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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Fight the Back-to-School Germs

Sep 17, 2014
Fight the Back-to-School Germs

It’s the middle of September–raise your hand if the kids have come home from school with the sniffles. And then you got the sniffles, then baby…am I right? I know how it goes. But believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to keep your ENTIRE... 

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Dad’s Kitchen

Sep 14, 2014
Dad’s Kitchen

Dad's Kitchen is a popular Curtis Park/Land Park restaurant that's been featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. While the main attraction for the television show was the Dad's Burger, the restaurant also offers a few items that can...

Is Your Grocery Receipt Toxic?

Sep 10, 2014
Is Your Grocery Receipt Toxic?

My first job in high school was bagging groceries at the supermarket in my neighborhood. I worked there for several years, and saw the toll that this job takes on the body. My teammates were on their feet all day running the cash register, some with braces on both wrists... 

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Coffee Garden

Sep 7, 2014
Coffee Garden

Every so often, I walk from my house to Coffee Garden on Franklin Boulevard. I don't drink coffee, but it's nice to sit there with a glass of iced tea and read a book or do a little writing. When I was there last week, I checked their menu to see if...

How We Stay Healthy with Essential Oils

Sep 1, 2014
How We Stay Healthy with Essential Oils

Three years ago, the company I work for changed our healthcare to a high deductible plan. This means that we pay full price for every doctor visit, emergency room visit, urgent care visit, etc. until we have paid the full deductible amount for our family. This is $5,000 per year.... 

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Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe

Aug 31, 2014
Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe

My husband Phil and I drove to Auburn this weekend so I could check out Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe, a restaurant with Caribbean cuisine. There were a couple of menu items I especially wanted to try, and rather than choosing between them, I just ordered both and brought home lots of leftovers.


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Happy Hour at Downtown & Vine

Aug 24, 2014
Happy Hour at Downtown & Vine

Lately, when I've wanted to go out with friends for drinks, I've discovered that it isn't that easy to find restaurants with vegan options on their happy hour menus. Tapa the World and Kasbah are vegan-friendly, as is Capital Dime, but most happy hour menus seem to have nothing for...

6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

Aug 24, 2014
6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

For most of us, the teenage years were filled with all kinds of angst…not the least of which was caused by a bad breakout right before a dance, school pictures, or the like. While I didn’t have acne as bad as many of my friends did, it sure was a... 

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Can Healthy Soil Save Us from Climate Change?

Aug 17, 2014
Can Healthy Soil Save Us from Climate Change?



Recently, I attended an event at Sun & Soil Juice Co. to hear from author Kristin Ohlson about her new book, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. The event was a fundraiser for Green...

The Secret to Stress-Free Gardening

Aug 13, 2014
The Secret to Stress-Free Gardening

Growing your own food doesn’t have to be a headache. There’s a secret to stress-free, easy vegetable gardening that you may have not thought of. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Come discover the secret with my guest post at Kitchen Stewardship, where I’ll share how you can... 

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