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US VegWeek kicks off April 21

By Elena Johnson There are 52 weeks in a year – why not make at least one of them meat-free? US VegWeek kicks off on April 21! I hope you’ll join me in taking the 7-day VegPledge – for the planet, our health, and animals. When you sign up at USVegWeek.com, you’ll receive a free...
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Leyte Dance Theater in Orange County

The Leyte Dance Theater, the pride of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines, will be performing on April 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Fullerton, Orange County at the Plummer Auditorium. This is just one of the series of performances on their US Tour 2014. Watch the “Yolanda/Haiyan”...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Multigrain Pancakes

By Elena Johnson These pancakes are higher in fiber and protein than a typical pancake made with white flour or a mix. The addition of multigrain cereal also gives them a thicker, chewy texture, perfect for soaking up maple syrup. As always, this recipe is 100% cholesterol-free...
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Malacañang congratulates Fil-Am composer for ‘Best Song’ win in 86th Academy Awards

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang congratulated Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez for winning at the 86th Academy Awards held Sunday (Monday, Manila time) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Lopez and his wife won the Best Original Song award...
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Meat-Free Favorites – Game Day Grub

By Elena Johnson Watching the big game last week got me inspired to write up one of my favorite snacks to serve a crowd. This nacho dip takes minutes to prepare and tastes delicious! If you can keep it warm for a few hours (with a mini slow cooker or fondue pot), your friends are...
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World’s most powerful drug cartel now in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay)  — The world’s most powerful drug cartel is now making forays into Philippine territory with the discovery of a shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) storage facility in Lipa, Batangas holding nearly half a billion pesos worth of drugs, government...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Compassionate Casserole

By Elena Johnson In honor of Christmas next week, I created a special meat-free casserole that lets all the flavors of the holiday season shine without the cruelty. This hearty dish of meatless chicken, mushrooms, gravy, and stuffing can be assembled the night before and then...
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Meat-Free Favorites – Compassionate Casserole

By Elena Johnson In honor of Christmas next week, I created a special meat-free casserole that lets all the flavors of the holiday season shine without the cruelty. This hearty dish of meatless chicken, mushrooms, gravy, and stuffing can be assembled the night before and then...
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Meat-Free Favorites : Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits

By Elena Johnson These dairy-free sweet biscuits pair well with coffee or tea and make the whole house smell wonderful as they bake! 12 biscuits ¾ cup soy milk ½ tsp. apple cider vinegar 2 cups pancake/baking mix ¼ cup brown sugar 2 ½ tsp. cinnamon, divided 2 Tbsp. margarine 2...
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Thanksgiving French cuisine

By Elena Johnson Returning to my pre-Thanksgiving theme of French cuisine, here is a recipe for chocolate mousse. It’s extremely simple to make – all you need is a microwave and a blender! You’ll also need a bit of patience since it’s best for the mousse to chill overnight....