June 15, 2014
Vegan for her: The woman’s guide to being healthy and fit on a plant -based diet by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD with JL Fields
I had gotten to a point where I was questioning what I was eating and was it optimal for my health. I felt that it was, but was my diet lacking. That and then I found a page of Facebook, “What Fat Vegans Eat” and it reminded me that I was increasingly eating processed vegan food. I work full time and am working on my second Masters degree, so my eating habits have been lacking. There, I admitted my diet had become processed once again and I could lose a few pounds. This book has a section on “When Vegans are Overweight” p. 132. The bottom line is that a vegan diet is more compassionate, advocate centered and respectful. I think it’s more than that when whole foods are eating and it becomes better for the body to process and gain nutrients. I’m just about to chapter 10: Healthy Aging. I’m there! Aging is happening – the healthy part is my latest challenge.
There is also a section of recipes that I am going to begin preparing, resources for vegan women, a metric conversion table (always handy if you love to purchase cookbooks when you travel for find on the internet).
January 12, 2014
Here’s a link to an interesting blog post by Vegetarians of Washington regarding an Octopus post: Octopus – Don’t beat it, don’t eat it!
June 30, 2013
The 21 Day Vegan Kickstart is about to begin – now they start the 1st of every month. Just goes to show that I haven’t done one for quite sometime. But it’s time to get back to basics and cleanse the palate and gut with new foods and spices.
Here’s the grocery list for the Kickstart – if you’re allergic to certain foods, don’t buy then just substitute a similar food plant based food from that food group. Organic is best cause we don’t want any extra chemicals or altered food in our body. Food is our medicine to help us live at optimal health.
Join me in 21 days of changing up our food choices and eating a plant based diet (I already do that). If the list looks too tough, then just start shopping (except for the fresh food) a bit at a time and start next month.
21-Day Vegan Kickstart / a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) site.
February 23, 2013
I have found myself lingering and cooking again in the kitchen. I have been so busy with life these past few months, that fast vegan food has been my diet. Although a diet of fast vegan food is better than some diets, isn’t as nutritious for the body long-term as cooking whole organic vegan meals. Finding the time to cook isn’t easy, but am trying.
I found a wonderful recipes, Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup, in Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s book Appetite for Reduction. Personally it didn’t have the variety of vegetables to qualify for a soup – just my taste!! So, adapted it as a dish to pour over rice
Arabian Lentil Sauce
2-3 T. water or vegetable broth for sauteing
1 medium diced onion
6-8 cloves of garlic (depending on size)
pinch or two of freshly group black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt (add more if you like salt)
1 T. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 c. dices or slivered carrots
1 c. dried red lentils
6-8 cups of vegetable broth (depending on prefered thickness)
about 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
4-quart pot for stove use
Saute the onions and garlic in water/vegatable broth then add the spices and cook another minute. Add the rest of the ingredients expect the lemon juice. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer – cook about 40 minutes. When the lentils are fully cooked add the lemon juice and spices as needed to taste. Let sit 10 minutes and serve over rice.
adapted from Isa Chandra’s Moskowitz’s recipe: Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup
Check out Isa’s blog, Post Punk Kitchen.
February 14, 2013
“Life is so Daily”
Those four little words are so true, it seems a bit mundane for me! I prefer a re-write: Life is so Daily, so let’s change!
Purchased a mini version of a book I had years ago, The 28 Day Plan by Christine Green. I need to make some changes in my diet, get more exercise, and pay more attention to refreshing and renewing.
Happy Valentines Day – treat yourself and the ones you love
December 30, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:
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