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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.

July 18, 2011

“People with celiac disease have a twofold greater chance to develop a malignancy than the general population. The malignancies that occur at an increased rate include esophageal carcinoma, small intestine adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and melanoma. A gluten-free diet appears to reduce these malignancies to that of the general population after five years of compliance--with the...

July 07, 2011

Making Pickles is Easy! In April I bought 6 cucumber plants from Roots and put them in my garden. Now it is July, and I have probably harvested 50-60 cucumbers in the last 3 weeks. The day that I came back from the garden with 12 cukes in hand, I decided it was time to find a good pickle recipe. I wanted to make pickles that would keep in the refrigerator, rather than go through the whole...

July 02, 2011

Today’s college students love texting, The Kardashians, and Katy Perry (or so I’ve been told). And more and more, they’re adding vegetarian eating to the list.  In October of last year, the Philadelphia Inquirer detailed the results of a survey from Bon Appetit Management Co., a food-catering company that manages over 4,000 corporate, college, and university accounts.  The...

June 29, 2011

When my friends first learned that I was eating 100% vegan meals, their first question was, “How do you get enough protein?”  So, in response to their genuine concern for my well-being, and for all of us whose families want to make sure that we are eating in a healthy way, I decided to write this article. Many people know about nuts and beans, hummus and tofu, but there are so many...

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