Pam Giarrizzo

Pam Giarrizzo Pam Giarrizzo has been a Sacramento vegan for almost ten years. She and her non-vegan husband are the parents of a college-age son, also not a vegan. The challenge of dining out under these circumstances led to the creation of the Sacramento Vegan blog.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/11192375534456260749


Worms Eat My Lunch!

Oct 22, 2014
Worms Eat My Lunch!

Does anybody remember the camp song, “Dirt Made My Lunch”? Dirt made my lunch, Dirt made my lunch. Thank you Dirt, thanks a bunch, For my salad, my sandwich My milk and my munch ’cause Dirt, you made my lunch. That’s what this reminds me of. Worms eat my lunch,... 

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Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Oct 20, 2014
Homemade Rice-a-Roni

We had rice-a-roni all the time with dinner when I was growing up. We even ate it a lot as newlyweds, when our food buget was $25 a week. I didn’t give it a second thought until we started to eat healthier a few years back. Then I looked at... 

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Broderick Roadhouse

Oct 20, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Broderick Roadhouse

I stopped in for lunch today at Broderick Roadhouse in West Sacramento, which is taking part in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge for the first time. Unlike most of the participating restaurants, Broderick Roadhouse is not offering a multi-course ve...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

Oct 19, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

With less than two weeks to go in this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, I'm scrambling to get to all the participating restaurants I haven't visited yet. Sunday night, my husband and I headed over to Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., where a three-course fixed price Challenge meal is being offered.


I knew that...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

Oct 16, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

I had lunch with my friend Melissa today at Lou's Sushi, which is participating for the first time this year in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. I was pleasantly surprised to see several different items offered on their Challenge menu.


We ordered the Tofu and Grilled Asparagus Salad to share, squares of soft tofu...

Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

Oct 13, 2014
Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

I splurged last week and took the Mommymobile to a nice car wash place by my work. It was great to have a clean car, but they sprayed some horrible air “freshener” inside that instantly gave me a headache.  Considering that the EPA acknowledges that air fresheners contain formaldehyde, petroleum... 

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Tower Bridge Bistro

Oct 12, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Tower Bridge Bistro

My husband, son, and I had a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Tower Bridge Bistro. Chef Clay Purcell has participated in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge ever since it began, and his vegan creations never disappoint. What makes it even better is that he offers so many vegan options during the Challenge....

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — The Porch Restaurant and Bar

Oct 11, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — The Porch Restaurant and Bar

When I saw that The Porch Restaurant and Bar was going to be offering a fried beets appetizer during this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge like they did last year, I knew a trip to the Porch was going to be in my very near future.My husband and I...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

Oct 8, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

I met a friend for lunch today at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery, which is participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge this year for the first time. They are expecting to offer different vegan items throughout the month, but at the moment, ...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Evan’s Kitchen

Oct 7, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Evan’s Kitchen

I had a lovely lunch at Evan's Kitchen Tuesday afternoon. I know I'll go back there at least another time or two before the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is over, especially since their breakfast is always so good. But rather than writing a big lon...

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