Food Sense

September 2011

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The Sisters Who Inspire Everyone to Cook Vegan

My Veg Life

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If you’ve ever taken a cooking class with these sisters, you know that Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg are incredibly inspiring, knowledgeable, and fun. Together, Jenny and Heather run Spork Foods, a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company offering live cooking classes in Los Angeles, online vegan cooking classes, one-on-one in-home healthy pantry makeovers, and recipe development/trainings for chefs, food companies and colleges. Their cookbook, Spork-Fed, will be released in three short days, on October 1, with a foreword by fellow fans and sisters, Emily and Zooey...

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The Queen of Vegan Queso

My Veg Life

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Energized and passionate, Chef Alana is a dedicated, Austin-based entrepreneur who loves her Nacho Mom’s vegan queso (she even cooks with it) and the process of getting it into others’ kitchens. A day in her life involves answering customer e-mails, prepping for a new cooking show, and caring for the animals in her wildlife habitat of a yard. Here’s a peek into her day:

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Meet Stephanie: “While it might sound restrictive, I actually eat so well and feel fantastic.”

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In 2003, Stephanie got really sick. As she writes on her blog, she was “off-work-for-six-months sick. Can’t-walk-around-the-block sick.” Told that there was no treatment for her diagnosis, she gave up sugar, gluten, processed foods, and adopted a plant-based diet. Here, she talks about cooking vegan, sugar- and gluten-free, what happened when she traveled in France, and why she’s decided to help others by renovating their favorite recipes through her blog.

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Hannah Kaminsky’s Ten Things

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

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I always get recommendations from friends. (Ok, fine - and Yelp.) I also love discovering new things from some of my favorite bloggers, cookbook authors, and business owners. So, I’m excited and proud to share a new weekly series: 10 Things That Make Me Happy, which will bring us into the lives of some of our favorite personalities.

Who: Hannah Kaminsky

Where: Fairfield, Connecticut

What: Baker, writer, photographer, and creator of the award-winning blog Bittersweet, Hannah is also the author of two cookbooks, including the most recently released, Vegan Desserts:...

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How to Cook Vegan In a Dorm Room

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I started to cook for myself in college. Though my mom tried to teach me to cook in high school, I never felt the need to cook until I missed her food. Luckily, I had a kitchen in my dorm. For our guest blogger, Rachael, cooking in college is a much greater challenge. She’s vegan, mostly gluten-free, and she doesn’t have access to a kitchen. Still, with a few handy gadgets, she does prepare simple dishes that support her diet. Read on to learn more and get recipes, and be sure to visit Rachael’s blog, Passing Daisies!

If there is one thing I’ve learned in the three...

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