Food IQ

One of the biggest obstacles towards a healthy lifestyle (not to mention an ethical one!) is sifting through all the misinformation.  We grow up with one set of food traditions, and encounter a million different messages: low-fat, low-cost, low-carb, brain food, organic etc etc.  Many people describe being told contradictory messaging from one group or era and some conclude “well everything will kill you, so just eat what tastes good”

What if what tastes good, also looked good, was good for you, and didn’t break your bank?

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Plant based nutrition: EATS

Unique to the PBNHConference is their scheduling of programming to include food. In an attempt to practice what they preach, the Plantrician Project wisely integrated meals into the experience of the conference.

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Holistic Holiday at Sea

I was JUST talking the other day about how much I wanted to go on a cruise, and how brutally uncomfortable it would be with the likelihood of all of the food being non-vegan and ridiculously unhealthy.  I pined for a vegan cruise and even toyed with the idea of organizing one….and then Jeanette at the PBNHC told me about this: Holistic Holiday at SeaIt looks like an amazing time, with cooking classes, great lectures from brilliant minds, and awesome vegan foods on a boat with amazing health-conscious PBD/Vegans in the CARIBBEAN!

Who wants to go? Let’s start saving now, February can’t come soon enough.

Plant Pure Nation

One of the best things about going to conferences like IPBNHC is how quickly people can introduce you to new things!  I was very excited to heat about an initiative called Plant Pure Nation:

“a “grassroots,” community-based strategy that engages millions of people everywhere to bring the message of plant-based nutrition to family, friends and neighbors. This effort demonstrates how millions of people working together at the local level can solve a social problem that industry and government have failed to solve.”

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Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference 2015

20150930_131000It’s registration day at the 3rd Annual IPBNHC in Anaheim, CA and you can feel the excitement as die-hard PBD and Vegans gather along with medical professionals some of whom already subscribe to a PBD/Lifestyle and some who are here to learn more and jumpstart this way of life for themselves and their patients!

The agenda for the next few days is full of information from some of the world’s most famous and prolific Plant-based advocate Doctors, dietitians and researchers, along with all meals presented to attendees to fully integrate the message.  I look forward to learning from these brilliant minds, experiencing the creativity in the healthy foods they’ll be serving, and networking with like-minded people around these meals.20150930_130948

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Important Figures- VEG Role Models

People from all walks of life can be vegan, and I’ll bet some of you will be surprised how many historical figures and celebrities are vegan or vegetarian.  I think a powerful message here is that you don’t have to have your life consumed or your profession revolve around your vegan lifestyle, it just means you see the Big Picture.the-periodic-table-of-vegan-and-vegetarian-stars_50ad3cb8f07cb_w1500

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Breadless Roasted Eggplant Bruschetta

This easy recipe is as satisfying as it is healthful and allergen sensitive.  The low-carb and low-fat approach makes it a good diet conscious lunch, and its ability to be hand food makes it a great party snack.  Colorful and bright, with bold spice and warm and cool elements, make your next farmer’s market trip include items such as these! Prep time 10 minutes, cook time 25-30 minutes.eggplantwrap Continue reading Breadless Roasted Eggplant Bruschetta

Taste, Health, and Compassion

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