All The Blogs -- February 2011

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Energy Drinks - A Quick Fix Cover Up

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | February 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: artificial sweeteners, caffeine, energy drinks, Sugar

Six in the morning comes way too early for that annoying alarm clock when all you want to do is sleep another 15 minutes.  But, unfortunately, that's the last thing you can afford to do at least if you want...

John Davis

Veg Tours r us

John Davis | February 16, 2011 | International

Hazel and I are just back from a few days circular tour of southern England and Wales, initially to catch up with some friends and family, but inevitably I also took the opportunity catch up with the veg scene and...

Vegparadise Blog

Houston Suffers Fat Fit; Clogged Artery Causes Turmoil

Vegparadise Blog | February 15, 2011 | Health

Clogged Artery. That dreaded phrase usually indicates a condition that could result in a massive heart attack or stroke. Clogged arteries result from a diet loaded with saturated and trans-fats. But how could a city possibly end up with a...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Ellen Sheen | February 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: brocolli, cauliflower, Macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta dishes, vegan, vegan meals

Happy Valentines day! I have made macaroni and cheese before. A couple times. But I completely branched out this time and invented this version that is hands down the. best. vegan. macaroni and cheese. ever. seriously. For full recipe...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 13, 2011 | Food

Read More: chocolate, chocolate truffles, nut butter, silken tofu, truffles, Valentine's Day, vegan truffles

 Rum and orange marmalade truffles rolled in ground pecans With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I've had quite a few inquiries about my easy vegan chocolate truffle recipe from a February 2007 blog post.  Several people asked about making them without the Earth Balance...

Ellen Sheen

Butternut Squash Red Onion and Kale Pasta

Ellen Sheen | February 13, 2011 | Food

Read More: butternut squash, kale, pasta, red onion, sage, squash, vegan, vegan meals

This is one of those super simple and incredibly flavorful meals. An ideal weekday meal when you don't have a lot of time but want something healthy and flavorful. It's even easier if you buy pre-cut squash! For full...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 11, 2011 | Food

Read More: artichoke hearts, crackers, homemade crackers, kale, low-fat, pizzelle crackers, spinach, vegan artichoke spinach dip, vegan savory pizzelle, whole grain

  Ever since I had success making sweet pizzelle cookies with my "new" pizzelle maker (which I purchased at Value Village for $10!), I have been wanting to try making crackers with it.  Well, yesterday I finally got around to...

Jess Parsons

The final frontier vs saving Planet A

Jess Parsons | February 11, 2011 | Green

Read More: climate change, contact, earth, Planet B, science fiction, space exploration, universe

I am a grade B geek.  Maybe a B+.  I've watched Star Trek, Dr Who (Tom Baker is the best, and Jon Pertwee was very short with me at a convention), and NOVA for decades.  I'm very well acquainted...

John Davis

Flexitarian and Plantatarian - 21st century dimensions

John Davis | February 9, 2011 | International

My definition of an ovo- and/or lacto-vegetarian would be someone who deliberately and consistently chooses a diet of plant food plus eggs and/or dairy products, and sees that as their ideal diet. Not someone who occasionally goes in and out...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 8, 2011 | Food, International

Read More: Chinese black vinegar, Chinese New Year, gyoza, Lunar New Year, mushroom gyoza, mushroom Jiaozi, mushroom potstickers, mushrooms, potstickers, vegan gyoza, vegan Jiaozi, vegan potstickers

Mushroom Potstickers Last night I made a little Lunar New Year dinner for our friends Fireweed and Mike, after Mike and DH had finished watching the Super Bowl game. It was a bit impromptu, so I used what I...

Jeff Nelson

How to tell if someone has had a stroke -- before it's too late

Jeff Nelson | February 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: prevention, signs, stroke

This is from one of those widely-circulated emails, you may have already seen it, but it's valuable (and accurate) information. We've probably all heard something like this -- during a BBQ, Jane stumbled and took a little fall.  The hosts...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Eleven Risky Mistakes the USDA Makes About Plant-Based Diets

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, protein, USDA, weight loss, whole foods

You’ll Need Bigger Clothes If You Follow the Government’s Advice   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 with great fanfare. Mostly, the Guidelines are more of the same wimpy advice that has been...

Jess Parsons

Vegetarian Theme Song? I am the very model of a modern vegetarian!

Jess Parsons | February 4, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegetarian vegan theme song model of a modern vegetarian poem contest

With great thanks and apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan ('Modern Major General' from one of my favourites The Pirates of Penzance), I won a local competition a few years ago for this effort…Feel free to sing along! I am...

Jess Parsons

Veg*ism and eating disorders

Jess Parsons | February 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, control, eating disorder, orthorexia, vegan, vegetarian, weight loss

What's the connection? Search the web for "vegetarian eating disorder" and choose from millions of entries. Doctors have it on their risk checklists: vegetarianism or a sign of an eating disorder? Is that fair, or is it outrageous to...

Jess Parsons

Oprah going vegan

Jess Parsons | February 3, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: Freston, Oprah, processed food, produce, slaughterhouse, vegan, weight loss

Hot news Oprah and her staff complete a one-week vegan challenge! It's good publicity for the vegan cause, and you couldn't get more mainstream. The results Most of the participants said they met the challenge.  There were some participants who...

Joel Fuhrman MD

The human mind prefers a healthy carotenoid glow over a suntan

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: carotenoids, nutrient dense, Phytonutrients, skin

In spite of the well-known damaging effects of the sun on our skin, many of us still perceive a tan as healthy-looking.  But you don’t need to risk the health of your skin in the sun or a tanning bed...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

To Cook Or Not To Cook - The Raw Food Dilemma

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | February 2, 2011 | Food

Read More: acrylamides, cooked food, heterocyclic amines, Maillard Reaction, plant based diet, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, raw food, raw vegan

It is widely known that eating more fruits and vegetables is better for your overall health and it's not just grandma saying this anymore.  The recently published and updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans stated this and even dedicated two full pages...

John Davis


John Davis | February 1, 2011 | Green, International

The photos below were taken whilst visiting veg*n events and friends around the world over the last few years, I thought I'd put them in as some liked the recent Skyscapes. I was born near the sea and grew up...

Chef AJ

The Chef & The Dietitan - LIVE

Chef AJ | February 1, 2011

Read More: Chef Aj, John McDougall, julieanna hever, plant-based recipes, Rip Esselstyn

You've watched our videos, so come see us LIVE!!!  Chef AJ and Julieanna Hever MSRD will be appearing at The McDougall Advanced Study weekend on February 19th.  We will demonstrating 4 delicious UNPROCESSED whole food plant based recipes free of...