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Topics: curing diseases,empowerment,environmentalism,food,lowfat,McDougall,top ten,vegan,zen

Top 10 Reasons I STAY Vegan

Whoo-Hoo for me, and Happy Earth Day to all! I’m celebrating 10 years this month of having become a vegan! While I’ve alternated precisely what I’ve been regularly eating over these 10 years, there are some undeniable truths about why I have stayed vegan and why I will always be a vegan: I’m hardly ever […]

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Topics: books,cookbook,curing diseases,empowerment,food,green living,lowfat,McDougall,vegan,vegetarian

I love “The Starch Solution”–VIDEO

Dr. McDougall does it again! I’ve absolutely adored McDougall’s dietary advice. Using it, I’ve been drug-free for over nine years! I used to have more health problems wrong with me than I can even remember now. It’s truly been a miracle, and I swear to the world that it saved my life–literally. Yet…I’ve still had […]

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Topics: food,lowfat,vegan,vegetarian

Margarine is NOT necessarily vegan

As a vegan, I’m often told, “I used margarine to make this, so it’s vegan,” in reference to certain bakery items friends make. While I always appreciate the gesture, I don’t always eat it. I only eat the items if the person used vegan margarine. How is margarine not vegan?  Several scary ways: The government […]

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Topics: Barnard,curing diseases,empowerment,food,lowfat,McDougall,vegan,vegetarian

Increasing Nutrition

Since becoming a vegan over six years ago, I’ve been highly enjoying a more alert life. I recently had a physical and while I’m healthy, I’ve decided it’s time to step it up a notch.  While I’ve learned to strongly dislike counting calories, I’ve been journaling my food intake for over a month now, looking […]

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Topics: cookbook,dairy,food,lowfat,McDougall,PCRM,photographs,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

Going Lowfat Naturally (Plus Vegan Brownie Recipe)

I’ve been inspired to eat a 100% McDougall friendly vegan diet again.  For the past month, I’ve kept my total fat grams to 10 or less a day.  I’ve added no fat to my foods (such as vegan butter, etc.), but have allowed for small quantities of naturally occurring higher fat foods, such as nuts […]

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Topics: Barnard,lowfat,McDougall,PCRM,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

Monthly Vegan Newsletters I LOVE

More and more of my information is coming to be electronic these days.  While I LOVE VegNews magazine and PCRM’s Good Medicine ( both in print), I read the following free online newsletters from beginning to end each month.  If you are wanting to improve your health, learn about new dietary research and get great […]

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Topics: cheese,cookbook,dairy,food,lowfat,photographs,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

RECIPE: Vegan Beef Taquitos

Yummy and Simple!  Here is a very quick and easy meal that everyone in my family loves. Vegan “Beef” Taquitos: 12+ large whole wheat flour tortillas 1 package Morningstar or Boca vegan beef crumbles (found in the frozen section) 1 jar Peach and Mango Salsa (our secret ingredient) — Bean and Corn salsa is also […]

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Topics: cookbook,food,lowfat,photographs,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

RECIPE: Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

When I was a kid, I couldn’t stand biscuits and gravy.  My parents thought it was a real treat and raved about it on the rare occasions we had it (usually at a restaurant).  Since I’ve never liked it, I was surprised when I decided to make it a few days ago.  It started when […]

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Topics: curing diseases,dairy,empowerment,environmentalism,food,green living,holidays,kidney stones,lowfat,McDougall,PCRM,top ten,vegan,vegetarian

Top 10: Reasons Why I’m THANKFUL My Family is Vegan

Continuing on the theme of thankfulness, here are my top 10 reasons (in no particular order) why I am thankful my family is vegan: No worries about animal product illnesses (Mad Cow, Bird Flu, etc.).  If you do eat meat, make sure yours is never undercooked! No worries about more serious diet-induced diseases such as […]

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Topics: Arizona,cheese,chocolate,cookbook,dairy,environmentalism,food,green living,holidays,lowfat,Tucson,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

Thanksgiving Made Vegan

With the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving Day less than a week away, I’m finalizing my family’s meal.  For the past five or so years we’ve either gone to a vegan potluck or out to Lovin’ Spoonfuls for their vegan Thanksgiving meal (which we highly recommend).  This year, with a super busy schedule the last few […]

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