Blog Posts - Plant Based Diet



Fantastically Filling Taco Salad

I love taco salad but it doesn't feel worth eating if I am going to be hungry still after I finish the meal. No problem with that in this recipe. It's packed with beans and tofu. My non-vegan husband really likes this meal so I make it a lot. Serves...
by Fourth Floor Homestead on Aug 1, 2015

Bean Salad

Summer! Who wants to cook? Not me! Much of our summer food is cold – salads, chilled soups and sandwiches. Mostly I prepare the the salads and soups early in the morning and put it in the refrigerator to chill … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 16, 2015

Mexican Rice

Most Mexican restaurant entree’s include rice and beans. The rice is a quintessential side dish which uses tomatoes and various herbs (garlic, cumin, cilantro) to lightly season the rice. Sometime, however, the rice includes jalapeno and can be qui...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 25, 2015

Stir Fry with Ginger Sauce

Summer is here and the garden is starting to produce veggies. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to do with them. A favorite simple solution is stir fry.  Stir fry uses most available vegetables. In fact I use … Continue reading ͛...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 18, 2015

Becoming a vegan traveller: Week one menu

When I first made the transition into vegetarianism in 2008, I figured I would eventually go vegan. That never really happened. I toyed with it a week here and there, but I was so strict with myself at the time that failure was inevitable. When I mov...
by Marie Away on Apr 3, 2015

Organic Borscht with Basil, Red Lentils and Purple Cabbage (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Delicious & Fragrant Organic Borscht with Basil, Red Lentils, and Purple CabbageI was at Costco today and saw a 2-4 servings package of ready-made beet borscht for ... are you ready?... $12+ change!!!!!  I knew I had beets at home in the fri...
by Organic Gran on Nov 12, 2014

Plant Based Diet

You might have heard of plant based diet but do you really know what it is ? A Plant based diet is that which involves everything but no food from animal sources.What it can do ? What it help you accomplish ?To understand this, you need to read this...
by All About Health on Jul 28, 2014

Plant Based Diet

You might have heard of plant based diet but do you really know what it is ? A Plant based diet is that which involves everything but no food from animal sources.What it can do ? What it help you accomplish ?To understand this, you need to read this...
by All About Health on Jul 28, 2014

Join Me in the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart

As you know, I'll soon be teaching the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Food For Life classes. To start with though, I'm going through the 21 Day Kickstart myself, so I'll be more familiar with it, and better able to help my stude...
by Positively Vegan on Jun 27, 2014

Back From DC - It Was Amazing!

I had a terrific trip to Washington DC. Better than I expected or hoped for! I was there last week for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Food For Life instructor training. Wow! I came away with my head spinning from so much new...
by Positively Vegan on Jun 24, 2014

TOFU PATTIES: A delicious vegan dinner choice

There are a multitude of health benefits that can be derived from eating a vegetarian or vegan diet. Vegetarians and vegans avoid the toxins found […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.or...
by The Mindful Word on Apr 23, 2014

101 Changes: Change 20 – Healthy Eating Made Easy

If we try to make huge changes, it is often difficult sustaining it and we have sense of  failure but small changes made slowly becomes habits if done over and over for 21 days. I am writing a series of...101 Changes: Change 20 – Healthy Eatin...
by Happy Heart and Mind on Mar 1, 2014

Becoming Vegan

I remember years ago when I first heard of the Vegan diet. I was fifteen and face to face with a stage four cancer patient living vibrantly. At the time my mom was a home health nurse. Why on earth she took such a noble and energetically draining job...
by Ab home interiors on Feb 26, 2014

Free medicine

When Jack’s life-long potassium deficiency disappeared, everyone, especially the doctor, was gob-smacked. His condition had required him to ingest mega-doses of the mineral all day long, or risk not being able to get out of bed. For twenty year...
by Writing Life on Dec 29, 2013

Free medicine

When Jack’s life-long potassium deficiency disappeared, everyone, especially the doctor, was gob-smacked. His condition had required him to ingest mega-doses of the mineral all day long, or risk not being able to get out of bed. For twenty year...
by Writing Life on Dec 29, 2013

McDonalds Adds Healthy Menu Options

McDonald’s Healthy Menu Options / HealingTalks Can you believe that they are finally offering a McDonald’s healthy menu? Under pressure due to the obesity epidemic in the US and more of its competitors providing healthier options, the go...
by Healing Talks on Sep 27, 2013

McDonalds Adds Healthy Menu Options

Can you believe that McDonalds is finally offering healthy menu choices? Under pressure due to the obesity epidemic in the US and more of its competitors providing healthier options, McDonald’s  is about to add healthier meals, including fresh...
by Healing Talks on Sep 27, 2013

Vanishing Pesto

Last week the weather was alternatively sunny and humid or rainy and even more humid. The herbs really love it and the basil has grown like mad. By Saturday it was starting to bolt and take over the garden. I … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jul 1, 2013

Plant-Based Diets and Iron

As a young woman my pulse was alarmingly high. I was a swimmer, got plenty of exercise and should have had a nice low resting pulse rate. My Doctor at the time was alarmed enough by my pulse rate to … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 25, 2013

Grilling Veggies

Since we have a “primitive” kitchen at the moment, we invested in a propane gas grill. Two advantages – it is a great cooking surface and it is outside. The outside part keeps the heat out of the house; something … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 12, 2013


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