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One day while sitting in a medical office waiting room, I picked up a photocopied newsletter written by Dr. John McDougall. This was back in the 1980's, a time when I was just beginning to experiment with a vegetarian diet. I was instantly drawn to Dr. McDougall's message that a plant-based, no-oil-added diet was optimum for human health, and read the newsletter front to cover several times. This was my introduction to a vegan diet and although I'd like to say I never looked back, the journey wasn't always that easy for me. After a few false starts, it finally took a medical crisis to strike my husband 8 years ago before I finally took this lesson to heart. Now, all things vegan are my passion! I love to cook, try new recipes, and I especially like to veganize recipes that originally contained animal products. My latest project is cooking from Robin Robertson's cookbook "1000 Vegan Recipes", but with a twist - since I strive to keep to the McDougall tenants of oil free, I am adapting Robin's delicious recipes and documenting the results in my blog, "My Adventures Testing 1000 Vegan Recipes" (http://testing-1000vr.blogspot.com). Originally from Sacramento, California, I now live and travel full time with my husband in our 5th wheel trailer. We've been on the road since 2007 and are thoroughly enjoying exploring these great United States. Home is now wherever we park it!

Blog Entries by Becky Mikles

My RV Whole Foods Kitchen

Becky Mikles | July 29, 11 at 07:58 AM | Food

Read More: Cooking, RV

"How can you cook in such a small kitchen?" is a question I am asked quite often when friends and family learn we moved out of our house to live full time in our 5th wheel trailer.  Many people believe...

My RV Whole Foods Kitchen

Becky Mikles | July 29, 11 at 07:58 AM | Food

Read More: Cooking, RV

"How can you cook in such a small kitchen?" is a question I am asked quite often when friends and family learn we moved out of our house to live full time in our 5th wheel trailer.  Many people believe...

37th Annual NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest

Becky Mikles | July 13, 11 at 06:19 AM

There are many advantages (and some disadvantages) of living and traveling full time in an RV, but one definite plus is the freedom to be anywhere in the country, in your own home, and in fairly short order. When our...

Justifying How We Eat

Becky Mikles | June 28, 11 at 12:54 PM | Health

Read More: health, plant-based

Although we don't know the precise foods the very first humans lived on, most people will try to find something in the literature to back up the way they currently eat, be it a meat-based diet, or one of mostly...

What is that in my loaf of bread?

Becky Mikles | June 22, 11 at 12:00 PM | Food

Read More: Bread, Food, Health

Why is it so hard to buy a decent loaf of bread? With most supermarkets devoting an entire aisle to bread products, it frustrates me when I can't find a simple loaf of bread with just a few basic ingredients. ...

1000 Vegan Recipes

Becky Mikles | June 13, 11 at 11:49 AM | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, Vegan

When I first expressed an interest in a vegetarian diet, my mother-in-law became quite concerned, convinced that if I ventured down this path I would be putting myself, her son, and her grandchildren at great risk.  She consulted a nutrition...

Try a little kindness

Becky Mikles | June 7, 11 at 12:59 PM | Food

Read More: Cookies, Kindness, Travel, Vegan

Since 2007, my husband and I have been traveling full time around the United Sates in our 5th-wheel trailer.  After retiring from government jobs in California, and after several years of considering our post-retirement options, we concluded that life on...

Heart's Delight

Becky Mikles | June 3, 11 at 04:11 AM | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, heart health, smoothie

What is your heart's delight?  Do you have a dream you are living, or chasing?  Have you met your heart's delight in another?  How about the way you eat, are you taking care of your beating heart? "Heart's Delight" conjures...