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All The Blogs -- February 2011

Jess Parsons

Natural weaning and healthy vegan kids

Jess Parsons | February 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: alternatives, breast milk, breastfeeding older children, dairy, Klaper, Mary and Jesus, myths, natural weaning, vegan children, vegan mothers, vegan pregnancy, WHO recommendations

How long should a child breastfeed? The World Health Organization recommends 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding and continued breastfeeding with the addition of appropriate complementary foods until at least 2 years of age. Most women in Western societies do not...

Meet The Shannons

Fat Tuesday Fried Pickles & The Homemade Vegan Mardi Gras

Meet The Shannons | February 28, 2011 | Food

Read More: BBQ, Betty Crocker, Cajun, Food, Meet The Shannons, Ranch Dressing, Southern, The Betty Crocker Project

Tomorrow is the infamous Fat Tuesday. People all over the world will be doing this and this. We're super married, so we're going to have our own little Homemade Vegan Mardi Gras, and start it all off with these babies....

J Morris Hicks

The price of oil...and the food that we eat

J Morris Hicks | February 28, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: energy, environment, peak oil

Our best near term solution to conserving fossil fuels is right under our noses -- it's what we put in our mouths every day. Blogging from Houston today, I thought this would be a good day to cover this critical...

J Morris Hicks

Why do some vegetarians get fat?

J Morris Hicks | February 26, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: obesity, vegan, vegetarian

The "V" words and why I don't like them  Vegetarian and Vegan. Those words are all about what they don't eat. For example; they don't eat meat, they don't eat cheese, they don't eat eggs, etc. So if they're not...

J Morris Hicks

Michelle Obama...coming up short on healthy eating

J Morris Hicks | February 24, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: cost of health care, Michelle Obama, obesity, weight-loss

She's doing some good things...but she could do So Much More First lady Michelle Obama's Super Bowl Party made the news a few weeks ago...focusing on the not-so-healthy food that she served her guests. While starting a vegetable garden...

Joel Fuhrman MD

A child needs a healthy diet to build a healthy brain

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: children nutrition, intelligence, Omega-3 fatty acid, parenting

A nutrient-rich diet is essential for children to develop optimal brain function. A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health followed the dietary patterns of nearly 4,000 children from birth for over eight years. The study...

Ellen Sheen

Spicy Tu-No Rolls

Ellen Sheen | February 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: sushi salad, vegan sushi, vegan truffles, vegetarian meals

Vegan sushi. Oh yeah! So good... seriously! I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here at the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Vegparadise Blog

Don't Throw Away Those Papaya Seeds!

Vegparadise Blog | February 23, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: papaya, papaya seed dressing recipe, papaya seeds

Papaya is a health and beauty treatment in every bite. Besides its deliciously sweet and juicy flavor, the papaya contains enzymes that help heal minor skin burns, prevent nausea and motion sickness, and boost metabolism. In addition, this fruit is...

Ellen Sheen

Tofu Zucchini Dip

Ellen Sheen | February 22, 2011 | Food

Read More: appetizers, simple meals, simple recipes, tofu, tofu ricotta, vegan, vegan manicotti, zucchini

This dip tastes like it's bad for you... but it's not! A perfect combination of the protein you need and the 'party food' you want. So good and versatile too... stay tuned for a post using this dip in another...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer Screening...a very big business

J Morris Hicks | February 22, 2011 | Health

 Extensive screening gets patients in the door Screening for cancer in the U.S. and other western countries has become a very big business...that's often followed by an even bigger business -- surgery, chemo and radiation. Take the ubiquitous colonoscopy for example,...

J Morris Hicks

For Men Only...how E.D. can save your life

J Morris Hicks | February 22, 2011

Killing two birds with one stone... If you are a male and over the age of 20 and have been eating the typical American diet for your entire life, the odds are near 80% that you now have coronary...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Deficit

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: Congressional Budget Office, deficit, health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Warren Buffett, whole foods

Surging Health Care Costs Come Right Out of Your Pocket The health care costs draining your personal budget come in two pieces: the amount you see directly as health care, and the hidden costs embedded in taxes, salary you don’t...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

TWO MORE DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS SOUTH AMERICAN GRAIN BEVERAGES

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 21, 2011 | Food, Health, International

Read More: apple, beverage, hot chocolate, hot chocolate with oats, Latin American, Peru, Peruvian, quinoa, Quinoa and apple drink, South American

Last May I experimented with a Latin American fruit and oat "smoothie", and we really enjoyed it. I began researching and discovered a myriad of Central and South American beverages made with grains. Indeed, South Americans seem to love grain drinks, and...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Asian Fusion~A Culinary Odyssey of Vegan Recipes by Chat Mingkwan

Gail Davis | February 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Asian Fusion, Book Review, Gail Davis

I'm a huge fan of Chat Mingkwan's earlier book, Buddha's Table: Thai Feasting Vegetarian Style. Its pages are well-worn and separating from the spine, because it's been propped open with weights on my kitchen counter so often. I seemed to...

Jess Parsons

Truth and Justice in Food Labelling: for real people

Jess Parsons | February 19, 2011 | Food

Read More: additives, animal foods, calories, customer, Dr McDougall, fats, food labels, honest, ingredients, Jeff Novick, plant foods, readable, salts, sugars, water

I challenged health advocates to join a push against food advertising.   How can we start? I want simple food labels.  I want to see just what is in the package.  I want my grandmother to be able to read it,...

J Morris Hicks

Meal Engineering 101...turning average meals into great meals

J Morris Hicks | February 19, 2011 | Food

Read More: calories from fat, health-promoting diet, optimal diet, whole plants

Being a "big picture" kind of guy, I always strive to first get my arms around the big picture myself -- then do my best to make it simple enough to be easily understood by the average 8th grader....

Jess Parsons

Time for an ad break?

Jess Parsons | February 19, 2011 | Food

Read More: Advertising, advocacy, confusion, consumer, education, Food, food guidelines, government, information, ingredients, labelling, lies, nutrition, psychological reflex, regulations, responsibility, scams, truth, victims

Retire the USDA guidelines? This article states the truth - that the USDA guidelines are so corrupted by food business interests that they bear embarrassingly little resemblance to actual nutrition science.  Therefore, why spend taxes and effort on negotiating, writing,...

Jess Parsons

Frugal family vegan feasts - all week!

Jess Parsons | February 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: Chinese, family, husband, Indian, kid, meals, potatoes, rice, sausages, vegan, waffles

Barriers to becoming vegan: I know, I know... No meat? No fish? No eggs? No cheese? No milk? What do I eat now?  My family would kill me. And then eat me. So here's some help.  I'm not a recipe...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM SOFT TACOS WITH LIME AND CHILE CREMA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: asparagus, corn tortillas, Daiya vegan cheese, mushrooms, soft tacos, tacos, tofu sour creme, tortillas

A hurried shot of dinner last night-- tortillas get cold fast! Yesterday we had to go to town on various bits of business, and we decided to have lunch at a little cafe, the Roadrunner Cafe, that's been in...

Ellen Sheen

Handmade Vegan Sausages

Ellen Sheen | February 17, 2011 | Food

Read More: seitan steak, vegan, vegan meals, vegan sausages, wheat meat

Really tasty and surprisingly simple to make. I will definitely be putting these into my meal rotation. The best part? You have control over the flavor of your sausages. Talk about creativity! Give them a try and let me know...