Category Archives: Workshop

Happy Veganniversary To Me!

Crocuses are popping up and I am getting antsy to get dirt under my fingernails, this could only mean one thing. It’s my Veganniversary!

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It’s also this blog’s third birthday. So what have we been up to for the last three years? Good thing you asked!

In addition to going natural (as in hair), we have left the corporate world and embarked on a new academic world.

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We have been to quite a few health and wellness conferences and a couple of vegetarian ones too.

the seed vegan expWe held our own workshops

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We have planted and picked dozens of veggies.

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We have encountered countless amazing people.

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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival!

We have tasted and revised dozens of recipes, not all ours.

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We have lost a few loved ones and brought some into our hearts and lives.

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We have fostered dogs.

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We have cried and laughed, sometimes at the same time.

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We survived a hurricane and power outage

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We entered a chili contest or two

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And we think we might actually be able to start seeds indoors this year.

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Thanks for being there through the thick and thin, here’s to another three or more like thirty years! I love you all!

Did Someone Say BBQ?

I wish I could remember where I got this photo from

It’s how I brand our annual BBQ and this year was no different. I felt blessed to see a lot of friends and family. It’s always a hectic pace when you are getting ready for an event. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to slow down and simmer instead of putting the petrol on at once (see image above). The abundance of food was parallel to the abundance of love. For that we are truly fortunate. Abundance is there for those who want it and accept it.

Speaking of a slow simmer, what BBQ would not be complete without a little homemade BBQ Sauce?

BBQ Sauce
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (Olive Oil OK too)
4-6 Cloves of Garlic
1 Cup Ketchup
1/4 Cup Jim Beam or some other Bourbon or Water
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tbsp Chili Powder (optional)
1 Tsp Cayenne
1 Tsp Molasses
1 Tsp Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tsp Apple Honee
1/2 Tsp Liquid Smoke

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the garlic and saute until soft and golden, don’t let it burn. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a slight bubble, reduce heat. Simmer for 45 minutes.

Putting the fire on all at once is also what I’ll be talking about on Thursday at my Inflammation workshop at Pure Light Crafts & Beyond at 233 Highland Park, NJ. Come on by if you’re around!