Choosing Forks Over Knives, For The Whole Family

By | 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 | 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 [...]

A Little Vegan Book Packed with Big Flavor Recipes

By | August 1st, 2016|Cookbook Club, Food, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

There's something about little books that I love - well, there's something about almost ALL books that I love - but with little books, I think it's the fact that I feel like I can take them anywhere. There aren't many cookbooks that fit into that category. Usually they're pretty big and bulky, or they [...]

Unplug…And Step into a World of Inspiration

By | 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 | 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 | 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.

It’s Cold Outside and Soup’s On!

By | December 14th, 2015|Food, Giveaways, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

If I could only eat one type of food for the rest of my life it might be soup. So when the opportunity came up to feature Soup's On! by Chef Mark Reinfeld - I grabbed it! This is a lovely book absolutely chock-a-block with all kinds of creative soup ideas, and the best thing is that they're easy, fast and inexpensive to make.

Plant Power YOUR Family This Christmas!

By | December 8th, 2015|Cookbook Club, Food, Kids, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

Dreena Burton is a genius in the kitchen, and even though we were lucky enough to feature her for a week on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club when the book first came out, she generously offered another copy of the book for giveaway during our Christmas Promotion Series.

Taking A Plant-Based Journey with Lani Muelrath

By | September 7th, 2015|Cookbook Club, Food, Giveaways, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Vegan Cookbook Club, Vegan Newbie|

Eating plant-based has never been more popular. All over the world people are realizing the benefits of a veg or vegan diet and lifestyle for a number of reasons: their own health, the environment, and compassion for non-human animals. But what many find harder than the decision to go plant-based is actually going plant-based, or - dig a little deeper - doing it right so it is sustainable and truly healthy. That’s where Lani Muelrath’s new book The Plant-Based Journey comes in!