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Happy, Healthy Holiday Eating: Thanksgiving

one week away!

Healthy Holiday Eating

Chef April’s Tasting Menu: Pumpkin Apple Walnut Rice, Sauteed swiss chard with raisins & pine nuts, Tempeh Loaf Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples and Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Pudding.
Gone are the days of festive holiday feasting on high fats, toxic sugars and processed carbohydrates. A richly indulgent and Vegan Thanksgiving table awaits you with cleaner, less acidic ingredients and more powerful/ superfood nutrients. Join Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach, Donnalynn Civello CHHC, AADP and April DeChagas, Vegan Chef as we help you design your healthy Thanksgiving Day menu!

Come out and celebrate Thanksgiving with us as we invite you home to our table to discuss our nutritionally-sound and simply decadent alternatives to the traditional favorites! Bring your appetite! We look forward to seeing you!

SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is required. Please reserve your space by calling Jivamukti directly at 212.353.0214. Registration deadline is November 21st. Cost: $75/person.

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Cookie Devi Now Has a Facebook Page!

Cookie Devi officially has a Facebook page! Like my page and keep tabs on the going on’s of cookie Devi!

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Introducing the New Cookie Devi Logo, Website, New Locations and Upcoming Events!

Cookie Devi is growing big time! Now in 8 different retail locations, you can find Cookie Devi cookies at Jivamuktea Cafe, 3 locations of The Bean, 2 locations of Pushcart Coffee, Sustainable NYC (ice cream sandwiches!), and beginning tomorrow at The Little Sweet Cafe in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn!!!

The last few weeks have been super busy, mostly working with Tamar Samir on designing the new Cookie Devi logo. After many Skype dates and emails between Germany and NYC, Cookie Devi is now official:


There is also a new Cookie Devi website, currently still under construction, but viewable with some information at

Also coming up! This Thursday, August 1st, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  there will be Cookie Devi showcase at Pushcart Coffee on 21st & 2nd! If you haven’t tried Cookie Devi yet, now’s your chance! There will be free samples as well as boxes for sale.

Special THANK YOU to Tamar Samir for putting so much time and effort into this! You are the best friend, teacher, mentor I could have ever asked for! ♥

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Vegan Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Yes, you read that correctly! Beginning tomorrow, Sustainable NYC (located on Ave A b/t St. Marks and 9th St.), will be carrying ice cream sandwiches made with Cookie Devi cookies and Lula’s ice cream! Beat the summer heat with an amazingly yummy treat!

If you need proof, here are my friends Ximena and Michael, and awesome SNYC manager Kira, enjoying mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate lavender cookies…

ice cream sandwiches

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New Cookie Devi Retail Locations!

Cookie Devi Cookies are now being sold in 6 different retail locations, and in new flavors, all vegan and gluten-free! 

New Locations:

Sustainable NYC, Avenue A b/t St. Mark’s & 9th St.; Flavors available: Lemon Poppyseed, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Lavender

Pushcart Coffee, 2nd Avenue & 21st St.; Flavors available: Lemon Poppyseed, and Berry Chocolate

Other Locations:

The Bean
Broadway & 12th St.; Flavors available: Chocolate Chip, Chili Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed, Peanut Butter
1st Avenue & 9th St.; Flavors available: Chocolate Chip, Chili Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed
2nd Avenue & 3rd St.; Flavors available: Chocolate Chip, Chili Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed, Peanut Butter

Jivamuktea Cafe, Broadway b/t 13th & 14th St.; Flavors available: Chocolate Chip, Chili Chocolate, Chocolate Lavender, Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Walnut (flavors rotate)

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See You in a Month!

It’s finally here! Tomorrow I will be leaving for the month-long Jivamukti Yoga teacher training!

If you haven’t already heard the news (and sent me multiple “sad-face” messages), Cookie Devi will be on hiatus while I am away. But I will be back at the end of May, and have some new cookie ideas in mind!

I am also taking a technology vacation, so there will be no new blog posts or FB messages while I am away, but I’ll be keeping a journal and will definitely provide an update upon my return.

Thank you to everyone for all of your support, whether it was helping with my fundraising efforts, or supporting my businesses. I look forward to sharing my new adventure with you when I get back.

Love and Om,


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Introducing Cookie Devi

Introducing my new line of cookies:

Cookie Devi

Featuring the following three flavors:

Sukham Dukham

Sukham Dukham
(or for you non-Sanskrit-philes, Sweet suffering 😉

Chocolate Chip


Samsara Sensation

Samsara Sensation

Double Chocolate Chip Walnut


Sweet Moksha

Sweet Moksha

Oatmeal Raisin


Thank you to Tamar Samir, Ximena Savitch, and Melissa Mahoney for your creativity and humor 🙂 I owe you guys some cookies!

Cookie Devi cookies can be found at all three locations of The Bean in NYC, and at the Jivamuktea Cafe, or by private order. Additional flavors available for private orders.

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Cookie Naming Contest!

Who knew my cookies would be such a big hit! Since people keep asking me what the name of my cookies are, and my current answer is that they are the only vegan and/or gluten free cookies being offered at the store, I think it’s about time they are blessed with a name. So…

I need your help!

If you are so inclined, send me an email/Facebook message/text/comment below with a name for my cookies, and a reason why you chose said name. I will compile all of the names until Saturday, January 19th, and the winner will be given a box of cookies, and the honor of being the person who helped me name them!

Feel free to spread the word! Get naming!

**Cookies will be mailed if the person who wins is outside of my delivery area (i.e. the 5 boroughs).

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My cookies now available at The Bean in NYC!

Beginning tomorrow you can purchase my vegan, gluten-free, soy-free cookies at all three locations of The Bean in NYC!

Flavors currently available are Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip Walnut and Oatmeal Raisin. Peanut Butter coming soon!

Locations are:

2nd Ave & 3rd Street

1st Ave & 9th Street

Broadway & 12th Street

Double Chocolate Chip


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