November 2015

Our Sweet Potato Pie Martini uses the syrup from canned yams to make a drinkable version of a holiday favorite. Garnish it with a toasted vegan marshmallow for the full sweet potato pie effect.

When Michael and I heard about the new vegan egg by the amazing folks at Follow Your Heart, we simply had to get it. When I went vegan six years ago this week, my last non-vegan food hold-outs were cow’s milk in my coffee and chickens’ eggs. It’s been six years and I have to say, I haven’t really missed them at all. But when I tried the vegan egg, it brought back something I had long since given up. We decided to do it live this morning on Periscope (Twitter’s live video feed) and it was…. well, see for yourselves: Consider this: The average cost of a carton of 12 chickens’ eggs in the US is currently $1.87 and each egg has nearly 200 mg of cholesterol. The maximum recommended daily allowance for dietary cholesterol is a max of 300 mg per day. That means, in less than one and

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If you’re making dinner for yourself and want garlic bread, but don’t want to make an entire loaf, our Tomato Garlic Toast is the perfect solution.

My friend Jill, who is one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I know, told me yesterday over lunch that today is National Kindness Day. In her words, “Every day ought to be National Kindness Day” and I couldn’t agree more.

Forget calling for take out. Our Soba with Bok Choy and Shiitake is a quick and easy meal that is packed with flavor. This can be made gluten free easily by using gluten free soba and tamari.

November 2, 2015


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We were so excited that a new vegan burger joint was opening up in New York City. Knowing that we were headed out of town a few days after their opening, the suspense would have been too much to wait until we were back from vacation. So, last Friday, we headed out on their second day to try their offerings for lunch. Bunked in with The Hummus and Pita Company on Broadway between 11th and 12th streets, V Burger’s menu states that they donate 10% of their proceeds to Mercy for Animals. How awesome! We felt sure we were off to a great start! The menu is inviting; multiple burger and sandwich options and all the sides you’d ever want with that burger. We opted to try as many items as possible. We ordered the slider combo, allowing us to mix and match and try more than just one burger.

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