Homemade Fig Bars

This recipe is adapted from PPK’s Whole Wheat Fig Bars, which is excellent, but I wanted to use less sugar and oil. If you like store-bought fig bars, you will enjoy these even more. Fig Filling 1/2 lb. dried figs hard stems removed and diced into small pieces (mixing Black Mission and Calimyrna figs work […]

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Now Offering Cooking Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Practical Plant-Based Kitchen: Whole Foods, Plant-Based Cooking Classes in Your Home* Would you like to eat healthy meals at home, but can’t find the time to cook or don’t know the first thing about cooking healthy or cooking at all. Let Christine help. As a former project manager, she applied her mad organizational skills […]

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How to Make Seitan Like a Pro

While living in Chicago, I attended a cooking demo at Native Foods, a vegan restaurant chain. I never pass up an opportunity to attend a free cooking demo because every time I learn something new. The Native Foods chef taught us how to make several recipes, including seitan—a meat alternative made from vital wheat gluten. […]

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Ask a Vegan: How to be Vegan in a Meat-Eating Family?

Dear Christine, I am a vegetarian in a meat-eating family. I would like to be a vegan but its difficult to even be a vegetarian. I am the primary cook in the family and while my husband and kids are supportive, they still want me to cook meat. How can I make my family happy […]

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Last night I went to a screening of the documentary, Cowspiracy. I recommend it for everyone, not just animal rights folks. Everyone. It’s loaded with relevant facts, humor and jaw dropping interviews. You will wonder how they pulled some of them off. Check it out when it comes to your city. Below is a blog […]

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