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Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Dec 18, 2014
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

The easiest truffles you’ll ever make! Just 5 ingredients mixed together in a bowl & chilled. They’re dark, rich & festive for the holidays!     About a month ago, my guy barely made it home to California from New Jersey. The East Coast had experienced severe flooding all weekend, creating small lakes out...

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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!

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Petite Panettiere
Chocolate Mint Fudge

Dec 15, 2014
Chocolate Mint Fudge




My sister's wedding is going down next year. It's going to be quite the bash.
Anyhow, I spent the weekend by her side for a day trip down to the fabric district in LA to meet up with an old friend she went to school...

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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...

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Foods for the Soul
Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Chewy snickerdoodles flavored with lots of festive eggnog. Covered in spiced sugar & positively irresistible—they’re sure to be a big hit!     Every winter break, my high school marching band boarded five big charter buses and drove south for a trip. One year we participated in the Rose Parade; another two, we competed...

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Road Trip! Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek

Road Trip! Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek



I had lunch with my mom a few days ago at Ike's Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek. My son had been raving about the sandwiches, and since there are several vegan options on the menu, I'd been wanting to try it out.


As it turned out, there were so many...

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Vegetarianized
Winter Squash Fideua

Dec 3, 2014


Foods for the Soul
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

An easy recipe for light & fluffy eggnog-flavored cinnamon rolls. With their warm spices & sweet taste, they’re perfect for Christmas morning—or any winter day!     A little over a week ago, I decided I had waited long enough. Even though it barely felt like fall in my warm little corner of California,...

Game to 100
Heavy player seeks edge with vegan diet

Dec 1, 2014

In recent months, I noticed that one of regulars in the over-40 basketball games at my athletic club, a burly guy who likes to post up near the baseline, had dropped a considerable amount of weight. “Twenty-five pounds,” he said. … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts for Vegans

Holiday Gifts for Vegans

If there's a vegan on your holiday shopping list, or if you're a vegan who wants to buy gifts that reflect your values and prove to your friends and family that being plant-based doesn't mean being deprived, here's a list of great gift ideas. These items are available online, but for those of...

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