Comida en la Comunidad!

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Join VEGAN A LA MEXICANA tomorrow, Friday, March 23rd at 6pm @ the Eastside Café for “Comida en la Comunidad” , a workshop/presentation of healthy food options in our communities… As part of the Mujeres de Maiz month-long events of women-empowerment workshops. Come enjoy some delicious food!! **This event is in collaboration with Cinthya Guillen of South Central Farm & Sirenita del Mar of Viva La Vida, Live Foods for Life  Where: Eastside Cafe  5469 Huntington Drive North Los Angeles (El Sereno), CA 90032 When: March 23rd, 2012 at …

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Healthy Food Access/Resources In LA!

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I got a great comment from a friend over on my FB page in regards to my post, Should I Buy Organic? & she brought up a great point about the lack of healthy food access for lower-income communities. This is what she said, ” …I just feel like it’s best to take into consideration that for some people, especially based on ethnicity or race, and in certain areas (rural versus urban, etc) it is much easier to be healthy and …

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Recipes from Mujeres de Maiz: Ancestors Comidas & Healthy Food Ways Workshops

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As part of their month of events, Mujeres de Maiz along with the South Central Farm Community Center and Decolonial Food for Thought presented: “Re-membering Our Ancestors Comidas & Ways of Healing The Brown Body,” a 2 day presentation, discussion, ceremony and food preparation workshop led by Claudia Serrato of “Decolonial food for Thought.”     Pix by Joel Garcia & Felicia Montes I contributed and offered my knowledge of plant based diets and superfoods; shared my recipes ; and spoke about the exploitation of …

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VEGAN Pan de Muerto/Bread for the Dead

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(VERSION EN ESPANOL) To go along with my Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead post here is the recipe for Pan de Muerto…It came out AMAZING!!! My family, who isn’t the most veg-friendly, loved it.  They kept sneaking into my batch & stealing it…lol… It’s super easy & fun to make & no one was able to tell it was vegan….. Enjoy  I used a traditional recipe & veganized it, which means that I substituted the non-vegan friendly …

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Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead

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Every  year I wait patiently for  the temperature to cool, the days to shorten and for the sweet smell of Marigolds. I know that when that time comes  my favorite celebration is soon approaching, Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead.  Dia de los Muertos was originally a ritual practiced by the indigenous people of Mesoamerica, and later because of  colonization it became a mix of Indigenous and Catholic rituals. My Altar I’ve always been very fascinated with the celebration of LIFE …

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