Chill Out: Mexican Yoga Retreat Hot Xocolat Smoothie

My Mexican Yoga Retreat Frozen Hot Xocolat Smoothie.

The Hubbins and I have been on a few yoga retreats, being big matheads and all, and one of our favorites was in Maya Tulum in Mexico. (They've changed the name since we went, so when I find it, I'll list it here.) Aside from being really beautiful and having some amazing yoga with the lithe and … [Read more...]

And now, a word from our author…

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Hi all, Just wanted to give you a quick update on what's been going on: * Deadline madness! My adventures in bookland continue with many possibilities for projects, any one of which would make my head spin off its little axis with joy. But as the Oscar nominees say, just being considered is an … [Read more...]

Mwah! The Case for Gushy Fan Mail

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Every day I get an e-newsletter called Cynopsis, which is a genius look at what's going on in the wild world of TV production. Most of it is beyond me and I don't always have time to read it all, but one day a small item grabbed my eyes: The first-ever vegan cooking show was coming to TV this fall. … [Read more...]

Got fake milk?

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(Warning: I'm about to launch into my women's magazine writer voice...) Whether you have physical issues with milk due to lactose intolerance, or your aversion is more ethical because you're vegan, you've probably sampled some of the many milk analogues available these days. Dairy substitutes made … [Read more...]

Monday: Meatless recipe sources and news!

Your veggies are here! Now...what do you do with them? (Read on.)

Hi everyone, and happy pre-holidays! If you've been reading this blog lately, you know I've committed to the Meatless Mondays campaign, and I'm in good company: celebrity chef Mario Batali also joined up with MM, along with lots of other people who have discovered that making even this small change … [Read more...]

Oh yeah it’s a Happy Monday!

"Cherries" got a thumbs-up on Dr. Oz's website! My morning is off to a great start...

Three reasons for me to be cheerful on a Monday morning, even one where I'm tired because Tootsie was howling for half the night: * Cherries in Winter is on Dr. Oz's website today! Yes, THE Dr. Oz, America's favorite doctor, Oprah's #1 MD, and a man I've personally interviewed and can say, in all … [Read more...]

LA, Tandoori Burritos, & Me

Masala sauce. Fries. A marriage made in heaven (and Los Angeles).

Sounds like a setup for a road movie: one photographer (The Hubbins), one TV show host (David Keeps of the Ovation station's travel TV show, The Scenic Route and one of my Best Friends Ever), and one food-obsessed author (moi) going from Los Angeles to San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway. … [Read more...]

Hey, What’s for Breakfast?

My vegan lemon poppyseed cake--not a bad way to start the day.

I've been very intrigued by New York Times food critic Mark Bittman's story about eating vegan during the day and whatever he wanted at night. He did it for environmental and health reasons, and in addition to helping to save the planet with the power of his plate, he ended up losing about 35 lbs. … [Read more...]

100 Possessions: Could You Do It?

The granddaddy of the minimalist approach.

My totally cool friend Arcy (maker of very cool recycled vegan baby clothes--check out her etsy shop here!) posted a link to an article from the New York Times about a couple who embraced the new minimalism. That's the phrase I'm using for voluntary simplicity, rather than enforced downsizing due to … [Read more...]

Lots O’ Matzoh

Last night, I went into the kitchen and saw this: And I thought: Wow, The Hubbins really, really wanted pizza for dinner. Then I looked a little closer and saw this: Gasp! I gasped. It's matzoh time! But this is no ordinary matzoh: This is special matzoh that The Hubbins has to get from a … [Read more...]