About Emma Larocque

Emma Levez Larocque is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, writer and Certified Plant-Based Chef living on the west coast of Canada. She has been veg for 22 years, vegan for 7. Her passion is working to make veganism mainstream to promote a better, kinder world for all beings.

Healing the Vegan Way: A Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club Feature

By | September 26th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Health & Fitness, Vegan Cookbook Club|

I have long been a fan of Mark Reinfeld's work. I love his recipes, and his approach to cooking which encourages creativity and empowerment in the kitchen. So it was with great anticipation that I received his latest book, Healing the Vegan Way: Plant-based eating for optimal health & wellness.

Those Nutty Vegans :-)

By | August 26th, 2016|Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

I had to smile when I saw the title of this cookbook, Vegans Go Nuts, by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman. You know, a lot of people would say vegans are nuts, period (I can say that as a long-time vegan). :-) Seriously though, this is a fun cookbook from the title to the [...]

Fun with Noodles and Ribbons and Zoodles – Oh! My!

By | August 15th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club|

I don't think there's anything that makes a dish prettier than curly vegetables in the form of noodles, zoodles, ribbons or spirals! They are a great way to add height and color to a dish, not to mention the fact that they make a lot of vegetables that you might not otherwise consider eating raw [...]

Share the Vegan Challenge!

By | August 9th, 2016|Giveaways, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

More people than ever are realizing the benefits of going vegan, and this month Vegan Lifestyle Magazine is challenging vegans everywhere to help share the love.

A Little Vegan Book Packed with Big Flavor Recipes

By | August 1st, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

There's something about little books that I love - well, there's something about almost ALL books that I love - but with little books, I think it's the fact that I feel like I can take them anywhere. There aren't many cookbooks that fit into that category. Usually they're pretty big and bulky, or they [...]

The Wonder-Full Story of Esther: a pig set on changing the world

By | July 26th, 2016|Animal Rights, animals, Education|

I can't remember when I first heard about Esther the Wonder Pig. I remember thinking, 'what a catchy name'! And it is! I never forgot it, and have been following Esther's escapades online for quite some time - hilarious, heart warming, always bringing a bright light to my day. But what I didn't fully realize [...]

What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything

By | July 18th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Education, Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club|

A whole foods plant-based diet is coming to be seen by many as the "ultimate" in healthy eating. There is an ever-increasing body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of such a diet, and more and more people are trying it out and feeling great. Social media is loaded with before and after images and stories that [...]

The Secrets of Using Almond Flour

By | June 30th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Giveaways, Vegan Cookbook Club|

I have been using almond flour for a couple of years - I love its flavor, texture, and the fact that it adds a nutrition boost to whatever you add it to. However, I have to say, I have learned a thing or two about almond flour from Beverly Lynn Bennett's new book, named for [...]

An Exquisite Vegan Treat: Dining at the Ravens

By | March 9th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Giveaways, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club|

When I received word that Dining at the Ravens was on its way to the publisher, and learned more about the Stanford Inn by the Sea, and what Jeff and Joan Stanford have been cultivating there for more than 35 years, I had one of those vegan moments - you know those moments where you see clearly that veganism really is becoming mainstream, and you feel all warm and tingly and good?

Unplug…And Step into a World of Inspiration

By | February 24th, 2016|Education, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

When I first saw Deb Ozarko's new book, Unplug: 26 People Share How They Recharge and Reconnect to Passion, Presence, and Purpose, I was impressed. What a cool idea for a book, I thought. In this world where there is so much to feel worried, even desperate, about, we could all use some inspiration to live our best lives and find our inspiration. But I wasn't prepared for what I found when I opened that book up and started to read.