New Blogger On Vegan American Princess And Mini-Review Of How To Live To 100

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to let you know that my longtime friend, Ellen Francis, will be contributing to this site. Ellen is my college friend who lives in the Los Angeles area, and she is as close to vegan as any friend I have (with the exception of my brother). You may recall me talking about Ellen in my post about the Matt & Nat Poesy Wallet/Wristlet. Ellen is the friend who sent me this wonderful gift for my birthday.

In any event, Ellen is not quite 100% vegan (yet), but she is working her way towards it. I know that her posts will add a compassionate viewpoint to this website because Ellen has a soft voice and a kind heart; whereas I tend to be a little rough around the edges, or so I’m told. As this remains a website dedicated to promoting veganism, all recipes, product recommendations and other miscellaneous posts will be relevant to a vegan lifestyle. For the record, I have been a dedicated vegan for almost 3 1/2 years with no plans to ever turn back!

As you know, I live on Long Island’s Northshore and many of my blog posts pertain to places, events and other things found on Long Island or in the metropolitan area. I believe that Ellen’s West Coast perspective will be helpful to anyone who follows this site and will certainly broaden the playing field to provide information to anyone who is vegan, entertaining the idea of becoming vegan or is interested in learning about a vegan lifestyle.

In any event, stay tuned for Ellen!

On another note, I do not have access to the Cooking Channel and, therefore, I missed Jason Wrobel’s new cooking show “How To Live To 100” which aired last night. Luckily, Ellen was able to watch it and she really liked it!!

Here are Ellen’s comments about the show…

“The host, Jason Wrobel, is really goofy, funny, comedic. The show delivers lots of great information in silly skits, recipe demonstrations, animation, and through interactions with colorful neighbors and characters. It reminded me of a plant-based Electric Company for adults! It doesn’t even stress the vegan angle at all…it’s about eating what’s healthy for your 1) sex life, 2) immune system and 3) healthy weight. According to the show, if you keep all 3 humming, then you’ll live longer.”

I love how Ellen describes “How To Live To 100” as a plant-based Electric Company for adults! So cute! In any event, Ellen told me that Jason’s recipes looked really great and interesting. I checked them out on the Cooking Channel’s website, and I suggest that you do the same. The Chocolate Kale Chips, Pine Nut Marinara Quinoa Bowl and the Curried Broccoli with Grilled Tempeh looked very interesting to me.

Anyway, I personally think that a vegan cooking show is thrilling because people must be getting tired of watching Rachael Ray “eyeball the EVO.” Not too healthy! What do you think? This could be the start of something new.

Bye, for now!


  1. I’m looking forward to kicking back for some more How to Live to 100! This guy is hysterically funny, plus the recipes look great!

  2. dawnallison says:

    Hi Princess Debby!!!! Looking forward to catching up on some of your posts that I’ve missed recently and sharing some wonderful recipes and dining experiences. Hoping to visit CA this Summer so I am sure Ellen’s West Coast information and insights will be useful and inspiring!

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