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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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...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

I had a great time Friday night with my friends Bonnie and Cathie at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. This restaurant participates in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge every year, and I was eager to see what Chef F.J. had created for this year's Challenge.


My first course was this tasty Warm Fennel and...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Pizza Rock

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Pizza Rock

My son Zack took me to Pizza Rock for lunch on Thursday so I could check out their Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu, which includes several lunch, dinner, and brunch items. I know when a person goes to a pizza parlor, it's expected that they'll or...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Capital Dime

Oct 23, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Capital Dime

I finally made it to Capital Dime last night with my husband and son so I could check out the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu. I'd been reading great comments on Facebook about the vegan raviolis, and I was eager to try them.First things first, t...

Worms Eat My Lunch!

Oct 22, 2014
Worms Eat My Lunch!

Does anybody remember the camp song, “Dirt Made My Lunch”? Dirt made my lunch, Dirt made my lunch. Thank you Dirt, thanks a bunch, For my salad, my sandwich My milk and my munch ’cause Dirt, you made my lunch. That’s what this reminds me of. Worms eat my lunch,... 

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Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Oct 20, 2014
Homemade Rice-a-Roni

We had rice-a-roni all the time with dinner when I was growing up. We even ate it a lot as newlyweds, when our food buget was $25 a week. I didn’t give it a second thought until we started to eat healthier a few years back. Then I looked at... 

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Broderick Roadhouse

Oct 20, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Broderick Roadhouse

I stopped in for lunch today at Broderick Roadhouse in West Sacramento, which is taking part in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge for the first time. Unlike most of the participating restaurants, Broderick Roadhouse is not offering a multi-course ve...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

Oct 19, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

With less than two weeks to go in this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, I'm scrambling to get to all the participating restaurants I haven't visited yet. Sunday night, my husband and I headed over to Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., where a three-course fixed price Challenge meal is being offered.


I knew that...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

Oct 16, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

I had lunch with my friend Melissa today at Lou's Sushi, which is participating for the first time this year in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. I was pleasantly surprised to see several different items offered on their Challenge menu.


We ordered the Tofu and Grilled Asparagus Salad to share, squares of soft tofu...

Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

Oct 13, 2014
Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

I splurged last week and took the Mommymobile to a nice car wash place by my work. It was great to have a clean car, but they sprayed some horrible air “freshener” inside that instantly gave me a headache.  Considering that the EPA acknowledges that air fresheners contain formaldehyde, petroleum... 

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