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Cookbook Review: Happy Herbivore Light & Lean

After a delicious & decadent Thanksgiving (details to come soon!) plus a few days of leftovers, I find my body craving much lighter fare this week. Who else feels the ...

FriendsGiving - PPK Style

FriendsGiving – PPK Style

I’m counting down to Thanksgiving (4 more days!), which I’ll be celebrating with Mike’s family.  They agreed to have a Vegan Thanksgiving again this year and I hope this becomes a ...

Virtual Vegan Potluck - Smoky Black Bean Wraps & Other Easy Packable Ideas!

Virtual Vegan Potluck – Chipotle Black Bean Wraps & Other Easy Packable Ideas!

It’s so hard to believe it’s already that time of year again! The leaves are starting to fall… there’s a crisp chill in the air… and yep!  It’s already time ...

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Review: Nature Box

Hi friends – First, let’s all send a smile to @CherryCobbler, the winner of my China Study Cookbook Giveaway. I’d also like to give a big THANKS to BenBella Books and ...

India: The Taj Mahal & Other Highlights

India: The Taj Mahal & Other Highlights

Last, but certainly not least, in my recap of my recent trip to India are some of the major sights I saw in my travels. But first, here’s one last item ...

China Study Cookbook: Review & Giveaway

China Study Cookbook: Review & Giveaway!

Earlier this summer, Mike and I gifted his parents with a copy of the new China Study Cookbook to give them even more ideas for the healthy living journey they’ve ...

India: Street Foods & Shopping

India: Street Foods & Shopping

For me, the pinnacle of my recent business trip to India was the day I spent exploring New Delhi with a few of my colleagues.  Since most of our staff works ...

India: Breakfasts & Lunches

India: Breakfasts & Lunches

Last month, I was lucky enough to have a one-week long business trip to INDIA!!!  My company outsources a number of processes to India so I’ve been interacting daily with ...

Florida: Yellow & Green... and More Green!

Florida: Yellow & Green… and more Green!

On my recent visit home to Florida, in addition to enjoying plenty of familiar comforts, I also spent some time out-and-about exploring the area with my parents.  One Sunday, we ...

Florida: Family, Friends & Fun

Florida: Family, Friends & Food

A few weeks ago, I traveled to my hometown in South Florida for a very celebratory visit.  In addition to my birthday, my Dad’s birthday, and my Sister’s birthday, there ...

Chicago VeganMania 2013

Chicago VeganMania 2013

September has been quite the busy month so far!  I’ve been to Florida (for my birthday and bridal shower), to India (!!! – for a business trip), and equally exciting… ...

Cooking with the VegCookBook Club (part 2)

Cooking with the VegCookBook Club (part 2)

In my last post, I shared the recipes I made and books I cooked from in March, April & May as a participant in the VegCookBook Club. Now, get ready for ...

Cooking with the Veg CookBook Club (part 1)

Cooking with the VegCookBook Club (part 1)

For months now, my  Twitter and Instagram feeds have been overflowing with posts with the #VegCookBookClub hashtag, so it’s well past time I dedicate a full-length post to it… so long overdue in fact, that ...

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PPK Vegan Picnic Potluck

It’s Labor Day weekend, so I have picnics on the brain. However, it would be very difficult to top the absolutely perfect Vegan picnic at the lakefront that I had ...

Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Smoothies

Recipe: Strawberry-Basil Smoothies

These Strawberry-Basil Smoothies are my new favorite. While the taste of the Basil comes through loud and clear, it’s a much mellower herb than I would have ever guessed.  The ...