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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Ways to Stress LESS this Holiday

Dec 17, 2014
Ways to Stress LESS this Holiday

Raise your hand if you’re feeling frazzled this month. *Peers out of computer screen and sees all hands raised* Yep, just as I suspected. At this time of year, we’re supposed to be joyful and festive. But the pressures of family, gloomy weather, and too many social events can turn... 

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Sacramento Vegan is taking a holiday break

Dec 16, 2014

I'll be taking a break from this blog until after the first of the year. If you'd like to follow Sacramento Vegan on Facebook, I'll post occasional updates and news items there. Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season!

Garden to Grill

Dec 15, 2014
Garden to Grill

The Plum Cafe & Bakery, midtown's all-vegan restaurant, recently changed its name to Garden to Grill. I stopped by for lunch a couple of times recently to see if there have been any changes besides the name. Those of you who have enjoyed the plant-based cuisine at the Plum Cafe for years...

How to Dry Jalapeno Peppers

Dec 8, 2014
How to Dry Jalapeno Peppers

Let’s say–hypothetically speaking, of course–that you left your jalapeño peppers on the plant until they turned red and ripe. And you’d already put all your canning stuff away for the season. Hypothetically, of course. What’s a girl to do with a big bowl of peppers? Dehydrate them, of course! First,... 

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Road Trip! Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek

Dec 8, 2014
Road Trip! Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek



I had lunch with my mom a few days ago at Ike's Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek. My son had been raving about the sandwiches, and since there are several vegan options on the menu, I'd been wanting to try it out.


As it turned out, there were so many...

Holiday Gifts for Vegans

Dec 1, 2014
Holiday Gifts for Vegans

If there's a vegan on your holiday shopping list, or if you're a vegan who wants to buy gifts that reflect your values and prove to your friends and family that being plant-based doesn't mean being deprived, here's a list of great gift ideas. These items are available online, but for those of...

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...

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