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All The Blogs -- April 2010

Michael Greger MD

How factory farms poison rural communities

Michael Greger MD | April 30, 2010 | Green

Read More: Antibiotic, Antibiotic resistance, Factory farming, Pollution

The latest salvo in the battle being fought in Ohio to prevent some of the cruelest factory farming practices was launched this morning, a new white paper which details the suffering wrought on neighboring communities by factory farms: noxious odors...

Ellen Sheen

Spicy Vegan Chili

Ellen Sheen | April 30, 2010 | Food

Read More: chili, vegan, vegan meals, vegan soup, vegetables

This chili was spicy and delicious! Note: if you do not like a lot of spice, don't put in a whole can of chilis in adobo sauce!Need:Oil for cookingOne onion, diced2 bell peppers, diced (I used one red and one green)4-6...

Chef AJ

Are you a VegJUNKtarian?

Chef AJ | April 29, 2010 | Health

Read More: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Saturated fat

So many people become vegan because they care about animals but are not at all concerned about their own health.  Well, you are an animal too!  Do you eat primarily a  WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED diet, or do you get...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Pineapple Aloha Rice

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 28, 2010 | Food, Video

Read More: aloha, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, Hawaii, healthy meals in minutes, Jesse Pomeroy, julieanna hever, pineapple, pineapple aloha rice, rice, teriyaki, www.goingveg.net

A luau in a bowl...have a happy, healthy Hawaiian dish that satisfies the pickiest of eaters and nourishes your body from within. In less than 15 minutes, you can have this delicious, nutrient-packed meal that makes you feel like...

Meet The Shannons

Betty Crocker meets The Shannons

Meet The Shannons | April 27, 2010 | Food

Read More: American cuisine, Betty Crocker, Betty Crocker Cookbook, casseroles, cookbooks, Cooking, Home, Julia Child, Milk, mock meat, recipes, vegan meals, Veganism, Vegetarian

We recently saw the movie Julie & Julia. Being armchair chefs ourselves, it's surprising it took us so long to see a movie about a book about a normal person finding her way through Julia Child's classic cookbook in a...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Stroganoff

Ellen Sheen | April 26, 2010 | Food

Read More: portobello mushrooms, simple meals, spinach, tofutti sour cream, vegan, vegan meals

My carnivore husband (who never gets meat in our house!) asked me to try an alternative to one of his favorite meals: stroganoff. This alternative turned out to be pretty darn tasty, simple and passed the 'honey, did you write this one down?'...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

In God We Trust

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 24, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, God, homosexuality, judgment, love, New Testament, Old Testament, vengeance

God and the Bible are very touchy subjects for many people, such that when someone challenges traditional concepts they have their heart and soul invested in, it oftentimes generates anger and animosity. It isn't my intention to trample on...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Fruits and vegetables provide only modest protection from cancer?

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 22, 2010 | Health

Read More: cancer vegetables

Visit Dr. Fuhrman's website. You've probably seen these headlines on the internet or television recently, claiming that fruits and vegetables provide very little protection against cancer.  Of course something like this makes big news - it makes eaters of the...

Ellen Sheen

Mushroom Quesadillas... tasty and filling!

Ellen Sheen | April 21, 2010 | Food

Read More: mexican, mushrooms, quick healthy meals, simple meals, vegetarian, vegetarian meals

We love mexican food; it's a staple in our household. To make the quesadilla a little more filling and healthy, I added mushrooms, which are so so good for you. This tasty twist is simple and loved by kids...

