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Joni Newman
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Vegan. Activist. Writer. Cook.
Vegan. Activist. Writer. Cook.

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Connecting the Dots: Green Goddess Bowls
This past weekend I had the honor and privilege to be a guest chef at the  Connecting the Dots  event, in Santa Ana, put on by  Living Ubuntu . I was humbled to be invited to feed and teach amongst this amazing line-up. I could spend all night writing about...
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Eating Vegan on a Budget in a Food Desert Part 2: 7-Elempanadas
"7-Elempanadas" made with only ingredients available at 7-Eleven in North Long Beach. Welcome to North Long Beach, California.  Northtown (aka Northside,  Norf Norf , or Uptown) is a community of 17 diverse and colorful neighborhoods, and filled with about ...
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3rd Annual SoCal VegFest Cooking Demo: The Monte Cristina
The Monte Cristina from Vegans Go Nuts! by Joni Marie Newman and Celine Steen Last weekend was the 3rd Annual SoCal VegFest held at the OC Fairgrounds. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious folks filled the humongou...
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Eating Vegan on a Budget in a Food Desert Part 1: Roasted Potato Tacos with Radish Pico
Roasted Potato Tacos with Radish Pico First let me explain how I ended up living in a food desert. I grew up a few miles down the road from where I am currently living in a typical suburban neighborhood. A standard three bedroom house in a post-war tract of...
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Summer Grilling with Lightlife Smart Dogs!
It's very rare that I agree to do a sponsored post here on Just the Food. So rare, in fact, that this is the first one I have done in ten-plus years of blogging! Sure, I have received sample products and cookbooks to review over the years, but I have never ...
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Award Winning Vegan Buffalo Mac and Cheese
This past Sunday, I had the honor of being one of nine chef's competing in the first annual Mac Down LA! It was a super fun and super hot day in Pasadena, but the energy was on point! A few hundred folks came out to sample and vote for their favorite vegan ...
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Vegan 'Surf and Turf' Taco Plate
'Surf" Tacos made with seaweed infused rice, dilly tartar sauce, and radish relish. This weekend I had the privilege and honor to do a cooking demo and prepare lunch for 300 dedicated community activists at the Crisis in the Oceans event which led up to the...
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Carving Board Vegan Pastrami (I promise it's not meat!)
Oh, Pastrami! You are so salty and savory and fatty and just a tad sweet and taste magnificent with a big thick smear of deli mustard and provolone on toasty sourdough. My husband and I used to travel far and wide for a giant pastrami sandwich in our pre-ve...
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What Should I Get My Vegan Friends for Christmas? Vegan Cookbooks! Duh! (Plus a Giveaway!)
Read all the way to the bottom of this post where you can enter to win a copy. I am giving away a copy of each of these books, so just follow the prompts in the widget to enter! For many of us, the Holidays are no longer about presents, like they were when ...
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