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All The Blogs -- May 2010

Janice Stanger, PhD

Twelve Ways to Make Cooking Fun and Easy

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 31, 2010 | Food

Read More: Cooking, recipes, restaurants, whole foods

Whip Up Health and Weight Loss Success in Minutes Imagine if someone actually paid you to be healthy. Sent you a handful of dollar bills every morning to have fun. That's what cooking your own food is like. Compared to...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Memorial Day for Animals

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 30, 2010 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: Dairy, Memorial Day, Vegan

    Here's an ironic 3-way conjunction: Memorial Day; the recent release of the undercover Conklin Dairy video footage; and the spewing volcano of oil deep in the Gulf. Memorial Day is a time to honor those serving in war, harmed...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

BIRTHDAY CAKE AND TEA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 29, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Camilla Saulsbury, chocolate cake, Libre glass'n poly Tea Glass, tea, tea glass

Okay, I confess-- it was my birthday yesterday. But I'm being low-key about it this year. I made myself and DH a small, un-iced cake last night (we are having a casual celebration at a friend's house tomorrow, BTW). I...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can "Meet The Press" Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 29, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, happiness, honesty, relationships, self-improvement, success, trust, well-being

On this past Sunday's "Meet the Press", host David Gregory was interviewing U.S. Senator John Cornyn in regard to the controversy surrounding U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul. According to Sen. Cornyn, Rand Paul had "clarified his views" about the...

Gene Baur

Ohio Animal Abuse Demonstrates Need for Farm Animal Protection Laws

Gene Baur | May 28, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, Cattle, Conklin, Dairy, Factory Farming, Gene Baur, Legislation, Ohio

This week, the animal protection group, Mercy For Animals, released a heart-wrenching undercover video from Conklin Dairy, located in Union County, Ohio, near Columbus. This disturbing footage shows workers brutally beating cows with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks, breaking...

Chef AJ

The BEST VEGAN/Gluten-free PIZZA I ever had

Chef AJ | May 27, 2010 | Food

Along with fellow blogger Julieanna Hever, the Plant Based Dietitian, I run a program called the Whole Food 30 Day Challenge.  The idea is to eat a completely whole food/plant based diet for 30 days, free of ANY processed...

Ellen Sheen

Sweet Potato Tempeh Pasta w/ 'Beurre' Blanc Sauce & Fresh Cilantro

Ellen Sheen | May 25, 2010 | Food

Read More: pasta, simple meals, simple recipes, tempeh, vegan, vegetarian

Last night was grab bag night; or at least it was supposed to be and it was... sort of. My grab bag items were sweet potatoes, cilantro, tempeh and arugula. I didn't touch the arugula. I did make a...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can The BP Oil Spill Teach Us About Our Careers, Our Products, and Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 23, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: BP, careers, choices, oil spill, profits, relationships, sales, success

Although it's not clear to me what the cause or causes are of the catastrophic BP oil spill, there have been several explanations for it which would suggest that it wasn't simply an accident, but rather an event that...

Dr. Will Tuttle

The War on Terra

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 21, 2010 | Animals, Green

Read More: Climate change, Earth, Lifestyle Choices, Pollution, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Water pollution

    As environmental devastation continues to escalate, it's essential to look at the roots of our abuse of the Earth and her complex and fragile ecosystems. Why do we allow industries to pollute and destroy with such impunity?    The latest...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A DELICIOUS LATIN AMERICAN FRUIT AND OAT "SMOOTHIE"

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 20, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: avena, beverage, breakfast, breakfast drink, Caribbean, cuaquer, Latin American, oat drink, oatmeal, oats, pineapple, rolled oats, smoothie, South American

Pineapple and Oat breakfast drinkOddly enough, oatmeal is a staple in many Latin American and Caribbean households, and it is used, most interestingly, in wonderful, cheap, healthful hot and cold beverages. I came across this concept while researching Peruvian breakfast...

Gene Baur

Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | May 20, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, ballot initiative, Campaigns, Cattle, Chickens, confinement, Current Affairs, DC, Eggs, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur, Legislation, News and Updates, Ohio Ballot Initiative, Pigs, Proposition 2, veal, Washington, What Activists are Up to

Across the U.S., hundreds of millions of farm animals, including calves raised for veal, sows exploited for breeding and hens used for egg production, are confined in crates and cages so tightly that they cannot walk, turn around or...

Jeff Nelson

Drink beer, shoot animals, dump 'em at a shelter, call it "charity"

Jeff Nelson | May 19, 2010 | Animals

Read More: earthsave, hunters, meals for health

Ready, aim fire: bear, wild pig, deer, elk and sheep. That's what on the menu this week at the LA Union Rescue Mission. Why?  Because a yahoo hunter group loaded up their pickups with bullets and beer, filled their gas...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

"PERUVIAN PENECILLIN", VEGAN-STYLE (PERUVIAN "CHICKEN" SOUP, MY VERSION)

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 17, 2010 | International

Read More: chicken-style vegetarian broth, Peru, Peruvian, Peruvian Penecillin, Peruvian vegan, soup, Soy Curls, vegan "chicken" soup, vegan Caldo de Gallina

I meant to blog earlier, but I was tired from my Portland blog-blitz and my poor mom went into hospital this week! She, typically, did not tell me she wasn't feeling well (some people are complainers-- I wish my mom would complain...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Positive Aspects of No

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 16, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: abundance, confidence, Edison, no, persistence, prosperity, success, yes

It can be very frustrating, depressing and discouraging when we're selling a product and we get one no after another. But it doesn't have to be that way. The reason why we feel bad when we get a no...

Vegparadise Blog

Dr. Neal Barnard Saved My Life

Vegparadise Blog | May 15, 2010 | Health

A week after that, I received my A1C results. My count was 9.5, and my LDL and triglycerides were off the chart! None of the other measurements were any better. Now I was scared. I immediately went to the dresser...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Rainbow Roots-An Experiment in Creativity

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 15, 2010 | Food

Read More: beets, carrots, CSA box, daikon radish, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, maple syrup, potato, produce, rainbow, root vegetables, yams

Every week, I look forward to retrieving my CSA box from the local elementary school cafeteria. I never know what I will receive in my crate filled with one day-old organic farm-fresh veggies. I view it as a challenge...what...

Ellen Sheen

Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas w/ Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Ellen Sheen | May 14, 2010 | Food

Read More: mexican, tomatillos, vegan, vegan meals, vegetarian

I meant to post this for Cinco De Mayo... apologies for my late posting. The good news is in between then and now I have made some killer to share with you! Need: For the sauce:1 1/2 lb tomatillos,...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero

Gail Davis | May 14, 2010 | Food

I've been wondering what Terry Hope Romero, the adorable coauthor of the best-selling books Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar has been up to lately. Well, apparently she's been busy in the...

Chef AJ

Do you have the "BALLS" to go plant based for 30 days?

Chef AJ | May 13, 2010 | Health

Read More: Dried fruit, Fruit

I run a program called "CHEF AJ'S 30 DAY CHALLENTE " which challenges people to eat a WHOLE FOOD/PLANT BASED diet for a period of 30 days.  Many people have had amazing results with this program.  The last winner, Dr....