vote for veggietorials!

Exciting news!

My niece Cobi Kim, host of the yummy veganish food blog Veggietorials, has been nominated for YouTube’s February “On the Rise” program!!

Each month, four up-and-coming YouTube partners whose channels are seeing significant growth but have not yet reached the 100,000 subscriber mark are given the chance to be featured across the site (front page!). By voting for Veggietorials, you’ll be helping Cobi get one step closer to realizing her dream of having her own cooking show. 🙂

Learn more about it in this video:

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Now, click here to VOTE “Yes” for Veggietorials! Also important to click on the “x”‘s of the other candidates to vote them down. Please help spread the word via your social networks!! Voting closes on February 19th. 

♥ In case you missed my interview with Cobi, click here.

♥ And of course, check in regularly at for new plant-based recipes, cool cooking videos, gorgeous photos, product recommendations and road trip reports. The Veggietorials YouTube channel is here.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend and thanks for voting!!


Copyright © 2013 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

a sweet dash of aloha

In a perfect world, we could all have our cake and eat it too. We could savor chocolate cupcakes and lick every bit of ganache off our fingertips without an ounce of guilt.

In the real world, even before we take that first bite, we often hear the tsk tsks of those ever present sugar police, lecturing us about fat, calories, cholesterol, and glycemic indexes.

A Sweet Dash of Aloha: Guilt-Free Hawai’i Desserts and Snacks (Watermark Publishing, 2011) is a wonderful guide for those of us who’d like to find healthier ways to satisfy our sweet cravings without feeling deprived or compromising taste.

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cobi’s wakame cucumber salad

My niece Cobi will be visiting Alphabet Soup later this month to talk about her wonderful website, Veggietorials: Recipes-Reviews-How-to’s for all things plant-based.

Perhaps, like me, you’re interested in incorporating more veggies in your diet, or even transitioning to an all plant-based diet for health reasons. Cobi will offer tips and share a favorite recipe to help us celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Meanwhile, thought I’d whet your appetite with one of Cobi’s videos featuring her recipe for Wakame Cucumber Salad. It looks so beautiful and refreshing, and I can’t wait to try making it myself. Luckily, we have several good Asian food markets nearby where I can get the dried wakame (seaweed). Enjoy!

Click here to print the recipe at Veggietorials.


This post is being linked to Beth Fish Read’s Weekend Cooking, where are all invited to share food-related posts (fiction/nonfiction/movie/cookbook reviews, recipes, photos and musings).


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