My new life

April 5, 2017

 Background In October of 2005 I felt the pain that got me started on this journey.  I came home from work and looked through the stack of mail on the counter.  I found a letter from an insurance company about a life insurance policy that I had recently applied for.  I was a little anxious, because I had issues getting insurance a few years earlier and ended up being put into a…

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Healthy Apple Pie

March 14, 2017

Yup, Apple pie!  Truly delicious, truly healthy, apple pie! The credit for this one goes to three people, Cathy Fischer for the crust, Dr. Fuhrman for the filling, and our friend Jenn for having the genius idea to put the two of them together.  I’m really glad she did too, because this is a great recipe that everyone will love.  The fact that it’s healthy is just a bonus! In fact,…

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A Pizza Party

February 11, 2017

This one is so simple!  It’s been a quick go-to of ours for years, but we haven’t made them in a while.  The boys had their cousins coming over tonight for a sleepover, and it worked out perfect!     A big key in getting kids to eat healthy food is to have them be part of the process and decisions.  We started tonight by asking the kids what kind of veggie…

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Baked fries?

January 12, 2017

Can we still call them fries if they aren’t fried?  Or are they french baked potatoes?  That sounds like something totally different….   Anyway, these are super simple and very tasty, no matter what you want to call them.   This seriously couldn’t be more simple.  We really just cut some potatoes, arranged them carefully so they don’t touch on parchment paper, and baked them in the oven. They could…

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Baked Falafel

January 12, 2017

Falafel is one of my favorites!  I’ve been on a mission this year to come up with a healthy version, and I think I’ve finally got it!  This is one of our own recipes that I developed after a lot of trial and error.   I actually do this a lot, but many of them don’t make it to the blog.  This one hit the mark, so here it is! My…

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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

August 2, 2016

  This open face jackfruit BBQ sandwich was SO delicious!! What is Jackfruit? It’s a fruit.  Seriously, look it up.  When it’s fully ripe it’s sweet, and I’ve heard it somewhat resembles pineapple.  When it’s young, or not yet fully ripe, it’s not as sweet, has a mild flavor, and great texture that makes it a really good substitute for beans, lentils, tofu, and even meat in many dishes.  It works perfectly in…

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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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Meat is for Pussies, by John Joseph

July 24, 2014

You should read it if you… are tired of playing the victim need a shove in the right direction think the the health care system is busted want to understand how eating a plant based diet and taking care of your health is the most punk-rock thing you can do You will… become empowered to own your life learn the basics of a whole foods plant based diet, including answers to the common…

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