A few months back I added to my cookbook collection the amazing Miyoko Schinner’s latest masterpiece The Homemade Vegan Pantry. The subtitle is The Art of Making Your own Staples. Make my own staples? Ok….yes. Yes I will try. I was honestly hooked by the “from scratch” romance of it because while I am a creative and fearless cook I …

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I have just returned home from one of the best weeks of my life, in NYC, studying to become a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator (VLCE) at Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy. I don’t think since horseback riding summer camp age 10 have I been in a group of such like minded souls, …

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I have a memory of a family trip to visit friends in Windsor one summer and while there, driving over the bridge to Detroit for a final lunch. On the way back along the freeway I spotted a dog on the median between the lanes of traffic running frantically back and forth as cars sped …

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  Dear Jennifer, I can’t tell you how excited I was last night to finally steal a few minutes to read the Vanity Fair cover story about you. Ever since your wipeout at the Oscars and your incredibly humorous reaction to it I have been an admiring fan. On a darker note, the recent invasion …

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Crawling along the 401 at rush hour with my three nine-year-olds, I found myself beside a transport truck full of cows heading to slaughter. While my twins have become used to seeing these trucks on the road, my stepdaughter was in shock. “What is it?” she shouted, sensing unease in the car. My daughter answered …

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