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Coconut Milk Ice Cream Cookbook Review + Worldwide Giveaway

We had a bit of a heat wave in the Northwest few weeks ago and that meant I felt like having loads of cold vegan ice cream and frozen desserts, but the idea of making my own vegan ice cre...


Coconut Milk Ice Cream Cookbook: Peanut Butter & Salted Caramel Sandwiches

Our favorite recipe from Aimée Ryan’s first published vegan cookbook, “Coconut Milk Ice Cream: Vegan & Grain-free Ice Creams & Frozen Treats” is the “Salted Ca...


Healthy Seasonal Recipes with PAM | Warm Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Something exciting happened this past weekend…TOMATOES! Yes finally our local farmers market vendors have tomatoes and I am seriously in heaven. You would have thought the two huge ...


Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck week 4

 Welcome once again to the PARTY! This summer is just flyin' by isn't it?  I have another favorite this week to highlight with you from Week 3's VVLP.   It's from 'Mama's ...


Far Out: Watkins Glen, NY

Each year we travel to the Finger Lakes region of New York state. Normally, we stay in Ithaca and hang out there, after all Moosewood Cafe and the Ithaca Bakery are big attractions.  We e...


Binky's Bum Beans

A few things you should know about my childhood:My nickname was Binky, short for Binky-doo. A fifth grade teacher couldn't pronounce Bianca, so she called me Binky. It stuck throughout mo...


Final Announcement!

Hi, Vegans! The spankin’ new Turning Veganese is almost ready to be launched. I’m really excited about the new look and about bringing you new recipes, product and book review...


Needs and Necessity

A friend recently informed me that her mother was diagnosed with a form of cancer and wanted to know, from the patient’s perspective, what is most needed in a situation like this. I...


Almond Milk as a Possible Addition in Your Diet Plan

Almond Milk as a Possible Addition in Your Diet Plan Thankfully, there is an alternative to dairy without being too harsh on your belly: almond milk. Find out how almond milk can be a goo...



Vegan Gluten Free Lentil Potato Stew

The other day I felt like having a hearty soup and I figured I could do things the easy way and use my slow cooker. Really, a slow cooker is a complete blessing because it’s just a ...


Recipe: Banana Coffee Muffins

One of my most favorite things in the world is banana bread. A yummy, banana-y, moist bread. One with lots of banana flavor. I love to buy bananas and let them go bad just so I can make m...


How To Escape the Diet Trap

  If there’s one question I’m asked in almost every one of my first coaching sessions with a new client, it’s:  “How did you liberate yourself from the d...


Stuff I Ate

"What I Ate Monday" (or "What I Ate Tuesday" if you're reading this tomorrow) doesn't have the same ring to it as "What I Ate Wednesday," but oh well. That won't stop me from sharing my r...


I’m baaaack

Well hello there! Long time no… blog. You may have been surprised by my spontaneity in taking off to BC (that’s British Columbia for international friends); believe me I was t...


Discounts on Vegan Purses and Wallets: More Samples on Sale from Susan Nichole

Hey all! This is just a quick note to let you know that Susan Nichole has posted some new samples for sale on their site. These sample sales mean major discounts on items with minor defec...


Time to Get Serious

It’s been a little while since I gave you an update on my health – so I wanted to share some things that have been happening. Over the last few months I’ve been trying t...


I’m Going to BlogHer – Are you?

So, I couldn’t pass up going to BlogHer this year!! I mean, it’s right down the street from where I’ve worked for over 25 years, so there are simply no excuses! Not that...


Tales of half-assed, gluten-free baking from the heart: Betty Crocker + a can of soda = BFF birthday appropriate

*Interrupting our regular series of farmers market updates with an important gluten-free, boxed mix baking report, live from an undisclosed Stumptown Coffee locale* Every year, I seem to ...




Musing Monday

  And so it begins! This week is Yoga For Runners Week. All of my classes will feature a flow class that will benefit runners. We will sweat, stretch, and break out some straps. She...




Summer Entertaining with Blue Diamond // Antipasto Plate with Almond Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond Tastemakers. As always all opinions are my own.  Neil and I have always enjoyed entertaining whether it’s a pizza party, a potluc...