India Garden: Vegan Restaurant Review

When touring college campuses, it’s customary to sample the local cuisine! On our recent visit to Virginia Tech, my daughter and I stopped in to India Garden for lunch. Highly recommended by our hosts, we were looking forward to eating here, as my daughter and I love Indian food! I was pleased to see thatContinue reading “India Garden: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Richmond VegFest 2022

I had planned to attend this year’s VegFest in Richmond. What I didn’t plan for was to be asked to speak at the event! But speak, I did. I was really honored when the event organizers reached out to me!  This happened sometime in June. They actually contacted me through Sports Backers, which is theContinue reading “Richmond VegFest 2022”

Chicken Scratch Salad

My younger daughter is my sous chef, and we love to get creative in the kitchen, especially when we look in the pantry and fridge for items to throw together to make a new recipe. These make-something-out-of-seemingly-nothing meals are sometimes our finest, as is the case with this dish. As we were mixing this up,Continue reading “Chicken Scratch Salad”

Bruster’s Ice Cream: Vegan Restaurant Review

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Did someone say vegan ice cream?  As a kid, my brother and I would always look forward to our occasional trips to High’s Ice Cream, our neighborhood ice cream parlor back in the 80’s. I still remember the way it smelled, the twirling bar stools, and theContinue reading “Bruster’s Ice Cream: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Baba Ganoush Mediterranean Grill: Vegan Restaurant Review

On the agenda this summer are multiple tours of Virginia universities as my younger daughter contemplates her choices entering her senior year of high school. This week, we decided to tour the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.  As is customary when touring a college, you must sample the cuisine of a local restaurant! AContinue reading “Baba Ganoush Mediterranean Grill: Vegan Restaurant Review”

All Creatures Great and Small

Sunday morning after my 10 mile run, I hung out with my fellow coaches for a bit, which is customary for us. I kept being bothered by a fly. I’m sure my stench after the effort of those hot and humid miles was irresistible to him.   But when I got to my car to driveContinue reading “All Creatures Great and Small”

Hurley’s Tavern: Vegan Restaurant Review

This unassuming pub is nestled in a strip mall in Innsbrook on the West End of Henrico. I first heard about it on the RVA Vegans Facebook page, so I decided I needed to check it out at some point. Last weekend, my daughter wanted to go out for lunch, so we hit up Hurley’sContinue reading “Hurley’s Tavern: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Vegan Carrot Apple Cole Slaw

Are you looking for a more creative version of the traditional cole slaw? Something both sweet and tangy? With the crunch and sweetness of apple, the creaminess of the mayo, the bite of red onion and spicy mustard, and the acidity of apple cider vinegar, this is a tasty summer side dish and a greatContinue reading “Vegan Carrot Apple Cole Slaw”

A Story about Chickens

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I used to keep chickens. I really enjoyed their company. It was partly because of my experience with them that I went vegan.  When I first started keeping chickens, I was still eating them. My husband became heavily immersed in the CrossFitContinue reading “A Story about Chickens”

Simple Air Fried Tofu

The air fryer is an appliance everyone should have in their kitchen. Mine is the Cuisinart that is readily available at Costco. Not only does it air fry, but it’s also a toaster, oven, and convection oven. We are on our second one. Our first lasted a few months past its third birthday. The warranty,Continue reading “Simple Air Fried Tofu”