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How to Be Vegan: The Eating Vegan Edition

Learning how to be vegan can seem overwhelming at first, so we’re going to walk you through it, room by room. First up: the kitchen. Going vegan is not a crash diet or cleanse. Veganism is a lifestyle choice that’s all about protecting animals by avoiding animal products. Eating vegan food is definitely a great […]

September 14th

Do You Have a Plug-in Car Personality?

Our favorite green car dude, John Voelcker, Sr. Editor of, came to the Green Diva Studio to talk about the latest in green driving trends and the best green cars to buy in 2014. We got to do a few segments with John, AND a great video on the types of people that buy […]

November 12th

Rockin with Willie Nile & Running from Crazy: Inspiring Week

GD Meg got a private concert (well almost, there were about 10 people in the HomeGrownRadioNJ studio) with Willie Nile, who has just released a new CD, American Ride . . . GD Mizar and I went to New York for the premiere of Running from Crazy and not only got to see Mariel Hemingway again, but we got to meet Bobby Williams in person finally, and we made some new friends before the show.

November 5th

Surfrider Foundation on Anniversary of Sandy & more

It is the anniversary of Sandy (the super storm — thank you climate change!), and we here in New Jersey are still not fully recovered — primarily at the shore, but there are some folks inland that had some pretty big changes as the result of Sandy’s wrath. I personally had two cars totaled by one of the neighbors trees

October 29th

DIY Delicious: Homemade Herbal Teas

During warmer months I love coming home to some cold iced herbal teas. Though I cannot surrender my hot green jasmine tea in the morning, warm afternoons require something a bit more refreshing, and there are often at least two varieties of iced herbal teas in the fridge at any given time. The following are […]

May 6th

Keep your Body Warm & Well during the Wintertime with Vegan Soups

Wintertime is the perfect time to get yourself into the kitchen. Making homemade soup is a great introduction to home cooking- and it makes your kitchen nice and warm too! All the soups listed below are virtually fool-proof (assuming you can boil water), and made using simple pantry ingredients, whole grains, beans, and earthy winter […]

February 15th

increase your energy with good food!

How many of us wish we had more ENERGY? Unfortunately, the answer is probably TOO MANY. There are a multitude of factors that contribute to low energy: dehydration, not enough sleep, lack of physical activity, stress, and poor dietary habits. Of all these factors, changing your diet is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to […]

January 31st

homemade breakfast made easy: berry baked oatmeal

How many of us don’t have time for a healthy breakfast? Probably too many! This Berry Baked Oatmeal is one of the easiest ways to have a delicious, warm meal in the morning (it makes a great little snack too!). This is a little bit sweet, a lot of wholesome, and totally easy to bake! […]

January 14th

Gluten Free Skincare Recipes

When you think about wheat, barley, rye and oats what comes to mind? Bread, beer, whiskey and all that tasty stuff, right? Sadly, for many North Americans suffering from Celiac Disease, they have had to cut out all that goodness and replace it with Gluten-Free options. As a lover of gluten-heavy products myself, I can only imagine how difficult this would be. Turns out leading a G-Free life is more than just eliminating foods from your diet. It means reading the fine print, knowing the variations and changing your skincare and beauty products too.

November 23rd

Have a Cool, Healthy & Green Summer

  Not sure where you are, but it is HOT, HOT, HOT here in New Jersey! We are all about low-stress living this week, including lots of cooling salads, gazpacho, fresh berries and lavender lemonade. We are done celebrating independence day, but I’m still trying to celebrate my independence from toxic summer skincare. Green Diva Juliette did a wonderful post […]

July 9th

Green Diva Vegan Recipes – Cashews, Creamy Cheesy Yum

As some of you may know, I’m back to my vegan roots and have been kicking the cheese habit – again (15 days, but who’s counting?). Whether you are a vegan, vegan wannabe, vegetarian or are an omnivore and love delicious food, you might appreciate the power of the mighty cashew and it’s amazing versatility.

May 14th