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5 Foods for a Healthy Heart


A healthy heart begins with insightful nutritional choices and continues with our habits such as calming the mind through meditation, opening our heart to love, and exercising—all are essential to preserve and support the heart. However, if we do not […]

Rockstar Health & Fitness: Lindsey Stirling

Lindsay Stirling

Some people are born with a talent so amazing, it seems to come from another world.  I was recently introduced to a girl with that kind of gift, and was blown away by what I discovered. Lindsey Stirling is definitely one of those people. Several […]

Avocado Appetizer


Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free I LOVE this recipe because it switches up regular guacamole with more exotic Asian flavors. Plus, it is a visually beautiful dish to get things started. Your palate and body will agree. Nutrient-dense food like […]

Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes


Vegan, Dairy-free, Soy-free and Gluten-free. By Mee Tracy McCormick In the deep South where I live, black-eyed peas are symbolic of luck and money when eaten on New Year’s day. Traditionally, they are made with ham bones. When I ran […]

Sommer Thome: Dancing All the Way to the Mat


You know how sometimes you meet someone for the first time who immediately feels like a good friend? That was my feeling when I first met Sommer Thome, an energetic and talented Canadian now living in Los Angeles. We met […]

Veggie Grill arrives in Encino

Veggie Grill Encino web

The expanding vegan/vegetarian restaurant chain, Veggie Grill, is now serving Encino, making it the first location in the Valley and the ninth in LA County. “We have had many requests to open a restaurant in the San Fernando Valley and feel […]

Lydia’s Raw Green Gazpacho Recipe

Lydia's Recipe

Gulten-free, raw, organic, and vegan, some might say that Lydia’s Organic is the healthiest food around. This Raw Green Gazpacho is served best with Lydia’s New Rawkin’ Beet Chips. Yields 3 qts of soup Ingredients:  -2 ripe tomatoes (in winter, […]

Dosa Dosa’s Spiced Mango Lassi

Spiced Mango Lassi

One of our favorite items to serve at Dosa Dosa is this spiced up version of the traditional mango lassi.  A great accompaniment to a spicy dosa, this cooling yogurt and mango shake is sweetened with honey and served ice cold. […]

Creamy Leek Polenta Recipe


The 30-Day Vegan Challenge Creamy Leek Polenta Recipe The Buttery texture of the leeks and soft extra of the polenta culminate in creamy perfection. Ingredients 2 tablespoons nondairy butter (such as Earth Balance), divided 3 large Leeks (white and pale […]

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The 30-­Day Vegan Challenge Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Sweet enough for dessert, flexible enough to be sweetened less and served for breakfast, this is a favorite muffin of mine that is also the perfect accompaniment to a tea party or coffee klatsch. Ingredients 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed (equivalent of 3 flax eggs) 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water 3 cups all-­purpose or whole wheat pastry flour 1-­1/4 cups organic granulated sugar […]

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