Cheery Tiff is Back!

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Heellllooo All! Thank you so much for your comments on my ranting post from yesterday. Between spending the night commenting on my favorite blogs, your lovely comments, and channeling my frustration into action (i.e., the petition that now has over 650 signatures!), I am feeling MUCH better!

No food today… just thanks… food will resume tomorrow. And I am SUPER excited about tomorrow’s Lightlife Friday post! Until then, have a great Thursday!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DCโ€™s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantraโ€”love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. Talk about turning your anger in action! Nice job on the petition, and for doing something to make yourself feel better instead of just sinking into “the world is going to hell in a hand basket, and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

    You’re inspired, Tiff!


  2. Glad you’re feeling better! I believe I know what article you were speaking of, and it’s great that you took action instead of just feeling bad about someone else’s blatant ignorance.

  3. Thank you for being an inspiration. I admire your get-up-and-go attitude. Awesome! I’m glad Cheery Tiff is back too!!!

  4. So glad you’re bouncing back! Can’t wait for some more good eats from you!!

    Have an awesome Thursday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. What a post to brighten up the day, especially when the weekend is looming ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Glad you’re feeling better. That must have been really frustrating to hear about the way that publisher shared information in a skewed manner.

    I hate hearing about inequities, and I’m still shocked sometimes by how many people don’t realize how apparent they are.

    Have a great rest of the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ooh – send a little of that sunshine my way!

  8. Enjoy your day, Tiffany! Glad to see you cheery!

  9. YEA!!! Glad to hear you are back…just in time for the weekend too ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your the rest of your day and weekend are fabulous.

  10. Okay, I had to backtrack and figure out why you weren’t Cheery Tiff for a while. I completely understand and you had every right to be enraged and take action. Professional ethics are always important, but particularly so in a field like psychology, when people’s health could be affected by someone’s messing with their data to support an “opinion”!
    Funny you should mention Kaplan…I used to teach test prep for them. But I always felt odd about it, because in Canada, we don’t have standardized testing for most university admissions, it’s all based on your high school or college grades. It’s not Kaplan or Princeton Review that is really the issue, in my opinion, but standardized testing. It’s rather inevitable that a service that teaches HOW to take a test would pop up, based on standardized testing, which tests only from a limited perspective and disadvantages the person who is not a strong test-taker or who suffers severe test anxiety. And don’t even get me started on schools that “teach to the test”!!! (Yeah, as a former higher ed administrator, I have some strong opinions on these issues! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  11. Glad you are back!!! Looking forward to a cheery food post tomorrow!

  12. Glad to hear you are back to your cheery self ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. So glad you are feeling better!!! And looking forward to more great food from you! : )

  14. Ohhh yeahhhh! Love that smiley face! ๐Ÿ™‚ Soooo happy you are feeling better… already 650 signatures??? Well done Tiff! Great job! Looking forward to the new recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. glad to hear from you

  16. Yay for Cheery Tiff and for I’m not going to take this Tiff! Have a fun day.

  17. Thanks everyone! You rock!