blender begins to experience thoughts of self-doubt. As the Ninja or Vitamix thinks ahead to colder days, questions of relevancy arise— “Oh sure, she loves me now. I’m the star of summer— workin’ overtime, churning out smoothies and raw vegan desserts! Just wait ’til the temps drop and she […]

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