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SOPHi: Vegan Nail Polish Review & Giveaway

I came across an adorable nail polish company at Natural Products Expo this year called Piggy Paint. They started as a non-toxic nail polish for kids, but this year at Expo they debuted their brand new adult line called SOPHi and were kind enough to let me try it out along with their PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System! Now one lucky reader can try it out too!
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Strawberry Spring Mule Cocktail

I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules for a couple reasons. One – vodka (duh). Second – ginger. And third – my best friend and her husband introduced them to me when they came to spend the weekend a few years ago and we had a blast drinking and talking throughout the night. So the Mule conjures up special memories for me. But in celebration of Spring, I wanted to put a twist on the classic cocktail.
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Sunday Funday: Vegan Brunch

I’ve been missing L.A. a lot recently. Like A LOT. I miss my friends and I miss the FOOD! So I thought it would be fun to take a drive up there for Sunday Brunch at one of my favorite spots: Gracias Madre. I dragged my mom along with me even though she’s not a huge fan of the city (but she does love brunch, sooo…) 
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Southern Fried Tofu

My mama is from Texas. If you listen closely you can still hear the twang when she says things like “oven” and “lawyer”. We like to tease her about it. Her mother, my grandma, was a round, squishy woman with a bad ass attitude who smelled of cigarette smoke and Juicy Fruit gum, but man she could cook up a storm. Growing up I remember her making huge meals filled with butter, lard and fried…everything.
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Wild Mushroom Jambalaya

I’ve only been to Louisiana once, and it was for half a day as I was road tripping back home to California from Tennessee. It only took moments for me to fall in love with New Orleans though. The second I drove into the French Quarter I was awed by the beauty and the obvious history and culture contained within it. There was only time for one meal, and I was sad I didn’t have time to hunt down vegan Jambalaya, so the thought of it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple years now.
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BBQ Meatball Sliders with Cucumber Radish Slaw

This coming Sunday is a big deal in America (to some). It’s the day when some sportsball team plays another sportsball team in a battle to the death! Ok, maybe there is no literal killing involved but it’s supposedly a showdown of epic proportions that only men wearing tight pants and huge fake shoulders could pull off.
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Restaurant Review: Pokez

I’ve been hearing about this magical place in San Diego for a few years now that serves vegan Mexican food: Pokez. If you’ve paid attention to this blog at all you know how much I love Mexican food, but it’s hard to find an authentic tasting vegan version. I spent this past weekend downtown with my guy and finally had a chance to try it out.
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Vegan Holiday Gift Guide 2014

In the spirit of compassion and positivity I compiled a Vegan Holiday Gift Guide. Beautiful and thoughtful gifts in a variety of price points for the vegan in your life. I realize the holidays are about being with loved ones, and I personally would rather just spend quality time with my friends and family than focus on gifts, but sometimes it feels good to give someone you love something thoughtful and special. So I hope this list helps you on your quest!
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Vegan in Maui, HI

Significant change is always followed by renewal and growth. If you’ve been following along you know that my life took a major turn this year. While it was emotionally trying, just like a Phoenix that rises from the ash, I have emerged stronger and with a clarity I didn’t have before. Many good things have come from this upheaval – one of which was a trip to Maui!!
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