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Recipe of the Week | Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Pasta Salad

Recipe of the Week | Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Pasta Salad

This vegan dish benefits from the combination of ripe avocado and fresh cilantro. The avocado gives it a creamy flavor. The cilantro provides an herbal back-beat (my apologies for mixing metaphors). If you are not a fan of cilantro, substitute Italian parsley. This recipe doubles with no problem so it is perfect for sharing with […]

Vegetarian and vegan diets aren’t necessarily more healthy

Vegetarian and vegan diets aren’t necessarily more healthy

Especially if they don’t involve actual vegetables. Just because it’s vegetarian doesn’t make it healthy (duh) Pexels Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn’t really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think […]

Casa Barranca Winery–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Casa Barranca Winery–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

By Raven West Surrounded by the mountains of the Ojai Valley, Casa Barranca winery is the first ICO certified organic vineyard on the Central Coast and is also one of a few wineries in Ventura County that produces 100% vegan wine; meaning there are no animal products used in the production process. Even though wine […]