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Mom’s Crazy Cake Recipe Just Got Crazier! (VEGAN)

Mom’s Crazy Cake Recipe Just Got Crazier! (VEGAN)

When I was a kid, my Mom used to make this cake for weekend desserts between paydays.  It is easy to make and requires ingredients generally already available from the pantry.  We had no idea at the time that it was vegan, and we sure didn’t care one way or the other. My Mom passed […]

Philly 4/26: S.H.I.F.T. (Super Human Indie Female Troubadours) Debuts

Philly 4/26: S.H.I.F.T. (Super Human Indie Female Troubadours) Debuts

Photo credit: Christian Ramierez-Coll Philadelphia, PA – Singer/songwriter Ginger Coyle has announced that she will be hosting a quarterly event at Underground Arts focusing on female artists of many genres. S.H.I.F.T. SHOWCASE will debut Friday, April 26th. Coyle was inspired to create this event during her 2 month stay in Los Angeles where she was a contestant […]

REVIEW: Tainted Truffles by Compassion Medicinal Edibles

REVIEW: Tainted Truffles by Compassion Medicinal Edibles

PHOTO: The Pistacho Tainted Truffle This past week, I was tasked with a blind tasting of Tainted Truffles from Compassion Medicinal Edibles, which produces a variety of cannabis-infused edibles, or medibles. Besides the labeling which describes the type of the truffle or cookie, the only other particular I knew was the dosages. They came in two […]

Your Kids Will Not Start Smoking Pot Because Celebrities Do

Your Kids Will Not Start Smoking Pot Because Celebrities Do

Lately, there has been a lot of kerfuffle about celebrities and pop stars who publicly demonstrate their support of cannabis use.  Lady Gaga smoked onstage. Rihanna wears her approval on her clothing. Justin Bieber had pictures “leaked” of him smoking a blunt. Parents are outraged because they think these artists paint a bad example for their children.  They are afraid their […]

PLAYLIST: Such Great Heights

PLAYLIST: Such Great Heights

Photo: Apple’s Revenge This playlist named itself when I added the song “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service – it just seemed fitting. The music is upbeat and positive; the kind of music you can toke to. I didn’t intend for it to be as eclectic as it is, but I suppose it’s a fair […]

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

Rethinking the Old “First Trimester Rules”

PHOTO CREDIT: Toni Agosta ~ Shutterboxx Photography of Diane Fornbacher  DISCLAIMER: Though we encourage all women to think for themselves when it comes to their own bodies and child-rearing, please know that if you choose to consume cannabis during pregnancy and test positive for it, the law may get involved through your healthcare provider if […]

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

“I noticed a dime size spot on her scalp when she was about a year and a half.” For little Eliza, foods she has eaten have broken down her immune system and left her susceptible to a difficult and little-studied disease—Alopecia Universalis. “I thought it was from sleeping on one side more than the other,” […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]

REVIEW: Essie Nail Polish

REVIEW: Essie Nail Polish

Admittedly, I am a little late jumping onto the nail polish bandwagon. Last year, total U.S. nail polish sails spiked to $768 million, a 32% spike over 2011,with no sign of slowing in 2013. Essie Nail Polish is my newest beauty obsession. I have rationally never been one for nail polishes, I can’t sit still for […]

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

The term “Uncle Tom” is an old term still used today to describe members of the Black community who disregard their own people and culture to conform to majority-white culture. In the spirit of equality, it seems that women have jumped on the band wagon of hating their own as well. Women have a tendency […]