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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No Time to DIY? (Plus Giveaway!)

Jan 21, 2015
No Time to DIY? (Plus Giveaway!)

Many of you know that I’m nutty about making things instead of buying them. But there are some phases of life when there’s no time for DIY, and this month was one of those times. January is full of planning and scheduling, both for the family and our businesses (this... 

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Liquidology

Jan 19, 2015
Liquidology

I went to the grand opening of Liquidology over the weekend. Liquidology began selling their juices last year at the East Sacramento Farmers Market in McKinley Park. Now they've taken their business to the next level and moved into a permanent location at 46th and H streets.




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Brush Your Hair, Teeth, and…Skin?!?

Jan 17, 2015
Brush Your Hair, Teeth, and…Skin?!?

Yep, you read that right. In addition to brushing your hair and teeth each morning, you should also brush your skin. Sound funny? Think about how good a nice back-scratching session feels. Dry brushing your skin first thing in the morning is like a stimulating, full-body back scratch. It’s amazing!... 

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The New Year Brings an Abundance of Dining Out Options for Vegans

Jan 12, 2015


Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.


There are several special dining out opportunities for vegans in Sacramento during January and early February. Here are the ones I know about. If you're aware of any others, please feel free to list them in the "Comments" section.


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How to Make Bread Crumbs

Jan 8, 2015
How to Make Bread Crumbs

Let’s say that–thanks to Big Data and your grocery store rewards card–you get a coupon for a free loaf of your favorite sourdough bread. And then let’s say that when you get home, you toss the bread into the fridge for Spaghetti Night on Friday. Happily, when Friday rolls around... 

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“Off the Shelf” New Year SALE!

Jan 4, 2015
“Off the Shelf” New Year SALE!

Going to the grocery store can be absolutely maddening. You want to eat healthy, but it seems like everything has high fructose corn syrup in it, or hidden MSG, or goodness knows what else. Before you know it, you’ve spent more time reading labels than cooking dinner! But you know... 

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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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