April 10, 2012

Did you know that it takes 600 gallons of water to produce a single hamburger? As the world population skyrockets, so too does the need for heightened awareness of the food we consume. This month, in honor of Earth Day, I thought it would be fitting to take a look at how vegan and vegetarian lifestyles can help restore the health of our fragile planet.

March 26, 2012

Hello! I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger for Great Sage! I grew up in Chippewa, a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I spent many years as a competitive figure skater until an injury in college ended my skating career. Years later I switched to a plant-based and found that my body healed. It was a miracle! A plant-based diet gave me my life back. These days I can be found on the ice,...

February 22, 2012

Sometimes, for us vegans, it's hard to get all the cute Valentine's Day chocolates we want. That's why I made it my mission, this Valentine's Day, to make cute, vegan, tasty chocolates! I ran to the store and bought a few candy molds, ingredients and went to work!

February 02, 2012

One of my favorite parts of working at Great Sage is meeting new people and hearing about their experiences with a vegan diet. Whether it be longtime vegans, newbies or those who are simply curious about the lifestyle, there is usually a great story involved! I recently had the pleasure of meeting Doris Robbins and Pat Johnson here at the restaurant, and they did not disappoint. Both mother...

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...