Vegparadise Blog

From Afghanistan to the Vegan Table

Vegparadise Blog | April 21, 2010 | Food, International

Normal 0 0 1 101 578 4 1 709 11.1282 0 0 0 A bowl and a jug of water are part of the traditional hand-washing ritual before each meal, since foods are shared communally and eaten mostly with...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

NEW LOWER-FAT CHOCOLATE MUDPIE CAKE WITH COFFEE/COCONUT/PECAN FROSTING

Bryanna Clark Grogan | April 19, 2010 | Food

Read More: chocolate cake, chocolate cupcakes, cocoa, coconut, coffee, crazy cake, mudpie cake, pecans, wacky cake

Here is my latest low-fat version of what my family calls "Mudpie Cake" (not to be confused with "Mississippi Mud Pie Cake", "Mississippi Mud Cake" or even "Dirt Cake"!), a WWII-era cake (also called Wacky Cake, Cockeyed Cake, "Hole-In-The-Middle" Cake,...

Chef AJ

It's Easy Being Green

Chef AJ | April 19, 2010

I have been a culinary instructor in Los Angeles for over 10 years and my focus has always been to get people to eat more fruits and vegetables.  While I think it's really important to eat our food, I have...

Ellen Sheen

Sun Dried Tomato and Roasted Asparagus Pasta

Ellen Sheen | April 18, 2010 | Food

Read More: asparagus, basil, pasta, sun dried tomato, vegan, vegan meals

This pasta is super easy and really tasty. It's one of our favorite quick meals because we frequently have all the ingredients and it doesn't take very long to make. It's also a huge favorite with my non veg...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

God's Will Be Done?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 17, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, gays, God, Jesus Christ, judgment, New Testament, Old Testament, prejudice

I received a comment to last week's blog, "The Power of Love": "How can a Christian overcome prejudices, when our prejudices are backed by the Bible? Such as my loathing for gays... when the Bible clearly states it is a...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Nori Edamame Salad with Miso Sauce

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 17, 2010 | Food, Video

Read More: damame, ginger, healthy meals in minutes, Jon and Julieanna in the kitchen, jon ham, julieanna hever, minerals, miso sauce, nori edamame salad, noritos, plant-based dietitian, salad, sushi salad

I wanted to call this salad a "Sushi Salad", but Jon insisted that sushi implied fish and he didn't want to mislead our viewers to think we were veganizing a recipe. Our goal together is to bring healthy meal...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Yams!

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | April 16, 2010 | Food, Video

Read More: healthy recipes, Jon and Julieanna in the kitchen, jon ham, julieanna hever, pineapple, plant-based nutrition, simple meals, yams

Yams are not only filled with flavor but they are also nutrient-dense sources of energy.They are very low in fat but yield lots of energy and fiber with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, phosphorus, and choline....

Bryanna Clark Grogan

NO-KNEAD, REFRIGERATED, SORT-OF-POT-BAKED CIABATTA BUNS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | April 15, 2010

Read More: ciabatta, no-knead, no-knead bread, no-knead dough

I wanted to make some nice-looking crusty buns for a particular sandwich recipe I am developing, and I thought it would be great to use a no-knead recipe. Ciabatta, a chewy Italian bread, is made with a very wet dough, anyway,...

Jeff Nelson

Nina & Randa Audition for GLEE

Jeff Nelson | April 14, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: glee, nina nelson, randa nelson

TV show GLEE is a hit in millions of households across the U.S. -- including in our home! GLEE is running a nationwide search for a new cast member, inviting kids age 16 and up to submit a 1-minute interview...

Ocean Robbins

Tipping Point Network Mini-Jam

Ocean Robbins | April 14, 2010

From March 20-24, twenty-one diverse social leaders converged for the second annual Tipping Point Network Intergenerational Mini-Jam in Nevada City, CA.  Participants ranged from ages 21-72, and were inter-faith, cross-class, inter-partisan, multi-ethnic, and of varied gender expressions.  Born out...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Mufaletta

Ellen Sheen | April 14, 2010 | Food

Read More: mufaletta, portabello mushroom, sandwich, vegan, vegan meals, vegetables

This sandwich is a steadfast favorite in our house. It's perfect for a summer picnic or if you're eating in. Bright and colorful, everyone loves the flavor! Need: 1 loaf of artisan bread 2 or 3 portabello mushrooms Olive...