January 25, 2012

I was so excited to write for the first time here.  I planned on trialing a few recipes at home, sharing them with my family, and offering samplings of yumminess and wonder that were well reviewed by my husband and soon-to-be 14 year old son. Yeah.  Not so much.

January 19, 2012

Last week, I had the pleasure of dining in my favorite restaurant in Howard County, Great Sage. I was there for a meetup of the Baltimore Animal Rights Network, and we chose this venue to enjoy the live music of the band Brave Noise. They were really great, and fortunately, since we were seated in the back of the restaurant, the music didn’t preclude conversation. We were all super excited...

January 12, 2012

For a long time I thought that cookies were boring as far as the realm of sweets went, however Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar changed my mind. This winter I have baked my way through quite a bit of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hoper Romero’s cookbook. Every batch has had what I hope for in a cookie, a crisp exterior and a soft, chewy center. Cookies not only take minimal effort but...

December 24, 2011

There are many reasons why I love my boyfriend Michael, and his Viennese-style spinach is definitely one of them. While meat is a significant part of Austrian cuisine (think Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz), there are in fact many Viennese dishes that are accidentally vegan, or that can be made vegan, such as Michael’s spinach recipe.

November 16, 2011

I have a lot of strong beliefs about what I put into my body, and food is very important to me. I definitely didn’t grow up this way, and it was only a few years ago that I really, truly started caring about the food that I was eating; where it came from and what was in it. I used to think I was healthy because I ate “diet” food and all things sugar and fat-free. Now that I look back on how...

November 01, 2011

When people find out I eat vegan, I get a whole host of questions. The most popular question is “what do you eat?,” followed by “why?” and “for how long?” Sometimes people ask out of snarky cynicism, but sometimes, to my pleasant surprise, they ask with genuine curiosity and interest. To answer the first question, I eat anything that doesn’t come from an animal. And olives. I...

October 21, 2011

Have you ever tried a Raw dessert? I love the Raw chocolate mousse at Great Sage. Made with avocado and Raw cacao, I am happy to get my chocolate fix while benefiting from the many antioxidants found in Raw cacao. I am always excited to try Raw foods of any kind, desserts being at the top of the list. Fortunately, Raw food is becoming more popular, several companies focus on Raw products...

October 19, 2011

First things first—I’m not a vegan.  Not even a vegetarian. But there’s something about Great Sage that just makes me want to keep coming back, despite my carnivorous habits.

September 27, 2011

I like challenges, especially when they involve getting healthier. So when the idea of juice fasting for a few days presented itself, I was immediately intrigued. I recently watched the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” In it, an Aussie by the name of Joe Cross takes his 60-day juice fast across the US and inspires some and shocks others by his choice to get well using...

August 11, 2011

Thursday Night at Great Sage is the place to be! Warm and welcoming, with an atmosphere of lively music and laughter, through the gathering of friends around gourmet vegan dishes and ambiance of refined, down-home comfort.