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Animal Place and the Food for Thought Campaign

  In my mind, animal rescuers are the most wonderful, admirable and compassionate people out there. They tirelessly spend their time, money and lives saving animals from death, helping them to heal, get food, shelter and medical care and then, hopefully, homes where they can forever live in peace and happiness. The love and empathy […]

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5 Years Later

  It has been 5 years since I stopped eating meat. Five years ago my freezer was filled with meat, my refrigerator held various cheeses and milk and eating out always meant meat-filled dishes. Five years ago I didn’t know one vegetarian and I had never even heard of the word “vegan.”   So much […]

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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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My Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Suggestions & a Giveaway!!!

There are only a couple of weeks left to get your Christmas gift shopping done and if you celebrate Hanukkah, well…it’s already half over. So it’s time for The “V” Word’s Holiday Gift Suggestions and a special Holiday Giveaway! This year I have compiled a list of my favorite things (like Oprah but sorry, no cars). I can […]

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