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Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake Review

It just gets easier and easier to be vegan! Looking for an easy Thanksgiving dessert? Try the Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake. It’s a seasonal item available in the last quarter of each year. Not only is it vegan, but it’s also soy-free and gluten-free (in case you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for family or… Read More ›

Charlie Was A Sinner – Philadelphia, PA

OK, kids, if you go to Philly … You HAVE to check out Charlie Was A Sinner. To be honest, it was the name that drew us in. How could we NOT go there? Especially after standing in line for hours in cold, drizzly October rain waiting to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall,… Read More ›

Nawab Indian Cuisine – Williamsburg, VA

Nawab Indian Cuisine joins a growing trend of restaurants – those that value their vegan customers as seriously as they do their omni ones! Located in a strip mall shopping center in Willaimsburg, VA, Nawab is pretty much what you’d expect from a nicer North Indian restaurant. White cloth tablecloths. Glass goblets for water that… Read More ›

Hotel Room Avocado Toast – And Other COVID19 Travel Tips

In these times of COVID, you have to be creative when traveling. Hotels Don’t Offer Breakfast Buffets Anymore. If you’re lucky, they might offer a “grab and go” breakfast consisting of a bottle of water, an apple, and a (probably non-vegan) cereal bar. So bring your own breakfast. A box of cereal and an aseptic… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Jasmine Grill

South Boulevard is an interesting area of Charlotte. It’s not bright, shiny, and new like Ballantyne. It’s not posh like SouthPark. It’s not cool and hip like Plaza Midwood. South Boulevard is one of the older parts of Charlotte, with aging strip malls and shopping plazas that have seen better days. It’s got a strong… Read More ›

Suicide Smoothie

No, this smoothie does not contain cyanide! The name comes from those drinks children make at the soda fountain, combining ALL the soda flavors into one big cup. Which is sorta what I do with this smoothie. I usually make it on Sunday – or whatever day I do my weekly grocery shopping or place… Read More ›

How To Prep For Eating Your Pantry In The Time Of Corona

So, how do you prep for Eating Your Pantry (Originally, the Eat The Pantry Challenge?) This started out as a money-saving challenge, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eating from our pantry is something most of us are going to be doing. The CDC has recommended those over 60 and those with health conditions (such… Read More ›

VBL: Eat The Pantry Challenge!

I love doing a food challenge every now and then! Here is one I particularly love doing – and a challenge especially suited for frugal vegans! The “Eat The Pantry” or “Pantry Challenge!” It’s a challenge where, for a certain length of time, you commit to eating what’s already in your pantry! The best time… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Winter Menu at Queen City Grounds

Queen City Grounds – 644 North Church Street Queen City Grounds is the coolest place I’ve found (yet) in Uptown Charlotte. I know, that sounds like damning with faint praise. Because Uptown Charlotte is not known for being “cool.” Its “coolness” is largely nonexistent. Manufactured and fabricated by middle aged white men in business suits…. Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Fajitas at Duckworth’s

My office often goes to Duckworth’s for big group gatherings. Several reasons: It’s within walking distance of our office. It’s one of the few places on “that side” of Uptown that can accommodate larger groups – farewell parties, team luncheons. There are several large tables and roomy booths, plus two very long tables in the… Read More ›

Marathi Masala Vada Pav Vegcharlotte

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Vada Pav at Marathi Masala

Red food trucks in Uptown Charlotte always fill me with joy! Because I know that means Zizi’s Awesome Vegan To Go – awesome and all vegan. OR Marathi Masala – veg and vegan friendly, one of the few places in Charlotte to get Indian street food, and everything but chicken priced under $10! (Except, of… Read More ›

Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Document Your Journey

This one’s mostly for new vegans and vegan wannabes, about how keeping a SIMPLE journal can help ease the transition. But even vegan veterans can benefit from occasionally keeping a journal.

Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Embrace Health!

I always think of the New Year, not as a time for “resolutions,” but as a time for challenges and new adventures. So I’ve come up with a Vegan Bucket List series for 2020. Some of the items will be Charlotte-specific – but many are things you can do, anywhere. The first few posts are… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures In Uptown Charlotte – Fuel Pizza and Soho Bistro

Fuel Pizza – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) Soho Bistro – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) It was lunchtime and I was again pounding the streets of Uptown Charlotte. From somewhere behind me, I heard the faint cry of a coworker. “Catherine! Wait up! Wait up!” Usually, when a coworker does that, I… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Zizi’s Awesome Vegan To Go Food Truck

Zizi’s Awesome Vegan2Go Food Truck – Popping Up Multiple Places Where does time go? I really wanted this to a be a standard weekly PSA feature – because there are so many vegan options in Uptown Charlotte! But what can I say, times flies when one is stressed out to the nth degree and constantly… Read More ›

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