Linda Voorhis

Garden Update After 1st Night of Freezing Temperatures

Greetings from Cornville, Arizona. Yikes! Last night the wind was howling so strongly that I almost felt like I was going to be blown over as I was putting a cover over my garden in an attempt to keep the plants warm enough to ward off the freezing temperatures that...
It’s World Vegan Day!

It’s World Vegan Day!

Today is a Special Day Today is World Vegan Day and the first day of World Vegan Month. As I paused a moment to acknowledge this day, it brought me back to that infamous day in November, 1997 that thrust me into transition, when Freya Dinshah, Executive Director of...

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The Results of an Awesome Chili Cook-Off!

The Results of an Awesome Chili Cook-Off!

A Good 'ol Chili Cook-Off Earlier this month I participated in the Cornville Chili Cook-Off with my mole-inspired chili, and I won Second place! Now, while first place would have been amazing, I am happy to report that the other vegan option out of 30 participants won...

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Let There Be Banana Bread

Let There Be Banana Bread

Enter the Banana Now, I have no doubt that many of you are like me in that I hate to throw anything away.  I will come up with ideas of how to use it rather than lose it before it gets to the point of needing to have it find its way to the compost pile. Bananas seem...

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My Homemade Version of Vegan “Burger” Helper

My Homemade Version of Vegan “Burger” Helper

Quick, Easy, Sumptuous! Perfect For A Healthy and Nutritious Weekday Meal After a Busy Day at the Office! With the availability of two pretty darn spectacular plant-based ground meat alternatives (Beyond Meat Ground Meat and LightLife Plant-Based Ground Meat), I have...

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Fresh Corn Pancakes

Fresh Corn Pancakes

Being a Jersey girl, Jersey corn represented the much-anticipated August harvest each year.  One of the great joys of being a transplanted Jersey girl now residing in the Sedona area is the elongated corn harvesting season.  Ah, what more can a vegan food-obsessed...

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Vegan Sleuth

Vegan Sleuth

Life has a way of throwing curve balls our way sometimes... Mine started coming last September when my 86-year-old mother coded and was placed on life support. As you might remember, I live in the Sedona AZ area; and my parents resided in New Jersey, just ten miles...

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Guess Who’s Back!!!

Guess Who’s Back!!!

I’m back home and feeling ever so grateful! It seems like forever ago, but in December, I traveled east to New Jersey to spend the Christmas Holiday with my family. On Christmas Day, my Dad suffered a traumatic brain injury; so I stayed on in New Jersey helping to...

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Weeds – BE GONE!

Weeds – BE GONE!

The desert ... no grass to water ... but these weeds! When the monsoons hit, and when the winters have been wet, the little weedy boogers are EVERYWHERE! So what is a Vegan girl to do?! Well, I refuse to use chemicals, and I can tell you that the task of pulling weeds...

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VEGetariAN Squared – Part Deux

VEGetariAN Squared – Part Deux

The other night, a friend of mine was at home watching "Death to Smoochy" - a dark comedy, but a comedy none the less (which also happens to star not only Ed Norton but also one of my favorite actresses, Catherine Keener, who starred in one of my favorite movies,...

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That Moment You Become an Activist

That Moment You Become an Activist

I was reflecting on life the other day. Looking back on what steps I have taken to get to where I am today and the philosophies I keep and practice daily. This made me think of the blog I wrote a few years back about how it all became crystal clear how and when I...

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Refreshing Flavors for Spring

Refreshing Flavors for Spring

A while back I posted about a delicious little treat most people have never even thought about! Grilled Avocados and Lemons. Yep! That's it. Simple. Easy. Delicious. Great for an appetizer, a quick lunch, or a snack and so super easy to make! It is such a great little...

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Change Up Time – Tofu No-egg Salad Wrap

Change Up Time – Tofu No-egg Salad Wrap

Hello spring time! One of my favorite guilty pleasures is a really great wrap, some crunch chips and a pickle. It reminds me of summer time and the adventures I'd have as a kid . I thought right now, since we've all survived another winter, it would be a great time to...

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Plants for the Planet

Plants for the Planet

It's Coming! Plants for the Planet is way for you to get involved and help a great cause out! Healthy World Sedona is choosing to make a difference this April by encouraging us all to take a positive step each and every day to improve our health, that of the planet...

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Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

The world is in a sorry state due to greenhouse gas emissions. You know to recycle, reduce and reuse, but a girl can't go around looking like a tree-hugging hippie; you must look chic at all times. And that includes every aspect of your green-living life, from the way...

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The Only Constant in Life is Change …

The Only Constant in Life is Change …

As some of you know, I've had to travel back to the Land of Jersey due to a family emergency. Well, the emergency has turned into a semi-long term stay so I can help my parents. Once our ducks are in a row, we'll ALL be coming back to the land of sunshine! That's...

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Garden Update After 1st Night of Freezing Temperatures

Greetings from Cornville, Arizona. Yikes! Last night the wind was howling so strongly that I almost felt like I was going to be blown over as I was putting a cover over my garden in an attempt to keep the plants warm enough to ward off the freezing temperatures that...
Creative Batch Cooking Made Easy Part 2

Creative Batch Cooking Made Easy Part 2

As promised, here is part two of this blog for batch cooking and using up all those great pantry items you might have around! Perhaps You Have Peppers... Stuffed peppers are another great way to use your bulk cooked ingredients for a flavorful meal. While I typically...

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Creative Batch Cooking Made Easy, Part 1

Creative Batch Cooking Made Easy, Part 1

Lately, I’ve been seeing lots of cookbooks and posts about the joys and ease of batch-cooking. It was a task that used to occur on a regular basis in my home on Sundays. But then that thing called ‘life’ happened; and I got away from it. I’ve recently returned to this...

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Root Vegetable & Fava Bean Tagine

Root Vegetable & Fava Bean Tagine

Recently I participated in the 2020 Sedona VegFest, sponsored by Healthy World Sedona, which took place on January 18-19. The VegFest is a celebration of all things plant-based! I did a demo January 19 of a Root Vegetable & Fava Bean Tagine with Quinoa and...

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Post V-Day Special Dinner

Post V-Day Special Dinner

Valentine's Day may have just passed us, but shouldn't we show that V-Day love to those around us, and ourselves, all year? Why don't you treat yourself or someone special to a post V-day night in! I'm thinking Thai Corn Coconut Soup, Veganified Beef Wellington, and...

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AVS Magazine Feature!

AVS Magazine Feature!

Hello All! Did you know that February is Vegan Cuisine Month? This is a great time to really dive in and see what amazing food this lifestyle has to offer, and to encourage those around you to give it a try as well! You can learn more about Vegan Cuisine Month HERE...

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Veggie Pasta Sauce

Veggie Pasta Sauce

It's a new year my friends, and I am wildly busy! My guess is you are too, so I'm keeping this short and sweet, and resharing this quick and easy recipe for veggie pasta sauce! It can be as simple as four typical pantry ingredients plus a fresh vegetable. For this...

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Traditionally Untraditional Holiday Tamales!

Traditionally Untraditional Holiday Tamales!

The Holidays are upon us! Here in Arizona, there is a tradition which marks this time of year - many of our friends, family, and neighbors are making tamales. I figured this was the perfect time to share my delicious dessert tamale! It is an after dinner treat to...

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Holiday Entertaining Made Easy

Holiday Entertaining Made Easy

Are you planning a Holiday gathering for a bunch of family and friends and feeling overwhelmed? Here’s where the adage “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail” couldn’t be more appropriate. Being a person who absolutely adores planning large gatherings that include a...

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