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vegan stuff I love: Pizza People

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in review, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 3 comments

Pizza People Mobile Food Truck, Phoenix, Arizona 85014(480) 326-8542 How do I love Pizza People? Let me count the ways! Vegan cheese on request! They use Daiya – my favorite – which is soy free and gluten free. Gluten-free crust on request! Popeye Pizza (fresh basil, spinach, and grape tomatoes) Fun Guy Pizza (mushrooms and truffle oil)  Truly exceptional glutenous crust, while the GF is tasty and I am grateful they carry it, their regular crust is just SO GOOD. Deliciously simple...

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vegan stuff I love: Nami

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in desserts, ice cream, review, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 0 comments

Nami 2014 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ. 602 258-NAMI (6264) Nami is my go-to place for vegan ice cream! My favorite fluctuates between strawberry-banana and peanut butter, pretzel, banana. Mmmm. They have a zillion delicious flavors though. It is like a vegan Dairy Queen – choose your toppings and they mix it up with vegan soft serve, or tsoft tserve as they like to call  it. I might also note that they are so ingrained in my psyche that when I am teaching my geology classes I have to...

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vegan stuff I love: Treehouse Vegan Bakery

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in review, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 0 comments

Treehouse Vegan Bakery 1348 W. Roosevelt St.,  Phoenix, AZ.(480) 560-5233 Some of my favorite delicious vegan treats come from Treehouse Bakery in downtown Phoenix. Run by a wonderful pair of sisters, I am always happy to support my sweet tooth by stopping by their place. So grateful they are around! I hope you will give them a try. My favorite items are the gluten free macaroons and the poptarts....

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reviewed on Vegan Beauty Review

Posted by on Mar 25, 2009 in products, review | 5 comments

What an honor! Sunny, the ever fabulous vegan beauty, reviews my shea butter, Soaps for Hope, smudge soap for guys, new lip balms and whipped body creme. I am so tremendously flattered that such an expert on vegan products is as smitten with my goodies as I am with her helpful reviews! Thanks, Sunny! Click here to read the full...

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and I thought charity soap was great…

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in events, health, review, stress management | 2 comments

As you know from my last post I have been really excited about the Soap for Hope soaps I have available where 50% of the price goes directly to support cancer charities. The soaps are available online as well as at my favorite Mesa cafe/yoga studio, Inside the Bungalow, who just so happen to be hosting a super cool event on May 2nd to support the St. Baldrick’s charity. So, last week I went to drop off the fresh lemon-rosemary soap there but before leaving I checked their blog only to...

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q & a interview on ecosalon

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in review | 0 comments

Ecosalon is a great site with an earth friendly, socially responsible twist on fashion and beauty. I was recently contacted by their writer, Mike Sowden, with some insightful questions that I happily answered and they posted on their site. With everything from health concerns about conventional ingredients, valuable natural ingredients lost to the scale of mass production and where my ingredients are sourced from, this interview hits on some good points and I’m glad to have done it. I...

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featured on winning startups blog

Posted by on Aug 8, 2008 in review | 3 comments

A while back I was contacted by Rita of Winning Startups with a list of questions regarding how I got started, what I do, goals and tips for other like minded folks. It was a good exercise for me to take the time to briefly write this stuff down and I appreciate her featuring my business on her site. (I should’ve taken more time proofing there are some pretty egregious typos, sorry!) While I am not as ambitious as most entrepreneurs I am proud of what I do and hope her interview will...

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100th post! Make your vote count

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in review | 2 comments

That’s right, this is post #100 and to celebrate why not tell the world just how much you like Strawberry Hedgehog bath & body products?? With all sorts of election stuff out there things get so heavy and serious. Why not take a second to make a vote that really counts – vote for your favorite vegan stuff for VegNews! ;c) I’m all for rave reviews of Strawberry Hedgehog in the comments at the end or perhaps a write in for your favorite vegan site, or better yet your...

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recipe resource

Posted by on Jul 18, 2008 in recipes, review | 2 comments

I just heard about this yesterday when I got my Raising Arizona Kids Magazine e-mail newsletter. They are putting together this great resource for recipes from local AZ folks. They have a a tzaziki recipe posted from one of my favorite local restaurants, The Herb Box. I can’t wait to veganize it and give it a try! The Chines Onion Cakes from Alicia Messing sound amazing. We had some at a little restaurant in LA years ago and I seriously still think about them and the recipe is already...

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vegan paraben free eyeshadow

Posted by on Jun 15, 2008 in beauty, health, review, skin care | 0 comments

I’ve been on the look out for quality makeup that is both vegan and paraben free. I recently developed an allergy to my long loved eyeshadow by Lorac, wonderfully vibrant vegan-friendly Urban Decay, even my beloved MAC betrayed me. I had never had any signs of trouble in the past, I would layer fun colors on and feel fabulous. I got a weird peely rash and tried all sorts of other things, thought it was stress related, diet related, you name it. The common thread? Parabens! Those sneaky...

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‘green’ cosmetics let down

Posted by on Jun 13, 2008 in beauty, review, skin care | 0 comments

I was so excited to hear all of the good things that Cargo ‘Plant Love’ lipstick had to offer. They have put the lipstick in corn derived plastic and the box is made of recycled paper that can be planted to grow flowers. I was thrilled at the thought of such ecologically responsible lipstick sold in a mainstream way. Advertising a lack of petroleum byproducts and a short list of beneficial botanicals it sounded too good to be true. It has celebrity backed colors in adorable bright...

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fabulous vegan-friendly restaurant

Posted by on Apr 30, 2008 in review | 1 comment

I am going to be a cheater here and double dip with a blog I wrote for James’ site, AzSustainably.com. It is a review of the Center Bistro in Tempe. Tempeh/Tofu appetizers, delicious vegan smoothies, vegan cheesecake, all organic! Click above to read more or click below to find out where it is located and get your booty over there!...

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