March 13, 2013

This past Monday, Great Sage held its first baking class at the restaurant and the sweet treat focus was on cupcakes! The class was taught by our head baker, Sarah Davenport, along with her baking assistant Amanda. One of the perks of the class was being able to see all the ingredients laid out before you and have them explained thoroughly by Sarah.

January 23, 2013

Great Sage will be hosting a fun filled benefit day for Sea Shepherd on Sunday, September 29th! 10% of our daily sales will be donated to SS and volunteers will be available throughout the day answering questions and handing out information. Merchandise will also be sold (sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc!) Reservations available for parties of 5 or more and brunch from 10am-3pm!

January 07, 2013

How we eat is extremely important, not only for our health but also for our running performance. In the book Thrive by Brendan Brazier, Brazier outlines a series of recommendations of what people should eat before and after exercise. Brazier is a professional athlete and realized the effect that his eating habits had on his athletic performance. I know that some people will eat unhealthily...

November 15, 2012

In past years, I’ve always gone to my mother’s house in New Jersey for Thanksgiving. This year is no different, even if it is my first vegan Thanksgiving. With so much happening in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I know my mother lost a bunch of food when she had no power for 9 days, and the Blonde and I, like a lot of Central Maryland, never lost power, so we decided to bring more than the...

June 20, 2012

I’ve been following a vegan diet for many years. Suddenly, over the last six months, there seems to be a lot more interest in a plant-based/ vegan diet.  Friends are asking me how to follow a vegan diet, why to do it, and how do I feel now that I’m doing it.  Newbie or “maybe” vegans often ask me, “How do you get enough protein?”  To answer that question, I wrote a whole post...

Did you know that with every bite of a meat-free meal you can help to clean the air? Beyond its harmful impacts on Earth’s water and land highlighted in my last two blogs, livestock production affects our climate and our air.

April 22, 2012

Last week, I took a look at the detrimental impact of livestock production on the nation's waters. For the second installment in this Earth Month series, let’s examine another segment of our environment on which the meat industry leaves a major footprint – our land.  

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!