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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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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Wahoo’s Fish Taco

Aug 10, 2014
Wahoo’s Fish Taco

When I heard that a Wahoo's Fish Taco restaurant was opening in Midtown, I wasn't very interested. After all, what could a fish taco place possibly have on the menu for vegans? But when I checked out their website, I saw they actually had a few vegan options, so my son Zack...

Why Your Kid Needs a Detox Bath

Aug 10, 2014
Why Your Kid Needs a Detox Bath

I can hear you now, through my computer screen: “Detox bath? Isn’t that what they do at the Betty Ford clinic? What the heck would a kid need to detox from?” Unfortunately…a lot. Toxins are chemicals or poisons that have harmful effects on the body. They are in food and... 

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Perfect Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Aug 4, 2014
Perfect Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Let me explain up front why I needed to make this from scratch: I don’t like raisins. Maybe it’s a texture thing; I don’t really mind their flavor. But they certainly don’t belong in my bagels, my oatmeal cookies, or in my cinnamon swirl bread. If you feel differently–well, I... 

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Sacramento Vegan Is Taking the Week Off

Aug 3, 2014

Blogging will resume on Monday, August 11th.

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Backyard Chickens

Jul 29, 2014
10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Backyard Chickens

Image credit It’s become quite chic to have chickens in your city backyard. There are clubs, activist groups (some places forbid livestock within city limits), and all sorts of discussions online. Several people have asked me if I would like to keep chickens, and to their surprise, I always answer... 

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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...

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