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All The Blogs -- June 2011

John Davis

Andalucia - the home of Flamenco

John Davis | June 22, 2011 | International

Andalucia is the southernmost region of Spain – where the recent International Vegan Festival was held. As a guitarist who has tried to play flamenco from time to time, though rather badly, this part of the world has particular interest...

Jess Parsons

Purrrrfect vegans?

Jess Parsons | June 21, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, animal testing, hunting, pet food, pets, vegan pets

Cats are carnivores.  They are natural hunters, skilled at stalking and swift at capture.  One of my trio of housecats had a leg and a tail off a skink yesterday before I could do anything about it. So obviously,...

Chef AJ

Decadent Fudge Truffles - NO SUGAR!!!

Chef AJ | June 21, 2011

Read More: cacao, Chef Aj, raw food, Sugar

Here is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar.  Unlike any of the processed or refined sugars, DATES are a WHOLE FOOD which means they contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and micronutrients.  ALL SUGARS whether you...

Janice Stanger, PhD

From Cancer To The Ironman: How Food Makes the Difference

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 21, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: exercise, Forks over Knives, Ruth Heidrich

Ruth Heidrich Shares Her Success in Forks Over Knives And Everywhere Someone Can Benefit I was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., one of the star patients in the movie Forks Over Knives. Ruth provides insights...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Green Frittata

Ellen Sheen | June 20, 2011 | Food

Read More: brocolli, tofu sour creme, vegan athletes, vegetarian diet

My half marathon is officially this Saturday. That means I'm in the carb cutting stage of preparation. So delicious, yet carb free meals is necessary. This filling, protein rich 'frittata' was so perfect! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Oh, and it's...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Almond Cheese

Ellen Sheen | June 18, 2011 | Food

Read More: almonds, cheese, raw food, raw vegan

I do sometimes lament the 'loss' of cheese in my diet. Especially when enjoying a glorious spread of appetizers. Problem solved. This raw almond cheese is not only simple to make, it's delicious! Plus you get way more protein minus all the bad...

Sarah Taylor

Eggs - What's the Big Deal?

Sarah Taylor | June 18, 2011 | Animals, Health

Read More: Chicken, dairy substitutes, Eggs, Vegan, Vegan health

Those of you who know my story know that I, like many of you, went vegan overnight after reading John Robbin’s book, Diet for a New America.  As an animal lover, my husband knows to pull the car over instantly...

Ellen Sheen

Grilled Vegetable Collard Wrap

Ellen Sheen | June 18, 2011 | Food

Read More: collard greens, vegan athletes, wrap

Get out there and grill! This collard wrap is a fantastic, healthy way to enjoy grilled veggies and the oh so important leafy green. It's definitely a favorite in our house! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - straight from the heart

Jess Parsons | June 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal foods, dr esselstyn, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, Jeff Novick, medications

I continue to be amazed by the wealth of information in every stage of Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition.  As I approach the end of stage 3, I have enjoyed lectures from (obviously) Dr Campbell,...

John Davis

Festival Vegano Español

John Davis | June 15, 2011 | International

The 13th International Vegan Festival ended last Sunday after eight days in sunny Spain. Everyone attending came away with very different personal highlights – mine were giving a couple of talks on the history and geography of veganism, and having...

Chef AJ

Chocolate FUNdue - NO SUGAR

Chef AJ | June 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: Chef Aj, chocolate truffles, peanut butter, raw vegan

Here is another tasty episode of "The Chef and The Dietitian".  Using only whole dates to sweeten, we make a rich, decadent treat that will surely satisfy both your sweet tooth and cravings for chocolate.  Be sure to enjoy in...

Becky Mikles

1000 Vegan Recipes

Becky Mikles | June 13, 2011 | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, Vegan

When I first expressed an interest in a vegetarian diet, my mother-in-law became quite concerned, convinced that if I ventured down this path I would be putting myself, her son, and her grandchildren at great risk.  She consulted a nutrition...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Upgrading Our Motivation

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 12, 2011

Question: Some people say it doesn’t matter why people become vegan just as long as they do. Others, however, say that using arguments that ignore the injustice of nonveganism, such as self-oriented health or environmental concerns, is unethical and deceptive,...

Jess Parsons

Secondhand smarts - iron in the kitchen

Jess Parsons | June 10, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: cooking, healthy eating, tradition, vegan health

Skillet cornbread! Cooking with cast iron With nonstick cooking surfaces proving toxic, cast iron is back in fashion.  It lasts through generations with minimal maintenance - a real old-fashioned success story. 10 Reasons to try cast iron Vegetarian cast...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer, cell phones, cow's milk, and Cornell

J Morris Hicks | June 10, 2011 | Health

Read More: cow's milk as a carcinogen, dairy industry money and schools of nutrition, diet and cancer, T. Colin Campbell

How does a farm boy turned scientist cope with the startling discovery that the casein in cow's milk is a powerful carcinogen? After growing up on a dairy farm in Virginia, Dr. T. Colin Campbell began his career in...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz shares his story...as the huge "colon cancer screening business" just got bigger.

J Morris Hicks | June 9, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: anticancer diet, colonoscopy business, Dr. Oz colon cancer, screening for cancer

Survives cancer scare following first colonoscopy at age 50 It's a sad situation when we have to spend $50 billion a year in this country to screen for a disease (colon cancer) that should never have to happen in...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Fasting, Mad Cowboys, Food Pyramids, Cell Phones, and Oprah

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: cell phones, eating meat, fasting, food pyramid, government mandates, vegan, vegetarian

A few months ago I read the book, “Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program For Conquering Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., which led to my decision to engage in a 7-day water only fast. If I were...

Ellen Sheen

Broccoli Asparagus Quiche

Ellen Sheen | June 8, 2011 | Food

Read More: brocolli, pies, quiche, Vegan Food, Vegan Recipes

For me, there is something satisfying about veganizing a fully non-vegan dish. This quiche is not only protein packed, it's also bursting with flavor and the nutrients from some yummy green veggies. Oh, and it's really simple too! For full recipe and...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Understanding The Ups And Downs of Erectile Dysfunction

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: endothelial dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, impotence, nitric oxide, nutrition, plant based diet

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is a growing problem for many men in today's world and has inevitably found its way into the punch line of many jokes as we've found ways to make light of what those little blue...

John Davis

A little bit of England and Wales

John Davis | June 8, 2011 | International

This is being uploaded during the 13th International Vegan Festival, near Malaga, Spain, there will be some photos of that next week. Meanwhile the photos below are all from last week. We were delighted that our good friend Susianto was able...