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Special Vegan Easter

It’s holiday time again, and many of us are thinking about a special Easter dinner.  What do you prepare if it’s not the traditional Easter ham or roast, and you want to eat a healthy, plant-based meal? There are a growing number of helpful resources available for people who are interested in eating a more […]

Confessions of an Egg Binge

A week or so ago, I had a very powerful craving for eggs.  In the last eight years of my journey from meat eater, to vegetarian, to vegan, I can honestly say I have not had any powerful cravings for those foods I’ve decided to stop eating.  So, I definitely took notice when I started […]

A Life of Enough

HAPPY 2013! Busyness has kept me away from this site for about six weeks!   The holidays, plus a new kitten, plus the desire to clear out a great deal of clutter from my space – internal, as well as external – have me focused on other things.  In early December, we decided to go […]

Tamale Pie for Thanksgiving?!

This is definitely my kind of turkey! One of the huge joys of being The Joyful Eater is having success at “veganizing” an old family favorite!   When I was young, my mother made a tamale pie and took it to a big Thanksgiving gathering.  It was such a huge success, it became part of the […]

Holiday Recipes!

Here it is mid-November already, and I’m thinking about some dishes that can make our up-coming family holiday dinners delicious and memorable. I used to think that it just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving or Christmas if we didn’t have the turkey, and the gravy, and the pumpkin pie, and so on.   It turns out […]

Why Vegans Live Longer

Another year has sailed by, and I just celebrated birthday number 62!   I am so grateful to be feeling vibrantly healthy at this time in my life, and I absolutely know that my passion for plant-based eating is the main reason I am so healthy! I recently read an article entitled, Why Do Vegetarians […]

A Higher-Level Alternative

From The World Peace Diet, VegInspiration……. Buckminster Fuller often emphasized that the way of cultural transformation is not so much in fighting against destructive attitudes and practices, but in recognizing them as being obsolete and offering positive, higher-level alternatives. The competitive, violent, commodifying mentality of the ancient herding cultures is, in our age of nuclear weapons […]