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.

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Lotus Thai Cuisine

Jul 27, 2014
Lotus Thai Cuisine

Since it's listed as vegan-friendly on Urbanspoon, I've wanted to try Lotus Thai Cuisine for some time now. The problem was that I could never find it. Driving down J Street near the Downtown Plaza, I couldn't see it, so I just kept on driving. I mu...

Crisp, Refreshing Watermelon Limeade

Jul 21, 2014
Crisp, Refreshing Watermelon Limeade

This is the perfect drink for a picnic! It’s cool, refreshing, and not too sweet. Ingredients: 8 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed (I used half of a seedless watermelon) 1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice 1/2 cup sugar Working a little at a time, puree the watermelon in a blender until... 

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Lou’s Sushi

Jul 20, 2014
Lou’s Sushi

I have to admit, I'm not much of a sushi eater. In the first place, it usually contains fish, which I don't eat, or seaweed, which I don't like. But a friend told me recently that Lou's Sushi had vegetarian options on the menu, and since I thought so...

Keeping Bees in the City of Sacramento: The First 30 Days

Jul 17, 2014
Keeping Bees in the City of Sacramento: The First 30 Days

The conversation goes something like this: “You have BEES? In your BACKYARD?” Then I get the questions, all in one long breath: “Whatiftheystingthekids! Whatiftheygetinthepool! Whywouldyoudothat?” Well, it’s been a month now, and I am happy as a clam that I have bees in my backyard.  Hubby is still unconvinced. Some... 

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Relaxing Lavender Foot Cream

Jul 15, 2014
Relaxing Lavender Foot Cream

Am I the only one who dreads the beginning of summer? Not because of the hot weather, but because it’s time to wear sandals. I wear boots all winter, and unlike most of the ladies at work, I’m not going in for a spa pedicure every couple of weeks. It... 

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Relaxing Lavender Foot Cream

Jul 15, 2014
Relaxing Lavender Foot Cream

Am I the only one who dreads the beginning of summer? Not because of the hot weather, but because it’s time to wear sandals. I wear boots all winter, and unlike most of the ladies at work, I’m not going in for a spa pedicure every couple of weeks. It... 

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Road Trip! LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto

Jul 13, 2014
Road Trip!  LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto



Phil and I were in the Bay Area this weekend and stopped in for lunch at LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto. If you haven't heard about the LYFE Kitchen restaurant chain before, it was started about three years ago by a couple of former McDonald's executives, of all things. ...

Apple-Mint Jelly with Fresh Mint

Jul 12, 2014
Apple-Mint Jelly with Fresh Mint

A few years after I got married, Grandma had me come over so I could learn how to make jelly. Hubby especially likes her Apple-Mint Jelly, so that was on the top of my list. I was surprised to find that she used peppermint flavoring from the store, since mint... 

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Fresh and zippy: Apple-mint jelly recipe

Jul 12, 2014
Fresh and zippy: Apple-mint jelly recipe

A few years after I got married, Grandma had me come over so I could learn how to make jelly. Hubby especially likes her Apple-Mint Jelly, so that was on the top of my list. I was surprised to find that she used peppermint flavoring from the store, since mint... 

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Mountain Rose Herbs July Specials & Their Uses

Jul 9, 2014
Mountain Rose Herbs July Specials & Their Uses

Here are some the items on special at Mountain Rose Herbs this month, along with ideas about how to use them. Enjoy! Chia Seed They’re not just for Chia Pets anymore! Chia seeds have more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries.... 

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