dining out

Salads Beyond Salads

August 16, 2012
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If someone were to ask me that most famous of foodie pop quiz questions—what would you eat for your last meal?—the answer would be ridiculously easy. A big, nutrient dense salad. I love salad. I love salad so much, it’s embarrassing. I don’t mean tiny, gourmet, appetizer sized plates of mesclun greens, a carefully prepared […]

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Bloggers Meet at Blossom on Carmine

May 27, 2012

I woke up this morning with a big smile on my face. Why? Because I got to share a meal last night with two of the most inspiring, uplifting, intelligent, and ambitious vegan bloggers, culinary masterminds, and activists I know. Before I get to them, let me tell you a bit about our dining spot: […]

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Restaurant Review: Candle Café West!

April 16, 2012
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You may have recently seen a tweet or Facebook post from me that looked something like this: “OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Candle Café is opening an UWS location!!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Sorry folks. It was hard to contain myself; you see, as you all know, the Candle empire is just about my favorite place to eat in NYC. Candle Café, […]

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Work and Play in the City; Nutrient Dense Salad Dinner with Sweet Potato and Lentil Loaf

April 5, 2012
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Hi all! Thanks for the warm responses to Jennifer’s story. If you haven’t caught it yet, Jennifer Molica shares some brave and heartfelt thoughts on how veganism can help to pull one out of the isolation and self-involvement of an ED. Not to be missed! I had a perfect morning planned: yoga at Laughing Lotus […]

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Graffiato, DC

March 23, 2012
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On Monday, my post-bacc BFF, Dave, celebrated his birthday with ten hours of studying and a 7 p.m. orgo exam. Clearly, this is no way to usher in a new year. Last night, he and I ventured outside of the Georgetown bubble—a rare occurrence for us these days—to celebrate properly, and to get a desperately […]

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Grains and Gab at Mana Organic

March 10, 2012
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Happy Saturday, all! Thanks for the feedback on NOLA posts one, two, and three. I’m glad you enjoyed the recaps, because there are many more trips to New Orleans to come. Hopefully, each visit will unveil yet another vegan dining establishment. Today’s post takes us back to NYC, which is already a mecca of vegan […]

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Tropical Eats, Hitting the Barre, and Granola with Beets

March 9, 2012
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Observe, if you will, that rhyming blog post title. Just when I start to think I can’t possibly get any dorkier, I outdo myself. When last we spoke, I was summing up a few days’ worth of outstanding vegan finds in the Big Easy. It’s amazing how much travel has changed for vegan diners! Cities […]

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