Curious About Veganism? Meet Vegan-Chef-Blogger-Mom, Lisa Angerame!

Hey Everyone,

If you’ve been hearing a lot about veganism lately and are curious about how it might work for you, or, if you think you don’t have time to cook at home, then you will definitely want to watch today’s Motivational Monday!

Today I am interviewing a former client of mine, Lisa Angerame, who went from being a consumer of the Standard American Diet with no cooking involved, to a vegan cook! That’s not all, she now also blogs about cooking, prolifically sharing her recipes with her fans. And get this, she cooks all but two meals a week out of her home! For a person that lives in a city known for it’s intense pace and on the run nourishment, this is an achievement indeed.

Lisa is going to talk to us about what inspired her to become a vegan, how she decided to commit to cooking for herself and for her family and what led her to blog about it. You will also see how she makes two amazingly delicious recipes from chickpeas and how you too can incorporate healthy living into your life with just a few shifts in your thinking.

And we want to hear from YOU!

Have you thought about a vegetarian or vegan diet but have concerns about how it might work for you? Have you made the shift from the Standard American Diet to a plant based diet and noticed a shift in the way you look and feel? Let us know! We love to hear your feedback.

Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

Chickpea Salad


  • 1 cup of soaked & cooked chickpeas
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Shredded carrots
  • 1/4 small red onion – diced
  • 1 tablespoon of relish
  • 1 generous tablespoon of Veganaise
  • Salt & pepper


Blend one cup of soaked and cooked chickpeas in a food processor to create a meal-like paste. Empty the contents into a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add to leafy greens for a salad or use as topping to rice cakes and sandwiches.

Baked Chickpeas


  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oive oil
  • Optional seasoning: curry powder, garlic powder, cayenne


Toss chickpeas with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake in oven for 45 minutes until lightly toasted. Allow to cool and enjoy!