All The Blogs -- January 2011

Gail Davis

Easy as Pie Asparagus-Artichoke Pizza

Gail Davis | January 30, 2011 | Food

Read More: artichoke hearts, asparagus, Gail Davis, pizza, vegan

This pie is so incredibly delicious and simple to make, you'll wow your friends and family with your pizza-making prowess! Ingredients 1 packaged pizza dough (I used The Bread Stop) 1 16-oz jar Trader joe's Fat-free Pizza Sauce (or your...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 27, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: blue potatoes, giant lima beans, gigante beans, purple potatoes, skordalia

I have some purple potatoes that need to be used.  A friend purchased them for me in the fall at a farmers' market in Vancouver -- organic ones at $3 lb!  I was saving them for a Peruvian recipe (that's...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Loving Hut - Part of Something Bigger

Dr. Will Tuttle | January 27, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: Loving Hut, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Veganism

I recently discovered that on January 30, 2011, the Loving Hut on Irving Street in San Francisco officially opens as the 219th Loving Hut restaurant in this burgeoning international chain of vegan restaurants. I would like to urge everyone to...

Ellen Sheen

Banana Pecan Coconut Muffins

Ellen Sheen | January 27, 2011 | Food

Read More: bananas, breakfast drink, coconut, muffins, pecans, vegan, vegan dessert

Oh my gosh, these are ridiculously delicious. So delicious in fact, I ate three right when they came out of the oven. Highly recommended by moms, kids, teachers and neighbors... I shared! For full recipe and more photos and...

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

Success With the Plant-Based Diet

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | January 25, 2011 | Lifestyle

I answer as many emails and voice mails about how to stay compliant on a program of dietary excellence as I do questions about the diet itself.  In spite of some of the best intentions, an intellectual understanding of the...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

10 Reasons to Just Do It! An Homage to Jack LaLanne

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | January 24, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: diabetes, disease management, endorphins, erectile dysfunction, exercise, fitness program, immunity, Jack LaLanne, libido, lymphatic system, osteoporosis, sleep, weight loss

“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you have a kingdom!” Jack LaLanne 1914 – 2011 Jack LaLanne passed away yesterday at the ripened old age of 96. In honor of his infinite ability to inspire, I...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Guest Blog Post: Today Can Be Your Best Day Ever (And So Can Tomorrow) by Tom Connellan

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 23, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: choices, communication, happiness, self improvement, success

Imagine for a moment if you improved one aspect of your life by just 1% today. Let’s consider relationships. What would happen if you were just 1% nicer to your loved ones? How about if you were 1% nicer to...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Ellen Sheen | January 23, 2011 | Food

Read More: baking, black bean brownies, brownies, vegan dessert

At first I thought it was a mythical unicorn. But no, it actually exists. And it is amazing and so incredibly easy to make! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here at the La Pure Mama blog!...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Vitamin D: the Good, the Necessary, and the Toxic

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Institute of Medicine, sunshine, supplements, vitamin D, whole foods

This Misnamed Essential Can Accumulate to Dangerous Levels To understand how to get enough vitamin D without poisoning yourself with too much, first you need to realize that this essential is not a vitamin at all. By definition, a vitamin...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Vid-Blog on Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 19, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: building self esteem, choices, ending self sabotage, forgiveness, happiness, New Year's Resolutions, success

"The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars but in ourselves that we are underlings."   IF YOU LIKE THIS BLOG, YOU'LL LIKE MY BOOK, FORGIVE TO WIN!...

John Davis

Living on the Front Line

John Davis | January 19, 2011 | Animals, International

Last Friday Hazel and I were in a group of 15 sitting down to a vegan meal together. Nothing unusual in that you might think, but in this little corner of the world it was probably unique. This is livestock...

Dr. Will Tuttle

The Greatest Gift

Dr. Will Tuttle | January 17, 2011

Read More: vegan, Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

The Greatest GiftWhat is the greatest gift you can ever give to yourself? The greatest gift you can give to your loved ones and to the world?It is the gift of deprogramming yourself.As we are successful in removing the toxic...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Gail Davis | January 16, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Appetite for Reduction, Book Review, Gail Davis, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, vegan

I adore the cover artwork, don't you? It's so beautiful, I'm inspired to write another book just so I can ask Lisa Diercks to design the cover. Wouldn't you love to own a copy of Appetite for Reduction? Read on for...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | January 15, 2011 | Food

Read More: barley, chowder, soup, Soy Curls, winter squash

I haven't been doing much in the way of interesting cooking lately, as life has been a bit helter-skelter due to my mother's illness.  I have alot of things I want to experiment with, but it's just not going to happen...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Organic Foods - Are They Worth It?

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | January 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: cancer, conventional foods, herbicides, insecticides, nutrition, organic farming, organic food, pesticides, plant based diet

Ever find yourself in the produce section at the supermarket staring down two colorful apples wondering which one is worthy of making its way into your grocery cart?  Both apples look the same but one has that familiar USDA Organic...

John Davis

Food as Art in China

John Davis | January 12, 2011 | Food, International

The photos below are from my visit to Xiamen, China in November 2009. This was for a Vegetarian Food Fair which ran for several days, and included an International Vegetarian Forum on one afternoon. For anyone interested in such matters...

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

Use Action Triggers to Make Lifestyle Change

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | January 10, 2011 | Lifestyle

I read a great book over the holidays called Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  The book addresses how to help people and groups to change in positive ways.  I took many...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Five Actions You Must Take Now for Healthy Eating Success

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: diet, learning, stages of change, whole foods

Change is a learning process, not unlike mastering reading. You may remember developing your own reading skills, or maybe you've watched a child enjoy their increasing proficiency as they moved from one grade to another. Generally, the student starts...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Had Enough of Nothing?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 8, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: building self esteem, ending self sabotage, forgiveness, guilt, happiness, self loathing, shame, success

If we continually procrastinate and sabotage ourselves to the point of not getting the lives we want, we need to re-program our subconscious minds because it is not our being a victim of bad luck or some more concrete scapegoat...