About Me

My name is Angela and I am a vegan foodie. Over the past few years, I've been traveling across the country seeking to experience vegan food at its best and I started this blog in May of 2011 to share those experiences with you. I enjoy food so much that I schedule my vacations around the restaurants and grocery stores I desire to visit. But, I don't just enjoy consuming vegan culinary delights, I also enjoy creating them. In September of 2010, I completed a certificate program at the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, CO. I was so inspired by that school that I now create my own masterpieces, which I will also share on this site. 

Since then, I have become a certified Food for Life instructor for PCRM, which allows me to teach cooking and nutrition classes focused on cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, and weight loss.

I became vegetarian over 20 years ago (and am now vegan) so I’ve seen a lot of things change – mostly in the quality and quantity of vegan food products. It amazes me how much advancement has been made in vegan products over the past 20 years! I promise to scour the grocery stores around the globe to find the best products to share with you.

I also have a weakness for fine wine. I completed a local course in wine and have been to Sonoma and Napa Valley several times. So, I’ll incorporate reviews of fine wine in this blog as well.

And then there is the chocolate. I am a bit of a chocolate fanatic. I love, love, love all things chocolate!

So, there you have it – the premise of my blog. I will be providing a foodie perspective of vegan cuisine, chocolat, and vino! Please feel free to drop me a line to let me know what you think at any time! My email is angela [at] theveraciousvegan [dot] com.


  1. Hey Angela - Happy New Year! Keep up the great work. Love readng about other vegan restaurants all over the place. I will keep a list of your review and make sure I visit them when I get the chance.



  2. Happy New Year! Thank you so much! It is loyal followers like you that keep me going!

  3. [ Smiles ] Angela, I wish you all the best with your blog.

    It is always comforting to view recipes from another person within the vegan community.

  4. Thanks so much! I appreciate the good wishes!

  5. What do you recommend for a good snack bar that is vegan?

  6. There are so many vegan snack bars! I love ProBars which are more like meal replacement bars, Health Warrior chia bars, Earnest Eats bars, OneBar fruit bars, and Larabars. But, I could probably name 20 others that I love too!

  7. Hi Angela, Just found your site while looking for more veg/vegan information about DC restaurants. I wanted to recommend to you a new place that just opened up in College Park, MD called Ovo Simply Veggie. It's has Pan-Asian flavors, and is vegan (to my knowledge, including the wonton wrappers). Looking forward to seeing your review of it? http://www.yelp.com/biz/ovo-simply-veggie-college-park

  8. Thanks! I have heard of Ovo and hope to make it out there soon!

  9. Hi Angela

    I have been growing organic Ghost Peppers for several years and have a very abundant crop this year. Take a look at my Craigslist posting (http://charlotte.craigslist.org/grd/4594673638.html) - would be happy to accept PayPal and send you a flat rate USPS box of 20-25 peppers. These are picked fresh daily. Make a great hot sause or addition to any dish that needs some "hotness".

  10. Have a rec for you. Naughty Girls Donuts in Front Royal, VA. She's 17, runs a full on restaurant/donut shop, goes to high school and offers vegan or gluten free donuts ( you just have to give them 24 hours notice).

    1. I just found out about them! Thank you, anyway, for the recommendation!! I had no idea she was 17!

  11. Hi Angela!
    I oversee marketing and events for eatonville restaurant. I enjoyed the article you did on our Vegan Chicken and Grown&Sexy Cocktail.

    Eatonville Restaurant will re-launch its dinner series Food & Folklore Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:30pm. The event will feature entrées from the cookbook and lifestyle guide, The Lusty Vegan. The authors, Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg, will share tips for vegans who want to satisfy the appetites of their omnivorous counterpart, and for non-vegans who want to impress their plant-based partners. The evening's 4-course meal will feature recipes from the book and highlight some of the newly added vegan options to Eatonville's fall menu. I would love for you to promote this event on your blog. Please feel free to email me back at cierra@eatonvillerestaurant.com