e-Book Launch: Gently Raw

My dear Serenity in the Storm readers (old and new!), I am so excited to share with you the fruits (raw foods pun intended?!) of my labor over the last several months. I have been hard at work writing Serenity in the Storm’s first e-book — Gently Raw — and it’s finally here and available for you […]

Pierogies, Pierogies! A Review of Fire & Earth Kitchen

Guess what I spent the afternoon making yesterday? Okay, so it’s not hard to guess. Pierogies! Pierogies are eastern European potato dumplings, and can come with a range of fillings and toppings. When I was a kid, my mom used to buy pierogies from these Polish church ladies who would periodically make them, pack them up […]

Giveaway: VeganDelish App for iPhones and iPads

Good morning, Monday readers! Today I have a special treat for you. Carrie from Carrie on Vegan has graciously offered to give THREE Serenity in the Storm readers a free coupon code to download her awesome app, Vegan Delish. Vegan Delish is an app for iPhones and iPads that offers a ton of amazing healthy […]

Lying flat on the floor or, where is that breaking point, really?

I have a lot going on right now. Somehow I thought since I wouldn’t be teaching this quarter, I’d have this wide, open expanse for dissertation writing. I imagined leisurely mornings of tea drinking, oatmeal eating, and writing. I have been doing a lot of writing, actually. I’m working on a paper for publication from […]

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Quinoa (Plus, Alternatives!)

A thank you to my friend Karen who shared this article yesterday from The Guardian, “Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa” by Joanna Blythman. I highly recommend reading the whole article, but in case you don’t have time, the gist of it is that our insatiable appetite for quinoa in the Global North […]

Turmeric Detox Drink

I’ve mentioned before that Remedy Teas is one of my all-time favorite spots for tea, lunch, toast and general hanging out. Well, it still is! And one of my favorite things on their menu is their TNT Detox drink. It’s made with turmeric, lemon, ginger, and cayenne and it’s very spicy and delicious. You can order it […]

A Vegan Diet for Dogs

Last year at around this time, I reported about our transitioning Maizy (the dog with whom we share home) to a vegan diet. Maizy had struggled for years with an allergic skin condition, early onset arthritis, diarrhea, ear infections and weight gain. When she first came to live with us, we went through every low-allergen […]