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book review: American Terroir (and a Giveaway!)

Up for review today is the charming and intelligent American Terroir- Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen. I was instantly smitten with the clever writing and noble purpose of Jacobsen’s pursuit for the best examples of American terroir. Usually used to describe wine, the French term terroir refers to […]

March 11th

book review: The Kind Diet

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone is a great book. It’s important to state that right away, just in case anyone else has doubts about this book. I will admit, I was not sure the book would hold my interest, or tell me anything that I didn’t already know, which is why it’s taken me […]

March 6th

Persian feast!

I was totally inspired by the beautiful, seasonal meals found in the cookbook Lucid Food by Louisa Shafia. Her book is inspiring and insightful, and these are just a few of the yummy recipes featured within. I’ve adapted the recipes slightly for her Persian New Year’s Soup and Green Rice (which, in actuality, is yellow from […]

February 20th

book review: Nourishing Wisdom

Have you ever thought, “What exactly is a ‘healthy diet’ and how do I go about eating a ‘balanced’ meal?” Or have you wondered, “How can I find out which foods and in what proportions will foster the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth I desire?” I’m fairly certain that I’m not alone in my desire […]

January 28th

new year: new food inspiration for you

Here at Vibrant Wellness Journal we’re helping you start the year off right with some of our favorite food blogs on the web! This post is broken down into sections featuring the best in vegan/raw, vegetarian, and omnivorous delights. We’ve also created a section for our favorite food news sources. Regardless of where you find […]

January 2nd

in love with ‘the new vegetarian’

While browsing at the bookstore a few days ago, I fell in love with Yotam Ottolenghi, the culinary genius behind London’s famous eateries and behind a slew of gorgeous cookbooks. I picked up Plenty, which came out a few years ago but never crossed my path. He also has a new-ish book out, Jeresalem, with […]

December 12th

the giveaway is gifted!

Thank you to everyone who entered our very first giveaway for Becky Striepe’s 40 Days of Green Smoothies e-book. And many thanks to Becky for making this contest possible! If you didn’t win please spend some time on Becky’s sites, Eat, Drink… Better and Glue and Glitter to learn more awesome recipes! We’re happy to […]

December 11th

easy, awesome raw recipes to love: a review of Tiny Treats

There is so much to love about Lisa Pitman and Nicole Axworthy‘s new e-book, Tiny Treats. Not only is it beautifully photographed and designed, their raw sweets recipes are delicious and beautiful! These creative ladies have crafted a book of simple vegan recipes with easy instructions (and no special equipment beyond a food processor or […]

December 10th

sharing a passion for farm-to-table eating in North Carolina

Many foodies are interested in the idea of farm-to-table eating, and increasingly the general public is catching on to this delicious and healthy way of life. Farm-t0-table might seem a complicated way of eating in our world of fast food and global agriculture, but at its core is simple, wholesome nourishment that benefits the local […]

November 26th