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Female Sample Meal Plan

These programs have been created for women and the quantities of food are based on approximately 125-150- pound active women. They are just samples and exact foods and quantities can be altered based on interest, size, age, and activity level. Keep in mind these are designed for active women who are burning more calories throughout […]

Male sample meal plan

Meal #1 Bowl of oatmeal Green protein smoothie 16 ounces of water Meal #2 3 pieces of whole fruit 1 cucumber 16 ounces of water Meal #3 Large green salad with mixed greens and Vega Omega 3-6-9 EFA Oil 2 artichokes and bowl of mixed beans and sprouts Protein drink (Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer) […]

Magic Mushrooms

Story time! One day back in high school, my art teacher (we’ll call her Mrs. Smith) decided to show off a mushroom-shaped piece of pottery constructed by a student. “Look, class,” she said.  “Isn’t this gorgeous?” Her question was met with snickers. Confused, she asked, “You don’t think it’s beautiful?  Just look at the skill; look […]

Iron, Anemia, and Vegetarian Diets

A few readers have left comments on the post or sent emails asking about how to get enough iron, B12, etc. on a vegan diet. The truth is, it’s not hard at all! Here was my answer to one of the emails: In terms of getting good bloodwork results, the most important thing you need to be […]

Orthorexia Nervosa: the new eating disorder

Thanks to many of your blog posts, I learned that last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  Y’all had some great, insightful posts on intuitive eating and on celebrating our bodies for the amazing things they enable us to do. When one thinks of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating come to mind. But in this […]

Describe your Perfect Date

Miss Rhode Island: That’s a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. Vegan Thursdays Where we sit around and eat foods such as: Girl-Scout Cookie Bites Remember I told you the inspiration for Vegan Thursdays came from one […]

Omnivores and Veganism

When I first started writing this, it was just meant to be a simple reply to a comment I received from someone interested in veganism (Hi Cecilia! *Waves*). But by the time I’d finished writing my answer to her question, I discovered I’d written so much that I should just turn my reply into a […]

Chocolate-Covered Meal Of The Day

But first, a recipe update: I added 1/8 tsp of vanilla to the Raw Cashew-Vanilla Bars, which took the flavor to a new level. Plus,  I wanted to show off the cute owl candle. When I was at Bryn Mawr (their mascot is the owl), we kinda went owl-overboard and bought everything owl-y we could find :). Chocolate-Covered Meal […]

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore

Dining at an Italian restaurant in America, it’s often quite difficult to locate a vegan dish among the meat and cheese-laden offerings.  However, in Italy, menus abound with naturally-vegan foods.  Minestrone, Bruschetta, Penne Arrabbiata, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Insalata, Pizza Marinara… it’s oft been said that one cannot eat a bad meal in Italy! One of my […]

My Cousin Vinegar

Maybe it’s because our family is from New York, but the movie My Cousin Vinny leaves us in hysterics every time we watch it. And I have a cousin who might just be the long lost twin of Marisa Tomei. Are there any movies you and your family can watch over and over again that remind […]