How to Throw a Vegan Wedding

We were blessed to wed surrounded by family and friends at our favorite biodynamic and vegan winery in Sonoma. Our two rules were: Vegan Everything and Fun for Everyone. We wanted our day to be 100% cruelty-free to reflect our truest values. Since we’re all about the animals, each table was assigned a different spirit animal: As for fashion –…

Senator Cory Booker

An active and inspiring leader, Cory Booker is at the forefront of the resistance against the new administration’s illegal and immoral activities. He defends Planned Parenthood and African-American rights and was on the ground fighting for detained Muslims at JFK. Booker went vegan in 2014, telling the Philly Inquirer: While some people might think trying to be vegan would…

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

This breakfast meal is soooo decadent and rich-tasting, but surprisingly healthy. Sugar-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and vegan of course! Besides the oven time, these beauties only takes 5 minutes to put together. Simple, warming, comforting… the perfect vegan brekkie. Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse food and perfect if you workout or otherwise expend a lot of energy…

Happy Crab Dip

If you’ve had hearts of palm, you maybe thought “this tastes exactly like crab!” Hearts of palm are the edible buds of palm trees and you can find them packed in water. I made this recipe remembering my childhood trips to my Grandparent’s home in Maryland. We’d eat fresh crab at the shore, and though…

Jicama Salad

Jicama is a delightfully sweet and crunchy root veggie, choke full of vitamins and minerals. It’s high in fiber so it can help promote weight loss and digestion. If you’ve never tried it, imagine the texture of an Asian pear crossed with the flavor of sweet celery. It’s lovely! Paired with this tangy, creamy dressing, this…

Alicia Silverstone

“I just took a look at my dog and said, ‘If I’m not willing to eat you, how can I continue to eat these other creatures that have the same desire to live, are just as funny, just as cute as my dogs?” – Alicia Silverstone I actually got to meet Alicia in person years ago!…

Joaquin Phoenix

“There were five kids and we literally screamed at our parents and said, ‘We are never going to eat meat again.’ Because we were on a boat, and they were catching fish, and they were throwing fish against the side of the boat in order to kill them, they are flopping around, so these kids,…

Jessica Chastain

 “I don’t want to torture anything.”….it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world….While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.” ~Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain, known for her heroic characters in Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Martian,…

Become the Light {cooking meditation}

You are what you eat. I truly believe if / when humanity shifts to veganism, it will result in a global enlightenment. Veganism will usher in the compassionate society we pray for. Why? Animals release fear hormones when slaughtered. Anyone who participates in the meat and dairy ingests and contributes to needless pain and suffering. This…

Kat Von D

(cover photo: LAIKA Magazine – laikamagazine.com) Kat Von D is a powerhouse of creativity and inspiration. She’s a tattoo artist in LA and started her own make-up line with Sephora, now 100% vegan.   Follow her instagram here for daily inspiration! Also, you can watch Earthlings here… Thanks Kat!

4 Tips for Successful Vegan Travel

Who’s doing some travel this winter? I can’t wait to dip my toes in the warm ocean down ol’ Mexico way. I’ve learned a few travel tips over my 20 vegan years… First, pack as if it’s the zombie apocalypse! When I’m stuck places with no vegan food and I get HANGRY! It’s not pretty. At…

You are Providing Life Force {cooking meditation}

Cooking can be magical, compassionate, and even spiritual! When you cook a meal for yourself and your beloveds, you provide the very stuff that keeps us alive – life force! Cooking is an act of caring and love. Working with food gives us the chance to be part of the cycle of life. The cycle starts…