Two years ago I first tackled the issue of body image on this blog. Today my piece Reframing What Beauty Means is featured in T.O.F.U. Magazine's Veganism and Body Image issue.
I reaped the benefits of Michael's first pressure cooker lesson and chowed down on BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches and New World Szekely Goulash!
Where do I get my protein? In this Grape and Brazil Nut Chicken-Less Salad.
My weekend at The Seed: Talking vegan activism beyond the blog and seeing friends, old and new!
What kind of cooking classes are of interest to you? Please share!
Last night I taught a pressure cooker demo class for the first time. I made soup, seitan, mashed potatoes and a Cinnamon-Ginger White Bean Gravy Recipe!
From New York to Portland to St. Catharines (Ontario) to Austin to Colorado Springs I'll be out and about talking about, or learning about, a fabulous vegan lifestyle! Hope to see you!
Big news! I've reduced my lifestyle coaching fees by 50%! Let's work together!
Vegan cheese porn from Door 86 plus the vegan news and links you can use (5/12/14)!
You asked and I answered! Here's my first tip on how to professionalize your passion: build a budget!
Perfect vegan? Nope, just trying the best I can, every single day.
Southwestern style Beyond Meat chicken-free strips make for a great burrito!
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on my first in a series of posts on how to professionalize your passion (coming to you, later this month!), hit up the Herb Fest (check out the Gazette’s shout-out to The Compassionate Vegan!) and, by 3pm, realized I hadn’t really eaten all day. Oops. Dave and I decided to [...]
My friend Regina takes a vegan challenge and organizes a vegan potluck at work.
Woo Hoo! I received the advance reading copy of Vegan for Her yesterday and was pretty much beaming all day. Available in July, you can pre-order Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Ginny Messina and me now!
Do you love soy curls? Have you grilled them? What are you waiting for? Try this Grilled BBQ Soy Curls and Cabbage Sandwich ASAP!
Vegan drinks, potlucks and meals out + This week's vegan news you can use!
A few months ago, shortly after I moved to Colorado, I got an email from a woman introducing herself as a plant-based holistic health and nutrition counselor. She was moving back to Colorado and invited me to meet for lunch. We hit it off immediately and shortly after lunch I asked all of my Facebook [...]
Going to a conference? Claim "vegan" on the allergy notes and you just might enjoy awesome, plant-based meals all conference long!
Here's a quick, easy and flavorful way to prepare your favorite packaged seitan!
Did you win a free vegan lifestyle coaching session? Find out now, and then read this week's vegan news you can use!
So you want to take your passion and turn it into a career. What are you doing, RIGHT NOW, to make it happen?
We’re having a Vegan Bake Sale in Colorado Springs! Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Saturday, April 20 2013 12:00 PM – Sell out! Pikes Peak Library – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Vegan baking at its best All Dairy & Egg-Free and Delicious! Our generous bakers and sponsors (Whole Foods and Mountain Mama’s) will be offering: Mississippi [...]
Busy, busy! While I'm focused on work allow me to share my week of food and fun in photos!
Do you wish your local restaurant offered more vegan options? Just ask! You never know what delicious items may show up on the menu!
Join me for a vegan grocery shopping tour in Colorado Springs (benefitting Vegan Life Colorado) plus vegan news you can use including plant-powered athletes, vegan chicken wings, a growing acceptance of the vegan movement, and more!
Add Cold Water: Vigilant Eats Superfood Cereal makes eating vegan on the go super-easy!
Nourish Organic Juice is now open in Colorado Springs! Go for the juice, stay for the smoothies, kale chips, kale salads and delicious vegan soups!
This Tamari, Mirin and Date Marinade for tofu and tempeh pleased both the vegan and the omnivore in the house!
Go Vegan for 7 Days and You Could Win a Free Vegan Lifestyle Coaching Session! Take pledge today!
Meeting bloggers, reading blogs on Feedly.com and Vegan News You Can Use!
On a recent trip to visit the family I gave my sister a pressure cooker lesson. After making quinoa, steel-cut oats, vegetable broth, beans, brown rice and potatoes, she's a pressure cooker convert!
Home with your non-vegan family? Here are some simple ways to eat what you want and enjoy your time with your family!
On this Easter Sunday I'm planning a few vegan dishes for a big family meal. Plus I share vegan news from the week: Seven tips for hosting veg eaters, veganism helps a women with MS, vegan junk food finds, and more!
Ginny Messina and JL Fields, authors of Vegan for Her: The Women's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (July 2013), are launching VeganforHer.com, a web-community for vegan, vegetarian and veg-curious women.
I'm offering two vegan education classes in Colorado Springs this June: Beyond Meatless Mondays, a vegan lifestyle class, and Summer Soups & Salads, a cooking demonstration class. Join me!
Heading out of town? Here are a few ways to use up your produce before you leave!
My brother-in-law Jim died last night at the much too young age of 43. A part of our family for over twenty years, we are all reeling from the shock. I’m leaving this weekend to be with my sister Dee Ann and the rest of our family. Things will be quiet here for a while. [...]
During the final session of my Beyond Meatless Mondays class I offer a vegan fashion show (sort of) and share quick ways to use home cooked black beans!
Many of you have asked how you can professionalize your passions? Tell me your questions and I'll share my thoughts! Plus this week's vegan news includes vegan beer, medicine, cheese, and more!
I discovered Tabor Mountain Bakehouse when we moved here just a few months ago. A few doors down from Mountain Mama Natural Foods, I would pop in for a allergy-free, vegan baked good. Kristi, the owner, and I hit it off the minute we met. Last month I dropped in to hang a flier for my [...]
JL is ready to cook for YOU, Colorado Springs! Vegan Cook and Lifestyle Coach JL Fields is now offering Plant-Based Kitchen Coaching and Weekly Home Cooked Meals Services in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area!
No time to cook? Make this quick and delicious Garlic Lentils & Kale recipe in the rice cooker!
My vegan lifestyle class kicks off in Colorado Springs + Ginny Messina and I team up to talk peanut butter (vegan advocacy and a curry peanut butter recipe!) in the Thought for Food Column on Our Hen House.
It's official, I love snowshoeing! Oh, and my non-vegan friends loved the all vegan meal I served up Saturday night.
Vegan road trip! Here's what I'm taking to eat on a quick weekend getaway to the mountains!
While I'm writing...check out this Smokey Kale and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole recipe from That Was Vegan?, a way to change the world for animals from Our Hen House, and a sweet image and profound thought from Allison's Gourmet.
Today I'm participating in a blog hop with other cookbook authors who are talking about their Next Big Thing! Mine? Vegan lifestyle classes and co-authoring Vegan for Her: The Women’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet with Ginny Messina!
Hello from Salida, CO where the food is good and the hot springs are great! Vegan news includes a conversation about whether vegans need meat, eat vegan for a healthy brain, and more!
Today on 719woman.com I make a Mediterranean Beans With Greens & Grains dish - a $10 vegan meal for a family of four - and demonstrate how just a few plant-based ingredients can turn into a plate filled with flavor!