All The Blogs -- July 2010

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Should We Do When We Want Love From Others But Are Unable to Get It?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 30, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, personal development, relationships, self-improvement, well-being

It is common for us to want acceptance, approval and love from those people we care about, whether they be parents, partners or friends. It is also common that, much of the time, our efforts to attain these things go...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Switzerland - The Dark Side of Small Farms

Dr. Will Tuttle | July 30, 2010 | Animals, International

Read More: veganism

Lessons From Switzerland     As the chorus of anti-factory farming voices grows, many people are calling for a return to the "good old days" of small family farms to provide our meat, dairy products, and eggs. Having just returned from...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | July 30, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: chard, Italian, Leek and Potato Soup, olive oil, olive oil pastry, quick tofu feta crumble, savory pie, Swiss chard, Tofu feta Crumble, torta

As I mentioned in my blog last week, we have lots of lovely Swiss chard growing in our mini-garden, so I thought of this dish to use up some of it in an interesting way.This type of delicious savory...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Pooled data from 12 different studies: High meat intake increases diabetes risk

Joel Fuhrman MD | July 27, 2010 | Health

Read More: diabetes

by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. and Deana Ferreri, Ph.D. Usually, when we think about foods that increase diabetes risk, we think of white flour-based processed foods, sugary sodas, and desserts, since these foods are known to produce dangerous increases in blood...

Meet The Shannons

The Betty Crocker Project : The Vegan Pudding-Palooza!

Meet The Shannons | July 27, 2010 | Food

Read More: Betty Crocker, Betty Crocker Cookbook, chocolate, dessert, desserts, Meet The Shannons, pudding, snacks, vanilla, Vegan, vegan food

I learned something new about my marriage recently: one of Dan's favorite desserts is pudding! Luckily, I can make some pretty tasty vegan puddings! !At Meet The Shannons, we recently asked folks on Facebook and Twitter what flavor of vegan...

Gail Davis

Book Review: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, MD and Robyn Webb

Gail Davis | July 23, 2010 | Food, Health

Read More: book review, cookbooks, Gail Davis, Go Vegan Cookbook, The Get Healthy

It's a no-brainer: Wanna be healthy? Go Vegan! But the truth is, it's very easy to eat an unhealthful vegan diet: Just load up on refined flour and sugar, oils, and heavily processed foods, and you'll be on the...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | July 22, 2010 | Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: arugula, basil, butter lettuce, chard, deck garden, gardening, gardens, Italian parsley, lettuce, pattypan squash, spinach, tomatoes

The pattypan squash are blooming-- can't wait for the little beauties!DH does most of the gardening-- 99% of it-- around here, but neither of us is really into gardening. But you can't live in the country and not grow something in the...

John Davis

Are you a positive or a negative veg*n?

John Davis | July 21, 2010 | International

If we ask meat-eaters what they think 'vegetarian' means, most would probably say 'someone who does not eat meat' - but that is not at all how I see it. I'm a positive veg*n, I eat plant foods. I define...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | July 19, 2010 | Food

Read More: Bosch Universal Mixer, cocoa, linguine, mushrooms, pasta

  DH got a new Bosch Universal Machine from our "Bosch Lady", Grace, now semi-retired. Only, it's not the new, new one!  It's a slightly older limited edition model, in red! Isn't it cool?  She only had one left.  DH...

Ellen Sheen

Spicy Lentil Sliders

Ellen Sheen | July 19, 2010 | Food

Read More: burgers, Lentil, vegan, vegan burgers

These were really fun to eat (and really fun to photograph), put together and flavorful as all get out. Honey actually said 'woah, if you had done these burgers for the throwdown you would have won the burger round!' Yes,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Stop Interrupting. Start Listening. Make Your Relationships Thrive!

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 18, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: compromise, effective communication, interrupting, not listening, respect, successful relationships, validation

Partners, when arguing, oftentimes interrupt each other and don't listen to what the other person has to say. Less concerned about finding common ground, the argument becomes an opportunity to make oneself right and the other person wrong. Let's say...

Chef AJ


Chef AJ | July 17, 2010 | Food, Health

On Sunday, November 7th the finest in plant based cuisine meet the best in nutritional science.  So why am I telling you this NOW?  Because seating is limited and tickets are already selling fast.  But if you purchase them before...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Weight Loss - Success At Last

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 15, 2010 | Health

Read More: weight loss, whole food plant-based diet, whole foods, whole grain

Why Whole Foods Are the Key to Keeping Pounds Off                   The obesity epidemic in the US remains a puzzle to researchers and policymakers. A widely publicized report issued in June 2010 concluded obesity "threatens America's future." Both the health and...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | July 15, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: achiote, aji amarillo, aji mirasol, aji panca, annatto, chiles, huacatay, papa seca, Peru, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian Green Sauce, trigo mote, Vancouver

Dried Peruvian Panca and Mirasol chilesLast Thursday, DH and I went to Vancouver for a few days. Among other things, we enjoyed a big family party for my cousin Chris' birthday, and visited with a whole passle of cousins, nieces,...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Raising Consciousness

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 13, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: Carol J Adams, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Dr. Hans Diehl, Earthlings, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Bauer, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, NAVS, Shaun Monson, Vegetarian Summerfest

We are here in this lifetime for one raise consciousness. What else is there? After five days at NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest, submerged in the waters with some of the most inspiring people of our generation, it is impossible to come...

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D.

Dr. Pam's Response to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | July 12, 2010 | Health

  On Thursday, July 8 a joint committee of the United States Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services heard presentations from many individuals about the report from the Dietary Guidelines Committee concerning new dietary recommendations for Americans.  I...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Kids Cook Mondays

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 12, 2010 | Video

Read More: family cooking, fast healthy meals, healthy eating, kids cook monday, pasta dishes

Meatless Monday Campaigns is kicking off its new campaign called "Kids Cook Mondays". Here is an introduction video created by Jesse Pomeroy of Genre Pictures with myself and debuting my baby girl, Maya (ok...not a baby as she is almost...

Chef AJ

How to dress your salads when you don't eat oil

Chef AJ | July 11, 2010 | Food

It's important to eat alot of fruits and veggies, especially fresh fruits and veggies.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to eat at least one large salad a day.  Rip Esselstyn calls it a "shock and awe...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind - A Book Review

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 10, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: fear, happiness, inspiration, love, motivation, success

There is no question that fear is a predominant force in our lives. We victimize ourselves with our fear thoughts, and the end result is a life less fulfilling than it could be. If we can learn to release our...