You Tube. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube account for all video updates: LittleLostGrape YouTube Channel
5/2012 How to easily spot VEGAN SUGAR! - Quick tip video (with a cute background cameo from Nelly the cat)
8/2011 Back to School Videos - Tips, Recipes, 5-Minute Challenge (Tofu Scramble and lunch-packing in 5 minutes) - Kathy & Gena
7/2011 Vegan Peach Pie - Filling and Vegan Pie Crust step-by-step! - Kathy
7/2011 Vegan Summer Party Recipes - salad, wrap, watermelon frosty! - Kathy & Gena
6/2011 Crispy Tempeh Cubes - Kathy
5/2011 Dark 'n Frosty Acai Smoothie - Kathy
Healthy Food at Disneyland: Where's the Magic?
Vegan in Vegas - Part One, Part Two - Bartolotta
Lower East Side Tour NYC
Vegan Dining in Los Angeles
Top 20 Things I Love About LA!
Ski Green. Or not so much?
Bliss in the Hamptons, NY
Samantha Brown's Hawaii: Locavore Bliss.
Ghent, Belgium's Veggie Day Once a Week.
Essex Market NYC
Miami, The Delano, Wellness Destination
Overheard: Bourdain on Disappearing Manhattan
Holey Farm, Bahamas: Extreme Farming. Martha Approved.
Japan: Secret to their Weight Success?
Are Californian's Healthier?
Spain: On the Road Again TV Show.
Winter Train Travel: DC to NYC.
Top Ten Wellness Travel Destinations
Breakfast Around the Globe
Blue Lagoon, Iceland: Fabulousness!
There is a cat napping on my desk, sunshine through my window and vegan eats in my kitchen.
Welcome! I hope to inspire you to get in the kitchen and embrace your inner vegan chef. And really, my vegan recipes are not just for vegans - they are for everyone. I love vegan newbies or those just experimenting with vegan recipes. Adding even a few plant-based meals a week to your diet is a great place to start.
Healthy. Happy. Life. currently receives 1,800,000+ pageviews per month and growing. Mores stats here. I am thrilled to see so many people interested in vegan recipes.
I hope you'll experiment with my recipes and learn to love vegan cooking and living just as much as I do!
On Food. What are FIVE recipe posts that define me best? These..
1. My Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Avocado
2. My Secret Ingredient Matcha Shake
3. My Raw Chard Salad (any raw chard or kale salad!)
4. This drink that I enjoy each and every morning (when possible!)
5. Something sweet. I love a good treat!
Coming in 2013: My first book! 365 Vegan Smoothies - Penguin / Avery - More info here.
Order Healthy. Happy. Life. tees --> HealthyHappyTees.com
Want to contact me? Email me at Kathy (at) lunchboxbunch (dot) com (please no product pitches)
Thank you for visiting, I hope your days feels like this...
M o r e A b o u t M e B e l o w.
I created and curate Finding Vegan. FindingVegan.com
I am a daily contributor to Disney's Babble.com via their FOOD blog.
As Seen In/Projects: VegNews, Zooey Magazine, The Chalkboard Magazine, The Kitchn, Saveur, The Huffington Post, Meatless Monday. Fox News, CNN and more. Press page.
Freelance Writing and Photography: See my portfolio. Email me your project queries for rates.
Image Use Policy. All photographs on Healthy. Happy. Life. were taken by Kathy Patalsky, unless otherwise noted. The photos taken by Kathy are copyright Polished DC, LLC. PR folks, bloggers, journalists, etc - you must email me for permission requests. DO NOT re-post my images without specific authorization first. Contact me if you have interest in image licensing.
PR/Ads/Reviews/Products. Info for you: Press. Ads/PR. Note: I do not post reviews in exchange for free sample or product.
Bio. I grew up in Santa Cruz California where my passion for healthy vegan cooking and eating, food photography, green living and art, began. I hold a BS from American University (Washington DC) in Health Promotion.
I am most inspired by colorful produce, natural lighting, animals big and small, amazing vegan chefs + bloggers, my husband, kitty cat friends and family. Any YOU! My readers. Thank you for sharing so much with me through comments and emails. I learn so much from you and your kind comments bring me so much joy, so thank YOU!
You can find my recipes published in these cookbooks: Foodista's Best of Food Blogs as well as ThinkFood. Also see my recent publications: press.
A Few Awards
My vegan recipe iPhone Apps: Smoothies! and Dip Diva!
Healthy. Happy. Life. FAQ's
Meet Nelly, kitty in charge. More kitty photos.
In LA, Cooking my vegan rice dish with Chef Ben Ford..
Kitchen/Cooking Tips and Techniques Index
Newest posts are at the top of the list.
Last Updated: 2/2012
* 10 Cool Recipes to Make with a Vitamix
* 5 Ways to Perk Up a Meal wit Fresh Pesto
* 6 Secret Ingredient for Scrambles
* How-to Veganize Fancy Soy Lattes
* Secret Ingredient to make any cookie recipe better
* Coconut Whippuccino
* How-to Whip Coconut Cream
* How-to Sear Tofu
* How-to Make Food Truck Eats at Home
* Vegan Jello using Agar Agar
* Using TVP in recipes - sloppy joeys
* Veggie Burger Test Kitchen
* Breakfast for Dinner!
* How-to Veganize Baking Mixes (or from scratch recipes)
* How-to Make a Basic Baking Batter
* Wellness Foods to Try! Slideshow
* How-to Make Cashew Cream Smother Sauce
* How-to Make Almond Milk at Home
* Food Photography: 15 Tips!
Perfect Vegan Pie Crust
Go Vegan Guide.
How-to: 10 Ways to Make Bubbly Better!
How-to Make Fluffy Quinoa Every Time
At-Home Juicing 101
UPDATED: Vegan Essentials Grocery Shopping List
How-to Make Cashew Cheese
How to Peel a Mushroom - and grill it too
Guide to Soaking Raw Nuts
How-to Make Berry Sauce/Topping
Grilling Guide: Vegan / Green Grilling 101
10 Trendy Money-Saving Smoothie Ingredients
Vegan Grilled Cheese 101
How to Make Natural Food Colorings from Veggies n Fruit
Veg Salads 101
Green Juice 101
Meet my Juicer
Juicing for Health and Fun Series
Drink Real, Connect to your Food
Cooking Tofu Tips and Advice
Dairy-Free Pepper Burn Remedy
Ideas for a Soy-Free Vegan Lasagna
Cook Gourmet on Any Budget! Inspiration Secret.
Food Menus for Special Diets: Five Features and Tips.
Top 5 Babycakes NYC Must-Buy Secret Ingredients
Five Tips for a Better Gourmet Vegan Lasagna
Get Creative in the Kitchen: Food Invention Accidents List.
Coconut Water Ice Cubes: Smoothie Tip
Cooking for Your Non Vegan Family: 4 Recipe Ideas.
Twenty Smoothie Tips: Blend like a Pro!
How-to Chop a Pineapple: Photo Slideshow.
Vegan Baking Secret: Vital Wheat Gluten.
How to Roast a Pepper 101
Packaged/Canned/Jarred Fruit Use Ideas