Author Archives: Trina

Easy Vegan Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onion Chili

Spring is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited!  However, on these last few chilly days of March in Chicago, I had a craving for something warm and comforting that had been cooking in a slow cooker all day. … Continue reading

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The BEST Vegan Zucchini Bread

This summer I was really into zucchini, and I tried out several different vegan zucchini bread recipes.  After a few disasters, I found this recipe on for Kingman’s Vegan Zucchini Bread and it is a winner.  I only make a few modifications, and … Continue reading

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Glowing Green Smoothie

Kimberly Snyder is a nutritionist and beauty expert who is beloved by a host of celebrities, including Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon.  When I was first researching beauty diets, her name and books kept coming up so I bought her … Continue reading

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Beauty Tip: Start the Day with Hot Water and Lemon

Friends, I have an easy beauty tip for you: start your day with hot water and lemon.  The idea is that if you drink hot water with lemon (either the juice of a lemon or a slice of lemon) in … Continue reading

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Strategies to keep it slim while being busy and fabulous

One of my friends posted on the blog’s Facebook page and requested this topic: Dear Trina Eats Plants, I love your blog and I have read every post. I am headed into a very busy period at work where I … Continue reading

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Perfect Homemade Pizza

When I gave up dairy, pizza was one of the first things that came to mind.  I really wondered if I could live without it.  Like any American I deeply loved pizza and had a fine appreciation for the garlic butter … Continue reading

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Trina vs Comcast: I WANT TO BUY YOUR CABLE!

Note: this post has nothing to do with eating plants 🙂 Perhaps you’ve heard the horror stories of terrible customer service from Comcast.  Two notable ones are the guy who couldn’t cancel his service or the customer who had his … Continue reading

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Red Sangria for the Holidays

It’s the holidays!  That means it’s time for eating and drinking with the people we love 🙂 One of my favorite ways to sneak in a little fruit is via sangria.  I’ve made this Emeril sangria recipe a few times … Continue reading

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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.  Since I’m trying to eat more plants, I decided that I’d give vegan pumpkin pies a go (traditional pumpkin pie is made with sweetened condensed milk = dairy).  My first attempt at mini pumpkin … Continue reading

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Ava Anderson Non Toxic – AvaHour at Delight & Decorum!

My lovely friend, Lauren, over at Delight & Decorum recently introduced me to Ava Anderson Non Toxic which is a company that offers quality vegan skin care, cosmetic, bath and body, and home care 
products without harmful chemicals. These products contain … Continue reading

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