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All The Blogs -- June 2011

Becky Mikles

Try a little kindness

Becky Mikles | June 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: Cookies, Kindness, Travel, Vegan

Since 2007, my husband and I have been traveling full time around the United Sates in our 5th-wheel trailer.  After retiring from government jobs in California, and after several years of considering our post-retirement options, we concluded that life on...

J Morris Hicks

Drugs for preventing cancer -- now everyone can be a customer!

J Morris Hicks | June 7, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer drugs, cancer prevention, drugs for preventing cancer, screening for cancer

Big news in the New York Times on 6-4-11; "Drug can reduce risk of cancer, study says" was the title of the article by Andrew Pollack. Then on the NBC Nightly News the next evening, there was a lengthy segment devoted...

Sarah Taylor

Be Prepared!

Sarah Taylor | June 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet, vegan food, vegan health

I think the biggest challenge to being successful at adopting the vegan diet is simply learning how to be prepared.  Most people who try the vegan diet are indeed motivated – lack of motivation is not why they fail; they...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Ellen Sheen | June 6, 2011 | Food

Read More: chocolate chip cookies, coconut macaroons, vegan cookies

These are seriously delicious. Seriously delicious cookies for any occassion. Ours just happened to be a bridal shower. The toasty coconut was a perfect compliment to the gooey chocolate chips. So good! For full recipe and more photos and information,...

J Morris Hicks

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg -- his diet -- and his enormous potential to change the world

J Morris Hicks | June 5, 2011 | Celebrities, International

Read More: bill clinton, change the world, oprah, shawn lankton, vegetarian, zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg says that for 2011, he's only eating meat that he kills. With the possible exception of Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg may have the ability to influence the behavior of more people than any other single person in the...

Jess Parsons

Gardening - not just a weekend hobby

Jess Parsons | June 3, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: community, food industry, food shortages, gardening, organic farming

The last of the summer squash Changing seasons In New Zealand, we are leaving summer for winter.  Many of you will be enjoying the opposite transition.  But it all comes around again as we wear shorts while barbecuing Christmas...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Importance of Communication in Repairing Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 3, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, repairing relationships

The other day one of my patients was describing his angst over his marital relationship. His wife had grown distant and unresponsive. I asked him if he had discussed this with her. He had not. He was afraid to. He...

J Morris Hicks

New Food Guide Unveiled -- Confusion reigns supreme -- Simple clarification needed!

J Morris Hicks | June 3, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: food guide, Michelle Obama, myplate, Vilsack

While we continue to hear almost every day that we should eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains; we almost never hear that we should be eating more meat. But rarely will you hear any public figure actually weigh in...

Ellen Sheen

Shitake Tofu Lettus Wraps

Ellen Sheen | June 3, 2011 | Food

Read More: lettuce, tofu, vegan foods

I was dreaming of P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps the other day, so I thought I would make my own. And they were even more delicious than P.F.'s. Sorry Mr. Chang! These are great as a meal or served for an...

Becky Mikles

Heart's Delight

Becky Mikles | June 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, heart health, smoothie

What is your heart's delight?  Do you have a dream you are living, or chasing?  Have you met your heart's delight in another?  How about the way you eat, are you taking care of your beating heart? "Heart's Delight" conjures...

John Davis

The Vegetus Myth

John Davis | June 1, 2011 | International

You’ve all read it somewhere: “The word vegetarian has nothing to do with vegetables, it was derived from the Latin ‘vegetus’ meaning whole, fresh, lively, vigorous” etc… Whilst all the dictionaries simply suggest the derivation as ‘vegetable+arian’. Most of us...

Ellen Sheen

Summer Pasta Salad

Ellen Sheen | June 1, 2011 | Food

Read More: Barbecue, pasta salad, picnic, salad dressing, vegan mayonnaise

This pasta salad is a much healthier version of the traditional thick, creamy pasta salads of the past. Try crunchy veg and tangy vinaigrette... much better! Perfect for a picnic, barbecue or date with your 'ladies who lunch'. For full...

J Morris Hicks

With the unofficial start of summer...it's all about the water

J Morris Hicks | June 1, 2011 | Green

Read More: water conservation, water finite resource, water pollution

Regardless of where we spend our summer in the United States, most of us will be enjoying the water in some form or fashion. For me, it will be sailing, some beach time and some occasional swimming. For all...