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Garlic Tomato Bruschetta, Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Kale and Mozzarella and Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Cheeses

If someone offered me a lifetime supply of one product, it would be an easy decision: Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Grated Parmesan. That’s the one. Go Veggie!, please deliver a case of this each month and I’ll try not to run out before the month is over. I know cheese is that thing that so many […]

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Product Review: Vegan Cuts

  Remember when you were a kid, how fun it was to get mail? It always meant something good – a letter from a friend at camp or a present from Grandma. As you got older, mail got a lot less fun – bills, advertisements, bills, junk, bills. Well, now the mail can be fun […]

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Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Two years ago I felt really lucky. I got to try this new product at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s ThanksLiving event. The new product: Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips. They were incredible and even more incredible was that the dinner was prepared by the amazing Terry Hope Romero. Beyond Meat was not available for purchase then […]

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Product Review: Treeline Cheese

The search for delicious vegan cheese feels like it’s never-ending, especially if you want one that isn’t filled with chemicals, palm oil, xanthan gum or carrageenan. Well, now the search is over because there is a new brand that meets all those needs. Treeline Cheese is artisan-made in the Catskill region of upstate New York and luckily, […]

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Jennifer’s Way Bakery: Gluten-Free Goodness in NYC

Now I have yet another reason to miss the city. Last October I wrote a post about actress Jennifer Esposito and her mission to bring awareness and education about celiac disease and gluten-free living to the public. Through her organization, The Jennifer’s Way Foundation for Celiac Education (JWF), Jennifer is a tireless advocate for people […]

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The Amazing Art of Sarah Kiser

When I began this blog back in 2009, I intended to write about many topics: veganism, weight loss, and whatever was going on in my life and the world that I found interesting. To my surprise, The “V” Word quickly became a food blog more than anything else. Occasionally, I post an essay or review […]

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Book Review: "The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals"

“For success, like happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” – Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning In bookstores, “The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals,” by Jenny Brown with Gretchen Primack, will take its […]

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Restaurant Review: New World Home Cooking Co.

Here is something that always confuses me when I’m watching a cooking competition on TV: the same chefs who can create wonders with whatever challenges they are faced with or strange combinations of ingredients they are given go stone-cold frozen when they are given a vegetarian, or worse, vegan challenge. They look at a block of tofu […]

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Product Review: Lagusta’s Luscious

They say good things come in 3’s and that has never been more true than right now. I’ve done 2 reviews for places in New Paltz, NY before: the amazing, mind-blowing, organic eatery, Karma Road, and the hip, fun Italian restaurant filled with vegan and gluten-free options, Rock Da Pasta. Now this college town hits […]

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Restaurant Review: Giovanni’s Pizza Grill

If you plan to visit Woodstock this summer…and you should…there are some things you should not miss. You definitely have to visit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and see all the precious rescued farmed animals who are now living lives of safety and freedom. There is lots of shopping to do in town for t-shirts, memorabilia […]

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Garden Cafe on the Green and Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

It’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week although that should be pluralized because the event lasts for 2 weeks. From March 18th through March 31st, almost 200 restaurants in the Hudson Valley, NY area will offer 3-course lunches at $20.95 and 3-course prix-fixe dinners at $29.95 (tax, tip and beverage not included). Standing out from the sea of […]

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VeganMoFo: "N" is for Nutrition – Book Review of "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition"

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “N” is for Nutrition and my book review of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by registered dietician and certified personal trainer Julieanna Hever. If you are Vegan, you probably get bombarded with […]

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