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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Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven

Apr 22, 2014

We love to have breakfast for dinner (B4D). Pancakes and oatmeal-cinnamon waffles are frugal and easy to make, and the kids get a kick out of “eating backwards.” Bacon is a critical component of B4D, but I don’t like to cook it on the stove with the kids around. The grease pops and splatters,...

Vegan Options at SactoMoFo 7

Apr 20, 2014
Vegan Options at SactoMoFo 7

Mobile food trucks from Sacramento and other Northern California cities will gather under the freeway at Sixth and W on Saturday, April 26th, for SactoMoFo 7. Personally, I can't wait! I love having the opportunity to check out the vegan options offered at many of these food trucks. This year's...

Start A Vegetable Garden for $25

Apr 17, 2014

I hear this a lot: “I want to start a vegetable garden, but it costs too much money! The raised bed kits in the catalogs are $70. And that’s just for the bed, not the soil or plants!” You don’t need to spend all that money for a few pieces of wood. For $25,...

Vegan options from the Star Ginger Food Truck

Apr 13, 2014
Vegan options from the Star Ginger Food Truck



For this week's blog article, I had intended to highlight another one of the food trucks that will be participating in SactoMoFo 7 on April 26th. But when I went to the River Walk in West Sacramento at lunchtime last week and tried to order a vegan meal at the...

Amazing Soft Pretzels

Apr 13, 2014

Have you noticed that the fast-food places are jumping on the pretzel bandwagon? You can get pretzel-bun hot dogs and pretzel-bun hamburgers, and there’s a pretzel stand at every sports event and every mall. And they charge $2 or more for a pretzel–crazy! You can make your own delicious soft pretzels for less than...

Natural Earache Remedies

Apr 8, 2014

When I was little, I got earaches all the time. My mom says I had my first one when I was just a few months old! The pediatrician’s automatic answer was “ear infection” and the prescription was liquid penicillin. It was thick and pink and gloppy, and tasted absolutely horrible. Now we know that...

Fuzion Eatz

Apr 6, 2014
Fuzion Eatz

Mark your calendar -- Sacramento's annual mobile food festival will be held on Saturday, April 26th. At last count, thirty different food trucks had signed on to participate in SactoMoFo 7. I'm contacting each participant to see who plans to have veg...

The frugal pantry: What to buy in bulk, what NOT to buy and how to store everything

Apr 1, 2014

What do you think of when I say “bulk food?” Do you picture 50-gallon drums of wheat that you have to grind into flour, or a 25-pound bag of peas, or giant tubs of mayonnaise? While those things do exist, they really aren’t practical for most of us. Just thinking about 25 pounds of...

Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

Mar 30, 2014
Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

I have to admit that I wasn't particularly interested when I heard that a new barbecue restaurant was opening on Folsom Boulevard. Two barbecue restaurants opened in Midtown recently, and like barbecue joints everywhere, there wasn't a thing for vegan...

Vegetables and Fruits Kids Love to Grow (and Eat!)

Mar 29, 2014
Vegetables and Fruits Kids Love to Grow (and Eat!)

Since I spend a lot of time in the garden, the kids do too. They enjoy playing in the dirt, planting seeds, and petting Neighbor Kitty when he stops by. They also enjoy eating what they’ve planted and will wander through the garden grazing on this and that. I don’t use chemicals, so I...



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