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January 2014: Pledge to Eat Vegan for 14 Days and Cleanse….at RFD

By Ann on January 10th, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Gluten-free, Lifestyle, Organic, Uncategorized, Vegan

                  With the New Year comes new goals and taking the time to recharge.  I like to reset, emotionally and spiritually by cleansing in various ways.  From altering the Feng Shui of my physical space to reading an uplifting message in my new favorite novel – it’s […]

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World Vegetarian Day 2013—Unprocessed for a Healthy You

By Ann on October 5th, 2013 in Blog, Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

This past Tuesday, October 1st was World Vegetarian Day. To honor the day, aware individuals made a conscious decision to eat a meat-free day. I have friends who participated in this movement and, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, by just not eating meat for one day they saved driving 1,160 […]

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My Favorite Cookbooks of 2011, mostly vegan and then some

By Ann on December 16th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

This was an exceptional year for cookbooks focused on healthy eating and living. My latest cookbook, Vegan Family Meals, Real Food for Everyone has made several Favorite Cookbook Lists.

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Roasted Vegetables Recipe: Japanese Sweet Potatoes

By Ann on December 6th, 2011 in Blog, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Reading Lisa See’s books, Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy lured me to Japanese Sweet Potatoes.
I have been roasting, eating and enjoying these soft sweet potatoes ever since.

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Thanksgiving for Seven Billion

By Ann on November 29th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Being a restaurateur and a mother, I spend a lot of time thinking about food and how to feed both my customers and my family. When I think about how to feed the world, it seems logical that a plant-based diet is the solution.

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Last Minute Winter Squash Recipes For Holiday Cooking

By Ann on November 22nd, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Kids, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

When I do my own personal food shopping at my local natural foods store or farmer’s market, it’s inevitable that while I am in the produce section or piling sweet dumpling squashes into my shopping bags, I am often stopped my fellow shoppers with looks of bewilderment.

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8 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

By Ann on November 19th, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

I am in the restaurant business and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year. In my first year in business, I was looking forward to a day off. My plans for a much-needed day off had nothing to do with cooking or eating or the demands of feeding others.

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Ten reasons why I love roasting vegetables w/ recipe

By Ann on November 5th, 2011 in Blog, Gluten-free, Lifestyle, Organic, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

I just recently I made a How-To-Cook video with Vegetarian Times.

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Healthy Food – Against the Law?

By Ann on November 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Sustainability, Vegan, Vegetarian

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It’s a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.  In fact, the police are taking “heat” (pun intended) for one “crackdown” that’s back in the news. The story of the “bust” itself last summer was already an insult to our freedoms, but […]

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Foodies. Are they better than the rest of us?

By Ann on October 26th, 2011 in Blog, Green Food Movement, Lifestyle, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

“It has always been crucial to the gourmet’s pleasure that he/she can eat in ways the mainstream cannot afford.”

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