Stop Calling Vegan Food “Fake”

I recently watched a rerun of the canceled-too-soon show Raising Hope, and Cloris Leachman’s character Maw Maw was eating a plastic apple. “This apple tastes awful!” she exclaimed, and her granddaughter Virginia told her she was eating one of baby Hope’s toys. It reminded me of the

Living Candida-Free by Ricki Heller – Recipe and Giveaway

In my health coaching practice, I occasionally work with clients who are suffering from candida overgrowth. It can be a tough thing to treat, as most doctors don’t know much about it and will usually just prescribe an antifungal medication to combat it. (That is, if they recognize that

Please Stop Giving Unsolicited Advice

Throughout high school and college I worked at my local CVS as a shift supervisor. I usually worked the evening shift and on weekends, but when I had a day off from school, I sometimes went in to the store early. The daytime crowd saw far more

What I Ate Wednesday – What I Ate During My Holiday Break

Happy New Year and welcome to my first What I Ate Wednesday of 2015! Actually this may be my only What I Ate Wednesday of 2015, because I have other things I want to concentrate on for Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen. That’s not true – I will probably continue

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2015

2014 was an amazing year for vegan cookbooks. I think I added about 25 to my collection. (Yes, 25 new vegan cookbooks!) I imagine it’s only going to get better in 2015, and I will probably have to get creative with bookshelf space, as I’m starting to

Need Help with Your New Year’s Resolution?

Happy New Year! Did you make resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, manage stress, and treat yourself better? Have you decided this is the year you’ll go vegan? Do you want to learn to cook nutritious meals for your family? Keeping new year’s resolutions can be a little tricky,

What I Ate Wednesday: What I Ate for Christmas

Happy Wednesday! This is the last Wednesday of 2014, and I’m closing out the year by showing off what I ate for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   Christmas Eve is Dennis’s birthday. I always make him a huge brunch, and this year, I made his all-time

Vega One Review and Giveaway

With the new year comes new beginnings. On the first of each year, people often resolve to eat healthier, manage stress better, and exercise more. While there’s no quick fix for getting healthy, Vega One shake mixes can certainly help. Vega One is chock-full of essential nutrients,

What I Ate Wednesday

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted for What I Ate Wednesday. I caught a nasty cold the first week of December and it seemed to take forever to get rid of it. I’m not sure if this theory or true or not (I read it

But I Could Never Go Vegan! Review, Recipe and Giveaway

When people learn that I’m vegan, they usually say something like, “I could never go vegan – I would miss pizza,” or “I could never go vegan – I need my protein.” It’s strange that they immediately give reasons why they could never do what I do, especially since