Musings

Would I Ever Eat Chocolate Peanut Maple Bars with Sugary Frosting? Thoughts on Balance and Indulgence.

October 7, 2012

This week, my friend Wendy wrote a post about VegNews magazine, and some of the foods they choose to promote or publish. It was a really interesting discussion, and I encourage you to check it out. If I were to summarize, I’d say that Wendy is approaching this from the perspective of a nutritarian eater […]

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Dedication vs. Obsession: Personal Reflections

August 15, 2012

Hello from beautiful NYC! It’s hard to believe that I was in New York only a week or so ago, for Blogher 12 (full recap here). Though plenty has happened since then–the end of summer class, the trip back to DC and now back to NY–the topic of my Blogher panel has stayed on my […]

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Why Raw? Revisiting the Question.

July 24, 2012
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Warning: epic post ahead. You may want to read this one over the course of a day or two! Have any of you checked out the summer issue of VegNews? I hope so: it’s chock full of delicious recipes (including key lime vegan icebox cake—yum!), informative articles, and (if you happen to be a local […]

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Branching Out: A New Raw, Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe. Plus, Dedication vs. Obsession: Your Thoughts?

July 15, 2012
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For over four years now, I’ve been making the same recipe for chocomole again, and again, and again. It’s one of my favorite desserts, favorite snacks, and favorite raw food recipes, period, and it never gets old. That said, being a foodie is all about trying new things. This week, my new thing was bold: […]

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Is Veganism a Luxury? Talking About Veganism in the Context of Access and Resources, and Being Grateful for Our Choices

July 5, 2012

On Monday, when I shared my new obsession (blueberry ginger ice cream: raw vegan and no ice cream machine necessary) I also shared some thoughts on how grateful I am that I have the ability to prioritize my ethics, my health, and my tastes through my food choices. I mentioned that, as a blogger, I […]

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Raw Kale Salad with Puy Lentils and Sweet Apricot Vinaigrette

June 14, 2012

Image © Food52 Hey all! I’m delighted to be posting today with exciting news. Starting today, I’ll be contributing a biweekly column to Food 52, which is one of the most beautiful, clever, and inspiring food websites around. I first discovered the site through Chloe, who is a great resource when it comes to all […]

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“What if I ‘Mess Up’?” Why Going Vegan is Not a Pledge of Perfection

June 13, 2012

In my many conversations about veganism, I often hear something along the following lines: “I don’t really eat/crave/need animal products, but I’m not sure I could ever be a ‘perfect vegan.’ What if I mess up, or crave a non-vegan food”? If this statement—or something akin to it—resonates with you, then let me tell you […]

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