eating, living and ethical vegan choices

Being Vegan Everyday, Made Easy!

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:07+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club|

Anyone who says a vegan diet is boring obviously HAS NOT seen a copy of the cookbook Vegan Everyday by vegan executive chef, Douglas McNish. This cookbook boasts no less than 500 vegan recipes, so there is something for every imaginable occasion and situation. One of the goals of the book is to make veganism [...]

Choosing Forks Over Knives, For The Whole Family

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:09+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Education, Food, Kids, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Newbie|

One of the most common things I hear when I meet with clients who want or need to change their diets is, "but my husband/kids/family will never do this." I have a lot of conversations around giving families (and selves) a chance to try out a healthy, whole foods plant-based diet so that they can see just how delicious and satisfying they can be, and I am thrilled to have a wonderful new tool in my arsenal, in the form of Forks Over Knives Family, an informational cookbook by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD.

Those Nutty Vegans :-)

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:09+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

I had to smile when I saw the title of this cookbook, Vegans Go Nuts, by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman. You know, a lot of people would say vegans are nuts, period (I can say that as a long-time vegan). :-) Seriously though, this is a fun cookbook from the title to the [...]

What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:10+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Education, Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club|

A whole foods plant-based diet is coming to be seen by many as the "ultimate" in healthy eating. There is an ever-increasing body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of such a diet, and more and more people are trying it out and feeling great. Social media is loaded with before and after images and stories that [...]

An Exquisite Vegan Treat: Dining at the Ravens

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:10+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Giveaways, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club|

When I received word that Dining at the Ravens was on its way to the publisher, and learned more about the Stanford Inn by the Sea, and what Jeff and Joan Stanford have been cultivating there for more than 35 years, I had one of those vegan moments - you know those moments where you see clearly that veganism really is becoming mainstream, and you feel all warm and tingly and good?

Unplug…And Step into a World of Inspiration

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Education, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie|

When I first saw Deb Ozarko's new book, Unplug: 26 People Share How They Recharge and Reconnect to Passion, Presence, and Purpose, I was impressed. What a cool idea for a book, I thought. In this world where there is so much to feel worried, even desperate, about, we could all use some inspiration to live our best lives and find our inspiration. But I wasn't prepared for what I found when I opened that book up and started to read.

TOTAL Health Experience: It’s coming up in April!

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Education, Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Newbie|

What better way to learn about the benefits and "how-to's" of a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet than to immerse yourself in the information, the food and the practicalities for a week? To have access to leading health experts in the field? And to do it all in a beautiful, relaxing setting? That's what the Total Health Experience, hosted by Global Roots, coming up this April is all about.

Making Vegan Easy…with the Jazzy Vegetarian!

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

So when I received my copy of vegan-ease by Laura Theodore, aka The Jazzy Vegetarian, I had to smile to myself. I need a box full of these books so I can give a copy to every person who says one of the above to me! vegan-ease is a beautiful, hardcover book full of great recipes and enticing photos that walk the reader through the meals of the day vegan style.

Conscious Choices for a Healthier Future: Gabriel Cousens on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club

By | 2016-10-17T10:39:11+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Cookbook Club, Education, Environment, Food, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Issues|

This week on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club we are featuring Dr. Gabriel Cousens and his two most recent books, Conscious Eating and Conscious Parenting (coauthored by Leah Lynn).These books provide a plethora of information about how to eat and live in a way that will help to optimize all aspects of your health and well being.