Vegan Bytes #48: Where's Your Favorite Place to Eat?

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In this issue...

*Vegan Thoughts: My Sticky Fingers Bakery Review
*Nutritional Spotlight: Why Are People Always Telling You to Eat Walnuts?
*Question: "Why am I tired after eating?"
*Vegan Ebooks Collection: My Favorite Meal Plans and Recipes
*Recipe of the Month: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Butternut Squash Ravioli
*What's New?: What's New With Vegan Nutritionista?

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Sticky Fingers Bakery Review

Eating at Sticky Fingers Bakery

One of my new favorite "jobs" on Vegan Nutritionista is putting together vegan restaurant reviews of the best places I've personally visited. It's tough work, but someone has to do it, right?

We have tons of great resources on the internet to direct us on vegan places to eat around the world (my favorite is, but often we don't get enough information about each individual place, and it can be hard to find pictures of the food people pick. And so, I'm making my own reviews for people to peruse.

I want to share my review of one of my favorite vegan restaurants, Sticky Fingers Bakery in Washington, D.C. The name might ring a bell because Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers participated on Cupcake Wars in 2011 and won her challenge! I just love when people bring the joys of vegan cupcakes to light.

You can play along too. If you've been to a truly spectacular vegan restaurant and you want to talk all about it, share your story with us here. And, if you have pictures, that will make your review even better.


"Why am I so tired after eating?"


Six months ago I changed to a vegan diet, and since that time I have found my taste buds are more alive and open to new flavors and I feel wonderful. The silly aches and pains I get now are from too much time spent at my computer.

I have noticed, however, that I sometimes get tired after eating. I thought at first it was from overdoing the carbohydrates like pasta, bread, but now I'm questioning if soy is the culprit, as it's high in tryptophan. I don't overindulge in soy but nonetheless I've noticed a pattern.

I try to alternate with tempeh and seitan when I want a meat substitute but do you recommend any other solutions or advice?



This is a really common problem, and while vegans tend to have more energy than people who eat other healthy diets, there are a few tricks to keep in mind to make sure you're supplying your body with all the best foods.

If you often feel tired after eating, you should check out the advice I gave Barbara here.


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Vegan Nutritionista Downloadable EBooks

Vegan Meal Plans for Fall/Winter

Vegan Meal Plans is a complete meal plan for one month vegan weekday dinners. It includes 64 recipes, pictures, nutritional information, grocery lists, and tips and techniques. Everyone from those beginning a vegan diet to those veterans who want fresh menu ideas love this ebook. It focuses on fresh, local, and seasonal vegetables and uses all normal ingredients-- no fussy or gourmet skills needed. Download a copy for only $9.75 here.

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The Vegan Bread Box: 30 Simple and Delicious Vegan Bread Recipes

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This is one of our most popular cookbooks. I've found it really difficult to find a vegan bread cookbook on the internet; there are tons of recipes out there, but they're scattered all over different sites and you never know which ones are good. This book has everything from an eggless brioche to a classic whole wheat boule recipe, so you'll never have to go scrounging the internet again. I'm so happy people have gotten so much out of this ebook.

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Cut the Cheese: Quit Your Cheese Addiction to Transform Your Life

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There is no one particular book on quitting cheese available in stores, and not many people are aware of the physically addictive qualities to dairy cheese. Instead of being sick and fat, you can give up cheese and feel light and free. This ebook also has the very best vegan cheese recipes, so you don't have to eat packaged versions that don't taste quite right anymore.

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Vegan Meal Plans for Spring/Summer

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Menus and Cookbooks Ebook Package allows you to have both Vegan Nutritionista Meal Plans, one for the fall/winter and one for the spring/summer at a discounted rate, as well as The Vegan Bread Box and Cut the Cheese. Download your copy for only $37.99 here.

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Recipe of the Month: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Butternut Squash Ravioli

Vegan Butternut Squash Ravioli

Have you ever had butternut squash ravioli in a high end restaurant? The first time I ever tried it, it was at a really nice place, and of course I was blown away. The cool thing is that it's really not hard to make at all, and you can make your own that would blow away any guests you have over for dinner.

I first made this a few years ago for our annual homemade ravioli fest on Christmas Eve, and it's secured its spot in the rotation. I'm also including the whole wheat pasta dough recipe that we use. Making your own pasta is really fun, and it's easier than it seems like it would be. I only really use our machine to get the dough really thin, but you could do it by hand with a good rolling pin.

Try my favorite butternut squash ravioli recipe and maybe give the homemade pasta a whirl too.


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