Guest Post on Bacon is Not an Herb!

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Hola everyone! I hope you all had great weekends! My weekend consisted of a lovely trip to the National Arboretum, securing a new apartment (more on that to come!), a new exciting career venture (more on that to come!), my first early morning run in the city (which was quite challenging I might add!), and my first bike accident! URG. I know you’re here for the food, but I’ve just got to vent…

So, as I’m coasting downhill, a car in front of me slams on the brakes and veers to the right. If I would have veered to the left, I would have gotten run over by on-coming traffic and if I would have veered to the right any more than I did, I would have gotten completely sandwiched between the car and the parked cars on the street. So I veered to the right only a bit and only partially got sandwiched. I’ve got bruises on both legs and my right arm to prove it. Shaken up and completely scared, I gathered myself and then it happened. The woman in the car gets out and says, “are there any scratches on my car?”

Really? REALLY?!?!?!?! If I wasn’t so shaken up (AND keeping up with my meditation practice!) I would have screamed. You are driving erratically down a hill and then slam on your brakes and cause a woman on a bike to crash and you are worried about a stupid scratch on your car?!?!?! Sigh. Clearly, I’m still peeved. But I’ll get over it. In the meantime, check out my guest post on Bacon is Not an Herb! It’s a story about how I became vegetarian. And while you’re there, tell Terri I said helloooooo and Happy Monday! 😀

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’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 mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. That does sound scary, Tiffany. I’m glad you are alright, although bruised and shaken. Poor woman that she would care more about a car than a human being.

  2. Oh my gosh Tiffany! I am glad you are all right!

    Thank you for your terrific story as a guest post for Bacon is NOT an Herb. I know it will inspire others as it has me!

  3. I would have called the police if the first thing she said was is my car scratched. Made her think about someone besides herself. Be careful DC is not a pedestrian friendly town. I will be driving through in a couple of weeks I will make sure I miss you.

  4. See… this is why I never learned and still won’t bike. It freaks me out to be out there basically vulnerable to crazy drivers. I am so glad you are okay.. I would screamed at the woman… you’re much better than I. Looking forward to hearing all the “up and coming” news in your life. Take care of yourself on the bike.

  5. Thank god nothing you are ok. I have encountered one such incident many years ago and oh boy, what an experience it was. Heading on this check the guest post.

  6. Sorry to know about the bike accident! I’m glad you’re not seriously hurt! Take care Tiff!

  7. So sorry about your bike accident–what a terrifying experience! But congratulations on your new apartment–looking forward to hearing more about that.

  8. WHAAA???? I kind want to beat that ladies ass. Just sayin.

    Going to go check out your guest post!

  9. Hope you are better after that horrific bike experience my friend!
    But can’t wait to check out your delish guest post 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Oh no! Thank god you’re okay!

    Off to check out your post.. Please take care. xx

  11. OMG Tiffany… I am so glad you are okay…
    Take care my dear.
    I am off to check ur post…

  12. Thank God Tiffany you are Ok and take care of your bruises.
    I just read your guest post and learnt that a young age of 15 you became a vegetarian. 16 years is quite a long time. Glad that you are at happy at your decision.

  13. Oh no!! Hope you’re feeling ok Tiffany! How scary.

  14. I am so glad that you are OK! Wow, that is one scary scene..I would totally faint!:))

  15. OMG! Thank god you’re okay! Off to check out your post.. Please take care dear.

  16. Awwww…Tiffany. I’m sorry for your bad experience. Sometimes this city can be kind of cold. I’m not sure why. I am glad you are okay though! And heading over to check out your guest post! Looking forward to hearing about all your exciting news! : )

  17. I’m sorry about your accident, but it sounds like you have a lot of really great stuff going on. Off to check out your guest post!

  18. Thanks for the comments everyone!