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Vegan in Napa, CA!

It’s easy to be a vegan in Napa, CA!  There are several good options for vegan food in Napa at the Oxbow Public Market.  Eat vegan at the market or stock up on provisions for your day tour at the wineries.  Either way, there is lots of yummy vegan food in Napa!  And the O’Brien [...]

Divvies Brownie Cookie Sandwich with Vanilla Cream

  I recently discovered the Divvies Brownie Cookie Sandwich with Vanilla Cream.     Since I had tasted (and really enjoyed!) the vegan chocolate chip cookies by Divvies, I decided to try this vegan twist on cream filled chocolate brownies.  I’m so glad that I stumbled upon this vegan treat in the check-out line.  It was [...]

Meet Chef Babette from Stuff I Eat!

Meet Chef Babette, vegan Chef and owner of the Stuff I Eat restaurant in Inglewood, CA! Learn about her vegan journey, tips to get started and how she keeps her vibrant positive outlook on life. YP: What inspired you to go vegan? CB: In 1990 I met my current husband, and he prepared the most [...]

Dr. Fuhrman’s Tips for Healthy Eating with a Nutritarian Plant-Based Diet

The new year has just begun and we asked Dr. Joel Fuhrman, our favorite nutritarian,  to help us get started with healthy plant-based eating habits to set the tone for the new year. Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a best-selling author, nutritional researcher and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine.  Learn more by visiting [...]

Dr. Fuhrman’s Tips for a Healthy 2013

By Aurelia d’Andrea   If you’ve pledged to make 2013 your healthiest year yet, you’re in luck. The key to shedding those extra pounds and boosting energy levels can be found at one easily-accessible place: Your plate! “For excellent health, your diet must be rich in micronutrients–vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals,” says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, [...]

Accidentally Vegan: Marmite!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Marmite! Aurelia d’Andrea reports: “Marmite might be an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you’ll never be able to live without it.”

Accidentally Vegan: Ritter Sport Bar Marzipan!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Ritter Sport Bar Marzipan! Aurelia says, “The flavor was everything I’d hoped it would be: Chocolate-y, marzipan-y (who doesn’t love an almond-and-sugar combo?), with a hint of vanilla.” Thanks to Aurelia d’Andrea for sharing!

Accidentally Vegan: McCormick Bacon Bits

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… McCormick Bacon Bits! Smoky, crunchy, and salty, these fake-bacon bits taste great on baked and mashed potatoes, sprinkled over split-pea soup or corn chowder, tossed into salads, or as a tasty topping on your next slice of pizza.

Accidentally Vegan: Ancient Grain Pasta by TruRoots

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Ancient Grain Pasta by TruRoots! This gluten-free pasta is made from organic, kosher and non-GMO quinoa, amaranth, brown rice and corn. The package doesn’t say vegan, but it is! Note: this gluten-free pasta is made in Italy and has a wonderful texture!

Embody Natural Health

Specialty organic raw juices and smoothies made just for you. Choose from a variety of organic options to receive the best nutrients and taste to satisfy your body and taste buds. (Editor’s note: Pittsburghers can find organic juice here now – vegan food will be coming in a few months. Call to double check if you’re planning to eat some yummy plant-based food to go along with your juice).

The Veggie Garden

The Veggie Garden in Richardson is located in a strip mall. They offer Asian influenced Vegan dishes. For lunch, they offer a buffet that includes Soup and a Salad bar. The staff is friendly and the kitchen is responsive to special requests. They also offer dining from a menu as well as the buffet.

The Sexy Vegan Makes Cooking Hot

A clever and very funny man, Chef Brian Patton – AKA The Sexy Vegan – has become a YouTube sensation with his webisode cooking videos full of sassy talk and tasty food. His videos have wide appeal, charming vegans and non-vegans alike. Cooking with Brian is fast, fun… and funny!

The Roost

Thanks to Emily C. for sharing this vegan-friendly restaurant with the Yummy Plants community! Emily says, “Fantastic local & vegan options! The atmosphere is very rustic: drinks served in ball jars, mix-matched metal and wooden chairs, wooden tabletops, and glass bottle light fixtures. The drink selection is fantastic, serving an extensive list of teas, unique coffee concoctions, smoothies, and local beers, wine, and mead! And the best part of the drink menu is that any item with dairy milk in the ingredients can be substituted for rice, soy, or almond milk at NO EXTRA CHARGE! Score! The food is fantastic! Lots of vegan and gluten free daily soup options, special salads, and extra yummy baked goods…”

Love Street Living Foods Raw Chocolate Superfudge Bar Review

This week’s feature is the Raw Chocolate Superfudge Bar by Love Street Living Foods! Raw, vegan, oh so yummy, these organic handmade chocolates are also fair-trade and made with biodegradable packaging. They’re a real treat for us and easy on the environment!

Earnest Eats Dark Chocolate Mint Bar Review

In addition to the super yummy vegan products, I absolutely love what this company stands for: they support their local farmers and charities. Earnest Eats donates $0.10 to IRC, the International Rescue Committee, for each bar sold!

Yummy Plants Vegan Recipe for “Fancy Macaroni & Cheese with Peas and Mushrooms” Featured in This Week’s So Delicious Contest!

Vote for the Yummy Plants recipe in this week’s So Delicious® Dairy Free SO Much to Love Giveaway and you’ll have a chance to win great prizes like an iPad3, a catered champagne and dessert for 10, and free coupons from Whole Foods!

Accidentally Vegan: Organic Chocolate Covered Nibs by Taza Chocolate!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is super yummy organic chocolate covered nibs by Taza Chocolate! These chocolate covered nibs are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free too. And because they are labeled as “organic,” I know that they used vegan sugar. Yay!

Healthy Eating, Healthy World: A Must Read!

What a read! Healthy Eating, Healthy World by J. Morris Hicks makes the case for a startling revelation: by sustaining ourselves on a plant-based diet we are also sustaining the Earth. “To feed a person the typical Western diet (heavy with animal products) for a year requires 3.25 acres of arable land. To feed one vegan requires about one-sixth of an acre. Thus, with a vegan diet, you can feed about twenty people with the same amount of land that is required to feed one person with the typical Western diet.”

Accidentally Vegan: Glazed Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla from Starbucks!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Glazed Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla from Starbucks! I really enjoy a soy latte here and there, and I always appreciate having something yummy to snack on while I’m taking my coffee break. I found these glazed cashews with pomegranate and vanilla that happen to be 100% vegan! The pomegranate is sweet and chewy, the cashews are crunchy, and they have just a hint of vanilla. YUM!

Vegan Fine Dining in NYC: Vegetables at Dovetail on Wednesday, May 16th

New Taste of the Upper West Side in New York City presents Vegetables at Dovetail. And this new taste isn’t just vegetarian, there’s a vegan option as well! This new and elegant addition to the 5th annual festival is an inspired five-course veggie tasting dinner prepared by an all-star group of chefs. Note: You’ll need to specify the vegan vs. vegetarian option at registration.