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All The Blogs -- April 2011

Sarah Taylor

3 Easy Steps to Vegan Entertaining

Sarah Taylor | April 30, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: entertaining, health, vegan

“HELP!  The neighbors are coming over for dinner – how can I feed them a great vegan meal that they will love?” The idea of serving a vegan meal to friends or family can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need...

Hillary Rettig

My Big Fat Vegan Kidney Donation

Hillary Rettig | April 29, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: animal shelter, hillary rettig, kidney donation, lifelong activist, Matchingdonors, Maxfund, organ donation, vegan, vegsource

"I had often thought when I encountered cruelty and neglect that there was a whole army of people who did these unspeakable things, a great, unheeding horde who never spared a thought for the feelings of the helpless creatures...

Jess Parsons

Learning Nutrition from T Colin Campbell and Men as au pairs

Jess Parsons | April 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: au pair, certificate, children, declutter, education, Germany, New Zealand, nutrition, online, reorganize, T Colin Campbell, vegan, vegetarian

It's all too easy for the life of a SAHM to slip into a rut.  But it's time for some ch-ch-changes! Nutrition courseI've been messing about with being vegan for about 15 years now and learning a lot about it,...

Ellen Sheen

Mushroom Pate Cups

Ellen Sheen | April 28, 2011 | Food

Read More: appetizers, mushrooms, quiche, vegan pastries

These little savory bites are a perfect addition to high tea or the start of a meal. They are guaranteed to go fast because they are easy to eat and taste delicious! Personally, I will be enjoying them tomorrow morning as...

John Davis

International Vegetarian Union and the Venerable History of Vegetarianism [Videos]

John Davis | April 27, 2011 | International

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a video worth? Last year a friend sent me a link which she said had some info I was looking for. It turned out to be a young...

J Morris Hicks

Vitamins...a 27 billion dollar folly?

J Morris Hicks | April 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: are vitamins a waste of money?, vitamins

  An April 13 article by Madison Park on CNN.com led off with the following: "As more than half of U.S. adults are popping vitamins and supplements, the question remains -- has it made Americans healthier?" The short answer is...

Chef AJ

Pumpkin Pie - in a glass?

Chef AJ | April 26, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, healthy eating, smoothie

Why wait until fall again to enjoy the flavor of Pumpkin Pie?  With this easy, delicious and nutritious recipe, you can have your pie and drink it too!!!  Thank you for watching another tasty episode of "The Chef and The...

Ellen Sheen

Grilled Vegetable and Israeli Cous Cous Salad

Ellen Sheen | April 26, 2011 | Food

Read More: bell peppers, israeli cous cous, salad, salad dressing, vegan, zucchini

The sun was here! Even if it was just a brief moment in time, it was still here and we still celebrated by firing up the grill! This gorgeous and entirely delicious salad was perfect with the tang of the...

Jess Parsons

Tradition! Breastfeeding, fathers, and families

Jess Parsons | April 25, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: adoption, baby, breastfeeding, Elton John, family, father, Fiddler on the Roof, homosexual, surrogacy, tradition

Sir Elton John's new baby Zachary is being fed mother's milk - expressed and sent via plane! As a vegan parent, breastfeeding advocate, and environmentalist, I feel like Reb Tevye who wrestles with tradition against personal choices within his...

Jess Parsons

Happy Easter - who will buy this wonderful feeling!

Jess Parsons | April 24, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: chocolate, Easter, Easter bunny, green, image, Jesus, materialism, religion

It's Easter!  Or if it isn't in your time zone yet, it soon will be.Just like Christmas, we again ponder the contrast between the religious origins of this holiday and the modern interpretations.  In countries all over the world, we...

J Morris Hicks

No cow's milk for humans at any age...even Dr. Spock agrees

J Morris Hicks | April 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: chronic diseases, cow's milk for humans, wrong food for our species

Last week, I posted a blog on the topic of early puberty and the problems involved. In that blog, Dr. McDougall and Dr. Fuhrman stated vehemently that they do in fact know the cause of early puberty -- Dr. McDougall has...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Whole Food Nutrients Are a Superstar Team

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: carbohydrates, fats, minerals, phytochemicals, protein, whole foods

Each Player on Its Own Can Do Little No matter how well you eat, you may worry about your diet. You may doubt you are getting enough of certain nutrients. Iron, zinc, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids…concern about these may...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Challenges of Losing Weight and How To Overcome Them

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

Read More: change, self help, weight loss

Weight loss is about delayed gratification. We need to appreciate that the work we’re doing today to make our lives better will reap great rewards but that it’s going to take time, which is important to remember so that we...

Hillary Rettig

VegNews, Vegan Integrity and the Fate of a Vegan Whistleblower

Hillary Rettig | April 23, 2011 | Food

Read More: ethics, Hillary Rettig, Lifelong Activist, Quarrygirl, veganism, VegNews

Blogger Quarrygirl recently published an expose showing that VegNews magazine was using stock photographs of meat and dairy dishes to illustrate articles about vegan food. In one case, the magazine actually photoshopped out the bones from a photo of spare...

Ellen Sheen

Chickpea Curry

Ellen Sheen | April 22, 2011 | Food

Read More: chickpeas, curry, vegan

I love chickpeas. Use them all the time. This dish is really simple and incredibly flavorful. If your 'vegan kitchen' is well stocked, you could probably make this without even going to the store. Double score! For full recipe and more...

J Morris Hicks

It's Earth Day -- Do Something memorable...

J Morris Hicks | April 22, 2011 | Green

Read More: environmental benefits of plant-based diet, HOME the movie, natural diet for humans

Not only is it Earth Day, it's also Good Friday and a holiday for most Christians around the world. Think about taking less than two hours doing something that will change your life -- and might even change the world....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Not Thinking Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 21, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, health, self help, success

There was a story in the paper last week about fishermen in Los Angeles being warned against eating a number of species of fish they caught off L.A. shores that have been determined to be toxic. The response of the...

John Davis

Dr. John Snow - a vegan of genius

John Davis | April 20, 2011 | Health, International

In a poll of British doctors in 2003 John Snow was voted as the greatest physician of all time. Though probably few of them would have known he was what we now call vegan. He grew up in the North-East...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ellen Sheen | April 19, 2011

Read More: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cookies, cookies, oatmeal cookies, oats, vegan, vegan dessert

Well, I won't pretend they're completely healthy, but they aren't completely terrible either. One thing is for sure, they are indeed completely delicious! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog! Enjoy!...

Sarah Taylor

The Power of One

Sarah Taylor | April 18, 2011 | Animals, Health

Read More: Animal Abuse, factory farms, health, spirituality, Vegan, Vegetarian

Animal abuse is horrific.  I can’t even watch the Animal Planet anymore because they are forever airing shows about the SPCA going into homes and saving animals from the most terrible conditions.  I would cry so hard that my husband...