• Sister/Sister

    On eating out….and Thanksgiving with no meat?

    Hi everyone! It’s Melani, one of the East Haven Housewives……I am excited to share a few vegetarian/vegan restaurant options in CT. The first restaurant that I have been to recently with my BFF Tara is G Zen in Branford. This option is a little pricey, meaning dessert will run you about $10, but all menu choices are completely homemade and organic. G Zen is vegan meaning entirely plant based, no eggs, no cheese. My husband, a chef, would argue that no meat=no flavor, however, the choices are amazing and there is something for everyone. We have been there twice, both times for dinner during the week. They have a great Saturday brunch if…

  • Healthy Eating,  Sister/Sister

    One of us is a vegan…….

    I’ve gone vegan ( well mostly) Only six months ago I couldn’t eat enough meat. I’d been on the low carb kick for a few years…..we are talking ribs, pork, chicken, eggs, cheese and cream. I bought into the idea that carbs are the enemy. For years I had been on weight watchers and lost my graduate school weight but was kind of stuck. Going low carb helped me lose a few more. Unfortunately I also ate convenience protein bars full of crap: Splenda, unpronounceable ingredients, and heavily processed protein. Even though I dropped a few pounds I was starting to feel like a toxic waste dump. I really cleaned…