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Have You Missed Me?

Thought I'd give you a quick update on the goings-on here in Cornville, Arizona.  The summer was busy in the garden with a wonderful harvest.  But unlike gardening in New Jersey, where I lived for 57 years, here in the Sedona area, we actually can garden almost...
Weeds – BE GONE!

Weeds – BE GONE!

The desert ... no grass to water ... but these weeds! When the monsoons hit, and when the winters have been wet, the little weedy boogers are EVERYWHERE! So what is a Vegan girl to do?! Well, I refuse to use chemicals, and I can tell you that the task of pulling weeds...

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VEGetariAN Squared – Part Deux

VEGetariAN Squared – Part Deux

The other night, a friend of mine was at home watching "Death to Smoochy" - a dark comedy, but a comedy none the less (which also happens to star not only Ed Norton but also one of my favorite actresses, Catherine Keener, who starred in one of my favorite movies,...

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That Moment You Become an Activist

That Moment You Become an Activist

I was reflecting on life the other day. Looking back on what steps I have taken to get to where I am today and the philosophies I keep and practice daily. This made me think of the blog I wrote a few years back about how it all became crystal clear how and when I...

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Plants for the Planet

Plants for the Planet

It's Coming! Plants for the Planet is way for you to get involved and help a great cause out! Healthy World Sedona is choosing to make a difference this April by encouraging us all to take a positive step each and every day to improve our health, that of the planet...

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Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

The world is in a sorry state due to greenhouse gas emissions. You know to recycle, reduce and reuse, but a girl can't go around looking like a tree-hugging hippie; you must look chic at all times. And that includes every aspect of your green-living life, from the way...

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The Only Constant in Life is Change …

The Only Constant in Life is Change …

As some of you know, I've had to travel back to the Land of Jersey due to a family emergency. Well, the emergency has turned into a semi-long term stay so I can help my parents. Once our ducks are in a row, we'll ALL be coming back to the land of sunshine! That's...

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Sweet Potato Bourbon Meringue Pie

Sweet Potato Bourbon Meringue Pie

Change Things Up In keeping with the Holiday Season, how about pleasantly surprising your loved ones and friends with a change-up from the expected pumpkin pie with a spirited sweet potato pie? If you use an organic, store-bought pie crust that’s 100% whole wheat or...

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Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

A few years ago, I wrote a blog all about Lavender and how it's gone beyond just an air freshener scent! You'll find below my blog from June, 2013. with a great recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies! Enjoy! So, we all know how wonderful lavender smells, right?  It...

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Grilled Avocados and Lemons

Grilled Avocados and Lemons

Betcha Didn't Think of This ... Whether I’m hungry and need to have something delicious and nutritious in a pinch or want to impress guests with an appetizer that I can bet most likely they never even heard of never mind tasted and couldn’t be easier to prepare,...

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World Farm Animal Day – October 2

World Farm Animal Day – October 2

While I was searching the internet regarding World Farm Animal Day, I was shocked and appalled at how many images said “Happy World Farm Animal Day”. Contrary to those images, it is anything but happy. In fact, quite the contrary. Bad For You Eating animals is not...

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Have You Missed Me?

Thought I'd give you a quick update on the goings-on here in Cornville, Arizona.  The summer was busy in the garden with a wonderful harvest.  But unlike gardening in New Jersey, where I lived for 57 years, here in the Sedona area, we actually can garden almost...
Post V-Day Special Dinner

Post V-Day Special Dinner

Valentine's Day may have just passed us, but shouldn't we show that V-Day love to those around us, and ourselves, all year? Why don't you treat yourself or someone special to a post V-day night in! I'm thinking Thai Corn Coconut Soup, Veganified Beef Wellington, and...

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AVS Magazine Feature!

AVS Magazine Feature!

Hello All! Did you know that February is Vegan Cuisine Month? This is a great time to really dive in and see what amazing food this lifestyle has to offer, and to encourage those around you to give it a try as well! You can learn more about Vegan Cuisine Month HERE...

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Traditionally Untraditional Holiday Tamales!

Traditionally Untraditional Holiday Tamales!

The Holidays are upon us! Here in Arizona, there is a tradition which marks this time of year - many of our friends, family, and neighbors are making tamales. I figured this was the perfect time to share my delicious dessert tamale! It is an after dinner treat to...

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It’s World Vegan Day!

It’s World Vegan Day!

Today is a Special Day Today is World Vegan Day and the first day of World Vegan Month. As I paused a moment to acknowledge this day, it brought me back to that infamous day in November, 1997 that thrust me into transition, when Freya Dinshah, Executive Director of...

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The Results of an Awesome Chili Cook-Off!

The Results of an Awesome Chili Cook-Off!

A Good 'ol Chili Cook-Off Earlier this month I participated in the Cornville Chili Cook-Off with my mole-inspired chili, and I won Second place! Now, while first place would have been amazing, I am happy to report that the other vegan option out of 30 participants won...

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My Homemade Version of Vegan “Burger” Helper

My Homemade Version of Vegan “Burger” Helper

Quick, Easy, Sumptuous! Perfect For A Healthy and Nutritious Weekday Meal After a Busy Day at the Office! With the availability of two pretty darn spectacular plant-based ground meat alternatives (Beyond Meat Ground Meat and LightLife Plant-Based Ground Meat), I have...

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Fresh Corn Pancakes

Fresh Corn Pancakes

Being a Jersey girl, Jersey corn represented the much-anticipated August harvest each year.  One of the great joys of being a transplanted Jersey girl now residing in the Sedona area is the elongated corn harvesting season.  Ah, what more can a vegan food-obsessed...

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