All The Blogs -- July 2011

Ellen Sheen

Wilted Dandelion Greens with Garlicky Cashews

Ellen Sheen | July 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan foods, Vegan Recipes

A perfect green side dish boasting bright greens and a little crunch from the cashews. I won't forget to mention the 'yum' factor of the garlic scapes! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Ellen Sheen

La Pure Mama's Chocolate Coconut Cookies were featured!

Ellen Sheen | July 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: coconut macaroons, Cookies, vegan baking

Thank you to Daily Buzz Moms for featuring my Chocolate Coconut Cookies on their Top 9 sweet treats!! Go here to check out Daily Buzz Moms Top 9... Go here for the recipe on La Pure Mama. Power to the...

Jess Parsons

Harvard joins the food police - you really are what you eat

Jess Parsons | July 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, exercise, moderation, nutrition, weight loss

Diet enemy #1  Health-conscious?  Here's news you need to know.  A comprehensive mainstream study from Harvard University confirms the health and weightloss message from my favourite fringe doctors (like Dr McDougall and Dr T Colin Campbell). Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian,...

John Davis

Vegan Wolves

John Davis | July 20, 2011 | International

A couple of weeks ago Hazel and I went to the annual BBQ organised by the Wolverhampton Vegans and Veggies – a really nice laid-back afternoon, in some hot sunshine for a change. The city’s football team is called The Wolves,...

Chef AJ

A COOL salad for a hot day

Chef AJ | July 19, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, parsley, raw vegan, salad dressing

With things heating up all over the country, who feels like turning on the oven?  Not me!!!  That's why I love this salad.  Unlike other grains, quinoa takes only 10 minutes to cook.  Enjoy!!!  ...

J Morris Hicks

Fish-Farming -- A sad "solution" to an unnecessary problem

J Morris Hicks | July 19, 2011 | Food, Green, Health

Read More: bill clinton fish, fishing unsustainable, j. morris hicks

 Time reports on the "last wild food" of the human race. A little longer than our short daily posts, this is one you need to read carefully. It's all about fish and how our appetite for them has damaged the...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Egg Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 19, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

Here's a quick and simple lunch idea. Wrap it up in lettuce, a tortilla or classic style, between bread. It's filling and flavorful and won't bust your buttons! For recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Sarah Taylor

Why You Can't Seem to Quit Eating Cheese

Sarah Taylor | July 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: cheese addiction, health, vegan

If you’re having a hard time going vegan because you just can’t seem to give up cheese, you’re not alone!  Many of us have felt the pull to cheese like a crack addict to crack.  In fact, you may even...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Are You A Fearist or A Cheerist?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 17, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: choices, personal development, positive psychology, self help

I posted a status update recently which said, “You can’t hit a home run if you don’t step up to the plate.” I received a reply, “True. And if you don’t step up to the plate, you can’t strike out.”...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Protein Bites

Ellen Sheen | July 15, 2011 | Food

Read More: protein, protein shakes, Vegan Recipes

How can you go wrong with the perfect marriage? Chocolate and peanut butter is what I speak of. Especially when one of those is protein. These little bites are rich but not too sweet, crunchy and slightly addicting. What better...

Jess Parsons

Breastfeeding and Burkas

Jess Parsons | July 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: breastfeeding, breastfeeding older children, religion, vegan children

In some cultures women are expected to hide their bodies.  Other cultures do not follow these illogical customs. Within the culture, women can be the strongest voices in continuing the practice.  They demand that other women cover up and...

J Morris Hicks

Olive Oil; not a health food...the first in a series of six

J Morris Hicks | July 14, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: esselstyn, healthy food, heart disease, olive oil

I received a note from a reader recently about someone who had just been told that olive oil was not good for you: Hi, I am so confused about the oil issue. The movie "Forks over Knives" says that...

Chef AJ

Chocolate Glazed Balsamic Strawberries

Chef AJ | July 13, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef Aj, pastries, raw food, raw vegan, strawberries

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this fat-free and sugar-free no fuss dessert.  ...

Ellen Sheen

Homemade Granola

Ellen Sheen | July 13, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I have always loved granola, but now? I straight up lurve granola! This granola. So simple, truly delicious and packed full of all kinds of goodies that are good for you, filling and tasty. For full recipe and more photos...

Becky Mikles

37th Annual NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest

Becky Mikles | July 13, 2011

There are many advantages (and some disadvantages) of living and traveling full time in an RV, but one definite plus is the freedom to be anywhere in the country, in your own home, and in fairly short order. When our...

John Davis

IVU and the American Animals Rights Movement

John Davis | July 13, 2011 | International

The USA’s annual Animal Rights National Conference kicks off next week, coordinated by FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) and supported by a host of other AR groups from across the country. Despite the title there are always people from other...

J Morris Hicks

Lack of clarity from the likes of Dr. Andrew Weil...

J Morris Hicks | July 12, 2011

Read More: andrew weil, Bill Clinton no dairy, Bill Clinton plant-based diet, health-promoting diet

  Dealing with the "authoritative but contradictory" voices of the "system" This post is a bit longer than most but contains information worth sharing. It may take you a few minutes longer to digest this important information about one of...

Ellen Sheen

Kale Quinoa Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

This is one of my alltime favorite salads. It's fresh, crisp, colorful and full of different textures and flavors. It's also really easy to make and lasts easily up to three days. In fact, it's almost better that way! For...

Jess Parsons

New Zealand - Christchurch Vegetarians still shaken

Jess Parsons | July 10, 2011 | International

Read More: donation, earthquakes, New Zealand

Auckland made the news briefly for our small unexpected earthquake on July 6th.  It was very shallow (9kms) and practically on my doorstep (1-2kms away).  Of course most earthquakes are unexpected, but Auckland really isn't known for them.  The...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Evolving Backwards

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 10, 2011 | Animals, Green, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, evolution, extinction, factory farming, health crisis, health of the planet, nutrition, tipping point

And with seeing and being reminded comes…inspiration…each image of animals being treated with apathy in the most horrific manners…manners in which are impossible to imagine how a human could conceive of them-let alone implement and perpetuate them. And yet,...