Archive for Month: January 2013

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New Class on Plant-Based Eating and Living March 4, 11 and 18 in Colorado Springs

Ready to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet? To maintain a plant-based diet at school or work? To veganize your wardrobe? Join me for a three session vegan lifestyle class in Colorado Springs!

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Garam Masala Lentil Soup

Garam Masala Lentil Soup: Nothing makes me happier than a recipe with just a few ingredients, simple spices, and hearty lentils!

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The Loop in Manitou Springs + Vegan news you can use (1/27/13)

This week I find delicious vegan Mexican food in Manitou Springs. In vegan news: Catherine’s Animal Shelter, vegan prom in Denver, vegan restaurant to open in Harlem, tips to transitioning to a vegan diet and more!

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An ounce of prevention? Souped-Up Ginger Tea

I’m not so sure a drink like this can prevent the cold but I am sure that this Souped-Up Ginger Tea is delicious!

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Where’s JL? At the Niagara VegFest in June! And how about in your community?

Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and devoted culinary student, JL Fields offers classes, workshops, presentations and cooking demonstrations that support a happy, healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Vegan “essentials”, wearing vegan while eating vegan, and growing as a joyful vegan

Being vegan: a few days of compassionate shopping, dining out and travel.

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New (to me) vegan-friendly restaurants in Colorado Springs + Vegan news you can use (1/20/13)

More vegan eats in Colorado Springs plus, in the news, LA Vegan Beer & Food Fest, vegans avoid flu shots, the mayor asks Chicago to go vegan, and much more!

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More butter. More better. Bryanna’s Palm Oil-Free Vegan Buttah.

Last April I made homemade vegan butter for the first time.  It rocked my world. Yesterday I finally tried Bryanna’s Palm Oil-Free Vegan Buttah recipe.  It rocked my world even harder. I picked up deodorized (this is important!) cocoa butter and liquid lecithin (I had everything else) and got started. An hour later, this came out of the freezer.

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Yoga, balance and cooking in bulk.

I am reminded that when I feel centered in my body – when I feel strong mentally and physically – I want that feeling to reach into other aspects of my life. I get more focused at work. I find time for fun outside of work. I find balance.

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Reclaiming January: New Year, Same Me!

I don’t know about you but I am so sick of being bombarded with blog, magazine and television images of people on scales looking horrified in January. My worth goes way beyond the scale. Those promises of “New Year! New You!”?  Yeah, well, I’m awesome already. I didn’t always feel that way but two years ago I had an epiphany: January Diet? Nope I bought bigger clothes.  Last year I shared a follow-up to that life-changing revelation:  The year I stopped chasing skinny. This year? I’m just living my life.  Living my life with the belief and understanding that a new year doesn’t mean a […]

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Cooking Beans at High Altitude, French Onion Style Thirteen Bean Soup

My friend Lee, who blogs at The Vegan Version, recently offered to send me her pressure cooker. You see, she ordered one because I talk (and blog) incessantly about mine. She didn’t fall in love. I appreciated her kind gesture but, truthfully, I just gave a pressure cooker to a friend and I still have three (don’t judge). Then I had an idea. What if Lee created a recipe, stovetop, that I made in the pressure cooker? This way people who prefer stovetop cooking can get what they need from Lee and I could provide the instructions here for pressure cooking the recipe. I […]

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Finding my fitness groove in Colorado + My week in food

Running (okay walking), cycling and yoga in Colorado + my week in food.

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Stovetop Soy Curl and Sweet Potato Alfredo Casserole

Stovetop Soy Curl and Sweet Potato Alfredo Casserole is an easy recipe that is packed with flavor and easy to make.

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When in kitchen limbo: Drink Juice for a Day and eat Fresh N’ Lean meals

A review of the Cooler Cleanse Juice for a Day and the Fresh N’ Lean plant-based meal delivery service.

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Meals with friends + Vegan News You Can Use (1/6/13)

This week in the news: help rescue animals (and get a tax break!), watch the first vegan show on The Cooking Channel, try vegan seafood, make easy vegan vegan resolutions for the new year and much, much more!

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Quick Vegan Pepperoni Tortilla Pizza

You can make this Quick Vegan Pepperoni Tortilla Pizza in under 20 minutes! All you need is vegan pepperoni, tortillas, and your favorite toppings!

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Vegan haircare, bowling shoes, and car seats + Ideas for a more plant-based New Year and a Country Fried Seitan recipe

Today, a random, rambling post: Vegan haircare, bowling shoes, and car seats, plus my ideas for a more plant-based New Year (and a Country Fried Seitan recipe!).

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2013: Let’s go vegan! (50% off one session or $100 off one month of vegan lifestyle coaching)

Intentions are a determination to act and be a certain way. If you intend to eat a more plant-based diet in 2013 or if you intend to take your veganism further in 2013, I am here to help. I am offering 50% off one session or $100 off one month of vegan lifestyle coaching.

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