All my life until mid-September in 2016, I’ve been a SoCal woman. I’m still natively SoCal, but it’s taken over 18 years for me to experience life in a new city (San Luis Obispo) in Central California. One area that is even more popular in California as a state would be the Bay Area. This … More Being Vegan in San Francisco vs. Los Angeles: How Do They Compare?
…in general, it is TREMENDOUSLY challenging for me to select one favorite dessert. Coffee cake any day. Mango sticky rice until I die. A whole plate of chocolate chip cookies will win me over more quickly than a diamond ring. Peanut butter chickpea blondies….OOF. Having said that, ice cream holds an incredibly special place in … More In Honor of National Ice Cream Month…
To most people’s chagrin, a lot of festivals, conventions, and concerts have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. It is devastating that we are now constrained to our homes and essential businesses in proximity. For the last several years since starting the blog, I arguably LIVED for these conventions. Nothing pleased me more … More Most Previous Vegan Festivals: Central Coast VegFest + The Artisan Wheelhouse’s Vegan Cheese Launch Party (all pre-quarantine)
Happy Hump Day everyone! It’s not “gonna be May” anymore, it’s already May. On a side note, please tell me I am not the only one who recalls NSYNC’s classic “It’s Gonna Be Me” bop. Listening to it never fails to ignite me to hop on my feet and start dancing. Okay, back to schedule … More Best Health and Wellness Podcasts
As you all may know, I am SUCH a fanatic for any event that entails discovering incredible brands, meeting like-minded people, free samples, a grand old time, sunshine, free samples, dressing up nicely, reuniting with old friends, free samples, networking, free samples, free samples, and of course, free samples. VegFest L.A. NEVER fails to come … More 2019 VegFest L.A. Recap
Long time no convention! I am absolutely stoked to be formulating my recap of this marvelous day. Back in 2016, I treated myself to a trip at Natural Products Expo West and it still is one of the best conventions I have ever attended. My fellow colleagues and I were fortunate enough to attend the … More Winter Fancy Food Show 2019 Recap
Aloha, my lovelies! Wow, it’s already been, what, nearly two weeks since I last visited Maui in Hawaii! The time has zipped far past us before we could even capture it in our memories. 2019 is already upon us and close to hitting the double digits in the dates! Let’s just say it has been … More A Vegan Travel Guide to Maui, Hawaii
New year…what does that equate to? A new me? A new era? A new chapter? A new beginning? All of the above? Eh, to be honest, I’ve gotten incredibly sick of New Year’s resolutions last year given that my daily life became so energy-taxing in itself that I couldn’t keep myself as accountable with my … More 2018. You Were Hard. But You Were Great.
Most people view the foundations of health as the food we consume and the amount of minutes we exercise each day. While what we ingest in terms of nutrition and fitness are absolutely key to the basics of human health, there are so many more elements, many unlikely elements, that play a key role in … More Why Everything is Connected to Health and Wellness
Dogmatism in the vegan movement often serves as an incredibly off-putting quality for non-vegans and even fellow vegans who may struggle with the lifestyle. Oftentimes, some vegans are seen as hostile, preachy, granola, entitled, and even privileged. That being said, many vegans still abide by overbearingly strict policies to try to match the vegan definition … More Admitting Imperfections as a Vegan