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Dr. Greger’s Tell-All About Good Foods: Nutrition in a Nutshell

Michael Greger, M.D., noted nutritionist, author, public speaker, and director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture of the Humane Society of the United States, learned about the healing power of food as a child. This discovery would later propel him into a medical career focused on the relationship between nutrition and health. His passion for nutrition inspired him to found the information portal NutritionFacts.org, a virtual encyclopedia of nutrition information and current research data with a new video daily!

Healthy Eating, Healthy World: A Must Read!

What a read! Healthy Eating, Healthy World by J. Morris Hicks makes the case for a startling revelation: by sustaining ourselves on a plant-based diet we are also sustaining the Earth. “To feed a person the typical Western diet (heavy with animal products) for a year requires 3.25 acres of arable land. To feed one vegan requires about one-sixth of an acre. Thus, with a vegan diet, you can feed about twenty people with the same amount of land that is required to feed one person with the typical Western diet.”

Vegan on a Budget: Tips for Creating Delicious and Affordable Vegan Meals

For students and vegans on a budget, we have some tips from Ellen Jaffe Jones to help you follow a vegan diet and eat your greens in a way that leaves some green in your wallet as well. Thanks Ellen for sharing these tips with the Yummy Plants community!

Going Vegan with Ellen

We’ve found a terrific resource by vegan celebrity Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen has launched a vegan lifestyle section on her website entitled “Going Vegan With Ellen.” Ellen’s answers to the question “Why go vegan?” are simple and straightforward: (1) Do it for the planet (sustainable living), (2) do it for the animals, and (3) do it for yourself (health benefits galore). The website includes recipes, tips, and more!

Power Plate: a New Model for Plant-Based Healthy Eating from PCRM!

Learn about PCRM’s Power Plate, a new guide to eating that cuts the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other health problems. PCRM’s Power Plate program and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart have helped more than 65,000 people experience the benefits of plant-based diets. If you’ve been thinking about trying a plant-based, or vegan, diet, you’re not alone and now is great time to give it a try!

Souley Vegan

Home of authentic vegan soul food, the southern atmosphere of Souley Vegan is cozy and chic, and all food is soley vegan! The entire restaurant is free of meat and dairy. Tamearra Dyson, owner of Souley Vegan, has a goal to provide southern style dishes in a family atmosphere with a healthy twist.

Vegan Diets on the Rise Among Celebrities

Jump on the Plantwagon!  Hollywood life has always been about the newest and hippest trends, and now it’s taken celebrity eating habits by storm. Vegan diets are now becoming a more common option to maintain a healthy weight, help the animals, and help the environment. Some like celebrity Alicia Silverstone have gone on to write [...]

Travel the World Vegan-Style with The Healthy Voyager!

The Healthy Voyager is a web, radio, and TV series that shows us how easy (and fun) it is to follow a plant-based life at home and abroad. Created by Carolyn Scott-Hamilton in 2006, The Healthy Voyager offers travel tips, healthy lifestyle tips, product reviews, and recipes!

Vegan Fusion Hosts a Vegan Holiday Workshop in Asheville, NC

Do you need vegan Thanksgiving recipes? Vegan Fusion’s 2-day Holiday Feast workshop will be 10/22 and 10/23. Award-winning author and founding chef of Blossoming Lotus, Mark Reinfeld will be teaching basic techniques in vegan and raw food preparation on a 60-acre farm outside of Asheville, NC!

Get Vegucated!

A new film is challenging the way people think about vegan lifestyles. Vegucated is a documentary following three omnivores who have agreed to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks in hopes of gaining a healthier lifestyle. Three New Yorkers, all from different backgrounds, experience different challenges in adopting a healthier lifestyle. The film is [...]

Dr. Barnard Discusses Calcium and Strong Bones: How to Get Enough Calcium on a Vegan Diet

How can we get enough calcium on a vegan diet? Learn about plant-based sources of calcium that are easily absorbed. Thanks to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for sharing this information about calcium and a vegan diet!

The 16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

The Boston Vegetarian Society is presenting the 16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston. This celebration of vegetarian food brings together natural food providers, speakers, and chefs in an effort to educate people about vegetarian living. Hope you can make it!

Accidentally Vegan: Veggie Fajita Frozen Burrito by Evol Foods!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is… Veggie Fajita Frozen Burrito by Evol Foods! Thanks to Jessica Earhart of Iron Betty sweets for sharing. Jessica says, “These super yummy vegan burritos can be found at your local Whole Foods, Giant Eagle and most other grocery chains. These are hands down the best frozen prepared foods I have had, and I am ecstatic that they are vegan! ”

Vegan Entertaining: A Decadent Dairy-Free Dessert with Vegan Chocolate Delight!

Are you looking for a cool and refreshing dairy-free treat for company? Searching for vegan dishes to entertain anyone following a plant-based diet? We have an easy vegan chocolate dessert that is cool, delicious and super easy to make! The best part is that you can use common ingredients. This easy vegan dessert only has 6 ingredients!

Vegan Cooking with Color: Fresh Herbs + Color = ZING!

Are you looking to add some zing to your favorite vegetable dish? A pinch of fresh parsley or rosemary can make the ordinary taste extaordinary. Combine fresh herbs with veggies that have an unexpected color, and you have a winner every time!

Plant-Based Diets Are Sprouting!

China Millman reported in the Pitsburgh Post-Gazette that vegetarian and vegan diets are gaining mainstream support.  The shift has been so widespread, that I imagine you’ve seen the changes in your own neighborhoods over the last 12 – 18 months.  In our local Pittsburgh Whole Foods, I’ve seen the shelf space for the vegan prepared [...]

Vegan Cheese: Melt Test, Taste Test & More!

If you’ve recently given up dairy, the search for good vegan cheese has probably begun! Are you looking for a good vegan cheese for your pizzas, toppings and baked dishes? There are so many new brands of vegan cheese on the market that it can be overwhelming to know which non-dairy cheese substitutes taste yummy and actually melt. Thanks to Mattie from Veganbaking.net for sharing his test results with us!

The Yummy Plants team is really excited about a new series that we’ll be launching soon called “Vegans Around the World!” We’ll be interviewing people in different countries to tell us about the vegan scene in their homelands.

Yummy Plants Survey – Let Us Know What Is Important to You

Our small team is committed to creating a fun user experience to help you explore a plant-based life. Whether you are following a vegetarian diet, a vegan diet, or simply adding more vegetables to your diet, I’m asking for your help so that we can better understand what topics and features are important to you. We have created a short, anonymous survey. It should take less than five minutes to complete. Let us know what is important to you. Thank you so much!

Supplementing A Plant-Based Diet

Guest blogger Sue Taggart of Ad Infinitum teaches us about nutritional supplements. “The first thing to remember when taking a dietary supplement of any kind is just that they are supplements to your diet, not substitutes for healthy eating.”