Door of Opportunity

When I was a little girl, my parents used to make a joke when someone left the car door slightly open.

“When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar!”

It’s so dumb that it still makes me laugh.

Today I find that the door of great opportunity is no longer a door; it’s ajar.

Here’s to a huge life change.


Flu Season + Giveaway Winner!!

Happy Flu Season, friends. If you’re following the news here in the U.S., then you know that this is being called one of the worst flu seasons in quite some time.

The foods you eat can have a substantial impact on your health, and there are many amazing and natural foods you can eat to boost your immune system and outsmart this flu virus this year.

Unfortunately, Tony and I weren’t able to avoid the flu, but from what I understand, it could have been a million times worse for us. Most of the time I was able to keep my energy up, and last Thursday I worked from home. I don’t want to be that person in the office who gets everyone else sick.

For dinner on Sunday I made a soup from the new cookbook (and giveaway prize). I made the creamy chestnut soup. Amazing!

The soup included 1 cup of fresh shiitake mushrooms. Shiitakes are known for their excellent immune boosting properties and can help us get back into fighting shape!

A bonus: our shiitakes were SUPER fresh and organic because they were grown by Tony!!!



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Giveaway: New Vegan Cookbook!

A while back, I wrote about my favorite vegan cookbooks. This post was at the request of a reader, and I was happy to oblige.

One of the books, the 30 Minute Vegan, has been a savior of sorts for my busy life. I was thrilled to learn, recently, that the author came out with a new book, the 30 Minute Vegan Taste of Europe.


My parents gave this book to Tony and myself this Christmas, and it has been the best gift! Since we got it, I’ve made so many GREAT recipes!

The book includes recipes like, French Onion Soup, Baked Vegan Schnitzel, Roasted Butternut Squash with Truffle Cream Sauce and MORE!

Schnitzel and Brussels Sprouts with Red Cabbage

Schnitzel and Brussels Sprouts with Red Cabbage


French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup


Asparagus Hollandaise and Butternut Squash

Asparagus Hollandaise and Butternut Squash


Here’s the best part of all this: because this is such a great cookbook, I want to give one of my awesome readers a copy of the book!!!

So here’s how to enter:

1. Like the Fresh Spinach Facebook Page and Follow Fresh Spinach on Twitter. Tweet or post on the Facebook page your favorite French recipe you can’t wait to veganize!

2. Leave a comment here and tell me which recipe you can’t wait to try. Don’t know which one? Check out the book on Amazon, here!

You can enter a max of three times. All entries must be in by Sunday, January 6 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific time.


Good luck!



New Year, New Resolutions

Everyone knows the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. Those of us who are regular gym members are keenly aware of the large number of people who resolve to get healthy/ lose weight/ exercise more. January and February are the months that are always hard to find parking spots at the gym.

Last year, instead of making a list of resolutions, I made two lists. The first was a look back at what I was thankful for from the past year and the second a list of what I hoped to see in the new year.

This year, I think I’ll do something a little different.

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