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All The Blogs -- November 2010

Michael Greger MD

Food Safety Modernization Act passes

Michael Greger MD | November 30, 2010 | Animals

In 1999, President Clinton announced the government was taking "new action on food safety to cut in half, over the next five years, the number of Salmonella cases attributed to eggs. And our goal is to eliminate these cases...

Pam Popper PhD

What the "Experts" are Saying About CAD"

Pam Popper PhD | November 30, 2010 | Health

If you're like me, you become frustrated from time to time with your attempts to get others, particularly family and friends, to listen to you about the incredible healing power of a plant-based diet. Many people can't or just refuse...

Chef AJ

Another hilarious episode starring Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Chef AJ | November 29, 2010 | Food, Health

Read More: almond milk, Chef Aj, dr. fuhrman, raw vegan

Our favorite gu est chef, Dr. Joel Furhman, helps us make fresh almond milk....

Bryanna Clark Grogan

VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER/CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA CAKES!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | November 28, 2010 | Food

Read More: chocolate, ganache, peanut butter, peanut butter cake, vegan lava cake

Peanut Butter Lava Cake (with chocolate ganache filling)We went to a great vegan dinner party with 2 other couples last night-- good food, wine, talk and company!  My contribution was the dessert. Scrumptious vegan Greek salad made by my friend FWDelicious...

John Davis

Out of Africa - and the Middle East

John Davis | November 28, 2010 | International

The International Vegetarian Union celebrated its centenary in 2008, and if anyone had said to me then that in a couple years I would be speaking at international veg congresses in East Africa and the Middle East, I would probably...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

PHO CHAY (VEGETARIAN PHO) NOODLES WITH SEITAN STEAK IN FRAGRANT MUSHROOM BROTH

Bryanna Clark Grogan | November 27, 2010 | Food

Read More: mushroom broth, pho, pho chay, rice noodles, rice stick noodles, seitan steak, vegan pho, vegetarian pho

I had a craving for pho the other day and thought it also might be the perfect antidote for the over-eating at Thanksgiving-- not that I had that problem (we had our Thanksgiving in October), but we were overeating...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Of Meat and Porno-Scans

Dr. Will Tuttle | November 26, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: veganism, Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

    There is growing outrage about the TSA's new airport policy that requires all passengers to submit to body scans that reveal them naked on devices that can store images.  Travelers wishing to avoid this, and the known carcinogenic effects...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

EXCERPTS FROM MY COOKING "JOURNAL", MARCH 1996 TO SEPTEMBER 1996

Bryanna Clark Grogan | November 25, 2010 | Food

Read More: al segreto method, Italian cuisine, Maillard Reaction, pasta, tomato paste

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving to my American friends!   I mentioned my old cooking notebooks in this post. This was before I started my Italian vegan cookbook, "Nonna's Italian Kitchen", published in 1998.  I was just starting to conceive the idea and...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Being Thankful Leads to Being Healthy

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 24, 2010 | Health

Read More: appreciation, gratitude, happiness, love, thankful, Thanksgiving

The holiday season is once again upon us as we go about hustling and bustling to get everything done on our endless to do list.  But there's one thing that many of us forget to put on that list in...

Ellen Sheen

Tofurkey, a tofu turkey

Ellen Sheen | November 24, 2010 | Food

Read More: tofu, tofurkey. Thanksgiving

Call it what you want: tofurkey, tofurky, tofu turkey... with or without the extra 'e', this tofurkey is delicious, simple to make and much more interesting than a store bought tofurky. Now, I do love those, don't get me wrong,...

Ellen Sheen

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce & Cranberry Orange Pomegranate Sauce

Ellen Sheen | November 24, 2010 | Food

Read More: cranberries, Cranberry Recipes, orange, pomegranates, Thanksgiving

Two delicious and easy cranberry sauce recipes incorporating the fantastic pomegranate along with everybody's Thanksgiving favorite, the cranberry. For recipe and more information, visit the La Pure Mama blog. Happy 'Save the Turkeys' day! :)...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

ROASTED ZUCCHINI BISQUE WITH GARLIC AND BRIAN'S BREAD

Bryanna Clark Grogan | November 23, 2010 | Food

Read More: bread, garlic, zucchini, zucchini bisque, zucchini soup

My husband's bread cooling on the kitchen counter this afternoon.I know it's a little late for zucchini in our neck of the woods, but I had one in the refrigerator that a good friend had picked from her garden some...

Jeff Nelson

How some doctors make money

Jeff Nelson | November 23, 2010 | Health

Let's face it, health care in the US is about selling drugs and making big profits for the health care industry. It's not about getting people information to save their lives or protect their health. It's about getting doctors to...

Chef AJ

Creamy Corn Chowder - only 4 ingredients!

Chef AJ | November 22, 2010 | Food

Read More: Chef Aj, julieanna hever, raw vegan

With only 4 simple ingredients, you can have soup in seconds! ...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A TRIP DOWN CULINARY MEMORY LANE AND A VEGAN "BUTTERMILK" BISCUIT RECIPE

Bryanna Clark Grogan | November 22, 2010 | Food

Read More: biscuits, vegan biscuits, vegan buttermilk biscuits

 Winter is upon us already-- not what we like here on the West Coast (unless it's on a mountain)!On the weekend I pulled out my old cooking notebooks.  I have nine that I kept from 1996 through 2007, handwritten, and...

Janice Stanger, PhD

10 Reasons to Eat More Cranberries

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 21, 2010 | Health

Read More: cranberries, phytochemicals, plant-based nutrition, whole foods

This Colorful Fruit Has Unique Health Benefits Cranberries are a holiday season tradition. Their tart taste, dark red hue, and versatility underlie their popularity. Americans are consuming more cranberries, with 40,000 acres devoted to this crop. Farmers grow cranberries in...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

VEGAN "WAFFLE COOKIES": PIZZELLE/GAUFRETTE/CIALDE

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

Read More: vegan cialde, vegan gaufrette, vegan pizzelle, vegan stroopwafel

  This recipe has been a long time coming.  In 2005 I started having a conversation with an old friend of my daughter's, who asked  about making vegan cannoli without frying. One of the things I thought of was using...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

THE 2ND THING I MADE IN MY NEW ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER: CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH VEGAN SAUSAGES

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

Read More: black bean soup, black beans, Cuisinart Electric pressure cooker, electric pressure cooker, pressure cooker, vegan sausages

  In this post about my new Cuisinart electric pressure cooker, I promised to post the very first recipe I tried in it, so I am doing so in today's post.  It's actually a vegan adaptation of a recipe that was in...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | November 20, 2010 | Health

Read More: almond milk, bone health, calcium, casein, dairy, dr. t colin campbell, Julieanna Hever, lactose-intolerance, osteoporosis, plant-based dietitian, vitamin D

1. Dairy destroys your bones.  Countries around the world that drink the most dairy have the MOST osteoporosis and hip fractures. As dairy and calcium consumption increases, so do your risk factors for osteoporosis and bone fractures. The high levels of...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Crohn's Disease - The Effect of Diet, Vitamin D, and More

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 19, 2010 | Health

Read More: autoimmune disease, Crohn's disease, heminthic therapy, inflammatory bowel disease, Omega-3 fatty acid, plant-based diet, probiotics, vitamin D

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus.  It affects nearly 500,000 people in the United States and is typically first...