Cauliflower Hot Wings

April 3, 2016

I love this recipe because it is fairly simply to make and tastes so good!  I got the recipe from Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore email newsletter.  She emailed out a whole bunch of Super Bowl recipes around Super Bowl Sunday, so when we were invited to a party at my brother’s I knew I had to give it a try.   Everyone loved it!  I doubled the recipe and made…

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Black Rice Cereal

March 3, 2016

This cereal is a sweet, tasty breakfast treat that everyone seems to like! I usually make a double batch of it so we can just heat it up quickly on busy school mornings. I got the recipe from Dr. Fuhrman’s email newsletter a couple of years back, but it can also be found in his book Super Immunity. A few notes about the ingredients: *  Make sure you use short…

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Forks Over Knives

February 2, 2016

You need to see this movie.  It’s a good combination of story, information, facts, inspiration, and real world examples to help you get motivated to start the transition to a plant based diet.  Many people who have made the transformation have credited Forks Over Knives with bing the movie that motivated them to make the switch. Watch it!  Watch it more than once, watch it weekly if you have to….

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Food, Inc.

February 2, 2016

Food, Inc. is an eye opening film about the modern food industry.  I consider it a must see.  In order to understand the big picture, we need to understand how we got to where we are today, and the cost that we are paying for both the convenience and cheaply priced food that most people demand today. These things do not come without a price.  We are unfortunately paying for them with…

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Fed Up

February 2, 2016

Fed Up is another film about the current state of health as it relates to our modern food system.  The big villain in this one is sugar, and it’s scary.  It turns out that sugar is everywhere! Childhood obesity is a big focus of this film, and I think that’s a very important thing to think about.  As adults, and especially as parents, we need to share responsibility for the choices…

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

February 2, 2016

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is a story of one mans journey to get healthy by juicing his way around the United States.  Along the way he takes the time to explain what he is doing to people he meets, and motivates several others to make a switch for themselves. It’s an interesting and inspiring film.  Being able to see the change take place in Joe over time is impressive, and…

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How Not to Die, by Dr. Michael Greger

January 24, 2016

You should read it if you… want to know how to avoid the top 10 causes of death have specific questions about any common diseases want to know more about how a whole food plant based diet can improve your health want a reference book to keep around in case someone asks you a questions about eating a vegan whole food plant based diet. You will… learn that in most cases the…

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Dr. Garth Davis: Americans have become obsessed with Protein

October 31, 2015

“Where do you get your protein”?  is one of the most common questions people ask me, or anyone else, when the find out we eat a plant based diet that includes no, or almost no, animal products.  The more important question might be, “why are we so worried about eating protein”? In his work, Dr. Davis explores this important question, and takes it one step further explaining that many of our…

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Banana Buckwheat Flax Pancakes with Pecans

April 20, 2015

Yes, pancakes.  These fall more into the fruit and whole grains for breakfast category than veggies for dinner, but people have been asking about breakfast, especially for kids, and this puts a pretty good spin on the old classic.  Pancakes are typically problematic with the refined white flour, dairy, eggs, sugar, and additives and preservatives.  This version is pure whole, lightly refined, plant food, and they are delicious!   Banana…

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A quick and easy lunch

January 4, 2015

We have been posting some complex recipes recently.   While they are totally delicious and worth the effort, especially when entertaining around the holidays, they can’t really be thrown together without doing some up-front planning, specialty shopping, and taking the time to prepare the dishes.  To switch things up a bit, I want to share with you what I had for lunch today. A sunshine burger sandwich, with a side…

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