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


Cream

Nov 24, 2014
Cream

It's really not ice cream weather, but that didn't stop me from driving to Elk Grove Sunday to check out Cream, which opened last weekend. I wasn't the only one who was eager to try it, judging from the line of people out the door. I'd heard about Cr...

Perfect Gifts for a “Little House” Fan

Nov 20, 2014
Perfect Gifts for a “Little House” Fan

“Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.” I opened that first book, Little House in the Big Woods, when I was 8 years old and instantly fell in love. The stories of... 

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Vegan Fall Harvest Chef’s Table

Nov 17, 2014

Do you already miss the excitement and the variety of great vegan dishes you sampled during last month's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge? If so, you may want to attend the Vegan Fall Harvest Chef's Table at Tower Bridge Bistro this Thursday.

This five-course vegan meal will feature dishes prepared by five of the...

Road Trip! Taste Restaurant in Plymouth

Nov 10, 2014
Road Trip! Taste Restaurant in Plymouth

About an hour's drive from Sacramento, in a town that has only a sprinkling of businesses on its Main Street, is an amazing restaurant that's been mentioned in the New York Times, has been named as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine...

Road Trip! Taste Restaurant in Plymouth

Nov 10, 2014
Road Trip! Taste Restaurant in Plymouth

About an hour's drive from Sacramento, in a town that has only a sprinkling of businesses on its Main Street, is an amazing restaurant that's been mentioned in the New York Times, has been named as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine...

Make Caramel Corn Without Corn Syrup

Nov 9, 2014
Make Caramel Corn Without Corn Syrup

Hubby is happy to report that this recipe took a bit of trial and error on my part. He was gracious enough to test all of my efforts, which went something like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: I made caramel on the stove top and poured it... 

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Road Trip! Cozmic Café in Placerville

Nov 3, 2014
Road Trip! Cozmic Café in Placerville



My parents and I took a drive up to Apple Hill this past week. It was fun to check out all the crafts for sale at High Hill Ranch and to stock up on my favorite apple variety -- Granny Smith. I was happy to find that the Dutch...

Road Trip! Cozmic Café in Placerville

Nov 3, 2014
Road Trip! Cozmic Café in Placerville



My parents and I took a drive up to Apple Hill this past week. It was fun to check out all the crafts for sale at High Hill Ranch and to stock up on my favorite apple variety -- Granny Smith. I was happy to find that the Dutch...

Why I Threw My Essential Oils Away

Nov 2, 2014
Why I Threw My Essential Oils Away

Yes I did. I threw all of those essential oils in the trash. Have I lost my mind? Given up on natural health and cleaning? Abandoned my thrifty lifestyle? No, no, and no. So why did I do it? The best way for me to explain is with this comparison.... 

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Oct 27, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant



I had dinner at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant tonight, a restaurant I'd never visited before. One of my favorite things about the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is that it provides me with the opportunity and the encouragement to try new restaurants.


The Challenge menu at Abyssinia lists several vegan options. I...

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