All The Blogs -- September 2010

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can President Obama's "Change You Can Believe In" Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

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

Read More: change, President Obama, promises, relationships, trust

President Obama's approval ratings have dropped substantially. The reason is not complicated. He promised to make a lot of changes and didn't. Trust has been broken. The relationship he had with the people who voted for him has been broken....

John Davis

If it's Thursday it must be Australia...

John Davis | September 28, 2010 | International

[Updated October 2012] … or Indonesia, Malaysia or India… by the time this blog originally appeared I was on my five-week trek around all these countries, giving talks to many veg groups along the way, and then on to Africa...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 24, 2010 | Food

Read More: egg replacer, Ener-G egg replacer, Orgran No-Egg, vegan meringue, vegan meringue cookies

Orgran "No Egg" egg replacer meringues with melted vegan chocolate and pecans!When I went to my local health food store, Edible Island, in Courtenay, BC last week, I spotted an item that was new to the store-- Orgran "No Egg", an Australian...

Ellen Sheen

Parsley Pesto Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

Ellen Sheen | September 21, 2010 | Food

Read More: appetizers, balsamic vinegar, bruschetta, parsley, pesto, vegan

This is a lovely and simple addition to any meal. I paired it with a tasty and hearty roasted parsnip and sweet potato soup the other night. It would also be fabulous on its own... you can make it...

Ellen Sheen

Project Food Blog - La Pure Mama's Challenge!

Ellen Sheen | September 21, 2010 | Food

Hello friends! In my fantastic blogging efforts, I have entered a contest... Foodbuzz is hosting Project Food Blog, a challenge to find the 'next food blog star'. Essentially it is the next food network star for bloggers!  This first challenge will cut the...

Ellen Sheen

Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup

Ellen Sheen | September 20, 2010 | Food

Read More: parsnips, simple meals, simple recipes, soup, sweet potato, vegan

So simple and so good... perfect for a lovely fall day. I hope you try it and love it as much as we do! For the recipe, check out:

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 19, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: Daiya vegan cheese, focaccia, Lucini Italia, pizza, pizza sauce, plum focaccia, vegan pizza

  REVIEW OF SOME WONDERFUL ITALIAN PRODUCTS-- LUCINI ITALIA Homemade vegan pizza-- mmmmmm!It's been a busy week! Too much writing and not enough cooking, but that's the way it goes sometimes! I just wanted to tell you about a some...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Yes Is The New No. Be Your Own Hero

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 19, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: building self esteem, choices, inspiration, motivation, positive psychology, self help, taking risks

Oftentimes when something is suggested to us as a possibility or we are asked if we'd like to do something, our first impulse is to say no. "I can't... I'm too busy... It won't work... That's never going to happen."...

Ellen Sheen

Blackberry Apple Torte

Ellen Sheen | September 15, 2010 | Food

Read More: blackberries, dessert, torte, vegan

This was so good with fresh blackberries, apples and a little kick from the ginger. Super easy to make and looks beautiful!

John Davis

The Vegetarian Society and me

John Davis | September 15, 2010 | International

In 2010 I joined the Board of Directors of the Vegetarian Society UK – the world’s oldest, founded in 1847, and still going strong today. Sadly I don’t get paid anything other than expenses - no doubt if I was...

Vegparadise Blog

We're Nervous about Our Orthorexia

Vegparadise Blog | September 14, 2010 | Health, Lifestyle

t's not easy to be a health food junkie. Frankly, it's a lot of work. We know it, because we are health food junkies and have been for many years. In fact, we have been practitioners for over 20 years....

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 13, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: Dairy-free pesto, julienne peeler, low-fat pesto, pasta, pesto, vegan pesto, zucchini

  Homemade Vegan Pesto-- see recipe belowWho says that good vegan meals take hours to make? I was about to freeze some homemade pesto (we're having a good basil year!) and I decided to use some for a quick pasta...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Picking Fights In Politics & Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 12, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: anger, communication, marriage, politics, reconciliation, relationships, resentments

In politics, people don't play fair. When we don't like a politician, we will find any excuse to attack the person. We will use anything that person says or does as an opportunity to vilify or blame them in some...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Organic Fruits and Veggies Take Over the World

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 11, 2010 | Food

Read More: farmers, organic food, sustainability, whole foods

Where Does All That Great Organic Food Come From? Natural food stores, co-ops, and even supermarkets and many restaurants overflow with organic produce. These extraordinary whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, potatoes, beans, whole grains, herbs, spices, nuts, and seeds, make...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 9, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: corn, pattypan squash, summer, summer squash, vegan meringue

A rather fuzzy picture of my grandaughter Hannah's birthday cake, myNew Lower-Fat Chocolate Mudpie Cake with Coffee/Coconut/Pecan Frosting-- recipe here!-- we celebrated her 12th birthday (belatedly) on Sunday night.We had 8 guests for the weekend-- 2 of my daughters and their spouses,...

Ellen Sheen

Homemade Vegan Gnocci & Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ellen Sheen | September 7, 2010 | Food

Read More: gnocci, homemade pasta, pasta, tomato sauce, tomatoes, vegan

Yesterday was the perfect day to make pasta... homemade vegan gnocci paired with a simple tomato sauce made from tomatoes in our backyard! Enjoy!...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Maximizing Estimable Acts We Do For Others To Strengthen Our Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 4, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, estimable acts, favors, generosity, relationships, self-help

When we are doing somebody a favor, it's best we do it graciously. It's best we don't make them feel like they are burdening us or that they are a nuisance because when we do this we are essentially shooting...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 2, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: dried mushrooms, focaccia, grape focaccia, green peppers, Italian cuisine, stuffed vegetables

Grape Focaccia warm out of the oven!We had a bit of an Italian day yesterday (and this morning)-- culinarily speaking, I mean (is that even a word?). I don't have alot of time to cook lately, working on The Book,...