All The Blogs -- December 2010

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Self Loathing and the Power of Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 31, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, power of love, self help, self loathing, self sabotage

We all have, deeply embedded in our unconscious mind, a self-loathing part of us, regardless of how much self esteem we have, regardless of how much good we do in this world, and regardless of how proud of ourselves we...

Ellen Sheen

Seitan Roast

Ellen Sheen | December 30, 2010 | Food

Read More: seitan steak, vegan meals, vegetarian meat

The 'meat and potatoes' meal for non meat eaters. The roast is fantastic alongside some roasted potatoes and green beans. The left overs are also fantastic for making 'stroganoff'. My carnivore husband enjoyed the roast... and the leftovers, transformed...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Weight Loss - Your Recipe For Success

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | December 29, 2010 | Health

Read More: heart health, losing weight, New Year's resolution, Nutrition, plant-based diet, weight loss

It's that time of year again.  You know the time that everyone and their neighbor vows to once again put weight loss as their #1 New Year's resolution.  Isn't it amazing how those pounds seem to magically creep up on...

John Davis

A Year in the Sky

John Davis | December 29, 2010 | Green, International

Skyscapes are like landscapes, but looking up of course. The photos below are all from my office window in the west of England, and all but one of them during 2010, so this is my review of the year. The...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin

Gail Davis | December 28, 2010 | Food

Read More: Gail Davis, Kim Barnouin, Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook

My hardcover copy of Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook is sitting on my coffee table instead of hiding on my bookshelf. Like its stunning author, it's just that gorgeous! If you're up against the clock and wondering what to get your favorite vegan cook...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Twelve Ways Smoking and Animal Foods Are Alike

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 26, 2010 | Health

Read More: animal foods, cigarettes, smoking, Surgeon General, whole foods

And Two Important Ways They Are Different The Surgeon General's December 2010 report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, is a gift for anyone interested in health. Of course, everyone knows that smoking is "bad." This 727 page masterpiece vividly describes...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

To Thine Own Bucket List Be True

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 26, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: bucket list, forgiveness, happiness, inner peace, self help, spirituality

People want to make the most out of their lives. Duh. What I find fascinating is the underlying assumption that, in order to make the most out of our lives, we must attempt daring and bold feats of power and...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 24, 2010 | Food

Read More: chocolate, chocolate cookies, chocolate thumbprint cookies, chocolate-hazelnut spread, hazelnuts

VEGAN CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT THUMBPRINTSYield:  about 50 cookiesI made these last night-- yum!  I adapted a recipe from the Dec. 2009 Cooking Light magazine.9 ounces unbleached white flour (about 1 cup, lightly spooned into cup)2 cups organic powdered sugar2/3 cup organic unsweetened...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

PQQ - An Essential Micronutrient That Helps You Thrive

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | December 22, 2010 | Health

Read More: antioxidant, heart health, mitochondria, neurological health, Parkinson's disease, plant based diet, PQQ, pyrroloquinolone quinone, stroke

You've probably never heard of it and I would venture to guess that many of those serving in the medical field haven't either but pyrroloquinolone quinone (PQQ) is the life force behind what makes so many different living species thrive...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Eggnog Cookies

Ellen Sheen | December 22, 2010 | Food

Read More: cookies, eggnog, holidays, simple recipes, vegan, vegan dessert

I am currently having a very difficult time keeping my hands off these cookies. Seriously. They have a delicious 'noggy' taste, especially with the nog frosting on top. A perfect way to use any extra 'nog' you made from my...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

As We Forgive Others, We Heal Ourselves

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 22, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, healing, self-help

Forgiving others is a compassionate thing to do. We know this. Nonetheless, oftentimes, we don't do it. We want those who hurt us to suffer for what they did. By withholding forgiveness we think we are punishing them, we think...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 21, 2010 | Food

Read More: caramel, caramel sauce, cranberries, cranberry, pecan, vegan caramel, vegan caramel sauce

A favorite restaurant of ours in Courtenay, BC used to make a cake like this and it was one of the few restaurant desserts we ordered now and then.  But there is a different chef now and they serve...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 17, 2010 | Food

Read More: coconut, coconut macaroons, macaroons, vegan macaroons

I'm still busy playing catch-up with housework and variosu projects and haven't blogged as much as I'd like to!  I've been dying to bake, but I'm trying to lose weight as well, so I've been holding off until I...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Vegetable Lasagne

Ellen Sheen | December 15, 2010 | Food

Read More: simple meals, simple recipes, vegan lasagne, vegans, vegetables

It is so good. So filling. So different. You would never know it's vegan... It also has a good story! For full recipe and the good story, visit the La Pure Mama blog!...

Vegparadise Blog

These Barbies Spread the Vegan Message Around the World

Vegparadise Blog | December 14, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: advertising, travel, vegans

"We're so sorry sir," we said, "But we're vegetarian, and we can't eat the soup because there's a bunch of meat in it."  "Vell, vust eat avound ze sausage. It von't bite!"  "Thanks but no thanks. We will just order...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 13, 2010 | Food

Read More: cranberries, cranberry sauce, raw cranberry relish

Dori's Raw Cranberry RelishWe don't go to alot of parties, but yesterday we had 2 in one day-- our neighborhood Christmas get-together, and our vegan dinner party group holiday meal.  Both are potluck, so I made most of my contributions,...

Chef AJ

Got Pistachio Milk?

Chef AJ | December 11, 2010 | Food

Read More: Chef Aj, dairy substitutes, julieanna hever, raw vegan

Watch the latest installment of The Chef and The Dietitian show you how to make DELICIOUS Pistachio Milk, and remind you why you want to avoid dairy like you wand to avoid cancer -- because dairy promotes cancer!!...

John Davis

To Nairobi and Dubai

John Davis | December 10, 2010 | International

Monday Nov. 29 - left England in the ice and snow, the first November snow for 17 years Tuesday Nov. 30 - arrived Dubai about 1.00am, met by Sandhya Prakash, IVU Middle East Co-ordinator, and taken to her home to get some...

Janice Stanger, PhD

What Kind of Soup Is Best for Colds?

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 4, 2010 | Health

Read More: colds, flu, respiratory infection, soup, vegetables

Colds, flu, and all manner of upper respiratory infections blossom in winter. Modern medicine has no effective cure for the patient's misery. Some drugs can temporarily help with symptoms, but may have unwanted side effects that make things worse in...